Title of Collection

Leroy Garrett Papers, 1947-2004


Leroy Garrett

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains some of the personal and professional papers of Dr. Leroy Garrett. Materials include correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, photographs and personal literary productions. The collection is housed in 27 boxes. Box 26 was recieved in Oct. 2011 and accessioned separately under accession no. R 2011.115. Box 27 was received Nov. 11, 2009 and accessioned separately under accession no. R 2009.225; materials were added to this box in March and Sept. of 2010 and April 2012. Folders added to boxes 1, 9, and 11 in April 2015.

Biographical Note

Leroy Garrett is a renowned Biblical scholar and considered an authority on the Restoration movement of the modern church. He is a prolific author, including The Stone-Campbell Movement, which delineates the complete history of the movement. Along with these publications, he as also a long-time editor of the Restoration Review Magazine. Dr. Garrett attended Abilene Christian University, Princeton Seminary, and Harvard University (Ph.D.). He also taught Philosophy at Texas Women's University, Denton, Tex.

Donor Note

Leroy Garrett, Bob D. Lewis

Content List

Box 1: Correspondence 1974-1990s; Restoration Review Papers 1987-1992; Collinsville Church of Christ Trial Papers Box 2: Speaking Engagements, 1987-1988; Reactions to The Stone-Campbell Movement book; Restoration Review Correspondence, 1977-1978; General Correspondence, 1976-1977 Box 3: Speaking Engagements, 1983; General Correspondence, 1986-1994; Restoration Review Papers, 1989-1992 Box 4: General Correspondence, 1858-1969; Unity Forum Papers, 1966-1968 Box 5: Unity Forum Papers, 1969-1975; Dallas Forum Papers, 1967, Seminar on Fellowship Papers, 1965; Personal Papers, 1970-1971 Box 6: SCM, 1990s; Personal Papers, 1967 & 1996; Restoration Review Papers, 1985; General Correspondence, 1992-1995 Box 7: Personal Papers, 1979-1980; General Correspondence, 1985-1987 Box 8: Preach: Workshop ACC Papers, 1972; Pastor System Papers; Bible Talk Papers, 1952; General Correspondence Box 9: Bible Talk Papers, 1953-1954; Personal Papers, 1955-1960; Pastor, Reaction Reader's, 1949-1953 Box 10: Leroy/Ouida Tokyo Correspondence, 1983; General Correspondence Box 11: General Correspondence, 1967-1971; Editorial References, 1965 Box 12: Editorial References, 1965; General Correspondence, 1964; Restoration Review Correspondence, 1996; Thailand-Japan Travel Papers; Joplin Meet, 1984; Unity Forums, 1963; Donor Lists Box 13: General Correspondence, 1984-1985; Post-Graduate Research Notes; Personal Papers, 1955 Box 14: Personal Papers, 1956; General Correspondence, 1985; Guardian Articles Box 15: Personal Papers, 1954, 1957-1962, 1977-1978; General Correspondence, 1981-1982 Box 16: Lover's Quarrel Papers; Ketcherside Tribute; Valedictories; ENGAGE Papers, 1990s, 2004; Personal Papers and Correspondence Box 17: Gilbert O. Nations Letters & Articles, 1947-1950; Personal Papers, 1954-1956 Box 18: Speaking Engagements, 1981; Bible Talk Papers, 1957; Bethany College/Gresham Papers, 1959; Personal Papers, 1971 Box 19: Personal Papers, 1954; General Correspondence, 1980-1985; B.C. Goodpasture and The Advocate Papers, 1956; Geo. DeHoff and the Nashville Debate Papers, 1954 Box 20: Journal Articles; Conference Programs; Manuscripts; Pamphlets Box 21: Church Histories; Conference Programs; Booklets Box 22: Booklets and Tracts; Lectures; Manuscripts Box 23: Pastoral Epistles Video Lessons (4 VHS); Booklets; Manuscripts Box 24: Ketcherside Correspondence, 1950s; General Correspondence, 1990s Box 25: Ketcherside Correspondence, 1963-1965; General Correspondence, 1963-1982; Hardeman Correspondence; Resoration Review Correspondence, 1962-1963. Box 26: Ketcherside Correspondence, 1957-1963 and 1981-1989; "Voices of Concern" Correspondence, 1966-1968; Restoration Review Correspondence, 1957-1978; General Correspondence, 1966-1984. Box 27: Ketcherside Correspondence; copy of The Millennial Harbinger - March 1843; 1978 William Henry Hoover Lecture on Christian Unity; bulletin for Southwestern Christian College and Business Institution, Denton, TX; "Highlights from Our Past" by Leroy Garrett; photograph of J.W. and J.A. Harding; Pat Boone Correspondence; Rob Meyers Correspondence; Louis Cochran Correspondence; Restoration Review Correspondence; "The Story of Harding" by James Attebury; Notes on Overton Church of Christ and Sand Creek Church of Christ; "Papa Built a Road" by Marguerite McSpadden



Extent of Collection

14.5 linear feet (27 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #66

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

Garrett, Leroy, 1918-2015


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