Kathryn Lucile Patton Papers, 1940-2000

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the personal papers and correspondence of Kathryn Lucile Patton. The collection includes a variety of materials including: missionary correspondence and newsletters, cassette tapes, slides, photos, yearbooks, Bible lessons, lesson outlines, sermons, tracts, workbooks, photo albums, tax reports, and address books. The collection was received at various intervals, therefore the arrangement of the collection varies.

Biographical Note

Kay Patton lived and worked in Germany from 1948-1957. She began her work there as a secretary for Otis Gatewood and expanded her ministry to missions during her tenure there. When she returned to the states, she stayed active in the church, teaching children's bible classes, ladies' bible studies, and at-home bible studies.

Donor Note

Patton family


This collection was received in multiple donations and is therefore arranged in various manners. The arrangement now relies solely upon the numbers on the boxes, which in turn creates only the time that each box was accessioned, producing no discernible order throughout the collection. Most boxes contain a variety of materials. When applicable, boxes were titled according to writing on the box. However, an arrangement seems to have been planned out. This proposed series list (that was never finished) is included in the finding aid.

Content List

Box List: Boxes 1-4: Personal papers and correspondence Box 5: Slides Box 6: Cassette tapes Box 7: Papers Box 8: Papers Box 9: Pictures and albums / Plaques Box 10: Personal papers/ 3rd Drawer Church History - Humility Box 11: [Missing] Box 12: Plaques / Photo albums Box 13: [Missing] Box 14: Miscellaneous Box 15: Biography, awards and accomplishments / Health Box 16: Missions newsletters Box 17: tapes/videos/books/plaques Boxes 18-20: Papers Box 21: 2nd Drawer (A-C) Box 22: Papers/Plaques/Pictures Box 23: 4th drawer - Reading - Writing Box 24: Top drawer (papers) Box 25: Papers and Plaques Box 26: Photographs / Albums Boxes 27-28: Papers Box 29: Photo albums Box 30: 3rd Drawer - Holy Spirit - Prophecy / 4th Drawer Box 31: Files for book "to be written" Box 32: Yearbooks Boxes 33-34: Cassette tapes Box 35: Photo albums Box 36: "Let's get acquainted with the Bible" Boxes 37-38: Papers Box 39: Cassette tapes / Papers / news clippings / contacts Box 40: Dictionary / correspondence / photos Box 41: Tax reports / correspondence Box 42: Address books / correspondence Box 43: Kay's Annual Missions Newsletter Box 2 Box 44: Kay's Annual Missions Newsletter Box 3 Box 45: Kay Patton Letters Correspondences Box 3 Box 46: Cassette tapes Box 2 Box 47: Cassette tapes Box 3 Box 48: Cassette tapes Box 4 Box 49: Notes / Bibles / cassette tapes Box 50: "My time in Germany" notes / photo album Box 51: Slides / Photos Boxes 52-53: Photographs Box 54: Photo Album



Extent of Collection

64.5 linear feet (54 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #222

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Closed to public research. Contact Milliken Special Collections for assistance

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

ACU StaffAudrey Schaffner

Subjects--Personal Names

Patton, Kathryn "Kay" Lucile, 1922-2010; Gatewood, Otis, 1911-1999


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