Title of Collection

William Newton Short, Jr. Papers, 1948-1997

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Inclusive Dates--Span

1948-1997

Inclusive Dates--Bulk

1948-1997

Scope and Content Note

A collection of autobiographical stories from experiences in Africa and America from Bill Short. Written in the 1990s, Short's recollections mainly include childhood memories from the late 1940s and 1950s.

Biographical Note

William Short was born on February 23, 1943 in Southern Rhodesia, Africa. Graduated from Gilbert Rennie School, Lusaka, Africa and moved to the United States in 1961. Received a BSW at Harding University and began Graduate Studies at Abilene Christian college before receiving his Masters in French, German, and Spanish from the University of North Texas. Short obtained his Doctorate in Foreign Languages from Rice University. Short was a Professor of Languages at McMurry University for 27 years, teaching French, German, and Spanish. He was the Chairman of Modern Languages and served as a sponsor of the Makona Social Club for almost 3 decades. He served as a member at Minter Lane Church of Christ for over 20 years where he taught bible classes. He traveled the world as a missionary and teacher, taking trips with Let’s Start Talking Ministries and led many International Studies Abroad campaigns.

Donor Note

unknown

Arrangement

Arranged by topic or story in chronological order.

Content List

Folder List: Folder 1: Lemmons, Thom Followed by 17 folders respectively labeled Reminiscences 1-17

Subjects

Africa

Language

ENGLISH

Extent of Collection

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #27

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment

Processing Status

Processed

Finding Aid created by

Reid, Audrey Schaffner

Comments

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