Title of Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection includes a scrapbook that recounts and details the history of the Abilene Christian College Faculty Wives (1924-1961). The scrapbook includes historical notes, lists of members, by-laws, and relevant newspaper clippings.
The Abilene Christian College Faculty Wives began in 1924 as the Dames Club. Wanda Baxter, wife of Abilene Christian College president Batsell Barrett Baxter, organized the group. Early on the group focused on assisting with the social affairs of the college and on doing personal work with the female students. Vera Sikes presented a history of the group during a meeting celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 1945. This sparked interest in preserving the group’s history, which led to the creation of the scrapbook.
The pages of the scrapbook have been removed from the binding and covers that they were originally held in because the binding was causing damage to the paper. The contents and pages of the scrapbook remain in the order in which they were discovered.
Abilene Christian College Faculty Wives Scrapbook (1924-1961)
Abilene Christian College
Abilene Christian University
Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century
Churches of Christ -- Texas -- Abilene
Education, higher -- Texas -- Abilene
Education, higher -- Women
Extent of Collection
1.3 linear feet (1 box)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #121
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], Abilene Christian College Faculty Wives Records, 1924-1961. Center for Restoration Studies MS #121. Milliken Special Collections, 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
Brady Cox, Mac Ice, and Amanda Dietz
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