Title of Collection

Victor Knowles Papers, 1945-


Victor Knowles

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Inclusive Dates--Bulk


Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to the Restoration Forum, held annually from 1984-2007. There is additional material reflecting on the history and impact of the Forums, which was assembled in 2007 or 2008. The materials were rehoused from boxes into acid-free folders, retaining the creator's original order. Folders contain photographs, programs, ephemera, cassette or video recordings, CDs and clippings. Boxes 1-2 contain folders for each Forum. Boxes 3-4 contain video cassettes of Forum presentations.

Biographical Note

Victor Knowles is a preacher, editor, writer and publisher who was involved as a planner and promoter of the annual Restoration Forum meetings. These materials reflect his activity in that capacity; he created and collected these materials.

Donor Note

Victor Knowles


The materials are arranged in chronological order, as created by the donor. During processing the materials for each Forum meeting were rehoused from boxes (one box per Forum meeting) to acid-free folders. In some cases cassette tape recordings were retained at the folder level. Boxes 1-2 contain these folders in chronological order. Video cassettes were not boxed by the creator in any order; they have been retained in boxes 3-4.

Content List

Boxes 1-2: Folders for each Restoration Forum, generally one folder per year, 1984-2007 Boxes 3-4: Video cassettes of Forum presentations, mostly from 1984, in large format VHS


Churches of Christ, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Stone-Campbell Movement, Restoration Movement, Christian Churches



Extent of Collection

5 linear feet (4 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #476

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointmen

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

McGarvey Ice

Subjects--Personal Names

Victor Knowles, Don DeWelt, Leroy Garrett, Doug Foster, James North, Carl Ketcherside


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