Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date

2-14-2020

Inclusive Dates--Span

1912-1954

Inclusive Dates--Bulk

1912-1954

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Donor Note

Freeman Family

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type and then by alphabetical order.

Content List

Box 1
[First Folder] Finding Aid
Pictorial Bulletins: Abilene Christian College
Notes: Alexander Campbell
Notes: Articles and Sermons
Notes: Classes
Newspaper Clippings and Journal Articles

Box 2
Response to critics regarding 1922 Firm
Foundation articles
Correspondence
Bound M.A. Thesis, Yale University

Box 3
Handwritten Notes and Papers
Photographs

Box 4
Thesis Materials

Subjects


Abilene Christian College
Campbell, Alexander (1788-1866)
Christian education
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
Correspondence
Ephemera
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Periodicals

Language

ENGLISH

Extent of Collection

2.0 linear feet (4 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #24

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

Processed

Finding Aid created by

ACU Staff, Kayla Sanderson, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz

Subjects--Personal Names


Freeman, William Webb (1887-1954)
Sewell, Jesse P. (1876-1969)
Showalter, George Henry Pryor (1870-1954)
Brewer, Grover Cleveland (1884-1956)

Description

Finding aid for the William Webb Freeman Papers, 1912-1954.

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