Title of Collection

Howard Patrick Horton Papers, 1947-2000

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Inclusive Dates--Bulk


Scope and Content Note

The collection is split into two series. The first series contains sermons, lessons, correspondence, notes and study guides from Howard Horton. The second series contains a collection of cassette tapes.

Biographical Note

Born in 1917, Howard Patrick Horton attended Howard received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University in 1939, his Associates of Arts from David Lipscomb University in 1937, and Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University in 1959. He was married to Mildred E. Gladney in 1938, two years after he began preaching in 1936 in Fairveiw, Kentucky. He wrote a book, Breaking Down Barriers Among Catholics, in 1947. Horton was involved in radio broadcasts at WJLD, Bessemer, Alabama, WDOD-AM-FM, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and WCBM-WBAL, Baltimore, Maryland, and . He taught at various times at Central Christian College, Pepperdine University (where he was head of the Bible department from 1961-1964), Oklahoma Christian University, Harding University, and David Lipscomb University. Horton also wrote papers and articles for 20th Century Christian as a staff writer. He also did mission work, teaching at Ibaraki Christian College in Japan and at various other schools of Biblical studies, and he did mission work in Nigeria, Japan and Vietnam. Horton received the Diakonia Award at Lipscomb for 50 years of preaching. He later retired from Lipscomb in 1987 and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii to work with the Honolulu Church of Christ. He remarried Fleta J. "Jerry" Vantine (nee, Campbell) in 1993, two years after his wife, Mildred died. He died in Oklahoma City in 2000.

Donor Note

Howard Horton Family


Arranged by Vashti Carr. The collection is composed of two series: Series one contains Howard Horton's Papers and Series two houses Howard Horton's cassette collection. Files and papers are arranged in alphabetical order and a finding aid has been compiled noting the contents and titles of each box. The finding aid precedes the collection and is housed in a folder. Directly following the main collection is a binder that houses the finding aid for Horton's cassette collection. The cassette collection is also arranged alphabetically and is housed on the bottom shelf underneath the main collection.

Content List

Series One: Howard Horton’s Papers Howard Horton's Papers, 1947-2000 (finding aid arranged by Vasti Carr) Box 1: #'s--B Box 2: C--D Box 3: Ea--Eternal Kingdom Box 4: Eternal Purpose--G Box 5: H--I Box 6: J--L Box 7: M--N Box 8: O--Rob Box 9: Rom--Sem Box 10: Sermons Box 11: Sermons Box 12: Sermon Notes 1-12 Box 13: Sermon Notes 9-16 Box 14: Sermon Notes 17-23 Box 15: Sev—Y Box 16: Unmarked Box: Contains copies of material already housed in Horton's collection Series Two: Howard Horton’s Cassette Collection Box 17: Allen 1/18/98 – Horton 6/12 Box 18: Horton 6/12 – Horton 4/10/83 Box 19: Horton 4/17/83 – Horton 7/15/84 Box 20: Horton 7/22/84 – Horton 1/25/87 Box 21: Horton 2/15/87 – 11/4/90 Box 22: Horton 11/18/90 – Miscellaneous 10/25/90



Extent of Collection

22 Boxes

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #47

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

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

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Reid, Vashti Carr, Audrey Schaffner


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