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Scope and Content Note

The personal papers of Thomas Langford, minister among Churches of Christ, educator at Texas Tech and elder at the Quaker Avenue Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas. Includes personal papers correspondence, notes, ACU papers, and essays. Also included is an autobiography. The collection also includes cassette tapes, sermons, and the "Concourse to Study Unity" (held in Denver, CO July 1962, known as The Denver Meeting).

Biographical Note

The following biographical note is excerpted from Langford’s obituary:

“LANGFORD - Dr. Thomas A., of Lubbock, departed this life on May 2, 2008, at the age of 77 years. He was born on October 20, 1930 to Homer and Nettie Langford. On August 7, 1953 Dr. Langford married Nellie Jo Cunningham in Dexter, NM. After completing the Kerrville Bible Training Work, he went on to obtain his Bachelors Degree from the University of California at Riverside, his Master's Degree from Texas Tech, and his Doctoral Degree from Texas Christian University. Dr. Langford was an ordained minister, a Professor of English Literature at Texas Tech and an Associate Dean and Dean of the Graduate School at Texas Tech. He was a member of the Quaker Avenue Church of Christ.”

Dr. Thomas A. Langford obituary,

Donor Note

David Langford


This collection is arranged by material type.

Content List

See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.
Boxes 1-10: personal papers, correspondence, notes, ACU papers, and essays
Box 10: papers and autobiography
Box 11: personal papers and cassette tapes
Box 12: sermons
Box 13: Concourse to Study Unity


Churches of Christ--Texas



Extent of Collection

18.5 linear feet (13 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #189

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

Audrey Schaffner, Ron Longwell, James Bridwell, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz, Avery Reinoehl

Subjects--Personal Names

Langford, Thomas


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