Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains some of the personal and professional papers of Horace Glen Coffman who served as associate minister of Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas, and his wife, Emma Dott Forsythe Coffman. The types of materials in this collection include financial and legal documents, personal notes and research, audio recordings, correspondence, photographic materials, and artifacts. The collection contains 10 series and is housed in 92 boxes.

Biographical Note

Horace Glen Coffman was born in Potosi, Texas in 1915. He attended Abilene High School and received his Bachelor's degree from George Pepperdine College (now Pepperdine University). He married Emma Dott Forsythe in 1943, and in 1946, they moved from Los Angeles to Lubbock, Texas. There, Coffman began serving as associate minister at Broadway Church of Christ. He spent over 50 years counseling, teaching, and serving the Broadway congregation. Late in life, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and passed away in 2006. Dott passed away in 2012.

Donor Note

Horace and Dott Coffman and Nan Hadley


The collection is arranged into the following 10 series, imposed upon the collection by the processor:
I. Photographic Materials
II. Maps and Charts
III. Scrapbooks and Scrapbook Materials
IV. Diaries, Minutes, and Proceedings
V. Legal Documents
VI. Audio Recordings
VII. Financial Documents
VIII. Correspondence
IX. Printed Materials
X. Literary Productions

Correspondence and photographic materials are then loosely organized by date.

Content List

See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.


Churches of Christ--Texas (Lubbock)
Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century



Extent of Collection

41 linear feet (92 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #70

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Kayla Sanderson, Amanda Dietz, Brianna Mullins, Avery Reinoehl, and Mac Ice


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