Jim Mankin Papers, 1949-1997


Jim Mankin

Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the personal papers of Jim Mankin, including syllabi, course material, correspondence, assignments, awards (from the Disciples of Christ Historical Society and Harding Advising Council on Evangelism), Blue Ridge Encampment cassette tapes and other miscellaneous tapes, as well as three panoramic photos. The collection also contains certain professional papers of Jim Mankin including sermon outlines, ministerial records, schedule books, correspondence, conference papers, photographs, and ephemera. The collection also includes binders with class/teaching material from Jim Mankin, notebooks, newspaper clippings, photos, and various other materials. Also included are VHS tapes and cassette tapes, as well as frames of awards and various pictures. Included is a collection of the Amazing Grace lecture series on VHS and bound volumes of the Central Church of Christ’s Bulletin. This collection is an accrual of the two accession numbers R 2007.95 (previously MS #36) and R 2007.73. These accessions were put together in order to house all of Jim Mankin’s materials in one collection. During this process, the collection was condensed; books, periodicals, pamphlets, tracts, and some cassette tapes were removed from the collection and processed appropriately.

Biographical Note

Jim Mankin was a preacher and professor. He graduated from David Lipscomb College in 1958, received an M.C.E. from Emory University in 1960, and received a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1987. Before joining the Bible faculty at Abilene Christian University, he served as a full-time preacher for several churches in Tennessee. At ACU, he taught undergraduate Bible and served as the chair of the Undergraduate Bible and Ministry department. In 1983, he began serving as director of the Blue Ridge Encampment in Ashville, N.C.

Donor Note

Mankin family


This collection is arranged by material type.

Content List

Processed Papers Boxes 1-13: Papers Box 14: Periodicals Processed Papers Box 15-16: Sermon outlines Box 17: Church directories; Meeting book schedules; Personal minister's records Box 18: Books and Church directories Box 19: Photographs; Correspondence; Conference papers; Personal papers Box 20: Madison Church Directory, 1982; Notebooks; Unprocessed Materials Boxes 21-24: Binders with Class/Teaching Material Box 25: Frames Box 26: Central Church of Christ Bound Bulletins Box 27: Amazing Grace Lecture Series (VHS Tapes) Box 28: VHS tapes and cassette tapes Boxes 29-32: Miscellaneous cassette tapes Box 33: Oversized materials Map Case B1 houses two panoramic photos from Blue Ridge Encampment and one panoramic photo of the Harvest Campaign Fiesta, taken in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1993. Box 34: 15 black binders, 12 cassette tapes Box 35: 5 folders


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



Extent of Collection

41.5 linear feet (33 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #129

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

ACU StaffKayla SandersonAudrey Schaffner

Subjects--Personal Names

Mankin, Jimmie Moore (1936-1998); Blue Ridge Encampment


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