[MS 46] Jesse P. Sewell

President of Abilene Christian College, 1912-1924

(Manuscripts 1 also contains Sewell materials added to the collection at an earlier date.)

Box 1
  • Bastiat, Frederick. The Law. Whittier, CA: Constructive Action, Inc., 1964.
  • Fernald, James C. and Frank A. Viletelly. Comprehensive Standard Dictionary of the English Language. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1933.
  • Gable, Lee J. Christian Nature Through the Church. New York: National Council of Churches, 1955.
  • Gillet, Edith L. At Work With Children In the Small Church. Chicago: Judson Press, 1940.
  • Harrison, Traverce. The Personal Worker's Assistant. Cincinnati: Standard Publishing Co., 1921.
  • Hope, Norman Victor. One Christian, One World, One Church. Philadelphia: Church Historical Society, 1953.
  • Miller, Ella May. A Woman In Her Home. Chicago: Moody Press, 1968.
  • Osborne, Cecil. The Art of Understanding Yourself. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1967.
  • Outline of the New Testament: Matthew Through Acts, Book VII, Part I, 1944.
  • Restoration Quarterly. Vol. 13, No. 1, 1970.
  • Scott, Harvey. An Outline Study in Parent Education. Tyler: Harvey Scott, 1953.
  • Sewell, J.P. Class Notes On the Shorter Epistles. Abilene Christian College Publishing.
  • Thomas, Leslie G. Restoration Handbook. Nashville: Gospel Advocate Co., 1941.
  • Webster, Noah. Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. Springfield: GC Merriam Co., 1919.
  • Small box containing pocketknife and various other things.
Box 2
  • Plaque honoring Mrs. Sewell for her part in the Heritage Club.
  • Doctorate Certification for J.P. Sewell from Abilene Christian College.
  • Doctorate Certification for J.P. Sewell from Harding College.
Box 3
  • Two Yearbooks from Columbia Christian College, 1971 and 1972.
  • Five photographs of the Sewells.
  • Collection of photos from J.P. Sewell's 92nd birthday celebration presented by Don Heath Morris.
Box 4
  • Two Bibles.
  • ACC Faculty Directory.
  • Songbook.
  • Special Events Books:
    - ACC Horizon, summer 1965.
    - ACC Bulletin, Jan, 1967.
    - Musical Program "Like Stars Shining Brightly," Oct, 1980.
    - Tribute to Dr. John C. Stevens, 11.01.1981.
    - 75th Anniversary of ACU Commemorative Magazine, 1980-1981.
    - ACC Horizon, summer, 1963.
    - Inauguration of John C. Stevens as 8th President of ACC, 02.21.1970.
    - Christian Bible Teacher, 1876-1969.
Box 5 - Articles and Clippings
  • ACC Today:
    - Honoring Don H. Morris, 1902-1974.
    - July-Aug, 1969.
    - Fall 1983.
    - Jan-Feb, 1983.
  • Abilene Reporter-News:
    - Aerial View of ACC, 08.16.1953.
    - 11.09.1968.
    - 07.04.1969.
    - 07.05.1969.
    - 07.08.1969.
    - 04.12.1981.
  • Christian Chronicle, 07.14.1969.
  • Corsicana Daily, 01.22.1966.
  • Optimist:
    - 02.23.1966.
    - 10.04.1968.
    - 09.26.1969.
    - 10.04.1983.
  • Miscellaneous:
    - "Gifts Breathe Life Into ACU."
    - "ACC Honors Dr. Sewell."
    - "Texas House Passes Memorial Honoring President of College."
    - "Hear J.P. Sewell Education Revival."
Box 6 - Photos
  • 47 Pamphlets relating to Christianity and the Church.
  • J.P. Sewell in front of Alexander Campbell family grave stone, 07.28.1948.
  • J.P. Sewell in front of Campbell family study, 07.28.1948.
  • J.P. Sewell at Laguna Beach, CA.
  • Puget Sound Encampment, 1948.
  • S.A. Ribbles, 12.20.1987.
  • Brush Rum Meeting House, 07.28.1948.
  • Royce Money and J.P. Sewell.
  • Bethany College, 07.28.1948.
  • Home of Alexander Campbell in Bethany, WV.
  • Steven Sewell (great-grandfather).
  • Father of J.P. Sewell.
  • Picture of Jas and J.P. Sewell.
  • J.P. and Daisy Sewell.
  • Riverside congregation where Sewell preached in 1948.
  • Binkley.
  • 2 folios of unidentified prints.
Box 7
  • 3 Notebooks of sermon notes of Jesse P. Sewell.
  • Story entitled "Maxie" written by Steven Goad.
  • Sermons:
    - Program Building in a Church
    - Witness for Jesus
    - Christ Loves to the Uttermost
    - The Faith of Noah
    - The New Testament Church and the Name of Jesus
    - What Shall We Do with 1956?
    - Supervision of a Church's Educational Work
    - The Aim of the Church's Education Work
    - The Church's Supreme Purpose
    - The Church: an Educational Agency
    - Does the Average Church Make Adequate Arrangements to Achieve Her God-Ordained Purpose?
    - A Fundamental Distinction - The Church vs. Sunday School
    - Teachers in a Church
    - Teaching in the Church
    - Grading and Classification
  • Lessons and Notes:
    - Notes on Hebrews
    - The New Testament Church - Lesson 1
    - The Teacher's Bible Equipment
    - Suggestions for a Week Day Educational Program
    - The Home in a Church's Educational Work
    - The Teaching Program of the Early Church
    - Organization and Administration of a Church's Educational Work
    - A Philosophy of Christian Education
    - Christian Education and Freedom
    - The Church and the Children
    - Principles of Secondary Education
    - The Aim of a Church's Educational Work
    - A Fundamental Distinction - The Church vs. Sunday School
    - Christian Education - Work and Worship of the Church
    - Training the Church for Work
    - Training in the Full Scope of the Gospel
    - The Elder's Vision
  • Documents written by Sewell:
    - Abilene Christian College
    - Parent Training Course
    - A Syllabus - The Organization and Administration of the Educational Work in the Local Church
    - Christian Education in the Years Ahead
    - The Organization and Administration of a Church's Educational Work
  • Correspondence - three letters from Jesse P. Sewell to Dr. Dale Hulett
  • Miscellaneous writings:
    - Selection of Materials
    - Young People's Topics
    - 'Every Member' Questionnaire
  • Books:
    - Sewell, Jesse P. The Home as God Would Have It.
    - Sewell, Jesse P. Ideal Womanhood.
    - Sewell, Jesse P. Elders in a Church of the Lord.
    - Elders as Stewards or The Stewardship of Souls.
    - Witt, Paul C. Let Marriage Be Had in Honor.

Thanks to a donation from an alumnus, the Special Collections at ACU's Center for Restoration Studies now houses two Ethiopian religious texts dating back to the turn of the 19th century.
 

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