Looking Ahead to Greater Horizons

Looking Ahead to Greater Horizons (1946-47) is a promotional film for Abilene Christian College (now named Abilene Christian University) that profiles the school’s Christian values, departments, extracurricular activities, and campus buildings, focusing primarily on the school’s benefactors and the World War II veterans that attend ACC. The narrator gives a history of campus development made possible through donors and examines temporary veteran housing that future donations could help improve.


Looking Ahead to Greater Horizons 1946-47


#tbt from ACU Special Collections: A minister writes his family, 1891

Dallas minister Morrison Meade Davis wrote to his wife and daughter in Sedalia, Missouri on 28 August 1891.  In it he writes of the weather, of making pastoral visits, of his loneliness and of the family’s plans for further travel.  He mentions attending a prayer meeting at the Pearl and Bryan Church of Christ, which he describes as “for the head, not for the heart.”

The letter is one of several (along with many cabinet-card photographs belonging to Davis of Christian Church ministers) acquired by Joe Johnson in the 1990s.  The Davis photo and letter collection is one sub-set of Joe’s remarkable assemblage of Stone-Campbell books, periodicals, ephemera now housed in ACU’s Center for Restoration Studies. Right-click the images to open in a new tab or window; click here for an annotated transcription of this letter.







#tbt from ACU Special Collections: Cammie McKeever Lawrence, ca. late 1880s

This hand-colored and embellished late 19th century image of Cammie McKeever Lawrence was donated to Center for Restoration Studies in 1992.  Cammie was a  great-niece of Alexander Campbell.  The McKeever family was active in the earliest educational efforts of the Campbell reform movement.  Here is Cammie’s page on Find-A-Grave.