Title of Collection

Elmer and Bessie Patterson Papers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-9-2018

Inclusive Dates--Span

1948-1984

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains some of the personal papers of Elmer and Bessie Patterson. Materials include extensive notes, outlines, books, and church directories.

Biographical Note

Elmer and Bessie Patterson were married June 7, 1931. During their marriage, they lived in Hereford, Tex. and Tulsa, Okla. Elmer worked as a photographer for local newspapers and served as an elder in the churches they attended. He also directed, for a time, a Bible Correspondence Course supported by the Hereford Church of Christ. Bessie received her B.A. and M.A. from West Texas State College. She worked as a news reporter for Hereford's local radio station, a freelance writer, and a teacher in local schools.

Donor Note

Patterson family

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type; it is unclear if this maintains the creator's original order.

Content List

Box 1: Personal Papers; ACC Lectureship Outlines, 1950s; Copies of Gospel Advocate; Billy Graham Association Pamphlets; Bible Correspondence Course Materials Box 2: Notes on Church Doctrine; Cottage Meeting Bible Charts and Notes; Lesson Outlines; Church Bulletins Box 3: Notes on Church Doctrine; Issue of Action Newspaper; Lesson Outlines; Materials on Estate Planning Boxes 4-7: Teaching materials, church directories, church bulletins, casettes, and slides.

Subjects

Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Oklahoma (Tulsa)

Language

ENGLISH

Extent of Collection

7 boxes

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #68

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

ACU Staff Kayla Sanderson

Subjects--Personal Names

Patterson, Elmer; Patterson, Bessie (1910-2006)

Comments

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