Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

This collection, the personal papers of Theodore Orosco Norton, consists of five boxes of booklets, pamphlets, event material, maps, correspondence, and church bulletins. The collection also includes transcripts from radio sermons, sermon notes, church membership directories, Omagh Bible School history, and notes from Ted Norton.

Biographical Note

Theodore “Ted” Orosco Norton attended and graduated from Abilene Christian in 1928. He served several churches in various cities including Post, Texas; Colorado City, Texas; Sterling City, Texas; Victoria, Texas; Huntsville, Texas; Wichita, Kansas; Snyder, Texas Manhattan, Kansas; and Kansas City, Missouri. He conducted a weekly radio broadcast on KFH in Wichita, Kansas. He was the editor of the "Primary Quarterly" published by Firm Foundation Co. for eight years. Norton was a member of the Board of Directors of Central Christian College until 1952. Wrote a column for a daily newspaper. He also served as an advisor for Alpha Iota and met with the Council of Religious Advisors at Kansas State University.

Donor Note

Ted O. Norton


Materials were kept in the order they were received as much as possible. The folder titles listed below in the inventory are a direct transcription from the creator’s original order. In some cases abbreviations have been replaced with fuller name forms. Untitled or blank folders are indicated in square brackets, as in [Untitled folder]. If a processor provides a title for a folder it is also noted in square brackets.

Content List

See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.


Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene), Churches of Christ--Kansas; Churches of Christ, Missouri



Extent of Collection

16.5 linear feet (11 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts # 35

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

Reid/Purcell, Audrey Schaffner, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz


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