Title of Collection

James Lacy Lovell Papers, 1928-1990

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains some of the personal and professional papers of James L. Lovell. This includes correspondence, financial records, photographs, and books. They outline Lovell's involvement in missions, Pepperdine College, World Bible School, religious publications, and other charitable endeavors. These papers also reflect Lovell's active correspondence with his peers. This collection also includes carbon copies of correspondence, telgrams, and articles from Jimmie Lovell. The collection is housed in 45 boxes.

Biographical Note

James Lovell was a prolific author and editor of religious publications. He served as editor for the following publications: Action Magazine, Colorado Christian, West Coast Christian, California Christian, Hogan's Helper. Also, Lovell wrote for Gospel Broadcast. In addition, Lovell edited and published "History of the Churches of Christ in California," and served on the Board of Trustees for Pepperdine College for 35 years. He was also active in missions and the World Bible School.

Donor Note

James L. Lovell family


The collection appears to have kept the creator's original order, which is loosely arranged by subject.

Content List

This collection is housed in 44 boxes and contains 7 series. The series, listed below, were not created by the original processor: S1: World Bible School – Correspondence, Photographs, informational documents S2: Pepperdine College/University – Correspondence, Financial Documents, Board of Trustees Minutes, Science Center and Museum of Construction Documents S3: Missionary Documents – Correspondence, Missions Reports, Photographs S4: Religious Publications – Correspondence, Financial Documents, Issues of the Publications S5: Personal Papers – Correspondence, Financial Documents, Photographs, Diaries, and Physical Objects S6: Church Histories – Correspondence, Research, and Photographs S7: Books, Pamphlets, and Tracts Unprocessed materials- Box 45: Correspondence, telegrams, articles


Churches of Christ--California



Extent of Collection

46 boxes

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #14

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

ACU StaffKayla Sanderson

Subjects--Personal Names

Lovell, James Lacy, 1896-1984; Boone, Pat, 1934- ; Lemmons, Reuel, 1912-1989; World Bible School; Pepperdine University


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