Title of Collection

J W Roberts Papers, 1946-1972


J. W. Roberts

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Inclusive Dates--Bulk


Scope and Content Note

A collection of seminar notes, correspondence, course syllabi, gnostic library, septuagintisms, trips, commentaries, reports, articles, research, personal papers, and notes from J W Roberts.

Biographical Note

Born in 1918, J W Roberts began preaching in 1938 as a senior in high school. He attended Freed-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 of Christ in Abilene and two summers for Pepperdine University and Great Lakes Christian College. He was Religious Emphasis speaker at Washington State College in 1963 and Texas A&M in 1964.

Roberts was director of Graduate Studies for Bible and Religious Education at Abilene Christian College from 1963 until his death in 1973. He was heavily involved in the Boy Scouts of American for more than 20 years and was a deacon for the College (now University) Church of Christ in Abilene. He also served as moderator for Otis Gatewood in a debate in 1942. He wrote or co-wrote multiple books and commentaries.

Donor Note

Roberts family


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

Content List

[First Folder] Finding Aid

Boxes 1-3
Contain various correspondence, reports, and seminar materials

Box 4
People, alphabetized by last name

Box 5
Correspondence 1964-1970

Box 6

Boxes 7-9
Various papers, notes, and letters

Box 10

Box 11
Card catalog and bibliographical information


Abilene Christian College
Christian education
Churches of Christ -- Texas – Abilene
Education, higher -- Texas -- Abilene



Extent of Collection

5.5 linear feet (11 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #25

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

Reid, Audrey Schaffner, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz


Finding aid for the J W Roberts Papers, 1966-1972.


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