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Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes sermons written by George Dallas Smith and by John Thomas Smith. It also includes articles for Christian journals written by George Dallas Smith.

Biographical Note

George Dallas Smith was born 17 March 1870 in Union City, Tennessee. He attended Dickson Normal College and Georgie Robertson Christian College, both in Tennessee. In 1896 he began preaching throughout the southern United States. In addition to traveling speaking engagements, he also worked with churches in Texas, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He authored multiple books and pamphlets which emphasized the importance of Bible study, among other things. He passed away on 7 November 1920 in Cleburne, Texas following a very brief illness.

Other relevant materials in the Center for Restoration Studies include: Paul Smith Papers, MS#187; Lawrence Leon Smith, Sr. Papers, MS#384; and Robert D. and Lula Smith Papers, MS#466.

Donor Note

Lawrence Leon Smith, Sr.


This collection is composed of material donated by George Dallas Smith's son, Lawrence Leon Smith, Sr., and material that was located in University Manuscripts. This collection has been reboxed, but remains in the order in which it was found. Some published material has been removed for cataloging.

Content List

[finding aid]

Box 1
Biographical data
Firm Foundation articles
Gospel Advocate articles
Gospel Guide articles
Miscellaneous papers and pictures
Open Bible Chart + Lesson Outline Sermon outlines (handwritten and typed) by G. Dallas Smith
A bound volume of G. Dallas Smith’s sermons (747 pgs.)
Sermons outlines (typed) by John Thomas Smith
Sermon/class notes by M. L. Vaughn

Boxes 2-4
35 sermon charts



Extent of Collection

6 linear feet (4 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #28

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


Finding Aid created by

Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz

Subjects--Personal Names

Smith, George Dallas; Smith, John Thomas


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