Title of Collection

Horace and Dott Coffman Papers, 1929-2006

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains some of the personal and professional papers of Horace G. Coffman, who served as associate minister of Broadway Church of Christ, Lubbock, Tex., and his wife, Dott Forsythe Coffman. The types of materials in this collections include financial and legal documents, personal notes and research, audio recordings, correspondence, photographic materials, and physical objects. The collection contains 10 series and is housed in 92 boxes. Volumes from Coffman's personal library were separated from the collection and added to the university's larger collections. These books can be found in the university's catalog with a note that they are a gift from Horace Coffman.

Biographical Note

Horace Coffman was born in Potosi, Tex. in 1915. He attended Abilene High School and received his Bachelor's degree from George Pepperdine College (now Pepperdine University). He married Dott Forsythe in in 1943, and in 1946, they moved from Los Angeles to Lubbock, Tex. 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.

Donor Note

Coffman family


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

Series 1: Photographic Materials - Box 1-2 Series 2: Maps and Charts - Box 3 Series 3: Scrapbooks and Scrapbook Materials Personal Scrapbooks - Box 3 Glynn Johnson Memorials - Box 3 Broadway Materials - Box 3 Series 4: Diaries, Minutes, and Proceedings - Box 4 Series 5: Legal Documents Certificates and Quotes - Box 5 Insurances Policies - Box 5 Series 6: Audio Recordings Audio Recording Tape - Box 6-10 Wax Discs - Box 10 Cassette Tapes - Box 11-13 CDs - Box 14 Series 7: Financial Documents Financial Statements and Budgets of Broadway Church of Christ - Box 15-17 Bills and Receipts - Box 17 Notes - Box 17 Series 8: Correspondence Letters - Box 18-22 Greeting Cards - Box 22-26 Series 9: Printed Materials Books - Box 27 Directories - Box 28-33 Bulletins - Box 34-35 Periodicals - Box 36-37 Songbooks - Box 38-39 Sheet Music - Box 40-56 Newspaper Clippings - Box 58 Brochures - Box 59 Pamphlets - Box 59-61 Programs - Box 62 ACC/ACU Material - Box 63 LCC/LCU Material - Box 63 Tracts - Box 64-65 Certificates and Awards - Box 65 Broadway Ministries - Box 66-73 Series 10: Class Notes/Research Notes - Box 74-77 Sermon Notes - Box 77 Biography and Essays - Box 77 Wedding Notes/Programs - Box 78-79 Funeral Notes/Programs - Box 79 Ephemera, funeral program - Box 80-84 Box 85-92 are extra large boxes that house photographs, audio recording and large physical objects. There are also blueprints and posters housed in the wooden map case, third drawer from the bottom.


Churches of Christ--Texas (Lubbock)



Extent of Collection

41.0 linear feet (92 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #70

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


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