Title of Collection

Carl Brecheen Papers, 1955-2009

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Scope and Content Note

Thirteen boxes of awards, media, sermon and class note material, and correspondence.

Biographical Note

Freddy Carl Brecheen was born November 26, 1929. He grew up in Hollis, Oklahoma, and went on to Abilene Christian College. He went on to earn additional graduate degrees from Harding University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married Ethelyn “Smitty” Smith on October 21, 1952. The couple had three children. Carl Brecheen preached throughout Arkansas and Texas before settling in Abilene. He worked at ACU for 46 years as a professor of Bible and was active in the campus community life as director of ACU’s Bible Teachers Workshop from 1966-1990s and ACU’s Lectureship (now Summit) from 1970-1993. Brecheen died December 19, 2019.

For more information about Carl Brecheen, see “ACU Remembers: Dr. Carl Brecheen” by Dr. Cheryl Mann Bacon, ACU Today, December 19, 2019. https://acu.today/2019/12/19/acu-remembers-dr-carl-brecheen/

Donor Note

Ethelyn "Smitty" (Smith) Brecheen


These papers are arranged into four series: Series I: Awards; Series II: Media; Series III: Sermon and Class Note Material; and Series IV: Correspondence.

Content List

See PDF finding aid for a folder listing.
Series I. Awards
Series II. Media
Series III. Sermon and Class Note Material
Series IV. Correspondence


Churches of Christ--Texas
Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene)



Extent of Collection

13 linear feet (13 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #439

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

Jeaniece Silas, Sarah Dillinger, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz

Subjects--Personal Names

Carl Brecheen, Smitty Brecheen, Paul Faulkner


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