Leon Henthorn

Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes postcards mailed to Ira B. Henthorn between 1906-1922. Some of the postcards are related to holidays, while others reflect the humor of the time period.

Biographical Note

Leon Henthorn was born January 9, 1916 in Kentucky. His parents were Ira and Rhoda Henthorn. In 1940 he graduated from Abilene Christian College with a degree in Journalism. He joined the Air Corps and served at Lubbock Army Field until 1945. On January 21, 1945 he married Nell Marie Reed. The couple had two daughters and a son. The Henthorns were active in Churches of Christ around Texas, finally settling back in Abilene in 1985. Leon Henthorn died January 14, 2008.

Donor Note

Leon Henthorn


This collection has been reboxed but remains in the order in which it was found in University Manuscripts

Content List

Box 1
[First Folder] Finding Aid
64 postcards, mostly addressed to Ira B. Henthorn



Extent of Collection

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #421

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

Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz


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