Title of Collection

Frank Pack Papers, 1940-1989


Frank Pack

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes personal and professional papers of Frank Pack, including, correspondence, research materials, institutional papers, and photographs. The collection is housed in 36 boxes and 16 series.

Biographical Note

Frank Pack served as a preacher and educator. He began preaching in 1932, the summer before he entered David Lipscomb College. He completed his B.A. at the University of Chattanooga. He received his M.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1939, and began teaching on the Bible faculty at David Lipscomb College in 1940. In 1945, he moved to California to begin his PhD at University of Southern California, and also began teaching Bible at Pepperdine University at this time. In 1949, he joined the Bible faculty at Abilene Christian University, where he served on the faculty for 14 years. In 1964, he returned to the faculty at Pepperdine, where he remained until his retirement in 1986 at age 70. During his time teaching, he maintained a steady career as a preacher. He was also a prolific writer, having published 9 books and over 300 journal articles during his career.

Donor Note

Frank Pack Family


The collection is arranged by material type and then loosely by subject. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by author.

Content List

Following is a series list of the contents in the collection (this list was not created by the original processor): S1: Institutional Documents S2: Correspondence S3: Sermon Outlines S4: Course Descriptions and Lesson Plans S5: Religious Publications - The Gospel Advocate, The Exegete, etc. S6: Student Papers S7: Notes: World Religions S8: Notes: History of the Ancient World and Archaeology S9: Notes: Ethics and Philosophy S10: Notes: Textual Criticisms S11: Notes: Old Testament S12: Notes: New Testament S13: Notes: New Testament; S14: Christian Doctrine; S15: Church History; S16: Church Practices


Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Tennessee; Churches of Christ--California



Extent of Collection

18.0 linear feet (36 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #20

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

Pack, Walter Frank, 1916-1998; David Lipscomb College; Pepperdine University; Abilene Christian University


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