Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes sermons, notes, some correspondence, some newspapers, and a theology paper from John Early Arceneaux.

Biographical Note

John Early Arceneaux was born October 23, 1883 in Texas. When he was 15, Arceneaux enrolled in Lockney Christian College. He later attended Nashville Bible School and Texas Christian University. Arceneaux married Della Fenley on September 6, 1904. The couple had five children. John Early Arceneaux preached at various churches, wrote often for church papers, and served as an editor of Firm Foundation. Della died on May 5, 1957 and John Early died on January 3, 1970.

To learn more, see John Early Arceneaux on the History of the Restoration Movement page,

Donor Note

Donated by John Early Arcineaux's grandson, John Arcineaux.


The collection arrived with no order, so materials were organized based on topic and paper type. There is a section for spiral notebooks, small spiral notebooks, correspondence, collected notes, legal pads, and sermon collections.

Content List

Box 1
[First Folder] Finding Aid
3 Journals with Sermons and Notes
2 Journals with Bible notes
Various Handwritten Notes
Collected Notes, 3 folders
2 Spiral Notebooks
Composition Book
3 Small Spiral Notebooks
Typed Theology Paper
3 vol. of Gospel Guardian Newsletter
Legal Pad with Notes


Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene), Churches of Christ, Stone-Campbell Movement



Extent of Collection

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #426

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

Adam Lubbers


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