Foldered & Finished: Mable Fuchs Papers

The Mable Fuchs Papers (1920-1921) are processed and ready for researchers. The finding aid for the papers is now available on DigitalCommons@ACU and her scrapbook is now digitized and available on DigitalCommons@ACU.

Scrapbook page 1, Box 1, Folder 1, Mable Fuchs Papers, 1920-1921. Center for Restoration Studies MS #445. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

Mable Fuchs was an Abilene Christian College student from Mayfield, Oklahoma.

Scrapbook page 33, Box 1, Folder 1, Mable Fuchs Papers, 1920-1921. Center for Restoration Studies MS #445. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

This collection includes one scrapbook from Mable Fuch’s first year as a student at Abilene Christian College (1920-1921).

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:

Mixed Up in History, Part 3: Recipes from the Archive

We will participate in Preservation Week 2019 by hosting three preservation-themed webinars in the Special Collections and Archives reading room on the lower level of the ACU Brown Library from 1-2 pm on April 23, 25, and 26.

The one-hour webinars will focus on very practical strategies anyone can employ to preserve their family history.  At each webinar we will feature three different recipes from the archives, primarily drawing on the 1974 Women of ACC Cookbook. If you’re in Abilene please come join us, and if you can’t make it in person we’ll share links so you can watch the webinars online.  We will also share the recipes and some additional historical context about their authors. Below are the first three recipes we’re trying out– stay tuned for more!

Below are the recipes we’ll feature on Friday, April 26. Join us from 1-2 pm to learn about preserving family recipes.

Curry Dip
From the kitchen of Marguerite Anderson

Marguerite Anderson graduated from Abilene Christian College and then served as a librarian beginning in 1943.

Abilene Christian College. Prickly Pear, Yearbook of Abilene Christian College, 1936, yearbook, 1936; Abilene, Texas, University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.

Abilene Christian College. Prickly Pear, Yearbook of Abilene Christian College, 1952, yearbook, 1952; Abilene, Texas. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.

Page 4, Women of ACC. 1974. Women of ACC cookbook: recipes from members, ex-students and friends, and ACC specialities. Abilene Tex: Abilene Christian College.

Mama's Cream of Tartar Candy
From the kitchen of Mrs. Loreta Kelley

Mrs. Loreta Kelley worked in the Home Economics department and served many different ways around campus, including as a sponsor for Club as seen in the photograph below. She retired in 1985 and continued involvement at the university and at her church, University Church of Christ.

Abilene Christian University. Prickly Pear, Yearbook of Abilene Christian University, 1976, yearbook, 1976; Abilene, Texas. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.

Page 160, Women of ACC. 1974. Women of ACC cookbook: recipes from members, ex-students and friends, and ACC specialities. Abilene Tex: Abilene Christian College.

Almond Tea
From the kitchen of Mrs. Bert A. (Lazelle) Rose

Lazelle May Rose attended Abilene Christian College beginning in 1936 and went on to recieve a Masters Degree from ACC in 1956.

Hamil Family Funeral Home, photograph courtesy of the Rose family.

In addition to teaching, Lazelle Rose was active in the Women for ACC and Women’s Club of Abilene. She was an active member of Highland Church of Christ.

Page 14, Women of ACC. 1974. Women of ACC cookbook: recipes from members, ex-students and friends, and ACC specialities. Abilene Tex: Abilene Christian College.