Title of Collection
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).
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).
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.
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)
F. Korean Reporter and Working Papers
III. Otter Creek Church of Christ – Bulletins
A. 1970; 1980-1985
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)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #271
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], Thomas Wesley Rogers Papers, 1962-1985. Center for Restoration Studies MS #271. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.
Finding Aid created by
ACU Staff, Audrey Schaffner, Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz
L. Haskell Chesshir
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