Title of Collection
Elmer and Bessie Patterson Papers
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 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.
The collection is arranged by material type; it is unclear if this maintains the creator's original order.
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.
Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Oklahoma (Tulsa)
Extent of Collection
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #68
Center for Restoration Studies
[Identification of item], File or Folder Name, Elmer and Bessie Patterson Papers. Center for Restoration Studies MS #68. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment.
Finding Aid created by
ACU Staff Kayla Sanderson
Patterson, Elmer; Patterson, Bessie (1910-2006)
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