Title of Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection includes Hosse's sermons, sermon charts, teaching materials, information related to his short-term mission trips in Russia and Eastern Europe, personal and academic papers, and cassettes.
Excerpt from obituary in The Tennessean:
“Paul William "Bill" Hosse was born on March 21, 1928 in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of Douglas Edward "D E" Hosse Sr (1900-1967) and Lela S (Boyle) Hosse (1898-1989).
Married on July 30, 1954 to Doris Ethel Harmon (1932-2018), he was an educator, minister and volunteer with 70 years serving in several ministries, from pulpit preaching in the Church of Christ to mission work in the Ukraine and Russia. With a PhD in Education, he taught at the men's prison in Nashville, Tennessee, specializing in English as a Second Language (ESL).
A resident of Nashville, Tennessee, Bill was 87 years old when he passed away on October 1, 2015.
Preceded in death by his parents and by his son John David Hosse, he was survived by his wife; a married son; two daughters and a son-in-law; and two grandchildren.”
[Excerpt from obituary in The Tennessean, 2 October 2015. https://obits.tennessean.com/obituaries/tennessean/obituary.aspx?n=paul-william-hosse-bill&pid=175989177&fhid=14297
Clinton J. Holloway
This collection has been arranged by series.
Box 1-3: Sermons
[First Folder] Finding Aid
Approximately 1500 sermons, in addition to 10 binders
Eleven sermon charts
Boxes 5-7: Teaching
Nashville School of Preaching
Short courses in Ukraine and Russia
Boxes 7-8: Mission work
Russia (and Eastern European) Missions
Boxes 9-10: Church
Teaching materials, bulletins, and correspondence
Box 11: Academic (personal)
Degrees, transcripts, class notes and papers, dissertation research, copy of Hosse's Ed.D. thesis
Box 12: Photographs
Primarily from trips to Russia and Eastern Europe in the 1990s
Box 13: Cassettes
Sermons from West End Church of Christ (Nashville, TN), (1979-1981)
ENGLISH; RUSSIAN; UKRANIAN
Extent of Collection
13 linear feet (13 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #463
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], Paul William “Bill” Hosse Papers, 1949-2015. Center for Restoration Studies MS #463. 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