Vertical Files Finding Aids updated

Updated finding aids for three sets of Vertical Files have been updated and are now available for browsing or download.

Over the past year hundreds of new items have come into the collection, necessitating a substantial updating of three lists: Church Leaders Biographical Files, Congregational Files, and Organizational Files.  New materials about 59 individuals brings the bio file count to 1379; items from 129 congregations brings that total to 1089; and new files for 53 organizations brings that total to 378.

ACU Library staff created this set of files in the 1980s to collect and preserve materials from and about ministers, missionaries, congregations and a wide array of organizations, entities, businesses, non-profits, and missionary, educational, and benevolent institutions affiliated with Churches of Christ, Christian Churches and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The file set includes clippings, articles, promotional materials, newsletters, photographs and ephemera.  These three sets complement two additional sets of vertical files (for Subjects and for World Churches) all housed as part of the collections of Center for Restoration Studies.  All five sets are open to researchers.

We solicit donations for these file sets.  Ephemera of all kinds, promotional brochures, annual reports, photographs all contribute to our knowledge of the past.  Contact Mac Ice at for details on how you can preserve these materials.  We add new materials regularly and welcome your partnership in preserving them.

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