Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains some of the financial papers, history, and photographs from the Pecos River Family Encampment.

The collection is housed in one box.

Biographical Note

The Pecos River Family Encampment began meeting in 1940, when James Frank Black, preacher, and Charlie Chandler, rancher, decided that Chandler's land would be the ideal location for a camp. After a short hiatus during the World War II years, the camp began meeting again in 1944. The campground is located on Hwy. 349 between Iraan and Sheffield, Texas, on the bank of the Pecos River. The camp is supported by the local churches of Christ.

Donor Note

Melissa Verett


The collection is arranged by material type, then if necessary, by date.

Content List


[First Folder] Finding Aid
Folder 1–Financial Records, 1944-1996
Folder 2–"A History of the Pecos River Family Encampment, 1940-1996" by Glenn P. Willeford
Folder 3–Photographs, 1996 Session


Churches of Christ--Texas
Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century



Extent of Collection

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #22

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

ACU Staff, Kayla Sanderson, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz

Subjects--Personal Names

Black, James Frank
Chandler, Charlie


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Creative Commons License

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