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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes correspondence regarding the McGarvey Fellowship Program, W. R. Smith Graduate Fund, and Restoration Quarterly.

Biographical Note

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.

Donor Note

W. R. Smith


The correspondence and financial records remain in the order in which they were found in University Manuscripts.

Content List

Box 1
[First Folder] Finding Aid
Correspondence with Maurine D. Watkins (1956-1965)
Notes, Pamphlets, and Financial Records



Extent of Collection

1 linear foot (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #446

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

Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz


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