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.

Foldered & Finished: Max Lucado Papers

The Max Lucado Papers are ready for researchers. A finding aid is available on DigitalCommons@ACU and digital exhibits celebrating various aspects of the collection are available on the Exhibits page of our blog.

Correspondence from Tyndale House. Box 1 of 153, Series I. A Box 1 of 1, Max Lucado Papers, 1965-2016. Center for Restoration Studies MS #316. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

The Max Lucado Papers were established in 2015 when Lucado designated his alma mater’s Brown Library as the repository for materials documenting his career as a missionary, evangelist and writer. Lucado was the university’s Oustanding Alumnus of the Year in 2003 and earned bachelor’s (1977) and master’s (1982) degrees from ACU.

Max Lucado’s diploma. Box 106 of 153, Series III. A Box 13 of 14, Max Lucado Papers, 1965-2016. Center for Restoration Studies MS #316. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

“It was at ACU that I was found by Christ. I don’t think I found him, I think he found me and literally re-routed my life and my family’s for generations,” Lucado said. “I pray these papers can show some of that story to someone who needs a discovery of grace.”

Letter from child, 11 March 2014. Box 121 of 153, Series III. B Box 15 of 15, Max Lucado Papers, 1965-2016. Center for Restoration Studies MS #316. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

The Max Lucado Papers contain 153 boxes of materials created or collected by Max Lucado. The four series in these papers house Lucado’s productions (sermons, books, media), correspondence, awards and memorabilia, and merchandise.

Tibetan
Lucado, Max, and Sergio Martinez. 2009. [You are special].

Additional selected Max Lucado resources from ACU Special Collections and Archives: