Title of Collection

Leonard Burford Papers


Leonard Burford

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the personal correspondence and photographs of Leonard Burford and his two siblings, Mable and Jack Burford. The collection also contains numerous works in braille, hymnals and music books, and recital programs. In addition, this collections includes some personal artifacts and documents of Leonard Burford.

Biographical Note

Chairman of ACC Music Department, 1938-1961

Donor Note



This collection has been rearragned in order to conserve space. Some photographs and artifacts, including tapes, have been shifted around. The collection has also been reboxed and the number of boxes has decreased.

Content List

Box #1 List of item level descriptions Music Certificates and Awards Newsletters and Bulletins Thank You Booklet Composition book, Virginia Fisher Guest Book Pamphlet written by Leonard Burford Hymnal Programs Newspapers and newspaper clippings News bulletins Personal letters and cards Postcards and business correspondence Received Christmas Cards Letters to Leonard Burford Postcards and Business cards Alumni association letter Music books, textbooks, and hymnals Hymn book manuscript to be published Box #2 Music Programs Music Handwritten essay titled, “Worship in Song” The Student’s Music Book Business correspondence and receipts Financial record book Two pamphlets written by Leonard Burford titled, “What Must I Do to be Saved?” Two class record books of attendance and grades Catalogue for the Texas School for the Blind, 1922-1923 Newspaper clippings Correspondence and invitations Mable Burford’s scrapbook Carbon copy of Leonard Burford’s doctoral dissertation, 1951-1952 Typed and bound manuscript of an oral interview of Jack and Mable Burford titled, “Overcoming Handicaps,” for Chapel Talk by Leonard Burford Medical Insurance Information Photographs and newspaper clippings relating to Jack Burford Tax Documents, Jack and Mable Burford Class Reunion letters and photographs, class of 1934 and class of 1929 Deed Records Typed essays written by Leonard Burford, 1936 Wills and legal documents Financial record notebook Pocket notebook Music books Diplomas Box of tapes, coin purse, ACC class photo, reading glasses, Texas pins, two jewelry boxes, two Texas Music Educators Association, empty box of chocolates gifted to Leonard Burford from J.F. Cox Box #3 Braille books Box #4 Vinyl records of small, medium, and large sizes Set of Bible records Ezra and Nehemiah Esther and Job Chronicles I, II Kings I,II Jeremiah Lamentations and Ezekiel Daniel Hosea thru Malachi Isaiah Proverbs and Song of Solomon Psalms Box #5 Vinyl records of large size


Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene)



Extent of Collection

Five boxes

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #370

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Sarah Dannemiller


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