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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains some of the papers of Michael Wilson Casey, communications professor and church historian from Pepperdine University. The collection includes research notes and outlines, audiovisual materials, and personal documents. The collection is housed in 34 boxes.

Biographical Note

The following biographical note is excerpted from Casey’s obituary published in The Malibu Times on 31 October 2007:

“Malibu resident Michael Wilson Casey died from pancreatic cancer at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Woodland Hills on October 22, 2007. He was 53.

Casey was a communication professor and held the Carl P. Miller Chair of Communication at Pepperdine University, where he taught for more than 20 years. He previously taught at the University of Maine and was a visiting scholar at Baylor University.

A native of Kennett, Missouri, he was a graduate of Paducah Tilghman High School in Paducah, Kentucky, and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Abilene Christian University, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.

He was the author of numerous articles and books, his latest being The Rhetoric of Sir Garfield Todd: Christian Imagination and the Dream of an African Democracy.

Casey was a member of the University Church of Christ in Malibu. He was a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Speech Communication Association and the International Society for the History of Rhetoric.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Judy Jordan Casey; son, Neil Jordan Casey; mother, Melba Casey; sister, Rita Casey and brothers, Shaun and Neil Casey. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Casey and a sister, Karen Casey.”

Donor Note

Michael W. Casey and Judy Casey


The processors retained the original order as received.

Content List

See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.



Extent of Collection

51.0 linear feet (34 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #94

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

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Finding Aid created by

ACU Staff, Kayla Sanderson, Mac Ice, Austin Brown, and Janssen


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