Title of Collection

World Churches Vertical File

Document Type


Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Inclusive Dates--Bulk


Scope and Content Note

ACU Library staff began this set of files to collect and preserve reports and newsletters from missionaries about mission efforts outside the US. It also includes clippings and other information about mission points, missionaries and churches outside the US. It complements two similar sets of vertical files: the CRS Biographical and Congregational Vertical Files. In 2012 arrangement and order was changed by ordering the countries according to their corresponding Dewey call number.

Donor Note

The files were assembled from donated items, subscription-based publications such as newsletters and items collected or gathered by ACU Library staff.


The World Churches Vertical File is arranged in numeric order based on the Dewey classification numbers (the 900’s) assigned to books about world history and geography. For example, just as the Dewey call number for books about Europe are in the 940-949 range, the vertical file folder for Europe are housed together within the 940-949 range. The numbering scheme used world churches vertical files corresponds to the Dewey number for books about that country: since 941 is the Dewey number for the British Isles, 41000 is used for the vertical file about the British Isles). The 9- prefix is assumed rather than repeated for every entry. Each numerical entry in this finding aid corresponds to a discrete folder or folders within the vertical file. The folders are labelled with the country code and name and are filed in numerical order.


Churches of Christ -- History -- 19th century Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century Churches of Christ – Missions Clippings Correspondence Ephemera Manuscripts



Extent of Collection

Two four-drawer filing cabinets

Manuscript Number

VF--World Churches

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Materials are housed in Callie Faye Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library, Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas and are non-circulating. Access is available during normal business hours; prior appointments are preferred.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Jeremy Hegi; McGarvey Ice


This set of files is especially useful to scholars of the history missions, particularly among Churches of Christ in the twentieth century. Students and researchers interested in applied missiology among Restorationist traditions, Stone-Campbell movements, and Churches of Christ will also find them helpful. For assistance with specific files or items, contact Mac Ice - mac.ice@acu.edu, or 325.674.2144.

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