Title of Collection
Jim Mankin Papers, 1949-1997
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains the personal papers of Jim Mankin, including syllabi, course material, correspondence, assignments, awards (from the Disciples of Christ Historical Society and Harding Advising Council on Evangelism), Blue Ridge Encampment cassette tapes and other miscellaneous tapes, as well as three panoramic photos. The collection also contains certain professional papers of Jim Mankin including sermon outlines, ministerial records, schedule books, correspondence, conference papers, photographs, and ephemera. The collection also includes binders with class/teaching material from Jim Mankin, notebooks, newspaper clippings, photos, and various other materials. Also included are VHS tapes and cassette tapes, as well as frames of awards and various pictures. Included is a collection of the Amazing Grace lecture series on VHS and bound volumes of the Central Church of Christ’s Bulletin. This collection is an accrual of the two accession numbers R 2007.95 (previously MS #36) and R 2007.73. These accessions were put together in order to house all of Jim Mankin’s materials in one collection. During this process, the collection was condensed; books, periodicals, pamphlets, tracts, and some cassette tapes were removed from the collection and processed appropriately.
Jim Mankin was a preacher and professor. He graduated from David Lipscomb College in 1958, received an M.C.E. from Emory University in 1960, and received a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1987. Before joining the Bible faculty at Abilene Christian University, he served as a full-time preacher for several churches in Tennessee. At ACU, he taught undergraduate Bible and served as the chair of the Undergraduate Bible and Ministry department. In 1983, he began serving as director of the Blue Ridge Encampment in Ashville, N.C.
This collection is arranged by material type.
Processed Papers Boxes 1-13: Papers Box 14: Periodicals Processed Papers Box 15-16: Sermon outlines Box 17: Church directories; Meeting book schedules; Personal minister's records Box 18: Books and Church directories Box 19: Photographs; Correspondence; Conference papers; Personal papers Box 20: Madison Church Directory, 1982; Notebooks; Unprocessed Materials Boxes 21-24: Binders with Class/Teaching Material Box 25: Frames Box 26: Central Church of Christ Bound Bulletins Box 27: Amazing Grace Lecture Series (VHS Tapes) Box 28: VHS tapes and cassette tapes Boxes 29-32: Miscellaneous cassette tapes Box 33: Oversized materials Map Case B1 houses two panoramic photos from Blue Ridge Encampment and one panoramic photo of the Harvest Campaign Fiesta, taken in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1993.
Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene), Churches of Christ--Tennessee
Extent of Collection
41.5 linear feet (33 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #129
Center for Restoration Studies
[Identification of item], File or Folder Name, Jim Mankin Papers, 1949-1997. Center for Restoration Studies MS #129. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment.
Finding Aid created by
ACU Staff, Kayla Sanderson, Audrey Schaffner
Mankin, Jimmie Moore (1936-1998); Blue Ridge Encampment
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