Folder & Finished: Ila Duncan Sewell Papers

The Ila Duncan Sewell Papers (1921-1924) are processed and ready for researchers. The finding aid for the papers is now available on DigitalCommons@ACU and digitized selections are also available on DigitalCommons@ACU.

Scrapbook page 5, 1921-1924, Ila Duncan Sewell Papers, 1921-1924. Center for Restoration Studies MS#399. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

​Ila Christine Duncan received an A.B. from Abilene Christian College in 1924, and married Jesse Mac Sewell on December 30, 1926, in El Paso, Texas. She taught English in Ysleta High School (El Paso, Texas), and later received an M.A. from Texas Western College of the University of Texas (later named the University of Texas at El Paso) in 1949. She died on December 25, 2002.

Scrapbook page 109, 1921-1924, Ila Duncan Sewell Papers, 1921-1924. Center for Restoration Studies MS#399. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

This collection contains a scrapbook from Ila’s time as a student at Abilene Christian College. This scrapbook includes photographs of ACC students and Jesse Mac Sewell, pamphlets from school shows and graduations, some correspondence, newspaper clippings, and biographical information from many fellow ACC students.

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:

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.