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.

Tibetan
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.

Foldered & Finished: George Carter Collection, (1952-1967)

The George Carter Collection, (1952-1967), is ready for researchers. An updated finding aid and digitized selections from the collection are now available on DigitalCommons@ACU.

The Ways of Man, box 1, folder 7, George Carter Papers,
1952-1967. Center for Restoration Studies MS #3. Abilene Christian University Special
Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

The George Carter Collection contains sermons by various preachers and of the Saskatoon Star, a bulletin for the Saskatoon Church of Christ in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Jesus is the Water of Life, box 2, folder 10, George Carter Papers, 1952-1967. Center for Restoration Studies MS #3. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The collection is arranged numerically and alphabetically. It ranges from 1952 to 1967.

A selection of other manuscripts with connections to Canada: