Title of Collection
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.
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.
Acquired from Chula Vista Books in Pell City, Alabama
Materials remain loosely in the order received.
See PDF finding aid for inventory.
Extent of Collection
24 linear feet (12 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #511
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], Artie Odell Collins Papers, circa 1970s-2000s. Center for Restoration Studies MS #511. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
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Finding Aid created by
Mac Ice and Amanda Dietz