Title of Collection

William Webb Freeman Papers, 1912-1954

Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains some of the personal and professional papers of W.W. Freeman, including correspondence, research materials, thesis material, photographs, and ephemera. The collection is housed in 4 boxes.

Biographical Note

W.W. Freeman began preaching in 1910 in Magnum, Okla. He received an A.B. from University of Louisville and an Th.M. and Th.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. He also received an M.A. from Yale University. In 1922, he wrote a series of four article 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 ACC, he began teaching at East Texas State Teachers College, Commerce, Tex. While there, he also preached and served as an elder at Commerce Church of Christ.

Donor Note

Freeman Family


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

Content List

Box 1: 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


Churches of Christ--Texas



Extent of Collection

2.0 linear feet (4 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #24

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

ACU StaffKayla Sanderson

Subjects--Personal Names

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


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