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Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Inclusive Dates--Bulk


Scope and Content Note

This file set preserves biographical information about 1,459 ministers, evangelists, missionaries, editors, preachers, authors and other church leaders among Churches of Christ and Christian Churches. It includes clippings, obituaries, articles by or about the subjects, photographs, ephemera and other information. ACU Library staff began this set of files in the 1970s. It complements four similar sets of vertical files, all housed as part of the collections of Center for Restoration Studies: Congregational Files, World Churches Files, Organizational Files, and Subject Files. In 2015-2016 arrangement and order was improved by removing and cataloging many published tracts and pamphlets. Some non-Stone-Campbell-related files were discovered in this process and were weeded from the collection. The entire set was refoldered and relabeled and this inventory created.

Donor Note

ACU Library staff collected these files from many sources, especially through donor gifts and submissions.


The Church Leaders Biographical Vertical File is arranged in alphabetical order by the subject’s last name, then in alphabetical order by first name. Each entry in this finding aid corresponds to a discrete folder (or folders where indicated) within the vertical file. The folders are labelled with the subject’s name and the generic call number (REST—VF—Bio)

Content List

See accompanying document for full folder-level contents list.


Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) -- History -- 19th century Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) -- History -- 20th century Churches of Christ -- History -- 19th century Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) – Missions Churches of Christ – Missions



Extent of Collection

Five four-drawer file cabinets

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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. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce items from this collection must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Don Waldrop; McGarvey Ice


Revised 23 November 2020

Creative Commons License

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