Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains some of the institutional records of Mission Journal as generated and collected by Carl H. Stem in his capacity as member of that journal’s board of trustees. Materials include correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, and copies of the original journal. An additional box of correspondence relating to the establishment and reception of Mission Journal was accrued at the end.

The correspondence includes letters by Tom Olbricht, Leroy Garrett, and Roy Bowen Ward. Also included are a statement by the elders of the Brown Trail Church of Christ in Bedford, Texas disfellowshipping the Central Church of Christ in Irving, Texas where Mission Journal was headquartered. The Central Church of Christ preacher's response has also been included. The collection is housed in 15 boxes.

Biographical Note

Carl Herbert Stem served as secretary/treasurer for the publication Mission Journal during its operating period. Stem was born in 1935. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Business. He also served as dean of the Rawls College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University.

Donor Note

Carl Herbert Stem


Processors retained Stem’s original order and folder labeling.

Content List

See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.



Extent of Collection

6.5 linear feet (14 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #62

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 StaffKayla Sanderson, Brady Cox, Troy Wade, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz

Subjects--Personal Names

Stem, Carl Herbert (1935- ); Baker, Don;


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