Title of Collection

Claude Adrian Guild Papers, 1939-1992

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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes Guild’s sermons, scrapbooks, biographical information, notes from Guild’s graduate studies, and a number of awards received by Guild. The Australia – Bulletins and Advertisements folder, and the red scrapbook provide insight into Guild’s work as a missionary in Australia. The scrapbooks provide the most biographical information, and the most substantive correspondence.

Biographical Note

Claude Adrian Guild was born in Buffalo, Montana, in 1916. He received a B.A. from Abilene Christian College in 1939, and an M.A. in Religion from Pepperdine University in 1978. Guild was raised as member of the Lutheran Church, but later converted and began serving as an evangelist for the Churches of Christ. He was baptized by J. C. Bailey in Radville, Saskatchewan. Guild preached for a number of Churches of Christ in Texas (e.g., Springtown Church of Christ in Springtown, and Riverside Church of Christ in Fort Worth) and Oregon (e.g., Southwest Church of Christ in Tigard), and held evangelistic meeting across the Western U.S., Canada, India, Kenya, Tanzania, and Malaysia. Additionally, he spent time as a missionary in Australia (1967-1973), and served as the Vice President of Columbia Bible School (later Columbia Christian College [Portland, OR]) from 1947-1961, and as the President of Fort Worth Christian College (Fort Worth, TX) from 1961 to 1965. Guild died in 1996.

Donor Note

Claude A. Guild; Mark Love


The sermons have been removed from binders and placed in folders, but remain in the order in which Guild left them. The first ten folders include simple index information created by Guild, but the remaining folders of sermons have no further organizational information. The personal items (e.g., newspaper clippings and photographs) have been placed in folders organized by type. The scrapbooks and bound volumes of notes from Guild’s graduate studies are not in folders. Additionally, the plaques and awards have been placed together.

Content List

I. Sermons II. Personal III. Graduate Studies IV. Plaques and Awards


Churches of Christ -- Sermons , Churches of Christ -- Texas, Churches of Christ -- Oregon



Extent of Collection

5.3 linear feet (4 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #60

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

Brady Cox

Subjects--Personal Names

Guild, Claude Adrian (1916-1996)


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