Title of Collection

Austin Hallett Emery, Jr. Papers, 1963-2016

Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

Set of papers utilized by Austin Emery in the course of his preaching ministry. Contains sermon notes, working files arranged and ordered by subject, some correspondence, and a few cassette tapes

Biographical Note

He was born on Friday, February 20, 1931 to Austin Hallett Sr. and Anna Seaton Emery in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Austin served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and met at a USO Club Barbara Harrison and married on August 11, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas. He soon started preaching and teaching in several Churches of Christ spanning over 50 years. He attended San Antonio College, Freed-Hardeman College, Union University, North Texas State University, Harding College graduate School of Religion, Abilene Christian College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wheaton College, Northeastern State College, and Texas Christian University. He served Churches of Christ in Texas and Oklahoma before settling in Mena Arkansas where he preached at Northside Church of Christ for 18 years until his retirement. Austin served 14 years on the Mena Hospital Commission.

Donor Note

Donated by the Emery family through son Tim Emery, April 22, 2016.


Papers are arranged alphabetically by subject. Original order was retained.

Content List

Folder list Box 1: Marriage and Family Therapy Assessments and Instruments Abuse, Child Abuse, Spouse Apologetics (3 folders) Bulletins (3 folders: 2012, 2013, 2014) Church History-Reformation Source Materials Children and Youth Christ's Church 1-2 Chronicles Church History, 100-1517 AD Church History, 1517 to present Church History Church History, Baptist History Church Leadership Church Leadership Programs Co-operation, Unity, Autonomy Crisis Counseling Daniel Death, Grief Disadvantaged Persons, educationally, Socially, Economically Educational Programs Eis, New Testament usage Epistles of John Epistles Esther Ethics (2 folders) Evangelism, Follow-up Evangelism Training Evangelism, Fishers of Men course Godly Sorrow Training Toes, Campaign, carlsbad 1981 Evidences Exegesis Ezekiel Ezra - Nehemiah Family Family therapy Fishers of Men Visuals (10 folders) Box 2: Gospel 101 Greek Greek Word studies Grief intervention Grief, children Small Group ministry Group dynamics Guilt, forgiveness Habakkuk Haggai Hebrews Holiness, sanctification Holy Spirit Home (marriage) Homiletics Hosea Hospital Chaplaincy Materials and Hospital Commission materials Human relations Individual differences Inter-testamental period Institutionalized persons Isaiah Jeremiah Job Joel Jonah Judges-Ruth 1-2 Kings Lamentations Leadership Malachi Marriage enrichment Celebration of marriage Maxwell - Laity Ministry Micha Ministry to the homebound Missions Motivation, Personal workers, deacons, elders Nahum and Obadiah New Testament, Luke New Testament,Colossians New Testament,Corinthians New Testament,Ephesians New Testament,Galatians New Testament,Luke-Acts New Testament,Philippians New Testament,Romans New Testament,James New Testament,John's gospel New Testament,John's epistles New Testament,1 Peter New Testament,Revelation New Testament,1-2 Thessalonians New Testament,1-2 timothy New Testament,Titus, Philemon Old Testament archaeology Older persons Box 3: Old Testament criticism Old Testament survey ( 2 folders) Parental, Father-Daughter relations Parenting/Adolescence Positive Christian parenting Parental-youth conflicts Pastorals Pastoral evangelism Pastoral ministry Paul's epistles Personal work Persons with power Philosophy The Preacher, his life and work Premillennialism Prophets Proverbs Psalms Psychology Psychology, Religion Preaching, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Pre-marital counseling Rape, Crisis Revelation Romans Rotary Club (2 folders) 1-2 Samuel Seminar, Planning Separated Families Sermons, Focus on Growth Special Studies, holy Spirit, Word of God Stress, Change, Depression Sunday Seminars (3 folders) Teaching Articles, Tips Teaching, Principles, Training Theology, Systematic Theology, Johannine Theology, New Testament Theology, Old testament theology, Pauline Theological trend, 1967 Tobacco Urban and rural churches Unwed and adoptive parents VBS, Vacation Bible School Vocational Guidance Worship, Leadership Zechariah Zephaniah Box 4: Mena Hospital Commission materials Cassette tapes, Northside Church of Christ 4 x 6 sermon notes cards Planner Northside Church of Christ attendance register Northside Church of Christ church sign photographs



Extent of Collection

4.0 linear feet (4 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #402

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointmen

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

McGarvey Ice

Subjects--Personal Names

Emery, Austin Hallett, Jr., 1931-2016


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