Title of Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains personal and professional papers of William Webb Freeman, including correspondence, research materials, thesis material, photographs, and ephemera. The collection is housed in 4 boxes.
William Webb Freeman began preaching in 1910 in Magnum, Oklahoma. He received an A.B. from University of Louisville, the Th.M. and Th.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, and the M.A. from Yale University.
In 1922, he wrote a series of four articles in Firm Foundation attempting to reconcile science and the Bible on the premise that the Bible is not inerrant on every dictum. The articles, titled "The Use and Abuse of the Bible," were met with severe critique from several circles.
In 1923, he taught Bible and Greek at Abilene Christian College. After leaving Abilene Christian College, he began teaching at East Texas State Teachers College, Commerce, Texas. While there, he also preached and served as an elder at Commerce Church of Christ.
The collection is arranged by material type and then by alphabetical order.
[First Folder] Finding Aid
Pictorial Bulletins: Abilene Christian College
Notes: Alexander Campbell
Notes: Articles and Sermons
Newspaper Clippings and Journal Articles
Response to critics regarding 1922 Firm
Bound M.A. Thesis, Yale University
Handwritten Notes and Papers
"A History of the Campbell Movement and Its Educational System" - Freeman's MA Thesis submitted to Southern Methodist University on August 24, 1933
Abilene Christian College
Campbell, Alexander (1788-1866)
Churches of Christ -- History -- 19th century
Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century
Churches of Christ -- Periodicals
Churches of Christ -- Texas – Abilene
Education, higher -- Texas -- Abilene
Extent of Collection
2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #24
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], W.W. Freeman Papers, 1912-1954. Center for Restoration Studies MS #24. 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
ACU Staff, Kayla Sanderson, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz
Freeman, William Webb (1887-1954)
Sewell, Jesse P. (1876-1969)
Showalter, George Henry Pryor (1870-1954)
Brewer, Grover Cleveland (1884-1956)
Finding aid for the William Webb Freeman Papers, 1912-1954.
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