Title of Collection

Dean Clutter Papers, (1958-2001)


Dean Clutter

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains sermons, radio sermons, personal papers, diaries, appointment calendars, church bulletins and newsletters, news clippings, financial documents, photos, and miscellaneous papers.

Biographical Note

Edward Dean Clutter was born in 1924 to Clarence and Margerie (Baylis) Clutter. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School and attended Abilene Christian College in Abilene, TX, receiving his Bachelor's Degree from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, and did graduate level work at Wayne State University in Detroit. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U. S. Army. Clutter was a former member of the Noon Rotary and hosted a church radio program in Rochester, NY. He had served with the Churches of Christ in Indiana and Ohio in the years of 1949-54, Baltimore, MD from 1954-60, Dearborn, MI from 1960-63, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from 1963-69, and Tulsa, OK from 1969-70. He and his wife, Ruth, fulfilled their lifelong dream and planted the Queensbury Church of Christ in Glens Falls, NY in 1970 ministering there until 1977. The Clutter's then went to Rochester, NY from 1977-93, Warren, MI from 1993-2003 and Coldwater Church of Christ in 1993. He had been the minister of the Coldwater Church of Christ since 1993 and was Chaplin at the prison in Coldwater for many years. He died in Kalamazoo, MI in 2007.

Donor Note

Family of Dean Clutter


This collection is arranged in six series: Series I: Diaries, Minutes, and Proceedings Series II: Printed Materials Series III: Financial Documents Series IV: Photographic Material Series V: Literary Productions Series VI: Correspondence. The majority of the collection consists of printed materials and literary productions. Each series is arranged by subject, and each subject is filed chronologically or alphabetically.

Content List

Series I (Boxes 1-3) Diaries, Minutes, and Proceedings, c. 1960-2007 This includes Clutter’s planner/diary and ministry logs Series II (Boxes 3-13) Printed Material, c. 1958-2001 This includes church bulletins, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous ministry material Series III (Box 14) Financial Documents Series IV (Box 14) Photographic Materials Series V (Boxes 14-34) Literary Productions, This includes sermon outlines in alphabetical order, notecards, radio sermons ranging from 1973-1983, quotations used in sermons, wedding notes, miscellaneous sermon material, and Bible class material. Series VI (Box 35) Correspondence



Extent of Collection

35 boxes (17.5 linear feet)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript # 71

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointmentt.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Longwell, Audrey Schaffner

Subjects--Personal Names

Clutter, Edward Dean (1924-2007)


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