Collection Title:

NACC Manuscripts, 1955-2009, undated

Repository:

The Helsabeck Archives of the Stone-Campbell Movement
Emmanuel Christian Seminary Library at Milligan
1 Walker Drive
Johnson City, TN 37601
Email: archives@milligan.edu

Creator:

North American Christian Convention

Title:

NACC Manuscripts, 1957-2009, undated

Collection No.

HSC0004

Extent

6 cubic feet (14 boxes)

Language(s):

English

Abstract:

This collection consists of manuscripts and related materials from workshops at the North American Christian Convention. The North American Christian Convention ran from 1927 to 2018 when it changed to become Spire. This collection includes workshop manuscripts on many contemporary topics of interest to ministers and church members.

Administrative History

First held in 1927, the North American Christian Convention was a gathering of the independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ (“4 C’s”). As such, it was not a denominational meeting, but a meeting highlighted by discussions, exhibits, worship services, and preaching. Beginning in 1950, the convention was held annually until 2018, after which the convention changed to become Spire. Leonard G. Wymore was the first full-time convention director, with offices in Cincinnati, OH, beginning in 1963. Following Wymore were Rod Huron (convention director, 1986-1997), Dusty Rubeck (executive director, 1997-1999), Terry Wuske (managing director, 1998-2002), Allan Dunbar (executive director, 2002-2009), and Larry Collins (managing director, 2002-2019). The convention has also historically had a committee, with women joining in the 1990s. The board of stewards was established in 1999. The convention has been held in conjunction with other similar meetings at times, including a long tenure with Bible Bowl, a youth Bible quiz competition.

Arrangement:

Collection is divided into three series, Convention Manuscripts, Other Files, and Catalog Files. Convention Manuscripts is arranged chronologically. Other Files is arranged alphabetically by folder title. Catalog Files is arranged alphabetically by box contents as it was accessioned.

Scope and Content Note:

The records of the North American Christian Convention Manuscripts are arranged in three series: I. Convention Manuscripts, II. Other Files, and III. Catalog Files. The Convention Manuscripts series spans 1955 to 2009 and contains undated material. It includes manuscripts from workshops presented at the conventions. The Other Files series spans 1967 to 1996 and includes undated material. This series includes files that were with the manuscripts but are different in nature, such as sermons and pamphlets. The Catalog Files series is undated and includes indexing information on manuscripts, indexed by author and by subject and title. The first set of cards by subject and title is currently missing.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information:

Accession 2018/003

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research. 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], NACC Manuscripts, Collection HSC0004, The Helsabeck Archives of the Stone-Campbell Movement, Johnson City, TN.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Katherine Banks

Completed in 2019.

Folder List

Box 1

I. Series: Convention Manuscripts, 1955-2009, undated

  • 1955

  • 1957

  • 1970-1972

  • 1973

  • 1974

  • 1975

  • 1976

  • 1977

  • 1978

  • 1979, Copy 1

  • 1979, Copy 2

  • 1980, Copy 1

  • 1980, Copy 2

  • 1980, Copy 3

  • 1981

Box 2

  • 1982, Folder 1

  • 1982, Folder 2

  • 1982, Folder 3

  • 1983, Folder 1

  • 1983, Folder 2

  • 1983, Folder 3

  • 1983, Folder 4

  • 1983, Folder 5

  • 1983, Folder 6

  • 1983, Folder 7

  • 1984, Folder 1

  • 1984, Folder 2

  • 1984, Folder 3

Box 3

  • 1985, Folder 1

  • 1985, Folder 2

  • 1985, Folder 3

  • 1985, Folder 4

  • 1985, Folder 5

  • 1986, Folder 1

  • 1986, Folder 2

  • 1986, Folder 3

  • 1986, Folder 4

  • 1987

  • 1988, Folder 1

  • 1988, Folder 2

  • 1988, Folder 3

Box 4

  • 1989

  • 1990, Folder 1

  • 1990, Folder 2

  • 1992, Folder 1

  • 1992, Folder 2

  • 1994

  • 1995, Folder 1

  • 1995, Folder 2

  • 1996, Copy 1

  • 1996, Copy 2

  • 1996, Copy 3

  • 1998

  • 1999

  • 2000

  • 2001

  • 2002, Copy 1

  • 2002, Copy 2, Folder 1

Box 5

  • 2002, Copy 2, Folder 2

  • 2003, Folder 1

  • 2003, Folder 2

  • 2005

  • 2009

Box 6

II. Series: Other Files, 1967-1996, undated

  • Miscellaneous Items, 1967-1989, undated

  • Sermons 1996, 1996

  • Theological Forum, North American Christian Convention, 1974-1977

Box 7

III. Series: Catalog Files, undated

  • Manuscripts by Author, A-L (Box 1)

Box 8

  • Manuscripts by Author, A-L (Box 2)

Box 9

  • Manuscripts by Author, M-Z (Box 1)

Box 10

  • Manuscripts by Author, M-Z (Box 2)

Box 11

  • Manuscripts by Subject & Title, E-R (Box 1)

Box 12

  • Manuscripts by Subject & Title, E-R (Box 2)

Box 13

  • Manuscripts by Subject & Title, S-W (Box 1)

Box 14

  • Manuscripts by Subject & Title, S-W (Box 2)


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