Wendell Broom Collection, 1950s-2012


Wendell Broom

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the personal papers of Wendell Broom, ACU professor emeritus and former missionary to Africa. The collection contains slides, correspondence, statistical work, financial ledgers, missionary biographies, and miscellaneous documents. Also included are books, Bibles, hymn books, tapes scrapbooks, and pamphlets. Other materials include Early Church research papers, audio cassettes, record books, photo albums, photographs, and various artifacts from Broom's travels. This includes materials previously received by the library and accessioned as Manuscript #75. These two boxes of slides were incorporated into the larger set of papers.

Donor Note

Wendell Broom


This collection is arranged in 8 series: Processed Series I – Slides (Boxes 1-2) Series II – Photographs (Boxes 3-4, 34) Series III – Correspondence (Boxes 5-13) Series IV – Printed Material (Boxes 14-21) Series V – Literary Material (Boxes 22-27) Series VI – AV (Boxes 28-33) Unprocessed Series VII – Unprocessed Papers (Boxes 35-67) Series VIII – Artifacts (Boxes 68-80) [Artifacts were received on loan from the Broom family and were returned to them on 16 March 2020]

Content List

Processed Materials Boxes 1-2: Approximately 650 Slides per box. Arranged by subject. [Previously MS 75] Box 1: Tray 1 – Church growth, Broom Theses, Village Scenes Tray 2 – No label Tray 3 – B-Bible, Seminar ‘85 Tray 4 – Evangelists June (copies), Nigeria 1980: Village life and people) Tray 5 – Broom Family in Ghana 1974-1975 Tray 6 – Churches Signs Tray 1 – Kathryn 1958-1974 Tray 2 – Ralph Perry, Slides late 1980s Northern Nigeria Tray 3 – No label Tray 4 – Congo Methodists Box 2: Tray 5 – Peru, Machu Pichu Tray 6 – World in Ratio, World Views Tray 1 – Revelation Tray 2 – Mixed, Oklahoma City, Ocean Tray 3 – 1980, Nigeria, Signs, Churches, People Tray 4 – 1980, Kenya and Nigeria Tray 5 – Early Preachers, Calabar Trip Tray 6 – M/Lesson Tray 7 – Class on Missions Boxes 3-4: Photographs Boxes 5-13: Correspondence Boxes 14-21: Printed Material Boxes 22-27: Literary Material Boxes 28-33: AV Box 34: Photo album Unprocessed Materials Boxes 35-65: [Originally boxes 18-47 in accession 2007.70 - two boxes labeled 39] Boxes 66-68: Miscellaneous papers [Boxes 69-81: Artifacts - returned to Broom family 16 March 2020]


Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene), Churches of Christ--Nigeria; Churches of Christ--Kenya;



Extent of Collection

75 linear feet (68 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #236

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

ACU StaffMatthew StephensAudrey Schaffner

Subjects--Personal Names

Perry, Ralph; Broom, Wendell; Horton, Howard


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