Title of Collection

Lloyd A. Boyll Papers, 1942-2017


Lloyd A. Boyll

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Scope and Content Note

A collection of audio tapes from a lecture series, notes from a lecture series, transparencies, and manuscripts from books. Included is a paper by Boyll on the Sommer Segment movement within the Restoration Movement and the manuscript of "A Spiritual Odyssey." This collection also includes a book of sermons, Boyll's Minister's Personal Record Book: 1942-1990s, and a video series - The Heritage of the Church (Recorded at Elmwood Ave. Church of Christ in Lafayette, IN) -1994. In addition are various papers collected, written by, or pertaining to Lloyd A. Boyll.

Biographical Note

Lloyd A. Boyll was born in Sullivan, Indiana in 1917. He began preaching in Sullivan in 1941 two years after he married his wife, Stella Ellinger. He attended Indiana State Teachers' College and Terre Haute (BS, MS). He served churches in Sullivan, Indiana, Mentone, Indiana, Evanston, Illinois, and Lafayette, Indiana. Boyll taught American History in Sullivan public schools for seven years while preaching for small churches. He served as co-editor and publisher of Fellowship News, 1948-1953 and conducted a daily radio program at Evanston, Illinois for nearly a year. He also taught Bible to Purdue University students in a cooperative housing unit maintained for Christian boys and was editor of A New Spirit.

Donor Note

Lloyd A. Boyll, Hoosier Heritage, Dave Boyll, and Dr. Doug Foster


This collection is arranged topically and by material type: biographical, sermons and research materials, Hoosier Magazine and history research, print items, A/V, and oversized. There are 14 boxes.

Content List

See PDF finding aid for folder listing.


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



Extent of Collection

8 linear feet (14 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #59

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

ACU StaffAudrey Schaffner, Ron Longwell, Reid, Linda Childers, Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz


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