Title of Collection

Lamar Plunket Papers, 1960-2000


Lamar Plunket

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Inclusive Dates--Bulk


Scope and Content Note

A collection of sermons on tape, sermon notes and outlines, lesson plans, course syllabuses, lessons, class materials, articles and clippings, term papers, Killen Church of Christ bulletins and church directories from Lamar Plunket. Also contains cassette tapes.

Biographical Note

Luther Lamar Plunket was born in Wayne, LA in 1921. He was baptized at the age of 13. He began his preaching in Homer, LA, in 1939 and attended Harding College, eventually obtaining both a bachelor's and masters degree. He married Chloe McClain in 1944 until her death in 1998 after which he was remarried to Shirley Dowdy in 1999. Plunket served as a preacher for 61 years in various locations, 48 located in the Shoals area. He preached in Battle Creek, MI; Toledo, OH; and Danville, IL in his early career. In the Shoals area, he preached at the Pine Street, Eastside, Darby Drive, Wood Avenue, Cox Boulevard and Killen churches. Plunket received an honorary doctorate in 1997 from International Bible college, now Heritage Christian University. During his life he was involved in various other activities including radio in Battle Creek, MI and Danville, IL. He was also a part-time teacher at the Mars Hill Bible school for a period of time. Plunket died at the age of 79 in 2001.

Donor Note

Lamar Plunket family


This collection is filed by subject. It contains three series. Series one consists of class materials, notes, sermons, and outlines. Series two contains church bulletins (mainly from Killen Church of Christ). Series three is composed of cassette tapes.

Content List

Series One: Class Materials, Notes, Sermons, and Outlines Box 1: Sermon Notes/Outlines Box 2: Sermon Notes/Outlines Box 3: Sermon Notes/Outlines Box 4: Sermon Notes/Outlines Box 5: Lesson Plans/Notes/Syllabi Box 6: Lessons/Miscellaneous Notes/Outlines/Revelation Notes Box 7: Class Notes/Materials Box 8: Articles/Autobiography/Correspondence/Term Papers/Miscellaneous Series Two: Church Bulletins Box 9: Church Bulletins-Killen Church of Christ, 1983-1990 Box 10: Church Bulletins-Killen Church of Christ, 1991-1998 Box 11: Church Bulletins-Killen Church of Christ, 1999-2000/Miscellaneous Church Directories/Notecards Series Three: Cassette Tapes Box 12: Cassette Tapes (Sermons, etc.) Box 13: Cassette Tapes (Sermons, etc.) Box 14: Cassette Tapes (Sermons, etc.) Box 15: Cassette Tapes (Sermons, etc.)


Churches of Christ--Alabama



Extent of Collection

5.5 linear feet (11 boxes) and 2 linear feet of cassette tape cases (4 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #49

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

Subjects--Personal Names

Lewis, Jack P.


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