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Library Special Collections

ACU Brown Library Receives Special Collections Endowment Gift

Our friends Joe Hawkins (75) and Kaye Price-Hawkins (72) established the Warder and Lottie Novak Special Collections Endowment.  This gift honors Kaye’s parents who spent their lives in ministry to Churches of Christ. We are grateful that their personal papers are entrusted to us at the library, and that this gift will allow us to acquire other important personal papers and records. Visit the library’s blog to learn more about the Warder and Lottie Novak Special Collections Endowment.

Dr. David Edwin Harrell, Jr.

Milliken Special Collections department remembers historian and religion scholar

With the death of Dr. David Edwin Harrell, Jr. in March, scholars of American Christianity and the Stone-Campbell Movement lost a perceptive historian and analyst, and church members across the world lost a talented writer and evangelist. Visit the library’s blog to learn more about Herrell’s life and career.


Great Songs of the Church

A Century of Great Songs: E. L. Jorgenson’s Remarkable Hymnal

Located in the main display area of Special Collections and Archives, this exhibit celebrates the centennial of the 1921 publication of the landmark hymnal Great Songs of the Church that was used by congregations, schools, colleges and universities, and singing assemblies around the world.

Max Lucado Collection:

Tell Me the Easter Story

Located in the Learning Commons Max Lucado Collection case is a new library exhibit called “Tell Me the Easter Story” that invites meditation during the Easter season on the passion of Jesus Christ and features seventeen works about the death and resurrection of Jesus written by Max Lucado between 1986 and 2013.