Tony Ash Papers


Tony Ash

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span

After 1935 - 2015

Scope and Content Note

The box contains papers that were written and kept by professor Tony Ash while he was a student at ACC and USC and while he was a professor at Pepperdine and ACU. It includes sermon manuscripts, book manuscripts on the Gosepl of Luke and Prayer, notes, class paperwork, correspondence, papers he wrote as PhD and Master's student, papers he edited and kept from his PhD peers, papers he received from students as a professor, and several casset tapes with some written by Ash.

Biographical Note

Dr. Tony Ash was a professor of Bible. He was on the religion faculty at Pepperdine College in 1962 and the Bible faculty at Abilene Christian College for ten years. Served at Pepperdine University as head of the Religion Division until 1975. He also served as the pulpit minister at 11th and Willis COC as well as Minter Lane COC

Donor Note

Tony Ash


The collection is housed in 8 boxes and has been received in chunks overtime. Most of his letters have no arrangement. His cassets are divided between ones where he speaks and ones where he does not. Otherwise, the serires has been arranged topically, with biblical notes arranged canonically, classes are organized into individual folders, teacher administration is organized into one folder, and class papers are arranged together. Although this order was added to the collection, most of the collection was kept in the same condition as it was sent by Ash.

Content List

Box 1-Various correspondence-letters and postcards with no apparent arrangement, 3 books Tony used Box 2-Various correspondence-letters and postcards with no apparent arrangement Box 3- 22 folders for notes on Old Testament books arranged canonically, 1 folder for Colossians, 23 folders for C.S. Lewis notes, 14 folders for classes Ash taught Box 4-Cassete players with sermons by Ash and others Box 5-10 folders for notes and manuscripts on book about Prayer, 1 folder of notes, 1 folder for MA Thesis, 3 folders for DPhil class papers and dissertation, 2 folders for sermon manuscripts and notes, 2 folders for short essays by Ash, 1 folder about Knights social club, 7 folders for teaching, 4 folders for personal data about Ash, 4 folders for correspondence, 2 folders for newspaper clippings about Ash Box 6-84 folders with notes on most Pslams and some Pslam sermons Box 7- 18 spiral notebooks in folders, 1 folder with lecture manuscripts, 18 folders with class manuscripts that were read by Ash Box 8-56 folders for notes on Luke, including manuscripts for the commentary that Ash wrote; "Living Word"


Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene)



Extent of Collection

1.5 linear feet

Manuscript Number

MS #318

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Closed to public research. Contact Milliken Special Collections for assistance

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Darren Hagood


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