Finding Aid Roundup: 2022 Year in Review

2022 saw growth across the board in ACU Special Collections and Archives, and new archival accessions and finding aids for these materials were no exception. We added 61 accessions to the collection and added or updated 99 PDF finding aids to our DigitalCommons@ACU repository. These new accessions contain material of almost every type and kind: from sermon manuscripts and teaching notes to correspondence, from photographs to magnetic audio reels, and from church records to university records.

61 accessions into University Archives and Center for Restoration Studies

These accessions include new acquisitions, accruals to existing collections, and maintaining records for existing record groups. The total materials accessioned this year totaled over 730 linear feet. 

Center for Restoration Studies new finding aids, 614 linear feet

  1. Pat Hardcastle Papers, 1945-1967, CRS MS#527
  2. Donas Jackson Haymes Papers, 1940s-2019, CRS MS#534
  3. Lawrence S. Steinmetz Papers, 1964-1998, CRS MS#538
  4. Omar Truman Burleson Papers, 1947-1979, CRS MS#548
  5. G. W. Nicholas Papers, 1943-1944, CRS MS#550
  6. Paul Felix Edwards Papers, 1935-1962, CRS MS#551
  7. Sheryl Taylor Curlee Papers, 1855-2022, CRS MS#552
  8. Highland Oaks Church of Christ (Dallas, TX) Records, 1855-2022, CRS MS#553
  9. Michael Robbins Weed Papers, 1970-2015, CRS MS#554
  10. Harold L. Scott, 1952-2017, CRS MS#555
  11. Charles Danny and Judith Lynne Snow Anders Papers, 1954-1985, CRS MS#557
  12. Howard Wayne and Jane Pearce Norton Papers, 1930-2022, CRS MS#558
  13. Billy Dale Dillon Papers, 1993-2020, CRS MS#559
  14. George Arthur Mester Papers, 1960s-1970s, CRS MS#560
  15. Irvington (Indianapolis, Indiana) Church of Christ Records, 1949-1953, CRS MS#561
  16. Stuart Craig Churchill Papers, 1994-2006, CRS MS#562
  17. Helen Morey Papers, 1981-1987, CRS MS#563
  18. Joe Wiley Akins and Shirley Gardner Akins Barber Papers, 1943-1948, CRS MS#564
  19. Stanley Lockhart Papers, 1977-2005, CRS MS#565
  20. J. F. Doggett Papers, 1940s, CRS MS#566
  21. Weldon Cannon Papers, 1952-2022, CRS MS#567
  22. Arthur Emmitt Burnett Papers, 1926-1954, CRS MS#568
  23. John and Catherine Pennisi Papers, 1974-2011, CRS MS#569
  24. Mildred DeSpain Stovall Carson Papers, 1926-1994, CRS MS#570
  25. Walter and Mary Nelle Kreidel Papers, 1965-1996, CRS MS#571
  26. Robert Dean Crutchfield Papers, 1964-1971, CRS MS#573
  27. Luther and Jean Marsh Papers, 1944-2001, CRS MS#574

Center for Restoration Studies revised finding aids, 551.35 linear feet

  1. Blue Ridge Encampment Papers, 1952-2002, CRS MS#38
  2. Central Church of Christ (Nashville, TN) Records, 1925-1969, CRS MS#39
  3. Robert S. Bell Papers, 1936-1988, CRS MS#40
  4. James Sterling Dunn Papers, 1892-1922, CRS MS#41
  5. James Burton Coffman Papers, 1901-1990, CRS MS#44
  6. Ira Young Rice Jr. Papers, 1943-1946, CRS MS#45
  7. Vernon A. and Ruthe Thompson Jackson Papers, 1955-2012, CRS MS#46
  8. Howard Patrick Horton Papers, 1947-2000, CRS MS#47
  9. A. M. Morris Papers, 1869-1977, CRS MS#48
  10. Luther Lamar Plunket Papers, 1960-2000, CRS MS#49
  11. Alfred Ellmore Papers, 1888-1915, CRS MS#56
  12. Slater Family Papers, 1928-2016, CRS MS#57
  13. Claud Francis Witty Papers, 1907-1948, CRS MS#58
  14. Robert McMillan Randolph Papers, 1930-2015, CRS MS#61
  15. Carl Herbert Stem Papers, 1967-1997, CRS MS#62
  16. Hillsboro Church of Christ (Hillsboro, TN) Records, 1957-2004, CRS MS#64
  17. Jack Welch Papers, 1896-1961, CRS MS#65
  18. Leroy Garrett Papers, 1947-2004, CRS MS#66
  19. John Franklin Wolfe Papers, 1939-2001, CRS MS#67
  20. Elmer and Bessie Lorene Chambers Patterson Papers, 1948-1984, CRS MS#68
  21. Kenney Carl Moser Papers, 1922-2000, CRS MS#69
  22. Horace Glen and Emma Dott Forsythe Coffman Papers, 1929-2001, CRS MS#70
  23. Edward Dean Clutter Papers, 1958-2001, CRS MS#71
  24. James Meadows, 1978-2002, CRS MS#72
  25. Reece Vernon Boyd Papers, 1894-2016, CRS MS#73
  26. Orlando Clayton Lambert Papers, 1918-1956, CRS MS#74
  27. Edward William Fudge Papers, 1969-2012, CRS MS#76
  28. Walter Ellis Burch, Jr. Papers, 1956-2006, CRS MS#77
  29. Joe Mac Lynn Papers, 1980-2000s, CRS MS#79
  30. George Stuart Benson Papers, 1955-1983, CRS MS#81
  31. James David Bales Papers, 1938-1991, CRS MS#82
  32. John Ridley Stroop Papers, 1859-2002, CRS MS#83
  33. Robert Henry Boll Papers, 1948-2012, CRS MS#84
  34. Joseph C. Malone Papers, 1925-1999, CRS MS#87
  35. John Lee Norris, 1927-1952, CRS MS#88
  36. Minter Lane Church of Christ Records, 1951-2004, CRS MS#89
  37. Jacob Vincent Papers, 1959-1995, CRS MS#90
  38. Global Campaigns (Abilene, TX) Records, 1981-1994, CRS MS#91
  39. Lester Clois Fowler Papers, 1920-2003, CRS MS#92
  40. Douglas LeCroy Papers, 1908-1993 CRS MS#95
  41. Restoration Forum Records, 1987-2007, CRS MS#97
  42. Rochester College Tape Collection, 1977-1985, CRS MS#99
  43. Ralph Clair Yadon Papers, 1920-1950, CRS MS#102
  44. Francis M. Churchill Papers, 1977-1992, CRS MS#103
  45. Harvie Mac Pruitt Papers, 1918-1967, CRS MS#104
  46. Leonard Ginther Wymore Papers, 1909-2010, CRS MS#108
  47. Robert Woodward Papers, 1980-2008, CRS MS#151
  48. Otis Gatewood Papers, 1910-1999, CRS MS#164
  49. Thomas Alexander Langford Papers, 1950-2011, CRS MS#189
  50. Paul Marlin Tucker Papers, 1940s-2000s, CRS MS#192
  51. John N. Clayton Papers, 1977-1990, CRS MS#208 
  52. James R. Fife, 1957-1983, CRS MS#241
  53. James T. Barclay Papers, 1807-1876, CRS MS#292
  54. Ernest Leo Stumbo Papers, circa 1940s-1970s, CRS MS#300
  55. Albert George Lemmons Papers, 1855-2014, CRS MS#301
  56. Epifanius Stephan Bilak Papers, 1974-1991, CRS MS#302
  57. Cooper’s Chapel Church of Christ Collection, 1950-1980, CRS MS#303
  58. Robert Carl Spain Papers, 1920s-1990, CRS MS#306
  59. Hezekiah Rastus “H. R.” Stringer Papers, 1918-2010, CRS MS#307
  60. National Conference on Youth Ministries Collection, 2012-2013, CRS MS#308
  61. Clifton Leslie Rogers Papers, 1941-1990, CRS MS#309
  62. Richard Barr Collection, 1975-2005, CRS MS#310
  63. Larry M. James Papers, 1975-2001, CRS MS#312
  64. Carladean Thompson Papers, 1955-2013, CRS MS#313
  65. Brush Run Church Collection, 1811-1950, CRS MS#314
  66. Jerry Wood Hill Papers, 1959-2014, CRS MS#319
  67. Bill D. Hoffman Collection, 1926-1957, CRS MS#393
  68. John Wilkins Papers, 2000-2010, CRS MS#428
  69. Timothy W. Bench Papers, 2012-2022, CRS MS#440
  70. Joe Allen Wilson Papers, 1960-1981, CRS MS#510
  71. Artie Odell Collins Papers, circa 1970s-2000s, CRS MS#511
  72. Week of Compassion Records, 1996-2005, CRS MS#524

Stay tuned to see where 2023 takes us! As always, if you see something above that piques your interest or could be useful for your research please get in touch and let us know what you’re thinking about; we’d love to help!