Collection Title:

Dean E. Walker Papers, 1924-1983, undated

Repository:

The Helsabeck Archives of the Stone-Campbell Movement
Seminary Library
Milligan College, TN 37682
Email: archives@milligan.edu
http://library.milligan.edu/archives/

Creator:

Dean Walker

Title:

Dean E. Walker Papers, 1924-1983, undated

Collection No.

HSC0001

Extent

11.8 cubic feet (14 boxes)

Language(s):

English

Abstract:

Dean Everest Walker (1898-1988) was a preacher, church historian and academic administrator from the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. He also served as president of Milligan College and Emmanuel Christian Seminary. This collection contains his personal papers, including his sermon notes, writings, and thoughts on other writings.

Biographical Note:

Dean Everest Walker (1898-1988) was a preacher, church historian and academic administrator from the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. Walker earned degrees from Bethany College (B.A.), Tri-Cities College (B.A.) and Butler University (B.D., M.A.) After a season of doctoral study at the University of Edinburgh, Walker taught church history at Butler University from 1926 to 1950. That year he became president of Milligan College, where he would play an important role in bringing the institution financial stability and regional accreditation. In 1956, Walker became the founding president of Emmanuel School of Religion until 1969, when he resumed teaching church history for eighteen more years at Emmanuel. He died two years later.

Walker’s main concern was to bring the Stone-Campbell plea for catholic apostolicity into the twentieth century. He believed that the key to achieving this was to honor new and diverse ways of expressing the apostolic “tradition of Christ,” which is ultimately the organizing principal of the faith. As a churchman, he sought to bring about unity by actively working with both liberal and conservative factions of the movement. As an academic, Walker dedicated himself to articulating the nature of “tradition of Christ” and to identifying its presence in the various expressions of the faith throughout history. In total, his ecclesial and scholarly efforts ultimately found their most effective outlet in the classroom. Walker left an indelible mark on all who studied under him -- men and women whose commitment to unity and restoration can be traced back directly to their great teacher.

(Written by Matthew Richardson)

Arrangement:

The collection was processed minimally. The original order (alphabetical) and original series was kept. Dating typically was not done beyond what the folder explicitly states, with the exception of the Sermons series. Because the collection was processed minimally, the archivist will conduct restriction on a case-by-case basis. The collection is arranged into seven series: Comments, Materials Important to Dean E. Walker, Personal Things, Sermons, Writings, Duplicate Writings, and Audio. The Sermons Series is divided into three subseries: Topics, Funerals, Special Occasions.

Scope and Content Note:

The papers of Dean E. Walker are arranged into seven series: Comments, Materials Important to Dean E. Walker, Personal Things, Sermons, Writings, Duplicate Writings, and Audio. The Sermons Series is divided into three subseries: Topics, Funerals, Special Occasions. The Comments series spans 1927-1983 and includes undated folders. It includes Walker’s comments on various subjects. The Materials Important to Dean E. Walker series spans 1935-1983 and includes undated folders. It contains various subject files. The Personal Things series is undated and contains items personal to Walker. Especially of note is his poetry. The Sermons series spans 1917-1961, and includes undated folders. It is further divided into three subseries. The first subseries is Funerals , which spans 1924-1938 and includes undated folders. The second subseries is Special Occasions , which spans 1924-1959 and includes undated folders. The third subseries is Topics , which spans 1917-1961 and includes undated folders. The series as a whole includes sermons by Walker from throughout his life on a wide variety of topics and themes. The Writings series spans 1928-1979 and includes undated folders. It includes Walker’s general writings on a wide variety of topics. The Duplicate Writings series is undated and includes duplicates. Finally, the Audio series spans 1950-1982 and includes undated material. Of note are SoundScriber discs that include short audio memos.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information:

Accession 2018/001

Note: There was no accession year available when this collection was processed, therefore the year when processing started is used for the accession record.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research. However, due to the high level of processing, not all items that should be restricted have been restricted. Therefore, the archivist reserves the right to determine on a case-by-case basis if certain folders within the collection that have been requested for viewing cannot be made available due to various restriction compliance, including but not limited to student information, private personal information, and organizational information of a restricted nature.

Preferred Citation:

[Item], Dean E. Walker Papers, Collection HSC0001, The Helsabeck Archives of the Stone-Campbell Movement, Milligan College, TN.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Katherine Banks and Matthew Richardson

Completed in 2018.

Folder List

Box 1

I. Series: Comments, 1927-1983, undated

  • Allegiance

  • Anathema

  • Angels

  • Accountability, Antagonism, Anabaptists, Adventism, Atheism, Autonomy

  • Book of Acts

  • Adoption vs. Birth

  • Apostolic Church

  • Atonement

  • Authority
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

  • Baptism

  • Being to do – be

  • Bethany

  • Bible

  • Text and Canon

  • Biblical Criticism

  • Bind and Loose

  • British Churches

  • Brotherhood

  • Butler University – History

  • Creation, Character, Culture, Communication, Calling, Cross bearing, Compromise, Commitment, Covenant, Criticism, Challenge, Creating, Curiosity, Change, Coercion, Christianity is: Definitions

  • Alexander Campbell and Thomas

  • Campbellina

  • Capital Punishment

  • Christ

  • Christians – Mind of

  • Christian Doctrine

  • Christian Ethics

  • Church
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

  • Church Order

  • Church and State

  • Colossae

  • Common Mind

  • Conventions

  • Consistency

  • Cooperation

  • Corinthians

  • Cosmos

  • Cottrell

  • Councils

  • Cross

  • Denomination Defeat

  • Death

  • Debt

  • Devil

  • Disciples

  • Analysis of Church History Divisions – Denominations vs. Movement

  • Emotions, Evolution, Experience, Equality: Definitions

  • N. T. Ecclesiology

  • Ecumenical

  • Education
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

    • Folder 3

  • ESR [Emmanuel School of Religion] – Groundbreaking

  • ESR [Emmanuel School of Religion]

  • Ephesians
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

  • (Source of) Epistles

  • Equipping

  • Essentials

  • Eternal Life

  • EES [European Evangelical Society] – Cincinnati Consultation, 1977

  • EES [European Evangelical Society] – Correspondence – Unanswered

  • EES [European Evangelical Society], 1980

  • EES [European Evangelical Society]

  • Revival vs. Evangelism

  • Evangelism
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

  • Evil

  • Friendship, Finances, Forgiveness, Fact

  • Faith

  • Fellowship

Box 2

  • Freedom and Free Church

  • Frontier – influence of

  • Fundamentalism

  • Good, Goodness, Glory, Gospel: Definitions

  • Gallio

  • Giving

  • God

  • Gospel

  • Grace

  • Why Study Greek

  • Guilt

  • Head, History, Heart, Humility, Hope, Holy, Happy, Heat vs. Light, Healing, Honesty, Human Rights: Definitions

  • Happy

  • Heaven

  • Hebrews – (Trust)

  • Hell

  • Church History

  • Disciples, History of

  • Church History

  • History of Religion

  • History

  • Church History General – Creeds

  • Church History – undergraduates

  • Introduction to Church History
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

  • Holy Spirit

  • “The Holy Spirit and the Church”

  • Hosea

  • Household of God

  • Humility

  • “All Things Work Together for Good”

  • All Things New

  • Independents “1st” – Definitions

  • Identity

  • (Constant) Improvement

  • Incarnation

  • Inerrancy
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

  • Judas – Peter

  • Judgment

  • Kingdom of God

  • Knowledge

  • Legalism

  • Liberals

  • Locke

  • Communion – Lord’s Supper

  • Spiritual Worship in The Lord’s Supper

  • Lord’s Table

  • Love

  • Men of Movement, Movement, Model, Montecello, Meaning, Mediator, Mind, Music – Instrumental: Definitions

  • Adam – Eve – God: The Biblical View of Man

  • Seminar: M.C. – speeches

  • Milligan College Chapel Windows
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

  • Milligan College Objectives

  • Ministry

  • Associates in the Christian Mission

  • Mission – Missionary Societies

  • Myth – Mystery – Miracles

  • Name, N.T. Criticism, Natural, Normal: Definitions

  • Natural Law

  • Nature of the Church

  • NACC: Address to Convention Committee

  • Obedience, Order, Ordinance: Definitions

  • Obedience

  • Obermann

  • Open Membership

  • Ordination

  • Origins

  • Panel of Scholars

  • Pattern, Parable, Prayer, Psychology, Peter, Perfect, Peace, Personal Resp., Turning Point, Poor in Spirit, Prodigal Son, Protestant

Box 3

  • Passover

  • Philippians
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

  • Plea

  • Polity

  • Power

  • Prayer

  • Preaching

  • Committee on Preservation

  • Pragmatisim - Protestantism

  • Reformation, Responsibility, Righteousness, Religious, Religion, Reform, Restructure, Regeneration, Renewal, Remembrance, Relevance of Biblical Message, Reality, Reason, Redemption, Repentance, Righteousness: Definitions

  • Reconciliation

  • Reformation

  • Why Choose Religion

  • Renewal Through Recovery

  • Restoration

  • Restoration Movement
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

  • Restoration: II Sem, 1982-1983

  • Restructure

  • NCC – WCC – COCU – Restructure in the Light of the Restoration Movement

  • Restructure

  • Commission of Restudy: Some Panel of Scholars

  • Resurrection

  • Revelation

  • Rights

  • Royal Priesthood

  • Rural Church Comm.

  • Sin, Salt, Scholar, Sacrament, Structure, Synthesis, Sacramentalism, Survival, Soul, Secular, Solemnity, Sect, Sectism: Definitions

  • Jesus’ Use of Scripture

  • Sacrifice – Suffering

  • Salvation

  • Sanctification

  • Silence (Holy)

  • Anthropology: Sin – Normal in Man?

  • Slavery

  • Spiritual

  • Stewardship

  • Tragedy (Greek), Temptation, Truth, Thanksgiving, Tolerate, Teaching, Totalitarianism, Speaking in Tongues: Definitions

  • Telegraph

  • Temptation

  • Testimonies

  • Theology

  • Thessalonians

  • Thomas and I

  • Time

  • Tradition

  • Unconditioned, Unique: Definitions

  • Sources of Tension among Churches – Unity

  • Consultation on Internal Unity

  • Approaches to Unity since 1900 (Ecumenical, Reformed: Renewal, Revival, Evangelical, WCC, others)

  • Crises in the Restoration Movement – WRW – Unity

  • Unity

  • Unity – Nature of the Church

  • Victory

  • Way – Truth – Life

  • Wealth

  • Wilson-Walker Correspondence, 1927

  • Wisdom

  • Witnessing

  • Women in the Church

  • The Word and Words

  • Work

  • World Convention

  • DEW on Worship

  • Loose Items

II. Series: Materials Important to Dean E. Walker, 1935-1983, undated

  • Atlanta Declaration

  • Apocrypha

  • Attitude

  • Augustine

  • Authority

Box 4

  • Baptism

  • Barth-Bultmann

  • Bible

  • Bible – Revised Standard Version and The Living Bible

  • Book of Acts

  • British Churches

  • Brothers and Sisters in Christ

  • Burns

  • Calvin

  • Campbell – English Tour

  • Alexander Campbell – Ancient Order, Millennial Harbinger, Millennium Debates, Baptism, New Version, Missionary Societies, Preaching, Atonement, Co-operation, Silence of Scripture, Education

  • Thomas Campbell – Ministry, Declaration and Address, Brush Run Church

  • Charts

  • Christ
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

  • Christian Hymn Book

  • Christian Standard and the UCMS

  • Christmas
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

  • Church
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

  • Church Growth

  • Church and State

  • Common Mind

  • Common Sense Philosophy

  • Conference on Evangelism – Washington, D.C., 1967 September 28-30

  • The Consensus Fidelium

  • Conventions

  • Cooperation

  • Coptic Church

  • Cosmos

  • Councils

  • Creation

  • Cunningham Mission – Japan, 1935

  • The Declaration and Address for Today: H. Eugene Johnson

  • Discipleship

  • Divorce

  • Christian Doctrine


  • C.M.F.

  • Doctrine: Formal Basis – Lectures of F. D. Kershner

  • Dogmatism

  • Ecumenics

  • (Real) Education

  • Education (Includes – Mark Hopkins Log – Ray Stahl)

Box 5

  • Education – Counseling

  • Elders

  • Episcopacy, In Succession

  • Epistles

  • Equipping

  • Eternal Life

  • Christian Ethics

  • Christian Ethics – FDK

  • Evangelicals

  • Evangelism
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

  • Facts and Feelings

  • Faith

  • Basic Christian Faith: W. R. Walker

  • Faithfulness

  • Faith Promise

  • Fellowship

  • Forgiveness

  • Freedom

  • Fundamentalism

  • Galatians – Kindred

  • General Advice

  • Giving

  • Gerdtel, Ludwig von

  • Gnosticism

  • God - Freedom

  • The Gospel

  • Gospels

  • Grace

  • Happiness

  • Harnack, Adolph

  • Heaven

  • Illinois Church History

  • Church History

  • Holy Spirit

  • Holy Spirit – Family Lineage

  • What is “Human”

  • Independents

  • Inerrancy

  • God’s Image

  • Incarnation

  • Instrumental Music

  • Biblical Interpretation

  • Iona Abbey

  • Jews – Today

  • General Justification

  • Kierkegaard

  • The Kingdom

  • Hans Kung

  • Language

  • Last Supper

  • C.S. Lewis

  • Liberal Arts

  • Lincoln

  • Vachel Lindsey

  • Locke

Box 6

  • Lord’s House

  • Lord’s Supper

  • Love

  • Luke

  • Lunenberg Letter

  • Luther

  • Man’s Search for Meaning

  • Nature of Man

  • Marriage – divorce

  • Membership (Church)

  • Ministry

  • Monasticism

  • Montanism

  • Missions

  • Mysticism

  • Obedience

  • O.T. Studies

  • Ordinances

  • Ordination – Weddings – Church Bld

  • History of Pardee Hall

  • Passover – Seder Service

  • Bishop Paulinus

  • Peace

  • Pentecost

  • Personalities of Restoration Movement

  • Modern Philosophers

  • Piety – 3 Edinburgh Exemplars

  • Plato’s “Piety”

  • The Plea

  • Polilty

  • Prayer

  • Preaching – Preachers

  • Royal Priesthood

  • Providence

  • Quakers

  • Reality

  • Reconciliation

  • Redemption

  • Regeneration

  • Restoration Movement
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

  • Kershner Lectures by Dr. Dampier (Dr. Walker) – Restoration, 1983

  • Great Study Outline on N.T. Church Restored

  • Restructure – Shaw

Box 7

  • Restructure
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

  • Resurrection – Death

  • Revelation

  • Revenge

  • Sidney Rigdon

  • Sin

  • Sabbatarianism

  • Sacrifice

  • St. Louis Meeting of Fifty

  • Salvation

  • Plan of Salvation

  • Sarte

  • Schleiermacher

  • Scripture

  • Scholarship

  • Second Coming

  • Semper Fidelis

  • Slavery

  • Social Gospel

  • Song of Songs

  • Sons of God

  • Sons of Reformation Movement

  • Spirit – Spirituality

  • Suffering

  • Symbol

  • History of Theology

  • Theology

  • Tongue Speaking

  • Tradition

  • Translators

  • Trinity

  • Unity

  • Unity – Christian

  • Unity

  • Unity – Students’ Papers – First Class

  • Unity

  • Unity

  • Violence – First Class

  • Von Gerdtell

  • M. Watters Manuscript

  • The Way

  • Essays – John Walker

  • Watauga Association

  • Wealth

  • “Witness”

  • Word Abuse

  • Work

  • Worship
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

Box 8

III. Series: Personal Things, undated

  • Personal Things
    • Folder 1

    • Folder 2

  • Poems by DEW and other poems that he liked

  • Writings About Dean Walker

IV. Series: Sermons, 1917-1961, undated

Subseries: Funerals, 1924-1938, undated
  • 1924-1929

  • 1930-1938

  • Undated

Subseries: Special Occasions, 1924-1959, undated
  • Christmas, New Years, Easter, 1925-1959

  • Thanksgiving, Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, Armistice Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day, 1924-1953, undated

  • Education Day, Youth, Rotary, Candle-Lighting, Camp Fire Day, Labor Day, Temperance Sunday, Stewardship Sunday, 1924-1959, undated

  • Rally Day, Promotion Day, Children’s Day, Ordination, Pentecost, Homecoming, Other, 1926-1942, undated

Subseries: Topics, 1917-1961, undated
  • A, 1926-1942

  • B,
    • 1926-1938, undated

    • 1934-1936, undated

    • 1928-1938, undated

  • C,
    • 1917-1943, undated

Box 9

  • C,
    • 1928-1938, undated

    • 1926-1938, undated

    • 1926-1949, undated

    • 1917-1943, undated

  • D, 1928-1939

  • E,
    • 1924-1946, undated

    • 1926-1961, undated

  • F,
    • 1926-1948, undated

    • 1927-1942, undated

  • G,
    • 1928-1955, undated

    • 1926-1949, undated

  • H, 1927-1959, undated

  • I, J, K, 1925-1937, undated

Box 10

  • L,
    • 1917-1938, undated

    • 1917-1943, undated

  • M,
    • 1917-1945, undated

    • 1925-1948, undated

  • N, O, 1926-1939, undated

  • P,
    • 1927-1941, undated

    • 1926-1940, undated

    • 1917-1949, undated

  • Q, 1928-1930, undated

  • R,
    • 1925-1948, undated

    • 1926-1958, undated

  • S,
    • 1926-1943, undated

    • 1926-1949, undated

    • 1926-1946, undated

  • T,
    • 1926-1941, undated

    • 1926-1943, undated

  • U, 1928-1948, undated

Box 11

  • V, 1926-1949, undated

  • W,
    • 1926-1948, undated

    • 1925-1949, undated

  • Y, Z, 1928-1943

V. Series: Writings, 1928-1979, undated

  • Lectures – DEW – Havana, ILL: The Story of the Church, 1945

  • Brotherhood

  • A. Campbell – Ecumenical Theologian

  • Caring

  • Modern Practice of Apostolic Christianity

  • Baptism

  • Bible

  • Origin and Use of Bible: Lectures to HS conference

  • Bible Colleges

  • Benevolence

  • Blessings

  • Authority of Word – Christ

  • Affluence

  • Christology

  • Church

  • Church Fathers

  • Church History

  • G. Commission

  • Common Mind

  • Communion

  • Confession

  • Contemporary Religious Problems Notes

  • Conversation

  • Conversion

  • Corinthians

  • Creation

  • Cross

  • Deserting God

  • Denomination or Movement

  • Roots of Division

  • Sound Doctrine

  • Doing

  • Education

  • Eldership – Diaconate

  • ESR – Associates

  • Faith

  • Fellowship

  • Foreknowledge of God

  • Forgiveness

  • Freedom

  • Galatians

  • God

  • Goodness

  • Gospel

  • Grace

  • Heritage

  • Heaven – Death

  • Hebrews

  • Holy Spirit

  • J. Hopwood

  • Immortality

  • Inaugural Address

  • Incarnation

  • Judging

  • Julian

  • The Kingdom

  • Knowledge

  • Literature of Disciples (why study?)

  • Loneliness of Jesus

  • Lord’s Supper

  • Man

  • Mary: Mothers

  • McGarvey

  • Milligan College

  • Ministry of the Gospel

  • Missions

  • Mysticism

  • NACC

  • I Was There (beginning of NACC): Address to Convention Committee, 1979

  • Ordination

  • Pageant for Butler

  • Panel of Scholars

  • Parable

  • Pardon

  • Patriotism

  • Pattern?

  • Peace

  • Persecution

  • Peter

  • Philemon – Onessimus

  • Pilate

  • The Plea

  • Polity

  • Prayer

  • Preaching

  • Pride

  • Prophecy

  • Psychic Phenomena Seminar – D. Kershner

  • Reconciliation

  • Redemption

  • Reformation of the 19th C Class Lectures, 1977-1978

Box 12

  • Religion

  • Remembrance

  • Renewal Through Recovery

  • Repentance

  • Reserve: How to deal with the unexpected

  • Resistance unto Blood

  • Restore? What Else? 150th Annual Meet – E. TN, 1979

  • Restoration

  • Restructure

  • Comm – Restudy of Disciples

  • Resurrection

  • Roman Books – Libraries

  • Run Sammy Run

  • Second Coming

  • Shakespeare’s Home

  • Sin

  • Special Occasions: Ordination – Funeral – Days, etc.

  • Special Occasions: Charge to Pres. Leggett (Inauguration of)

  • Spiritualism: Seminar by F. D. Kershner

  • Stewardship

  • Reconciliation

  • Theodore of Mopsuestia, 1928

  • Theology and Modern Realism

  • Thesis? At ESR

  • Tradition of Christ

  • Transportation Prior to Civil War

  • Unity

Box 12

  • Unity

  • Unity: Adventuring – NACC Address, 1973

  • Consultation on Unity

  • This is the Victory

  • D.E.W. – Sources consulted by Foust (?)

  • W. R. Walker by DEW

  • Way – Truth – Life

  • Women

VI. Series: Duplicate Writings of Dean E. Walker, undated

  • Folder 1

  • Folder 2

  • Folder 3

VII. Series: Audio, 1950-1982, undated

  • “Spiritual Worship in the Lord’s Supper,” Dean E. Walker (cassette), 1982

  • SoundScriber Discs
    • Disc 1, 1950 July 23

    • Disc 2, 1952 January 22

    • Disc 3, undated

    • Disc 4, undated

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