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Scope and Content Note

Contains a number of awards that Dr. Brantly and his wife received, letters sent to the Brantly's during and following his recovery from Ebola, a Liberian flag, pictures, a portrait, and magazines.

Biographical Note

The following biographical note is excerpted from

“Brantly, his wife, Amber and their two small children moved to Monrovia, Liberia in October of 2013, working as medical missionaries on a two-year assignment with Samaritan’s Purse. Brantly treated patients in the general clinic and in the Ebola treatment center, where he and the team followed strict international codes to avoid contamination. As the number of Ebola patients increased steadily over the next two months, Brantly took on the role of medical director for the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center. On July 23, he woke up feeling under the weather and his condition declined rapidly. He was diagnosed with Ebola Virus Disease. In the nine days that followed his grim diagnosis, he grew sicker and weaker from the disease. Through the care of the missionary team, a plasma donation from a 14-year old survivor whom Brantly had treated and a dose of the experimental drug, ZMapp, his condition improved. He was airlifted to Emory University Hospital, where he made a complete and miraculous recovery.”

Donor Note

Kent Brantly


Materials were kept in the original order as much as possible. Boxes 6-10 are located in oversized storage.

Content List

See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.


Churches of Christ -- History -- 21st century Churches of Christ -- Texas – Abilene Manuscripts



Extent of Collection

15 linear feet (11 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restpration Studies Manuscripts #322

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

Emily Wright, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz, Ashlen Planes


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