Paul and Margaret Southern Papers

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Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains newspaper clippings and articles written by and on both Paul and Margaret Southern. It also includes photographs and Paul Southern's publications.

Biographical Note

Paul Southern enrolled in Abilene Christian College at the age of 25 and graduated with a B.A. in 1930 and married Margaret Moore of Ft. Worth the same year. Margaret Southern in a Bible teacher and received her B.A. from TCU and a masters of education degree from Hardin-Simmons University. She had also done graduate work at the University of Chicago and the University of Louisville. She has served as a school teacher and as a counselor. Dr. Paul Southern has served as a principal, preacher, and minister of various Churches of Christ before being named head of the Bible Department at Abilene Christian College in 1951. He received a M.A. from TCU, a bachelors of divinity and a doctorate of theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Donor Note



This collection has been rearranged in order to place the entire collection in one box. The items have remained in their original folders but all items in folders have been placed together while bulkier items, such as the books, have been placed behind the folders. The legal-sized folders, photographs, and certificates are lying flat at the bottom of the box underneath the other folders and books.

Content List

Box #1 List of item level descriptions Newspaper Clippings and Articles--miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings and Articles -- Paul and Margaret Southern "Minister Raids With L-Men..." ARN 6/5/57 "Dr. Paul Southern, Wife's Interests, Work Varied" ARN 10/20/57 "Southerns Leave for Australia" ARN 1/22/77 Notes and Articles Notes on Revelation Photographs, Bible Majors (4) Photographs, Margaret Southern (38) Photographs, Miscellaneous (12) Photographs, Retirement, 1970 (19) Photographs, Salt Lake City Campaign, 1943 (3) Photograph, Paul Southern (1) Publications, Miscellaneous Published Writings of Paul Southern The Bible and Mental Health, 1970 Christ, Our Guiding Star The Divine Creed Jesus Never Changes, 1972 A Glorious Church The Gospel of Christ The Nature and Purpose of the Church (2 copies) New Testament in Survey, 1958 (2 copies) The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit Personal Evangelism (2 copies) Preparation to Meet God Sin and Salvation The Triumph of the King (2 copies) Why I Am a Member of the Church of Christ Why I Believe the Bible Writings by Paul Southern Mature Religion The Role of the Bible and Religious Education Program, notes Writings by various people Malherbe, Abe: "The Bible and Religious Education Program within a Liberal Arts Framework" Rideout, Holbert: "The Role of the Bible and Religious Education Program" Bible Lands Tours, Certificates Bible Lands Tours, Photographs Bills Paid, Expenses Certificate of Recognition awarded to Margaret Southern from the Taylor County Unit Texas State Teachers Association Certificates awarded to Dr. Paul Southern from the Abilene Association of Mental Health Drawings Menus (misc.) Miscellaneous Items Texas Council on Family Relations Volunteer Services Council Texas Commission on Alcoholism (1971) Debts, Paid (Receipts, misc.) Guest Book The New Testament (1929) Beginner's Grammar of the Greek New Testament by William Hersey Davis (1923) Texas Monthly Datebook 1981 Inventories Century Club Pictures 1983, Campus Center, Michigan Christian College by Pamela Harrington 1984, President's Home, Michigan Christian College by Greg Crayton Certificates To Paul Southern in Recognition of 21 Years of Faithful Service to ACC (May 3, 1958) Paul Southern to appear in the 1970 edition of Outstanding Educators of America Attestation of Pilgrimage to Paul Southern Attestation of Pilgrimage to Margaret Southern Paul Southern as Regional Planning Chairman in the development of the Texas State Plan for the Prevention, Treatment, and Control of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (7/25/71) Certificate of Professional Acceptance conferred upon Margaret M. Southern by the National Education Association (1967-68) Dr. Paul Southern as the outstanding Mental Health Citizen (May 1, 1958)


Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene)



Extent of Collection

.75 linear feet (one box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #379

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Sarah Dannemiller


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