Title of Collection

James Sterling Dunn Papers, 1892-1922

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Scope and Content Note

A collection of sermon outlines from J.S. Dunn. The collection was at one time part of a booklet or journal. An index is located at the beginning of the now 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 and 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 with in a family plot in the old Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

Donor Note

J.S. Dunn family


The looseleaf booklet of sermon outlines has been separated (by Audrey Schaffner on 2/24/14) for purposes of stability and fragility. The once together pages have been separated into four parts: the index and three equal sections of the booklet. Each section has been placed into a separate folder to maintain the documents, however they are all part of one series and were originally together.

Content List

The almost 350 page booklet of sermon outlines has been separated into two folders. The folders are as follows: 1. Index; Pages 1a-100 2. Pages 101-345


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 Manuscript # 41

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

Reid, Audrey Schaffner


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