Title of Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection includes correspondence regarding the McGarvey Fellowship Program, W. R. Smith Graduate Fund, and Restoration Quarterly.
William Roy “W. R.” Smith was born September 22, 1893 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was married to Mayme Christian Rice Smith. The couple had two children. In 1933 W. R. Smith founded Lee Junior College in Baytown, Texas. He served as president at Lee Junior College until 1936 when he began working at Abilene Christian College. He was vice president of ACC from 1940-1962. The Smiths traveled extensively teaching Bible classes throughout the United States and Canada. Mayme passed away on November 18, 1975 and W. R. passed away on April 29, 1976.
W. R. Smith
The correspondence and financial records remain in the order in which they were found in University Manuscripts.
[First Folder] Finding Aid
Correspondence with Maurine D. Watkins (1956-1965)
Notes, Pamphlets, and Financial Records
Extent of Collection
1 linear foot (1 box)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #446
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], William Roy “W. R.” Smith Papers, 1951-1969. Center for Restoration Studies MS #446. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.
Finding Aid created by
Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz
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