Jesse Parker Sewell Papers

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Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this collection includes the correspondence of J.P Sewell and his lesson notes. The collection also includes J.P. Sewell's sermon notes and outlines.

Biographical Note

President of Abilene Christian College, 1912-1924

Donor Note



Some of the photographs in this collection have been rearranged in order to conserve space. In addition, some items have been shifted around to make room. This collection has also been reboxed.

Content List

Box #1 Item level description pages Correspondence of J.P. Sewell, 1908-1919 Correspondence of J.P. Sewell, 1920-1929 Correspondence of J.P. Sewell, 1930-1939 Additional Correspondence on Sewell's 50th Anniversary of Preaching Other Miscellaneous Letters During the Forties Correspondence of J.P. Sewell, 1950-1959 Correspondence of J.P. Sewell, 1950-1959 (cont.) Correspondence of J.P. Sewell, 1960-1966 Correspondence of J.P. Sewell, 1960-1969 (cont.) 90th Birthday Wishes Other Miscellaneous Correspondence, Mostly Undated J.P. Sewell Biographical Materials Papers and Articles relating to the Sewell Family Topical Listing of Jesse P. Sewell's Sermons Box #2 Doctrinal -- God Doctrinal -- Christ Doctrinal -- The Church Doctrinal -- Means of Salvation ("Fundamentals") & The Need For It Doctrinal -- The Bible Doctrinal -- The Law and Commandments Doctrinal -- General (Miscellaneous) Discipleship -- Aspects of Discipleship -- In the Home, the Family Discipleship -- In Preaching Christian Education Topical Listing of Jesse P. Sewell's Sermons (continued) Box #3 J.P. Sewell's Class Notes and Outlines J.P. Sewell's Published Works Class Notes Sermons and Outlines J.P. Sewell Collection of Prohibition Materials Miscellaneous Writings of J.P. Sewell Papers Concerning the Sewell Bible Library J.P. Sewell's ACC Materials Box #4 Miscellaneous periodicals and publications J.P. Sewell's Collection of Articles, Tracts, etc. written By Others Anonymous Articles Miscellaneous Items Plaque, doctorate certificates, and biographical materials Bibles, faculty directory, songbooks, special event books, and a special Bible Photographs Sermons, lessons, and notes Documents by J.P. Sewell, and correspondence Sermon outlines in small black binders (3) Box #5 ACC Chapel Copy Bible J.P. Sewell’s Bible Clippings from The Abilene Reporter News and the Optimist Picture frame of Sewell’s great grandfather Box of family history and genealogy materials, loose correspondence, and correspondence alphabetized by sender Portraits of J.P. Sewell Box #6 Black binder of newspaper clippings 80th Birthday Scrapbook Box #7 Certificates awarded to J.P. Sewell Texas State Teachers Association Certificate of Life Membership, 1920 Abilene Christian College One Thousand Club Certificate of Membership, 1959 Picture frames of J.P. and Daisy Sewell


Churches of Christ-Texas (Abilene)



Extent of Collection

7 Boxes

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #26

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Sarah Dannemiller


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