Title of Collection

Ila Duncan Sewell Papers, 1921-1924

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a scrapbook from Ila’s time as a student at Abilene Christian College (ACC). This scrapbook includes photographs of ACC students and Jesse Mac Sewell, pamphlets from school shows and graduations, some correspondence, newspaper clippings, and biographical information from many fellow ACC students.

Biographical Note

Ila Christine Duncan received an A.B. from Abilene Christian College in 1924, and married Jesse Mac Sewell on December 30, 1926, in El Paso, TX. She taught English in Ysleta High School (El Paso, TX), and later received an M.A. from Texas Western College of the University of Texas (later named the University of Texas at El Paso) in 1949. She died on December 25, 2002.

Donor Note

Tom & Ula Windle


The contents of the scrapbook remain in the order in which they were discovered.

Content List

Box #1 Ila Duncan’s Scrapbook from her time as a student at Abilene Christian College (1921-1924)



Extent of Collection

1.25 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #399

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Brady Cox

Subjects--Personal Names

Sewell, Jesse Mac


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