Title of Collection

Cecil N. Wright Papers, 1930-1937


Cecil N. Wright

Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

A collection of prayer meeting programs, sermons, and miscellaneous papers from Cecil N. Wright. Mainly consists of sermons from the 1930s.

Biographical Note

Cecil Niel Wright was born in 1908. He began his preaching career in 1929 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He attended Freed-Hardeman College and received a bachelor’s degree at Sam Houston State Teachers College in 1935. He also audited several Hebrew classes at Abilene Christian university and later attended the Harding Graduate School of Religion. In 1934 he married Mary Donaldson and after her death he was remarried in 1979 to Kathleen Davis Cantrall. He preached in Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Memphis, Tennessee; and Bethel Springs, Tennessee. He wrote articles for various publications including the “Gospel Advocate”, “Firm Foundation”, “Christian Worker”, “20th Century Christian”, “Power for Today”, “Voice of Freedom”, “Minister’s Monthly”, and “Spiritual Sword”. Wright wrote several books including: Marriage and Family, Intermediate Bible school Quarterly, and Teacher’s Annual Lesson Commentary. He was a member of the Bible faculty at Freed-Hardeman College from 1967-78. He worked with several radio stations in Huntsville, Texas, Springfield, Missouri, Abilene Texas, and Denver, Colorado. He preached in 7 states and attended or spoke at conferences or lectureships in many states. Wright died in 1996.

Donor Note

Cecil N. Wright Family


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Content List

Folder List: Folder 1: Prayer Meeting Program Folder 2: Miscellaneous (2) Folder 3: Sermons A-C Folder 4: Sermons D-H Folder 5: Sermons I-O Folder 6: Sermons P-R Folder 7: Sermons S-T Folder 8: Sermons U-Y


Churches of Christ--Texas



Extent of Collection

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #51

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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