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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

See PDF finding aid for folder listing.



Extent of Collection

4.0 linear feet (4 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #402

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

McGarvey Ice, Amanda Dietz

Subjects--Personal Names

Emery, Austin Hallett, Jr., 1931-2016


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