Newspapers and Journals (Secondary Sources)
Dr. John C. Stevens told us many times as he searched the ACU student paper, the Optimist for his ACU history, No Ordinary University, "This is a gold mine of information." The local newspaper, church and church affiliated papers carry many nuggets of truth. For instance, if your current minister has been with you for more than a couple of years, can you pinpoint the date that he came to work with your congregation?
The church bulletin will likely help, but the Christian Chronicle or Gospel Advocate may also yield valuable information. They are indexed in Restoration Serials Index with data from 1974 forward. RSI is in print as well as available online (link opens in new window). There is also a print index of Gospel Advocate from 1855 to 1982.
Dr. Hans Rollmann's web site contains indexes for:
Browning, Ruth E. Genealogical Name Index to the Christian Messenger
Jim McMillan's web site contains author indexes to Mission Messenger and Restoration Review.
Texas congregations will want to check Eli Borden's paper, The Christian Pilot or the microfilm of Burnett's Budget at ACU.
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