James Franklin Cox Papers

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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes James Franklin Cox's handwritten MA Thesis, "The College Curriculum in Texas," letters and papers from his time as president, and some of Cox's books.

Biographical Note

President of Abilene Christian College, 1911-12, 1932-40

Donor Note



This collection was reboxed, but maintained in the order ascribed to it when processed into University Manuscripts.

Content List

Box #1 James Franklin Cox’s handwritten M.Ed. Thesis, “The College Curriculum in Texas.” ACC Biography - Cox, James F. Biography of James F. Cox, 1935-1936 by Margaret Moss Dedicatory Program for A.B. Morris Stadium Board of Trustees Letters Letters to President Cox concerning honorary degrees of C.R. Nichols and Chas. H. Roberson Feb. 25, 1931 Letter to J.S. Arledge of financial condition of administration, from President Cox Letter to ACC Ex: Letter from Don Morris concerning President J.F. Cox Letter from J.G. Hardin concerning the death of Mrs. Hardin List of SRS for 1935 - Spring “Plans for a greater Abilene Christian College” - 1936 “The Faculty of ACC” by J.F. Cox Aug. 28, 1935 Letter of Resignation Remarks at Chapel concerning Mr. J.G. Hardin Memorial S.E. Ledger “Letter from Sam” Gospel Advocate vol. 97, no. 5 Outline Studies of the Old Testament by James F. Cox Box #2 Speech on Tape - “Sammy’s Letter/James.” 7-28-50 Envelope (no letter) from Egypt addressed to Mr. James Franklin Cox Envelope from Jerusalem, 1936, containing nine little folders holding pressed flowers gathered in Bethlehem Book, Latin Grammar Textbook, signed by James Cox Plaque, copper plate inscribed, “Margaret Cox, in memory of her service, C.S.O.” Book, “ABC of Japanese Art.” Board of tourist industry, Japanese government railways, 1937. Book, “The School Speaker and Reader,” ed. William DeWitt Hyde, 1900. Book, “Our Bible,” ed. Frank Pack, 1953. Note to Mary Cox Haggard from James F. Cox. Book, “The Principal and His School,” Ellwood P. Cubberley, 1923.



Extent of Collection

2 Boxes

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #340

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Brady Cox


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