Folder & Finished: William Mardell Lynch Papers

The William Mardell Lynch Papers (1939-2003) are processed and ready for researchers. The finding aid for the papers is now available on DigitalCommons@ACU and several items from the collection are digitized and available on DigitalCommons@ACU.

Sermon outline for Immortality, Box 11, Folder I, 1st drawer, William Mardell Lynch Papers, 1915-2003. Center for Restoration Studies MS #16. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

William Mardell Lynch was a Church of Christ preacher and writer. He began preaching in Memphis, Tennessee in 1939. He also wrote articles for the Gospel Advocate and other publications. In addition, he self-published two short books in 1956, “The Tobacco Tormentors” and “The Hydrogen Bomb and our Most Effective Defense Against It.”

Sermon outline for Is it Possible to be Religious and not be a Christian?, Box 11, Folder R, 1st drawer, William Mardell Lynch Papers, 1915-2003. Center for Restoration Studies MS #16. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

​This collection contains some of the personal and professional papers of William Mardell Lynch, including correspondence, research materials, photographs, and church bulletins. The collections is housed in 29 boxes and contains 6 series.

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: John W. Goodwin Papers

The John W. Goodwin Papers are ready for researchers. An updated finding aid and digitized selections from the collection are now available on DigitalCommons@ACU.

First page of “Encouragement” sermon notes, box 1, John Goodwin Papers, 1948-1979. Center for Restoration Studies MS #8. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives,, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

John Goodwin began preaching in the Churches of Christ in 1948. Before he began preaching, he worked as sales manager for Holsum Baking Co., Corpus Christi, Texas.

First page of “For the People had a Mind to Work” sermon outline, box 1, John Goodwin Papers, 1948-1979. Center for Restoration Studies MS #8. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives,, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

The collection contains the sermon notes and outlines of John W. Goodwin. The collection is housed in five boxes and one series.