Title of Collection
Burton Coffman Papers, 1901-1990
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains the manuscript for Burton Coffman's memoirs. The collection is housed in 1 box.
James Burton Coffman was a prolific author, teacher, and preacher. He was born in Taylor Co., Tex. in 1905. He attended Abilene High School, and received his B.A. from Abilene Christian College in 1927. He began preaching as an associate minister in Wichita Falls, Tex. in 1930. He spent over 60 years preaching. 30 of these years were spent at two churches: Central Church of Christ in Houston, Tex. and Manhattan Church of Christ in New York City. He retired from preaching in 1971. After he retired, he began composing a line-by-line commentary of the Old and New Testaments. The commentary contains 37 volumes, and was published by ACU press in 1992. Coffman began composing his memoirs in 1990; these were never published.
The collection keeps the creator's original order. The manuscript is divided into chapters, which are ordered sequentially.
Folder 1: Memoir Chapters 1-10, 1901-1938 Folder 2: Memoir Chapters 11-16, 1938-1956 Folder 3: Memoir Chapters 17-28, 1957-1968 Folder 4: Memoir Chapters 29-37, 1969-1976 Folder 5: Memoir Chapters 38-48, 1977-1990
Churches of Christ--Texas, Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene)
Extent of Collection
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #44
Center for Restoration Studies
[Identification of item], File or Folder Name, Burton Coffman Papers, 1901-1990. Center for Restoration Studies MS #44. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
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Finding Aid created by
ACU Staff, Kayla Sanderson
Coffman, James Burton, 1905-2006
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