Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes notes, charts, newspaper clippings, debate materials, and photographs from Charles Ready Nichol.

Biographical Note

Charles Ready Nichol was a Church of Christ minister, debater, and writer. He was born 26 March 1876 near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was educated at the Nashville Bible School, Southwest Kentucky College, Vanderbilt University, and Transylvania University. He married Harriet “Hattie” Thompson Helm in 1896. He began preaching in Woodbury, Tennessee in 1891 and continued his work in numerous other places, often holding protracted meetings. He is perhaps best known for his work with R. L. Whiteside in producing the multi-volume series of Sound Doctrine books. These remain in print and were widely used in Bible classes in Churches of Christ. Nichol often wrote for church papers such as Gospel Advocate and Firm Foundation. He wrote 21 books and in 1948 received an honorary doctor's degree from Abilene Christian College. Nichol died in 1961 and was buried in the Clifton Cemetery in Clifton, Texas.

Donor Note

unknown; 2019 acquisition from Mike Tune.


Materials appear to be arranged in the order they were received.

Content List

Box 1
[First Folder] Finding Aid
Russellism envelope
C. R. Nichol- notes
C. R. Nichol- booklist
Annotated copy of Kingdom of God by R. H. Boll
Notebook including debate notes and charts
Additional debate notes


Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century



Extent of Collection

0.45 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #345

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

Sarah Dannemiller, Amanda Dietz


Finding aid for the Charles Ready Nichol Papers, 1926-1961.


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