Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span

circa 1970-2000

Inclusive Dates--Bulk

circa 1970-2000

Scope and Content Note

These papers include sermon carts and pict-o-graphs created by Artie Odell Collins. These multi-part teaching aids are a variation of blackboard or chart preaching in that each element or main point of the sermon could be added to a flannel-backed board one at a time. They were like charts in that they could be reused; they differed from charts in that charts furnished all elements of a sermon to the audience at once. Each entry in the inventory below represents one set of aids for a single sermon and preserves the title or description Collins generated. Most sets contain 6-8 elements. There is no sequential order across all sets; each sermon stands alone. The dates of their creation and usage are estimates.

Biographical Note

Artie Odell Collins was born July 11, 1927 in Tennessee. He married Gladys Marie Myatt and the two had four children. Collins served as a gospel preacher in congregations in Tennessee and Alabama for more than 60 years. He also traveled and preached at gospel meetings and lectureships in 12 states.

Donor Note

Acquired from Chula Vista Books in Pell City, Alabama


Materials remain loosely in the order received.

Content List

See PDF finding aid for inventory.



Extent of Collection

24 linear feet (12 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #511

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

Mac Ice and Amanda Dietz


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