Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Scope and Content Note

The collection includes personal papers from childhood, college, her time in Colombia, poetry, correspondence, journals, Bible class curriculum, and a quilt. It also includes professional papers from her business endeavors.

Biographical Note

The following biographical note was excerpted from

“Patty Coldwater was born April 22, 1951 in Pueblo, Colorado. She graduated in 1969 from Pueblo Centennial High School. Patty earned a BA in English from Harding College in 1973. As a senior, Patty was inducted to the Arkansas Eta chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society. Patty founded First Class Mailing Service on April 1, 1987. She was a national speaker for the Mailing and Fulfillment Services Association (MFSA) and for the National Postal Forum. Patty served as President of the Rocky Mountain Direct Marketing Association (RMDMA), on the board of directors for the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, the Boxelder Sanitation District, and the Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation. Patty’s Passion was studying God’s Word and sharing it. His Word was a lamp to her feet and a light to her path. She taught 5th grade Bible classes for over 20 years at the Loveland Church of Christ on S. Taft. Patty loved the Lord and looked forward to the perfect life beyond this one.”

Donor Note

Frank Coldwater


Materials kept in the original order as much as possible.

Content List

See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.


Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century Churches of Christ -- History -- 21st century Churches of Christ -- Colorado Manuscripts



Extent of Collection

15 linear feet (10 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #356

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

Carisse Berryhill, Chad Longley, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz, Ashlen Planes


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