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Scope and Content Note

The Charlie H. Marler Papers include 11 boxes of materials documenting his work as a journalist, professor, and church member. The papers include his extensive research files on Frank Grimes and Alexander Campbell, among others. Dr. Marler’s involvement in University Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas, and West Islip in New York are also represented in these papers. Finally, there are teaching materials and campus involvement documents from events such as the Abilene Christian University Centennial included in Dr. Marler’s papers.

Biographical Note

Dr. Charlie Marler is professor emeritus of journalism and mass communication who taught full-time at ACU from 1955-2003, one of the longest tenures for a faculty member in his alma mater’s history. (Biographical note from ACU Today website: )

Donor Note

Charles H. Marler


The Charlie Marler Papers are arranged into five series: Research, Journalism, Church, Abilene Christian University, and Oversized Materials. Box 10 contains grade books which are restricted because they contain private information.

Content List

Series I: Research
Subseries A. Frank Grimes
Subseries B. Alexander Campbell's 1847 tour of Scotland
Subseries C. General Research

Series II: Journalism

Series III: Church
Subseries A. West Islip
Subseries B. University Church of Christ, Abilene, Texas

Series IV: Abilene Christian University

Series V: Oversized Materials

Series VI: Track and Field Research

Series VII: Miscellaneous Files


Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century
Churches of Christ -- Texas -- Abilene



Extent of Collection

24 linear feet (16 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #123

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

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

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

ACU Staff, Kayla Sanderson, Amanda Dietz, Mac Ice, Longwell, Mendoza, Winters, Reid, Darren Hagood, Stephens


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