Title of Collection

Hillsboro Church of Christ Papers, 1957-1973

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Inclusive Dates--Bulk


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains some of the transcripts of sermons preached at Hillsboro Church of Christ, Hillsboro, Tenn. A majority of the sermons in the collection 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. Box 4 is unprocessed.

Biographical Note

The Hillsboro Church of Christ began meeting in 1927 in HIllsboro, Tenn. In 1973, they moved into a new building, where they meet currently. Batsell Barrett Baxter received a B.A. from Abilene Christian College, and an M.A. 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 the Gospel Advocate. He also served as a full-time preacher. He worked closely with Baxter during their tenure together at Herald of Truth.

Donor Note

Box 1-3: unknown; Box 4: These materials were given by Baxter to Buck and Hazel Giles, who gave them to Mark Henderson, who gave them to Doug Foster, who then gave them to Special Collections.


Materials are arranged by type, then by date.

Content List

Box 1: Sermons, 1957-1968 Box 2: Sermons, 1968-1971 Box 3: Sermons, 1971-1973; Herald of Truth Radio Sermons, 1958; Sermon Index; Box 4: Sermons 218-442 (unprocessed)


Churches of Christ--Tennessee (Hillsboro)



Extent of Collection

3.0 linear feet (4 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #64

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

ACU StaffKayla Sanderson

Subjects--Personal Names

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


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