Finding Aid Round Up

We’ve been busy writing finding aids for recent acquisitions and revising finding aids for sets of papers already in our holdings. You can browse all of our collections on DigitalCommons. See something below that piques your interest or could be useful for your research? Get in touch and let us know what you’re thinking about; we’d love to help!

Carr Family Bible, MS#422 [Revised Finding Aid]
This collection includes one Bible from the Carr family. The cover and beginning pages of the Bible are missing and it begins in Genesis 18.

Burl Edward “B. E.” Davis Papers, 1936-1989, MS#450 [Revised Finding Aid]
Burl Edward “B. E.” Davis was a professor of Communication at Abilene Christian University from 1969. Burl Edward Davis married Frances Dawn Bartlett Davis on February 22, 1952. The couple had four children, Kathy, Kay, Phyllis, and Mike. Burl Edward Davis passed away on May 21, 1998. This collection includes term papers, research reports, journal articles, surveys, correspondence, pamphlets, and presentations.

Paul William “Bill” Hosse Papers, 1949-2015, MS#463 [Revised Finding Aid]
This collection includes Paul William “Bill” Hosse’s sermons, sermon charts, teaching materials, information related to his short-term mission trips in Russia and Eastern Europe, personal and academic papers, and cassettes.

Dale Victor Knowles II Papers, 1984-2008, MS#476 [Revised Finding Aid]
Dale Victor Knowles II is a preacher, editor, writer and publisher who was involved as a planner and promoter of the annual Restoration Forum meetings. These materials reflect his activity in that capacity; he created and collected these materials. These papers include materials relating to the Restoration Forum, held annually from 1984-2007. There is additional material reflecting on the history and impact of the Forums, which was assembled in 2007 or 2008. The materials were rehoused from boxes into acid-free folders, retaining the creator’s original order. Folders contain photographs, programs, ephemera, cassette or video recordings, CDs and clippings. Boxes 1-2 contain folders for each Forum. Boxes 3-4 contain video cassettes of Forum presentations.

Restoration Forum and Restoration Forum III — March and July 1985, Dale Victor Knowles II Papers, 1984-2008. Center for Restoration Studies MS #476. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

A. M. and John McCormick Papers, 1934-1973, MS#498 [New Finding Aid]
This collection likely pertains to the Non-Sunday School Churches of Christ. One file folder consisting of a letter from W. Carl Ketcherside to John [McCormick?] dated 12 August 1973; three photographs (two possibly of A. M. McCormick; one of Wesley Jones, Dewey Shaw and Arlin Miller); a broadside written by A. M. McCormick; and several bulletins from the Main Street Church of Christ, Lockney, Texas, ca. 1934.

Stay tuned for more installments of Finding Aid Round Ups!