Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Inclusive Dates--Bulk


Scope and Content Note

The Dale Victor Knowles II Papers include 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

Dale Victor Knowles II 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

Dale Victor Knowles II


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

[First Folder] Finding Aid
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 Manuscripts #476

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

McGarvey Ice

Subjects--Personal Names

Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century
Knowles, Dale Victor II
DeWelt, Don
Garrett, Leroy
Foster, Doug
North, James
Ketcherside, Carl


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