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Scope and Content Note

A collection of sermon outlines from James Sterling Dunn. An index is located at the beginning of the looseleaf documents.

Biographical Note

James Sterling Dunn was born in Tennessee in 1874. His father died when he was eight; his mother lived in Nashville, Tennessee.

Upon completion of his public school education, he attended Winchester Normal for three years. He taught there for three years, and then he entered Nashville Bible School. He was baptized at the age of seventeen. Dunn preached the Gospel in many different places. He was instrumental in helping many brethren in building their own church buildings. He enjoyed mission work, and was particularly successful in difficult areas. Within the first sixteen years of his ministry he baptized over 2000 people into Christ.

He was married to Claudia Holland in 1900. Dunn moved to Texas where he served the Lord successfully in the Fort Worth area. He preached for some time for the Central church there, one of the most successful congregations in the state. Dunn passed away in 1922 and is buried within a family plot in the old Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

Donor Note

J.S. Dunn family


The almost 350 page booklet of sermon outlines has been separated into two folders.

Content List

[First Folder] Finding Aid

Folder 1
Index; pages 1a-100

Folder 2
Pages 103-345


Churches of Christ--Texas



Extent of Collection

Two folders This collection is housed in the small manuscripts filing cabinet.

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts # 41

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

Reid, Audrey Schaffner, Amanda Dietz, Mac Ice


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