Title of Collection
Robert McMillan Randolph Papers, 1930-2015
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains some of the institutional records of Mission Journal, as collected by Robert M. Randolph. This collection includes individual correspondence, mailings, board documents, financial papers, a staff directory, articles, speeches, pamphlets, clippings, and manuscripts. An accural processed on Febuary 27th, 2017, added seventy folders worth of materials such as letters, budget meetings and minutes, and materaisl related to the history of Brookline Church of Christ, the Boston Movement, the Crossroads Movement, and the role of woman in the Church. Additionally, the collection contains some of the personal papers of Robert Randolph. The papers center around two events: the Atlanta conference on race relations in 1969 and the founding of Brookline Church of Christ in Boston, Mass. The materials in this collection include correspondence, printed materials, photographs, newsprint articles, and legal documents. Two bound copies of Lemoine Lewis' class notes (E.W. McMillan's Bible) removed from collection to be cataloged. In addition, a framed article by Katie Hays (minister of West Islip Church of Christ) titled "Communion Meditation" is included. This article was written in reflection of the events occuring on September 11, 2001 and was in the Brookline Church of Christ Bulletin on September 30, 2001. The framed article is located in Flat File A7.
Mission Journal is a religious publication that began printing in 1967; it is no longer active. Robert M. Randolph has degrees from Abilene Christian College, Pepperdine University, Yale, Brandeis, and the Andover Newton Theological School. He has worked at MIT since 1978, and he played a vital role in organizing and founding what is known as student Support Services. Randolph is now MIT's Chaplain to the Institute. Prior to MIT, Randolph was a chaplain, an inner-city minister, a director of residence, and an instructor in History.
Dr. Robert M. Randolph
The financial papers are arranged chronologically and the correspondence is arranged alphabetically.
Box 1: Correspondence Adrian-Matthews Box 2: Correspondence Merrel-Wright / Board Documents Box 3: Board Documents / Printed Material / Financial Papers / Literary Productions Boxes 4-7: Seventy folders worth of materials such as letters, budget meetings and minutes, and materaisl related to the history of Brookline Church of Christ, the Boston Movement, the Crossroads Movement, and the role of woman in the Church; Folder 1: Race Relations and the Atlanta Conference, 1969; Folder 2: Brookline Church of Christ Founding Documents and Photographs; Folder 3: Brookline Church of Christ Materials Flat File A7 : Framed "Communion Meditation" - 9/30/01
Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene)
Extent of Collection
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #61
Center for Restoration Studies
[Identification of item], File or Folder Name, Mission Journal, Robert McMillan Randolph Papers, 1930-2015. Center for Restoration Studies MS #61. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment.
Finding Aid created by
Purcell/Reid/Longwell/Bridwell, Audrey Schaffner
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