Title of Collection

J.W. Roberts Papers, 1946-1972


J. W. Roberts

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Scope and Content Note

A collection of seminar notes, correspondence, course syllabi, gnostic library, septuagintisms, trips, commentaries, reports, articles, research, personal papers, notes, and a collection of from J.W. Roberts. Also included is a record book from Restoration Quarterly.

Biographical Note

Born in 1918, JW Roberts began preaching in 1938 as a senior in high school. Attended Free-Hardeman College from 1936-38 and Abilene Christian College from 1940-42 where he received a M.A. in religious education. Preached in Iraan, Texas, 1938-40; Wichita, Kansas, 1942-45; Indianapolis, Indiana 1945-46; and Perrin, Texas. He preached two summers for the Graham Street Church in Abilene and two summers for Pepperdine University, and Great Lakes Christian College. He was Religious Emphasis speaker at Texas A&M in 1964 and Washington State College in 1963. Roberts was director of Graduate Studies for Bible and Religious Education at Abilene Christian University beginning in 1963 and continued to serve until the time of his death in 1973. He was heavily involved in the Boy Scouts of American organization for more than 20 years and was a deacon for the University Church of Christ in Abilene. He also served as moderator for Otis Gatewood in a debate in 1942. He wrote and co-authored multiple books and commentaries.

Donor Note



Original arrangement seems to have been maintained. Arranged by subject and material type.

Content List

Boxes 1-3: Contain various correspondence, reports, and seminar materials Box 4: People, alphabetized by last name Box 5: Correspondence 1964-1970 Box 6: Articles Boxes 7-9: Various papers, notes, and letters Box 10: Letters Box 11: Card catalog and bibliographical information Boxes: 12-13: Class Record and grade books (1946-1972), and Boy Scouts materials Box 14: Restoration Quarterly record book


Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene), Boy Scouts of America--Texas



Extent of Collection

5.5 linear feet (11 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #25

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

Reid, Audrey Schaffner


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