Title of Collection

Otis Gatewood Papers, 1910-1999


Otis Gatewood

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Inclusive Dates--Bulk


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of material from Otis Gatewood's missionary career. The majority of the collection is composed of correspondence, papers, and audio and visual materials. In addition, plaques, certificates, pictures, photos, memorabilia, church directories, books, and scrapbooks are included. Some printed materials were removed and cataloged into the print collection as needed. Additional print materials will be likewise relocated and the collection condensed at a future date.

Biographical Note

Otis Gatewood was a prominent missionary and preacher in the post-World War II era. He was active in the European mission efforts and ministered in West Germany for ten years. He authored You Can Do Personal Work and There Is A God In Heaven and was a frequent contributor to lectureships and periodicals among Churches of Christ.

Donor Note

Gatewood family


The materials are loosely arranged by material type and subject.

Content List

See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.


Churches of Christ--Germany, Churches of Christ--Russia



Extent of Collection

52 linear feet (38 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #164

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

Audrey Schaffner, Beth Purcell, Lance Ferguson, James Bridwell, Austin Brown, Brady Cox, Amanda Dietz, Mac Ice, Avery Reinoehl

Subjects--Personal Names

Gatewood, Otis


Please contact us with questions about our holdings or to schedule a research visit.


To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.