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The Samuel Ward Hutton Papers

Identifier: MS 188

Scope and Contents

The collection includes personal correspondence to and from Hutton concerning his family and business matters, narratives of his many trips both personal and professional, and numerous newspaper and magazine articles which he used in his ministry. Also included are church programs, newsletters and bulletins, as well as course outlines from the classes he taught at TCU. Also included are unpublished manuscripts and his personal library of books.


  • Creation: 1886-1974

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Ward Hutton was born in 1886 and died in 1974 at the age of eighty eight. He graduated from TCU with a bachelor's degree in 1911, and received a B.D. in 1931. He served as registrar at TCU for 22 years and taught religion classes at Brite College of the Bible from 1929 to 1954. After retirement from TCU he became the general secretary for the Texas Convention of Christian Churches. He was an authority on worship ministries and wrote several books on this subject. Mr. Hutton served the Christian Church all his life and left a great legacy in his papers, books, and manuscripts to guide others in their study of the ministry.


19 Linear feet

Language of Materials



The material is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Physical Location

Vault: shelf CE3-CE5

Immediate Source of Acquisition

On January 7, 1984, the Hutton Papers were accessioned from the University Christian Church by Roger Rainwater, the Special Collections Librarian for Texas Christian University.

The Samuel Ward Hutton Papers
Lisa Pena
January, 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
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