Foldered & Finished: Owen Glen Cosgrove Papers

The Owen Glen Cosgrove Papers (1973-1996) are processed and ready for researchers. The finding aid for the papers is now available on DigitalCommons@ACU and digitized selections are also available on DigitalCommons@ACU.

Abilene Christian College postcard from the Sewell Photograph Collection

Dr. Owen Glen Cosgrove received his Bible degree from Abilene Christian College, a master’s degree from Sul Ross, and a Ph.D from the University of North Texas.  While a student at ACC, Cosgrove preached for the Church of Christ in Robert Lee, Texas. He served as minister in several Churches of Christ and also held gospel meetings across the Southwest. Cosgrove is known for authoring several gospel tracts popular among Churches of Christ.

Batsell Barrett Baxter’s interview with President John C. Stevens is now digitized.

This collection contains oral histories made by Owen Cosgrove and others. These histories contain the recollections of influential persons associated with Abilene Christian University. Some of the individuals interviewed include Don H. Morris, John C. Stevens, Garvin V. Beauchamp, and Walter H. Adams. The collection includes interview transcripts and cassette tapes of the interviews.


We hope you will check out the digitized selections from the Cosgrove Papers available on DC@ACU. We’ll be adding to this digital content for a while, so check back again soon to hear more oral histories!

Foldered & Finished: Elsie Beatrice Green Dement Papers

The Elsie Beatrice Green Dement Papers are ready for researchers. The finding aid for the papers is now available on DigitalCommons@ACU and digitized selections are also available on DigitalCommons@ACU.

Selections from Scrapbook I, Box 1, Elsie Green Dement Papers, 1928-1934. Center for Restoration Studies MS #394. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

Elsie Beatrice Green was born to William Hosea Green and Emma Olive Bryant Green on April 28, 1911, in Abilene, Texas. Her father was in charge of the Weather Bureau in Abilene (1909-1945). She attended Abilene Public Schools and graduated from Abilene Christian College with a B.S. in 1932. Elsie taught in schools in Texas, New Mexico, and Alaska after graduating from Abilene Christian College. She married Eugene Dement on May 24, 1951. They lived in New Mexico until they both died on September 14, 1959 following a car accident.

Selections from Scrapbook I, Box 1, Elsie Green Dement Papers, 1928-1934. Center for Restoration Studies MS #394. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

This collection contains a scrapbook (split into two binders) from Elsie’s time as a student at Abilene High School and Abilene Christian College.

Selections from Scrapbook I, Box 1, Elsie Green Dement Papers, 1928-1934. Center for Restoration Studies MS #394. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.


Other resources from ACU Special Collections and Archives related to Abilene High School and Abilene history:

Foldered & Finished: Abilene Christian College Faculty Wives Records

The Abilene Christian College Faculty Wives Records are ready for researchers. The finding aid for the Abilene Christian College Faculty Records is now available on DigitalCommons@ACU and the digitized scrapbook is also available on DigitalCommons@ACU in its entirety.

Scrapbook [page 7], Abilene Christian
College Faculty Wives Records, 1924-1961. Center for Restoration Studies MS #121.
Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene
Christian University, Abilene, TX.

These records include a scrapbook that recounts and details the history of the Abilene Christian College Faculty Wives (1924-1961). The scrapbook includes historical notes, lists of members, by-laws, and relevant newspaper clippings.

Scrapbook [page 37], Abilene Christian
College Faculty Wives Records, 1924-1961. Center for Restoration Studies MS #121.
Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene
Christian University, Abilene, TX.

The Abilene Christian College Faculty Wives began in 1924 as the Dames Club. Wanda Baxter, wife of Abilene Christian College president Batsell Barrett Baxter, organized the group. Early on the group focused on assisting with the social affairs of the college and on doing personal work with the female students. Vera Sikes presented a history of the group during a meeting celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 1945. This sparked interest in preserving the group’s history, which led to the creation of the scrapbook.

Scrapbook [page 195], Abilene Christian
College Faculty Wives Records, 1924-1961. Center for Restoration Studies MS #121.
Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene
Christian University, Abilene, TX.