Title of Collection
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.
Elmer (23 March 1904-8 November 1992) and Bessie Lorene Chambers (22 November 1910-25 December 2006) Patterson were married June 7, 1931. During their marriage, they lived in Hereford, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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.
Sherry Patterson Coldwell
The collection is arranged by material type. It is unclear if this maintains the creator’s original order.
Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Oklahoma (Tulsa)
Extent of Collection
3.5 linear feet (7 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #68
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], Elmer and Bessie Lorene Chambers Patterson Papers, 1948-1984. Center for Restoration Studies MS #68. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.
Finding Aid created by
ACU Staff, Kayla Sanderson, Amanda Dietz, Brianna Mullins, Mac Ice, and Avery Reinoehl
Patterson, Elmer; Patterson, Bessie (1910-2006)