Title of Collection
Howard Horton Papers, 1947-2000
Scope and Content Note
The collection is split into two series. The first series contains sermons, lessons, correspondence, notes and study guides from Howard Horton. The second series contains a collection of cassette tapes.
Born in 1917, Howard Patrick Horton attended Howard received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University in 1939, his Associates of Arts from David Lipscomb University in 1937, and Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University in 1959. He was married to Mildred E. Gladney in 1938, two years after he began preaching in 1936 in Fairveiw, Kentucky. He wrote a book, Breaking Down Barriers Among Catholics, in 1947. Horton was involved in radio broadcasts at WJLD, Bessemer, Alabama, WDOD-AM-FM, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and WCBM-WBAL, Baltimore, Maryland, and . He taught at various times at Central Christian College, Pepperdine University (where he was head of the Bible department from 1961-1964), Oklahoma Christian University, Harding University, and David Lipscomb University. Horton also wrote papers and articles for 20th Century Christian as a staff writer. He also did mission work, teaching at Ibaraki Christian College in Japan and at various other schools of Biblical studies, and he did mission work in Nigeria, Japan and Vietnam. Horton received the Diakonia Award at Lipscomb for 50 years of preaching. He later retired from Lipscomb in 1987 and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii to work with the Honolulu Church of Christ. He remarried Fleta J. "Jerry" Vantine (nee, Campbell) in 1993, two years after his wife, Mildred died. He died in Oklahoma City in 2000.
Howard Horton Family
Arranged by Vashti Carr. The collection is composed of two series: Series one contains Howard Horton's Papers and Series two houses Howard Horton's cassette collection. Files and papers are arranged in alphabetical order and a finding aid has been compiled noting the contents and titles of each box. The finding aid precedes the collection and is housed in a folder. Directly following the main collection is a binder that houses the finding aid for Horton's cassette collection. The cassette collection is also arranged alphabetically and is housed on the bottom shelf underneath the main collection.
Series One: Howard Horton’s Papers Folder: Howard Horton's Papers, 1947-2000 (finding aid arranged by Vasti Carr) Unmarked Box: Contains copies of material already housed in Horton's collection Box 1: #'s--B Box 2: C--D Box 3: Ea--Eternal Kingdom Box 4: Eternal Purpose--G Box 5: H--I Box 6: J--L Box 7: M--N Box 8: O--Rob Box 9: Rom--Sem Box 10: Sermons Box 11: Sermons Box 12: Sermon Notes 1-12 Box 13: Sermon Notes 9-16 Box 14: Sermon Notes 17-23 Box 15: Sev—Y Series Two: Howard Horton’s Cassette Collection Binder: Contains an alphabetical list of Howard Horton's cassette collection Cassette Box 1: Allen 1/18/98 – Horton 6/12 Cassette Box 2: Horton 6/12 – Horton 4/10/83 Cassette Box 3: Horton 4/17/83 – Horton 7/15/84 Cassette Box 4: Horton 7/22/84 – Horton 1/25/87 Cassette Box 5: Horton 2/15/87 – 11/4/90 Cassette Box 6: Horton 11/18/90 – Miscellaneous 10/25/90
Extent of Collection
8 linear feet (16 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript # 47
Center for Restoration Studies
[Identification of item], File or Folder Name, Howard Horton Papers, 1947-2000. Center for Restoration Studies MS #47. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.)
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Finding Aid created by
Reid, Vashti Carr, Audrey Schaffner
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