Foldered & Finished: Claude Adrian Guild Papers

The Claude Adrian Guild Papers (1939-1992) are processed and ready for researchers. The finding aid for the papers and digitized selections are now available on DigitalCommons@ACU.

The Unity of the Spirit sermon, Box 1, Folder 9, Claude Adrian Guild Papers, 1939-1992. Center for Restoration Studies MS #60. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

Claude Adrian Guild was born in Buffalo, Montana, in 1916. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Abilene Christian College in 1939 and a Master of Arts in Religion from Pepperdine University in 1978. Guild was raised as member of the Lutheran Church but later converted and began serving as an evangelist for the Churches of Christ. He was baptized by J. C. Bailey in Radville, Saskatchewan. Guild preached for a number of Churches of Christ in Texas including Springtown Church of Christ in Springtown, and Riverside Church of Christ in Fort Worth. In Oregon Guild served at Southwest Church of Christ in Tigard and also held evangelistic meeting across the Western United States and Canada. Additionally, he spent time as a missionary in Australia, and served as the Vice President of Columbia Christian College (Portland, Oregon) and as the President of Fort Worth Christian College (Fort Worth, Texas). Guild died in 1996.

The “Tas-Dil” News, 24 May 1981, Series II, Box 1, Folder 7, Claude Adrian Guild Papers, 1939-1992. Center for Restoration Studies MS #60. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

This collection includes sermons, scrapbooks, biographical information, notes from graduate studies, and a number of awards. The Australia – Bulletins and Advertisements folder and the red scrapbook provide insight into Guild’s work as a missionary in Australia. The scrapbooks provide the most biographical information and the most substantive correspondence.

Foldered & Finished: Edward Washington McMillan Papers

The Edward Washington McMillan Papers (1863-1986) are processed and ready for researchers. The finding aid for the papers and digitized selections are now available on DigitalCommons@ACU.

Photograph of Edward Washington McMillan at Columbia Christian College, Box 20, Folder Pictures: glossy and finished, Edward Washington McMillan Papers, 1863-1986. Center for Restoration Studies MS #17. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

Edward Washington McMillan, a minister, author, and editor, was born in Baden, Texas on September 27, 1889. He attended Gunter Bible College, Austin College, Baylor University, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Preached in the majority of the United States and in Japan, China, Korea, and India. Founded Ibaraki Christian College in Japan and served as president. McMillan served as president of Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas. He served in Churches of Christ in Waco, Cleburne, Abilene, Fort Worth, Lubbock, and Garland, Texas; Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; and in Santa Ana and Whittier, California. He served as a part of the ACC Bible faculty from 1929-1934. McMillan died at the age of 101 in 1992 and is buried at Holloway Cemetery south of Sherman, Texas.

Brotherly Love sermon outline dated 1 November 1942, Box 11, Folder Sermons Union Avenue Church May 1942, Edward Washington McMillan Papers, 1863-1986. Center for Restoration Studies MS #17. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

This collection consists of the personal papers of E.W. McMillan. Includes personal correspondence, books, photographs, scrapbooks, sermons, lectures, notes, and teaching materials. Also contains Ibaraki Christian College papers, film strips, slides, plaques, certificates, a ceremonial Bible, and a pair of geta.

Foldered & Finished: Thomas Wesley Rogers Papers

The Thomas Wesley Rogers Papers (1962-1985) are processed and ready for researchers. The finding aid for the papers and digitized selections are now available on DigitalCommons@ACU.

The Korean Reporter newsletter December 1965, Box 1, File #2, Thomas Wesley Rogers Papers, 1962-1985. Center for Restoration Studies MS #271. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

Thomas Wesley Rogers was born on September 30, 1900, in Fayetteville, Tennessee. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham–Southern College (Birmingham, Alabama) in 1927, a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois) in 1928, and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University (Chicago, Illinois) in 1948. Rogers served as a professor and taught business and economics at Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa) from 1928-1929, Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana) from 1929-1941, and as a visiting professor at David Lipscomb College (Nashville, Tennessee), and the University of Texas (Austin, Texas). He also worked as an economist for the American Finance Corporation (1938-1964). Rogers served as an elder and as the Chair of the Missions Committee at the Otter Creek Church of Christ (Nashville, Tennessee).

The Korean Reporter July-August 1966 newsletter, Box 1, File #3, Thomas Wesley Rogers Papers, 1962-1985. Center for Restoration Studies MS #271. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

This collection includes correspondence with missionaries, mission reports (e.g., The Korean Reporter), and financial records concerning Churches of Christ mission work in Korea, and Korea Christian College (1962-1971). These materials were arranged and annotated by Thomas Wesley Rogers while serving as the Chair of the Missions Committee at Otter Creek Church of Christ (Nashville, Tennessee). Additionally, there are bulletins from the Otter Creek Church of Christ (1970; 1980-1985).


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