Title of Collection

Frank Pack Papers, (1940-1989)

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 Bible 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 College. In 1949, he joined the Bible faculty at Abilene Christian University, where he served for 14 years. In 1964, he returned to 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 nine 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


[first folder] Finding Aid

Series list (this list was not created by the original processor):
Series 1: Institutional Documents
Series 2: Correspondence
Series 3: Sermon Outlines
Series 4: Course Descriptions and Lesson Plans
Series 5: Religious Publications - The Gospel Advocate, The Exegete, etc.
Series 6: Student Papers
Series 7: Notes: World Religions
Series 8: Notes: History of the Ancient World and Archaeology
Series 9: Notes: Ethics and Philosophy
Series 10: Notes: Textual Criticisms
Series 11: Notes: Old Testament
Series 12: Notes: New Testament
Series 13: Notes: New Testament
Series 14: Christian Doctrine
Series 15: Church History
Series 16: 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 Manuscripts #20

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

ACU StaffKayla Sanderson

Subjects--Personal Names

Pack, Walter Frank, 1916-1998


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