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.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. 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.
Ora Mae Curry graduated from Thorp Spring Christian College in 1920. She taught history at Central High School (San Angelo, Texas), and attended Johnson Street Church of Christ (San Angelo, Texas).
This collection includes one scrapbook from Ora Mae Curry’s time as a student at Thorp Spring Christian College (Thorp Spring, Texas).
Other resources from ACU Special Collections about Thorp Spring Christian College:
- Tommy Davidson Papers, (1927-1981)
- K. C. Moser Papers, (1922-2000)
- Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Pribble, Jr. Papers, (1916-1917)
- Jewell Watson Papers, (1911-1983)
- Various images in the Sewell Photograph Collection