Title of Collection

Burton Coffman Papers, 1901-1990


Burton Coffman

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the manuscript for Burton Coffman's memoirs. The collection is housed in 1 box.

Biographical Note

James Burton Coffman was a prolific author, teacher, and preacher. He was born in Taylor Co., Tex. in 1905. He attended Abilene High School, and received his B.A. from Abilene Christian College in 1927. He began preaching as an associate minister in Wichita Falls, Tex. in 1930. He spent over 60 years preaching. 30 of these years were spent at two churches: Central Church of Christ in Houston, Tex. and Manhattan Church of Christ in New York City. He retired from preaching in 1971. After he retired, he began composing a line-by-line commentary of the Old and New Testaments. The commentary contains 37 volumes, and was published by ACU press in 1992. Coffman began composing his memoirs in 1990; these were never published.

Donor Note

Burton Coffman


The collection keeps the creator's original order. The manuscript is divided into chapters, which are ordered sequentially.

Content List

Folder 1: Memoir Chapters 1-10, 1901-1938 Folder 2: Memoir Chapters 11-16, 1938-1956 Folder 3: Memoir Chapters 17-28, 1957-1968 Folder 4: Memoir Chapters 29-37, 1969-1976 Folder 5: Memoir Chapters 38-48, 1977-1990


Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene)



Extent of Collection

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #44

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

ACU StaffKayla Sanderson

Subjects--Personal Names

Coffman, James Burton, 1905-2006


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