On the Shelf: New items added to Center for Restoration Studies collections, January 2019

In January our colleagues in Technical Services and Cataloging added 132 items to the Center for Restoration Studies and Taylor Hymnals collections.  Some of these were new to us; in other cases these new additions gave us a second copy.  Further, the work performed on some of these items reflects original cataloging, which is a tremendous contribution to knowledge about information resources from and about the Stone-Campbell Movement.

The Library in Daisy Hall, with a Jesse Sewell reading a book at a table and shelves of books around him.

Our goal is a comprehensive research-level collection of print materials by, for, and about the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement.  But beyond assembly and preservation, a collection should be discoverable by those who need the information.  Collecting and preserving is only part of our task; those objects must be described and made available.  Thanks to the close and careful work of our colleagues upstairs, who describe our holdings, these materials are now discoverable. By discoverable I mean a patron can utilize our online catalog (such as by searching by author, or title, or subject) to find these materials.

132 new items…cataloged, shelved, and ready for research:

Huegel, John E., Herald of the cross: the life and work of Frederick J. Huegel (1889-1971)
Waddey, John H. (John Howard), Back to the fountain-head : studies on the Restoration of New Testament Christianity
Waddey, John H. (John Howard), The testimony of the twelve minor prophets
Beals, George F., How implication binds and silence forbids : studies in Biblical hermeneutics
Kemp, Charles F., The pastor and vocational counseling
Kemp, Charles F., Pastoral preaching
Thurston, Bonnie Bowman. The widows : a women’s ministry in the early church
Welsh, Wiley A. Villains on white horses : sermons on passages from Paul
Williamson, Clark M. God is never absent
Gaventa, Beverly Roberts. From darkness to light : aspects of conversion in the New Testament
Garrison, Winfred Ernest, Thy sea so great : a book of verses
Aspley, Joe W. On blooming where you are planted : (and other messages)
Patterns of preaching : a sermon sampler
Allen, Ronald J. (Ronald James), Contemporary biblical interpretation for preaching
Allen, Ronald J. (Ronald James), Preaching the topical sermon
Allen, Ronald J. (Ronald James), Preaching : an essential guide
Allen, Ronald J. (Ronald James), Our eyes can be opened : preaching the miracle stories of the synoptic Gospels today
Allen, Ronald J. (Ronald James), Preaching verse by verse
Colina, Tessa. Missionary programs for the church
Jacobs, Norman E. (Norman Ernest), Christians learning for Christian living : introductory course : guidebook
Burton, Charles Luther, A sense of urgency : memoirs of a Canadian merchant
Cochran, Louis, Row’s end
Cochran, Louis, FBI man; a personal history
Cochran, Louis, Hallelujah, Mississippi
Cochran, Louis, Boss Man
Maus, Cynthia Pearl, The world’s great Madonnas; an anthology of pictures, poetry, music, and stories centering in the life of the Madonna and her Son
Jones, G. Curtis (George Curtis), Candles in the city
Jones, G. Curtis (George Curtis), The naked shepherd : a pastor shares his private feelings about living, working, and growing together in the church
Cardwell, Brenda M. Journey toward wholeness : a history of black Disciples of Christ in the mission of the Christian Church
Ashby, Homer U. Our home is over Jordan : a Black pastoral theology
Allen, Ronald J. (Ronald James), Preaching is believing : the sermon as theological reflection
Osborn, Ronald E. The spirit of American Christianity
Hobgood, William Chris. Born apart, becoming one : Disciples defeating racism
Payne, John Wade, Park Avenue Christian Church : 200 years of seeking justice, embracing diversity, inspiring imagination
Cartwright, Colbert S., People of the chalice : Disciples of Christ in faith and practice
Cook, Virginia D. Guideposts for worship
A Hope of wisdom; two essays on education
Partners in new possibilities
Enmore incorporated : pioneers of Churches of Christ in New South Wales
Henry, Alice Cobble. Congo kaleidoscope
Ames, Van Meter, Out of Iowa : a poem
Kelly, Mary Frances E. Some Chinese friends of mine
Unleashed : the church turning the world upside down
Lindner, John B. By faith : Christian students among the cloud of witnesses
Rossman, Parker. Faiths next door
New flags! : a study book
Fiers, A. Dale (Alan Dale), The Christian world mission
Tippett, Alan R. (Alan Richard), Verdict theology in missionary theory
Staton, Knofel. Timothy–Philemon
Eubanks, David L. Hebrews
Hicks, Olan, What the Bible says about marriage, divorce, and remarriage
Hudson, David. A diverse community of believers and seekers : a history of the First Christian Church in Iowa City, Iowa, 1863-2013
Fountain, Maxine Eleanor Taylor. Herstory: the Hillyer woman : a story of the women’s work at Hillyer Memorial Christian Church, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1916-1974
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). General Assembly Business docket and program, General Synod/Assembly, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Kansas City, Missouri, July 13-17, 2001
Kuntz, Kenneth A. The congregation as church
Moseley, J. Edward (Joseph Edward), Evangelism — commitment and involvement
Standard lesson commentary
Moon, Everard R. (Everard Roy), I saw Congo
Cochran, Louis, Flood tides : a novel
Wakefield, E. B. (Edmund Burritt), Standard eclectic commentary on the International Sunday-school lessons for 1893 …
Maus, Cynthia Pearl, Time to remember; the memoirs of Cynthia Pearl Maus
Christian women share their faith : a book of herstories
Paulsell, William O. (William Oliver), Spiritual inheritance : claim it! live it!
Hearn, Ben, The fanning of the flame : Women of the Church in Texas, 1885-1973
Dietze, Charles E., God’s trustees, to whom much is given
The Power of one : men and women of faith who make a difference
Adams, Harry Baker, Priorities and people
Lee, Allan W. The burro and the Bibles; and other vignettes of a summer in Mexico
Moseley, J. Edward (Joseph Edward), The many faces of aging
Voices : selected poetry from the writings of George Earle Owen [and others]
Ward, Mae Yoho. The seeking heart : the prayer journal of Mae Yoho Ward
Johnson, H. Eugene. The Declaration and address for today
Azlein, Arthur A., A history of the Disciples of Christ in the National Capital Area
Celebrating 100 years : history of the Granny White Church of Christ
Watkins, Harold R. Continuity, conservation, cutting edge
Griffeth, Ross John, Crusaders for Christ
Huron, Rod. Love, laughter and leadership : the ministry of Wayne B. Smith
Lollis, Lorraine. The shape of Adam’s rib: a lively history of women’s work in the Christian Church
Johnston, W. G. (William Grovener), The evangelistic message
Channels, Vera. The layman builds a Christian home
Kemp, Charles F., Life-situation preaching
Finegan, Jack, Space, atoms, and God; Christian faith and the nuclear-space age
Taylor, Myron J., Preacher of the gospel : Myron Jackson Taylor
McLean, Archibald. Epoch makers of modern missions
Standard lesson commentary
Cochran, Louis, The story of the lowly gnome; When the sea king’s daughter came out of the sea; How the red rose came to be red
See, Frank Edmund. Feeling kind of temporary
Cochran, Louis, Son of Haman
United Christian Missionary Society. Handbook of the United Christian Missionary Society : a board of missions and education of the Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ).
Spice, Marjorie Davis. Marica of Paraguay
Hobgood-Oster, Laura. Crossroads choices : 2000-01 study book
Savage, Murray J. (Murray James), Haddon of Glen Leith : an ecumenical pilgrimage
Hamm, Richard L. (Richard Lee), From mainline to front line : an invitation to dialogue with the General Minister and President
Zollars, E. V. (Ely Vaughan), The great salvation
Go quickly and tell
Carter, J. W. (John W.), The diary of J.W. Carter, class of 1850, Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia
Brewer, Don D., A century of caring, 1904-2004 : a pictorial history of Colorado Christian Home
Elliott, Mal. Hillside Christian Church : the first eighty years : Wichita, Kansas, 1922-2002
Jubilee, 1903-1978
Howson, Embrey Bernard. A history of the First Christian Church of Pikeville, Kentucky
A passion for Christian unity : essays in honor of William Tabbernee
Sikes, Walter W. On becoming the truth; an introduction to the life and thought of Søren Kierkegaard
Pope, Richard M., Our changing and changeless faith : reflections on the human adventure
Jones, Clara Ada. That Jones family
Osborn, Ronald E. La fe que afirmamos : creencias básicas de la Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo)
Haywood, Janice. Enduring connections : creating a preschool and children’s ministry
Our Christian heritage : a reading book
Makin, Royce E. You are the Christ? : nine one-act plays
Green Harris. Chinaberry summer : Riverton, Alabama 1947
West, Robert Frederick. God’s Gambler
Bayer, Charles H. The Babylonian captivity of the mainline church
O’Neal, Joseph E. Preacher : the life story of Clarence Greenleaf and the Grundy Church of Christ
Eubank, L. Allan. Dance-drama before the throne : a Thai experience
Stevenson, Dwight Eshelman, The fourth witness
Murphey, Paul W. Living life, facing death : a better way of living and dying
Murphey, Paul W. Death and dying : bibliographic resources
Peters, Eugene H. (Eugene Herbert), The creative advance; an introduction to process philosophy as a context for Christian faith
Ferré, Gustave Adolph. The layman examines his faith
Sessions, Will. Week of the cross
Lunger, Alberta. Roadside tables
Olds, J. Howard. Led to follow : leadership lessons from an improbable pastor and a reluctant CEO
Fraser, Ian M. I’ve seen worse
Davison, Frank E. (Frank Elon), Thru the rear-view mirror
Hamilton, Sam M. The logic of language in the language of logic :   manual and workbook for a course in elementary logic
Fortune, A. W. (Alonzo Willard), Adventuring with Disciple pioneers
Festival of homiletics : preaching 2001
Praise for the Lord

On the Shelf: 2018 Year in Review

Back in June, I began keeping tabs on our new (and new-to-us) additions to the Center for Restoration Studies and general rare books collections.  Since then our collections have grown by 1060 items.  If you’d like to see the titles and authors added, click through these lists.

Christian Advocate, 1858-1888

Here are the breakdowns of items added by month:

June: 104

July: 80

August: 143

September: 216

October: 183

November: 220

December: 114

In order to prepare these for our colleagues in Technical Services, archives staff and student workers compare what we have at hand against what we have in the catalog and on the shelf.  Usually, this means a student worker (Mac and Amanda also do this some, too) verifies whether we have the item already cataloged.  If not, we add it to the workflow to be cataloged.  If we already have a copy (or copies) we (usually Mac) compare the condition of what we have against the condition of the one on the shelf.  He also looks for variant editions, printings, bindings, or other features that merit inclusion.  If the new book is in better condition that the shelved copy, we will replace the worn copy.  If it is in comparable condition, we may put it in the queue for scanning or digitization, offer it for the circulating collection, or trade to another library.  We slip each book with instructions for cataloging, indicating where the book should be cataloged (into the CRS collection or another sub-collection within rare books), who the donor is, and whether cataloging should make special note of any edition or printing or provenance.  Once we get a full cart, we send them upstairs to Tech Services.  When they are finished, we shelve them.

Not only do these 1060 new (or new-to-us) titles represent the fine work of our students and colleagues, they represent dozens of donors who wanted to see the collection grow in scope, utility, breadth, and depth.  We do not yet know how students and researchers will utilize these materials, and we look forward to what 2019 will bring to the shelves.

On the Shelf: New items added to Center for Restoration Studies, University Archives, and Rare Books collections, December 2018

In December our colleagues in Technical Services and Cataloging added 114 items to the Center for Restoration Studies, University Archives, ACU Authors, Taylor Hymnals, and general rare books collections.  Some of these were new to us; in other cases these new additions gave us a second copy.  Further, the work performed on some of these items reflects original cataloging, which is a tremendous contribution to knowledge about information resources from and about the Stone-Campbell Movement.  In still other cases new catalog records were added for manuscripts collections that we processed downstairs.  Much of the December 2018 additions are AV in one format or another: cassette tapes, a few DVDs, a few LP records and I think a couple 8-tracks.  The first item on the list is part of our departmental reference library for staff use.

The Library in Daisy Hall, with a Jesse Sewell reading a book at a table and shelves of books around him.

Our goal is a comprehensive research-level collection of print materials by, for, and about the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement.  But beyond assembly and preservation, a collection should be discoverable by those who need the information.  Collecting and preserving is only part of our task; those objects must be described and made available.  Thanks to the close and careful work of our colleagues upstairs, who describe our holdings, these materials are now discoverable. By discoverable I mean a patron can utilize our online catalog (such as by searching by author, or title, or subject) to find these materials.

114 new items…cataloged, shelved, and ready for research:

Brown, Margaret R. Boxes for the protection of rare books : their design & construction
His Image Singers. To be like Jesus
His Image Singers. To God be the glory
His Image Singers (Musical Group) He gave me a song
Hughes, Tim, Higher ground
Reeves, Len, Merry Christmas
Cottrell, Jack, Captains in God’s army
Cottrell, Jack, The cross and the sword
McIlvoy, Debbie, Joy came down, glory, glory in the presence, surely the presence.
Kiamichi clinic
Russell, Bob, Welcome to Southeast
Florida Bible confernce. Florida Bible conference.
The history of Grace Avenue Church of Christ.
White, Carl, Spring Hill Church of Christ
Pinkerton, J. G. Pickin’s from Paw-paw’s patch
AVB (Musical group) What’s your tag say?
Acappella (Musical group) Sweet fellowship
Acappella (Musical group) Steppin’ on a cloud
Disciples Looking up
Acapella Company. Hear it in our voices
The Sounds of Glory Quartert. Sing with feeling
Acappella (Musical group) A savior is born
His Image (Musical group) Heaven’s gonna shine
Lancaster, Keith, Perfect peace
Tribute to Fanny J. Crosby : with Ray Walker.
Prestoncrest Church of Christ (Dallas, Tex.) Dallas Sing-song
Decatur Church of Christ (Decatur, Georgia) Congregational singing : bless be the tie that binds with Ray Walker
The Vintage Lads (Musical group) Sweet Beulah land
The Vintage Lads (Musical group) Concert classics : live at Eastside Christian Church, Fullertion California
The Vintage Lads (Musical group) Still makin’ music
The Vintage Lads (Musical group) Tribute to his grace
Searching for truth
Howard, Oliver, How narrow is the way?
Smith, F. LaGard (Frank LaGard), A Christian response to the “New Age” movement
McMillon, Lynn A., His needs, her needs
Shelly, Rubel, Restoring the gospel of Christ crucified
Lucado, Max, A gentle thunder
Mayeux, Randy, The continuing drama of worship
Walling, Jeff, Identity crisis in the church
Walling, Jeff, Logic driven or Spirit led
Oster, Richard, Current issues troubling Churches of Christ
Cope, Mike, One holy hunger : desperate quest to know God
Atchley, Rick, The cry of “why?” : an answer
Flatt, Steve, Thy kingdom come
Saunders, Landon B. The joyful kingdom whose time has come
Fenter, Randy, The incarnation of joy
Hood, Kregg, A kingdom shining like the sun
James, Larry M., Face to face with the king
Anders, Dan, The Lord reigned from a tree
J. P. Sanders appreciation dinner
Lucado, Max, A kingdom which cannot be contained
Rushford, Jerry, The triumph song of life
Cope, Mike, The inaugural address of hope
Ware, Phil, I saw Jesus standing
Shelly, Rubel, The escapable nearness of God
M. Norvell Young appreciation dinner
Atchley, Rick, Heralding grace and handling gripes
Woodroof, Jim, The heart of the good news
Shelly, Rubel, If Jesus were a church
Love, Bill. Jerusalem to Rome : who is the hero?
Saunders, Landon B. Hearts of fire embracing the one relationship you need most
Bland, Dave, Preaching from the wisdom literature
Reese, Jack, Exegesis to sermon in wisdom literature
Perry, Myrta Blanche Blanche Perry Papers, 1895-1990.
Randolph, Robert, Robert Randolph Papers, 1942-2005