Foldered & Finished: Max Lucado Papers

The Max Lucado Papers are ready for researchers. A finding aid is available on DigitalCommons@ACU and digital exhibits celebrating various aspects of the collection are available on the Exhibits page of our blog.

Correspondence from Tyndale House. Box 1 of 153, Series I. A Box 1 of 1, Max Lucado Papers, 1965-2016. Center for Restoration Studies MS #316. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

The Max Lucado Papers were established in 2015 when Lucado designated his alma mater’s Brown Library as the repository for materials documenting his career as a missionary, evangelist and writer. Lucado was the university’s Oustanding Alumnus of the Year in 2003 and earned bachelor’s (1977) and master’s (1982) degrees from ACU.

Max Lucado’s diploma. Box 106 of 153, Series III. A Box 13 of 14, Max Lucado Papers, 1965-2016. Center for Restoration Studies MS #316. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

“It was at ACU that I was found by Christ. I don’t think I found him, I think he found me and literally re-routed my life and my family’s for generations,” Lucado said. “I pray these papers can show some of that story to someone who needs a discovery of grace.”

Letter from child, 11 March 2014. Box 121 of 153, Series III. B Box 15 of 15, Max Lucado Papers, 1965-2016. Center for Restoration Studies MS #316. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

The Max Lucado Papers contain 153 boxes of materials created or collected by Max Lucado. The four series in these papers house Lucado’s productions (sermons, books, media), correspondence, awards and memorabilia, and merchandise.

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Lucado, Max, and Sergio Martinez. 2009. [You are special].

Additional selected Max Lucado resources from ACU Special Collections and Archives:

Foldered & Finished: Exodus/New Jersey Records

The Exodus/New Jersey Records are ready for researchers. An updated finding aid and digitized selections from the collection are now available on DigitalCommons@ACU.

Broadway Bulletin from 12 September 1971, box 1, Exodus/New Jersey Papers, 1964-1971. Center for Restoration Studies MS #10. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

Exodus/New Jersey was a missions program spearheaded by the Golf Course Road Church of Christ in Midland, TX. The church, along with others sent families and individuals to Somerset Co., New Jersey to establish a church plant. The program was a part of the larger Exodus Movement, which sought to establish Churches of Christ in the Northeast.

Advancing the Church through Effective Missions September 1965, box 1, Exodus/New Jersey Papers, 1964-1971. Center for Restoration Studies MS #10. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

International Mission is an organization founded by Garretson Road Church of Christ in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The organization sought to evangelize international travelers in New York City by inviting them into the homes of members of their congregation.

International Mission booklet, box 1, Exodus/New Jersey Papers, 1964-1971. Center for Restoration Studies MS #10. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

This collection contains materials concerning and produced by the Exodus/New Jersey missionary program. The collection also contains materials produced by International Mission, an organization sponsored by Garretson Road Church of Christ.

Other resources from ACU Special Collections related to the Exodus Movement: