Homer Hailey

Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

A collection of notes and printouts about Isaiah, Job and Revelation, tracts, sermon notes, books, tests, and newspaper articles from the estate of Homer Hailey. This collection also includes some personal correspondence and materials retrieved from books previously housed in the collection.

Biographical Note

Homer Hailey was born in 1903. He began preaching in Buffalo Gap, Texas in 1927. He served as minister in Texas, California, Hawaii, Florida and Arizona and preached for meetings in hundreds of Churches of Christ throughout the United States. He taught Bible at Abilene Christian College from 1934 and 1951. He then served 22 years as vice president and head of the Bible department at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. He retired to Tucson in the spring of 1973. He remained active in retirement, preaching, teaching, and writing. He died at the age of 97 in 2000.

Among the books Hailey authored are Attitudes and Consequences in the Restoration Movement; Let's Go Fishing for Men; Commentary on the Minor Prophets; That You May Believe; and Hailey's Comments, Vols. 1 and 2. He also wrote commentaries on the books of Revelation and Isaiah. Hailey was the subject of David Edwin Harrell Jr., The Churches of Christ in the 20th Century Homer Hailey's Personal Journey of Faith, (University of Alabama Press in Tuscaloosa, Alabama).

Donor Note

Rob Hailey, Homer Hailey's son


This collection consists of four boxes and is organized by subject:
Box 1: Isaiah folders I-III and Job folders I-III
Box 2: Revelation folders I-III and The Preceptor
Box 3: Sermon notes and class notes and personal correspondence
Box 4: Tests, exams, Notes on Messiah in the book of Isaiah I-III, newspaper articles

Content List

See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.


Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene)



Extent of Collection

2.0 linear feet (4 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #43

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/ Ron Longwell, Audrey Schaffner, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz


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