Title of Collection
David Edwin Harrell, Jr. Papers, 1923-2017
Scope and Content Note
This collection includes correspondence, presentations, research, reviews, and more from Harrell’s academic career. Additionally, there is correspondence and reports regarding Harrell’s work with noninstitutional Churches of Christ.
David Edwin Harrell, Jr., was born on February 22, 1930, in Jacksonville, FL. He received a B.A. (1954) from David Lipscomb College, and an M.A. (1958) and Ph.D. (1962) from Vanderbilt University. Harrell served as a professor of history at numerous American universities (1961-2004), finishing his teaching career at Auburn University (1990- 2004). Additionally, he served as a Fulbright Lecturer in India (1976-1977), and as the Director of the American Studies Research Centre in Hyderabad, India (1993-1995). Harrell was a noted social historian of American religious history. His research interests included the Stone-Campbell Movement, Pentecostal traditions, the southern black and white sectarian tradition, and twentieth century American Christianity. Additionally, he wrote biographies of Oral Roberts, Pat Robertson, and Homer Hailey.
David Edwin Harrell, Jr.
The materials within each folder have been left in the original order created by Harrell, but rearranged into three series: professional, church, and media.
Churches of Christ
Extent of Collection
15.25 linear feet (32 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #467
Center for Restoration Studies
[Identification of item], File or Folder Name, David Edwin Harrell, Jr. Papers, 1923-2017. Center for Restoration Studies MS #467. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
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Finding Aid created by
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Harrell, David Edwin, 1930-
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