Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains transcripts of sermons preached at Hillsboro Church of Christ in Hillsboro, Tennessee. Most were delivered by Batsell Barrett Baxter. Dan Harless and Tom C. Brown also contributed a significant number of sermons during the span of the collection. The collection is housed in 4 boxes.

Biographical Note

The Hillsboro Church of Christ was established in 1927 in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1973, they moved into a new building, where they currently meet. Batsell Barrett Baxter received a Bachelor of Arts from Abilene Christian College and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. from University of Southern California. He began preaching at Hillsboro Church of Christ in 1951 and continued to preach there until his retirement in 1980. Baxter also served as the regular speaker for Herald of Truth during this time. Dan Harless contributed to publications like Herald of Truth and Gospel Advocate. He also served as a full-time preacher. He worked closely with Baxter during their tenure together at Herald of Truth. Brown and Harless followed Baxter at the Hillsboro Church. These transcripts were widely disseminated by mail, especially during Baxter’s tenure. The collection includes later sermons (1998-2004) on cassette tape by Hillsboro ministers Marlin Connelly and James Waugh.

Donor Note

Source of boxes 1-3 is unknown; box 4 was given by Batsell Barrett Baxter via Buck and Hazel Giles, with additional accruals from Mark Henderson and Doug Foster


Materials are arranged by type and then by date.

Content List

See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.


Churches of Christ -- Tennessee -- Hillsboro
Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century



Extent of Collection

3.0 linear feet (4 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #64

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 Staff, Kayla Sanderson, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz, Brianna Mullins, Avery Reinoehl

Subjects--Personal Names

Baxter, Batsell Barrett; Brown, Tom C.; Harless, Dan;


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