Title of Collection
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.
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.
This collection has been reboxed but remains in the order in which it was found in University Manuscripts
[First Folder] Finding Aid
64 postcards, mostly addressed to Ira B. Henthorn
Extent of Collection
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #421
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], Leon Henthorn Collection, 1906-1922. Center for Restoration Studies MS #421. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
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Finding Aid created by
Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz