Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Inclusive Dates--Bulk


Scope and Content Note

These records include one box of materials from the Firm Foundation Publishing Company in Austin, Texas.

Biographical Note

Firm Foundation Publishing Company, Austin, Texas, was a major producer of printed literature for Churches of Christ in the late nineteenth and the whole of the twentieth century. Their flagship publication was the journal Firm Foundation (publication varied at times from bi-weekly to monthly). It served as a major forum for Biblical study and as a clearinghouse for news, information, and comment on the affairs among Churches of Christ. The company produced Sunday School literature and hymnals, thereby influencing the life of the churches. Under Reuel Lemmons’ editorship, the paper gained a definite voice in the promotion of global, trans-national and trans-cultural missions, the development of leadership within congregations, and as a major voice for the broad middle among Churches of Christ, particularly in the Southwestern United States.

Donor Note

Bob Hunter, who purchased these materials from an antique store in Austin, Texas. In legacy finding aids, these photographs were referred to as the Bob Hunter Collection.


Original order seems to have been maintained. The majority of photos are organized alphabetically by place, person, or college. 23 folders are included containing each letter of the alphabet (excepting Q, U, X, and Z) and adding a miscellaneous folder. Following the photos is a letter from Bob Hunter explaining his acquisition and various envelopes.

Content List

Box 1
[First Folder] Finding Aid
Bob Hunter Correspondence, Receipt
A Pictures
B Pictures
C Pictures
D Pictures
E Pictures
F Pictures
G Pictures
H Pictures
I Pictures
J Pictures
K Pictures
L Pictures
M Pictures
N Pictures
O Pictures
P Pictures
R Pictures
S Pictures
T Pictures
V Pictures
W Pictures
Y Pictures
Miscellaneous Pictures


Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Texas (Austin), Churches of Christ--Internationally



Extent of Collection

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #55

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

Julia Reid, Audrey Schaffner, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz, Avery Reinoehl

Subjects--Personal Names

Hogan, R.N.; Young, M. Norvel; Baxter, Batsell Barrett; Lemmons, Reuel; McMillan, E.W.; Teague, W.W.; Oklahoma Christian College; Abilene Christian College; Harding College; Pepperdine University


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