Two new scholarly journals launching soon

Students of Restoration Movement thought and history will want to be aware of two new academic journals.

Teleios is a join-venture by scholars from the International Churches of Christ (ICOC), the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, and Churches of Christ.  Teleios is multi-disciplinary and multi-media, accepting articles, fiction, poems, and photographs.unnamed.jpg

Journal of Discipliana revives Discipliana and will be published by Disciples of Christ Historical Society.  It will “explore issues relevant to all aspects of thought and religious life and practice within the historical or contemporary Stone-Campbell Movement.”Image may contain: 6 people

 

Be on the lookout: Directory of the Ministry

We very recently received a gift of several volumes of A Directory of the Ministry of the Undenominational Fellowship of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Pictured here are the volumes for 1970, 1971, and 1974.  This directory contains a wealth of information about ministers, congregations, missionary groups and parachurch organizations.

A Directory of the Ministry of the Undenominational Fellowship of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.

A Directory of the Ministry of the Undenominational Fellowship of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.

With the new additions, our collection how holds most all editions from 1966-2010.

We lack these volumes:

1955-1965

1975-1978

1981-1985

1987

1988

2002

2011-present

It is an essential part of our collection, and we really ought to have a nice, full complete set.  Can you please help us secure these much-needed volumes?  Contact Mac Ice at mac.ice@acu.edu

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 mac.ice@acu.edu for details on how you can preserve these materials.  We add new materials regularly and welcome your partnership in preserving them.