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Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes correspondence with missionaries, mission reports (e.g., The Korean Reporter), and financial records concerning Churches of Christ mission work in Korea, and Korea Christian College (1962-1971). These materials were arranged and annotated by Thomas Wesley Rogers while serving as the Chair of the Missions Committee at Otter Creek Church of Christ (Nashville, Tennessee). Additionally, there are bulletins from the Otter Creek Church of Christ (1970; 1980-1985).

Biographical Note

Thomas Wesley Rogers was born on September 30, 1900, in Fayetteville, Tennessee. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham–Southern College (Birmingham, Alabama) in 1927, a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois) in 1928, and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University (Chicago, Illinois) in 1948. Rogers served as a professor and taught business and economics at Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa) from 1928-1929, Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana) from 1929-1941, and as a visiting professor at David Lipscomb College (Nashville, Tennessee), and the University of Texas (Austin, Texas). He also worked as an economist for the American Finance Corporation (1938-1964). Rogers served as an elder and as the Chair of the Missions Committee at the Otter Creek Church of Christ (Nashville, Tennessee).

Donor Note

Mac Ice, obtained from Thomas Wesley Rogers estate in Nashville, TN in 2009


The Korean missions materials remain in the order in which Rogers arranged them.

Content List


Box 1
I. Otter Creek Church of Christ – Korean Mission Fund Matters
A. File #1 (1965)
B. File #2 (1965-1966)
C. File #3 (Jan. to Nov. 1966)
D. File #4 (Dec. 1966-1967)
E. File #5 (1967)
F. File #6 (1968)

II. Otter Creek Church of Christ – Korean Financial Reports
A. File #1 (1962-1964)
B. File #2 (1965)
C. File #3 (1965-1966)
D. File #4 (1965-1967)
E. File #5 (Oct. 1966-1969)

Box 2
F. Korean Reporter and Working Papers

III. Otter Creek Church of Christ – Bulletins
A. 1970; 1980-1985


Christian education
Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century
Churches of Christ -- Tennessee
Korean Christian College
Otter Creek Church of Christ (Nashville, Tennessee)



Extent of Collection

2.66 linear feet (2 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #271

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, Audrey Schaffner, Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz

Subjects--Personal Names

L. Haskell Chesshir


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