Title of Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection includes correspondence, and legal and financial information regarding the history of Sabinal Christian College (Sabinal, TX).
Sabinal Christian College was founded in 1907 one mile east of Sabinal, TX, in Uvalde County by members of the Churches of Christ. The purpose of the school was to provide Bible teaching and religious training in addition to the usual literary curriculum. Courses included Bible, business administration, music, and speech, which were taught at primary, intermediate, high school, and college levels. The school reached a peak enrollment of 200 students and 9 faculty members under the administration of Isaac E. Tackett (1909-1913). Other presidents of the school included G. H. P. Showalter, W. A. Schultz, J. Paul Slayden, and J. O. Garrett. The college received inadequate financial resources due to WWI, depression in the cotton market, and a drought that caused crop failures, and the school closed on May 15, 1917.
The materials have been organized by type, and ordered chronologically.
II. Legal Documents
III. Financial Documents
IV. Meeting Minutes
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Extent of Collection
1.3 linear feet (1 box)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #358
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], Sabinal Christian College (Sabinal, TX) Records, 1905-1922. Center for Restoration Studies MS #358. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.
Finding Aid created by
Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz