Title of Collection

Claud Francis Witty Papers, 1907-1948

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Scope and Content Note

This collections contains some of the personal papers of Claud F. Witty. These papers include sermon outlines, journals, correspondence, news articles, and personal writings. This collections is housed in 2 boxes.

Biographical Note

Claud F. Witty was born in 1877 in Illinois. He attended Culver-Stockton College and the A.M. Morris School, both in Missouri, and began preaching in Illinois in 1897. In 1912, he settled in the Detroit area and began working with the local churches there. He worked with the Plum Street Church of Christ for two years before establishing the West Side Central Church, where he worked for 32 years. Witty retired from preaching in 1951.

Donor Note



This collection is arranged by material type.

Content List

Box 1: Folder 1: Debate Over Instrumental Music Papers Folder 2: Personal Writings Folder 3: Sermon Transcripts and Outlines Folder 4: Trip to the Holy Land Papers Folder 5: Biographical Papers Folder 6: Personal Writings Box 2: Folder 1-3: Sermon Transcripts and Outlines Folder 4-6: Personal Writings


Churches of Christ--Michigan (Detroit)



Extent of Collection

1.0 linear feet (2 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #58

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 Sanderson

Subjects--Personal Names

Witty, Claud Francis, 1877-1952


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