Title of Collection
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.
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.
Original arrangement seems to have been maintained. Arranged by subject and material type.
[First Folder] Finding Aid
Contain various correspondence, reports, and seminar materials
People, alphabetized by last name
Various papers, notes, and letters
Card catalog and bibliographical information
Abilene Christian College
Churches of Christ -- Texas – Abilene
Education, higher -- Texas -- Abilene
Extent of Collection
5.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #25
Center for Restoration Studies
[Identification of item], [file or folder name], JW Roberts Papers, 1966-1972. Center for Restoration Studies MS #25. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.
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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