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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.

Biographical Note

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.

Donor Note



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.

Content List

Box 1
Abilene Christian College Faculty Wives Scrapbook (1924-1961)


Abilene Christian College
Abilene Christian University
Christian education
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)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #121

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

Brady Cox, Mac Ice, and Amanda Dietz


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