Foldered & Finished: Fifth & Beechwood Church of Christ (Pittsburgh, PA) Records

The Fifth & Beechwood Church of Christ Records are ready for researchers. An updated finding aid and digitized selections from the collection are now available on DigitalCommons@ACU.

Notarized document from Trustees of the Church of Christ of Pittsburgh, Series II: Correspondence/Business, Fifth and Beechwood Church of Christ Records, 1931-1972. Center for Restoration Studies MS #7. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

This record group contains correspondence giving insight into the churches in Pennsylvania and the northeast in the 20th century. The collection contains letters, legal documents, binders, a list of new converts, and papers concerning elder selection.

Letter from Oakland Church of Christ to Cled E. Wallace, Series II: Correspondence/Business, Fifth and Beechwood Church of Christ Records, 1931-1972. Center for Restoration Studies MS #7. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

The Fifth and Beechwood Church of Christ was formerly known as the Oakland Church of Christ and is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Additional resources with connections to Pennsylvania from ACU Special Collections and Archives:

  • 56th Street Church of Christ, “56th Street Church of Christ (Philadelphia, PA) Collection, 1888-2016” (2018). Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids.
  • Kelton Church of Christ, “Kelton, Pennsylvania. Church of Christ Church Record Book 1838-1873.” (1873). Stone-Campbell Books.
  • Vandivier, John (JW) W., “John W. (J.W.) Vandivier Collection, 1850-1927” (2018). Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids.

Foldered & Finished: Richard F. Baggett Papers

The Richard F. Baggett Papers are ready for researchers. An updated finding aid and digitized selections from the collection are now available on DigitalCommons@ACU.

Report- April 1-June 8, 1952, folder 1, Richard F. Baggett Papers, 1952. Center for Restoration Studies MS #261. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

Richard F. Baggett graduated from Harding College in 1949. Richard and his wife, Mary, served as missionaries in Japan from 1950-1955, and 1956-1958. The focus of their work was training native preachers, establishing churches, teaching Bible at Ibaraki Christian College, and holding gospel meetings. The Baggetts were financially supported by the Coleman Avenue Church of Christ (Memphis, Tennessee), and the Union Avenue Church of Christ (Memphis, Tennessee).

Report- June 9-July 25, 1952, folder 1, Richard F. Baggett Papers, 1952. Center for Restoration Studies MS #261. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

This collection includes two reports from Richard F. Baggett, an American who was serving as a Churches of Christ missionary in Japan. Baggett mentions preaching in Japanese for the first time without the assistance of an interpreter, describes gospel meetings, discusses the presence of communists, and addresses accusations that those operating Ibaraki Christian College were premillennialists.

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Foldered & Finished: Christian Scholars Conference Records

The Christian Scholars Conference Records are ready for researchers. An updated finding aid and digitized selections from the collection are now available on DigitalCommons@ACU.

Christian Scholars Conference 1982 program, box 1, Christian Scholars Conference Records, 1981-2009. Center for Restoration Studies MS #4. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

The Christian Scholars Conference was created in 1981 by Dr.
Thomas Henry Olbricht of Pepperdine University. The conference is annually hosted by
universities associated with the Churches of Christ. The Conference’s mission is to create
and nurture an intellectual and Christian community that joins individuals and institutions
to stimulate networks of scholarly dialogue and collaboration.

Christian Scholars Conference 1994 program, box 1, Christian Scholars Conference Records, 1981-2009. Center for Restoration Studies MS #4. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

This record group contains papers including correspondence,
brochures, scholarly papers, and programs produced by the Christian Scholars Conference from 1981-2009. These records are housed in seven boxes.

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