Title of Collection

Organizational Vertical File

Document Type


Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Inclusive Dates--Bulk


Scope and Content Note

This file set preserves gathered information on 489 organizations, entities, businesses, non-profits, and missionary, educational, and benevolent institutions affiliated with Churches of Christ, Christian Churches and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The file set includes clippings, articles, promotional materials, newsletters, photographs and ephemera. ACU Library staff began this set of files in the 1980s. It complements four similar sets of vertical files, all housed as part of the collections of Center for Restoration Studies: Biographical Files, Congregational, World Churches Files, and Subject Files. In 2018-2019 arrangement and order was improved by removing and cataloging many published tracts and pamphlets. After weeding non-Stone-Campbell-related material, many of the files were refoldered and the entire set was relabeled and an inventory created.

Donor Note

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


The Organizational Vertical File is arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the organization. Each entry in this finding aid corresponds to a discrete folder (or folders where indicated) within the file set. The folders are labelled with the subject descriptor and the generic call number (REST—VF—Org).

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


English, Spanish

Extent of Collection

Two four-drawer file cabinets

Manuscript Number


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

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