Title of Collection
Scope and Content Note
Small collection of letters received by James Harding McCaleb near the end of his life and letters sent and received by Robert G. Neil regarding McCaleb’s death. There are also two reflections written by McCaleb 5-6 weeks before his death. The materials were conveyed by Bob Waldron.
Harding McCaleb served as a minister among Churches of Christ. His father was John Moody McCaleb, a well-known missionary to Japan. Robert G. Neil attended college at Lipscomb University and completed his degree at Harding. Most of his professional career was spent in education as a teacher at Lipscomb (1933-43), and as principal of Nashville’s Clemmons School and East High School. Neil was named Lipscomb’s “Alumnus of the Year” in 1987, inducted to Lipscomb’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988, and named a “Lipscomb Legend” in 1999.
Gift of Bob Waldron
This collection was received as a small stack of papers and letters. It has been organized by letters to James Harding McCaleb, letters sent and received by Robert G. Neil regarding McCaleb’s death, and devotional reflections typed by McCaleb.
[First Folder] Finding Aid James Harding McCaleb Correspondence - 1982 Robert Gill Neil Correspondence - 1978-1982 James Harding McCaleb - Devotional Reflections
Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century; Churches of Christ--Tennessee; Lipscomb University; Manuscripts
Extent of Collection
Physical Description: 1 folder
This collection is housed in the Small Manuscripts filing cabinet.
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #336
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], James Harding McCaleb Papers, 1978-2016. Center for Restoration Studies MS #336. 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
Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz, Ashlen Planes
McCaleb, James Harding (1896-1982); Neil, Robert Gill (1910-2006)