Morris Solon May

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span

February 4, 1956-January 15, 1995

Inclusive Dates--Bulk


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a large preponderance of sermon outlines, along with notes, lessons, correspondence, church bulletins, printed charts and articles, and several sermon manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Morris Solon May was born July 10, 1926 in Winfield, Alabama. He served in the Navy during World War II as a typist in the Pacific. He married Helen “Maxine” Ehl on April 5, 1947. The couple had four children. He preached at the Church of Christ in Yakima, Washington for many years and also worked as a millwright in Richland, Washington. He retired in College Station, Texas, and died February 25, 2016.

Donor Note

The papers were given by Dan May


The original order was largely kept in tact, but considerable arrangement was included when none seemed to exist. The collection is arranged topically into folders labelled articles, sermon manuscripts, sermon outlines, church bulletins, notes, lessons, correspondence, and marriage and funeral manuscripts. Within each folder the documents were arranged chronologically if a date was written.

Content List

Box 1
[First Folder] Finding Aid
Lenox Building News (1 folder)
Wednesday night lessons (1 folder)
Dated Sermon Outlines (1 folder)
Articles (2 folders)
Church bulletins (4 folders)

Box 2
Funerals and Weddings (1 folder)
Sermon Manuscripts (1 folder)
Correspondence (1 folder)
Undated Sermon Outlines (1 folder)
Home Bible Church Lessons (1 folder)
Notes (3 folders)
Charts (2 folders)
Lessons (2 folders)


Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ, Stone-Campbell Movement, Restoration Movement



Extent of Collection

1 linear foot (2 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #429

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, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz


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