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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes term papers, research reports, journal articles, surveys, correspondence, pamphlets, and presentations.

Biographical Note

Burl Edward “B. E.” Davis was a professor of Communication at Abilene Christian University from 1969. Burl Edward Davis married Frances Dawn Bartlett Davis on February 22, 1952. The couple had four children, Kathy, Kay, Phyllis, and Mike. Burl Edward Davis passed away on May 21, 1998.

Donor Note



With the exception of some duplicate materials that have been paired together in Series I, the papers remain in the order in which Davis left the folders in his filing cabinets. The papers are arranged into six series: Series I: Religious Research Reports; Series II: International Radio Station Information; Series III: General Communication Research; Series IV: World Christian Broadcasting Corporation Materials; Series V: Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty (RFE-RL) Reports; Series VI: Miscellaneous.

Content List

Series I: Religious Research Reports
Series II: International Radio Station Information
Series III: General Communication Research
Series IV: World Christian Broadcasting Corporation Materials
Series V: Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty (RFE-RL) Reports
Series VI: Miscellaneous
See PDF finding aid for folder listing



Extent of Collection

48 linear feet (48 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #450

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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