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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Foldered & Finished: Ross Dean Blasingame Papers, (1958-1969)

The Ross Dean Blasingame Papers are ready for researchers. An updated finding aid and digitized selections from the collection are now available on DigitalCommons@ACU.

Bulletin for Reynolds at First Street Church of Christ 12 January 1969, Goldthwaite Bulletin, 1968-1969, Ross Dean Blasingame Papers, 1958-1969. Center for Restoration Studies MS #2. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

Ross Dean Blasingame served as preacher at the churches represented in these papers at the time the bulletins were published.

The Actuate 24 August 1958, folder The Actuate, 1958 – Bulletins from Lingleville, Texas Church of Christ, Ross Dean Blasingame Papers, 1958-1969. Center for Restoration Studies MS #2. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

This collection includes bulletins from Churches of Christ in Texas and New Mexico from 1958 to 1969. Bulletins are bound by congregation and then by date. The collection is housed in one box and one series.

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