Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Inclusive Dates--Bulk


Scope and Content Note

This collection includes elders meeting minutes, bulletins, photographs, church directories, church attendance records, youth and adult Bible class materials, financial information, correspondence, and historical materials related to the Churches of Christ in Grand Prairie, TX.

Biographical Note

Vernon A. Jackson was born in Fairy, Texas on 31 August 1921. During World War II he worked for North American Aviation.

Ruthe Thompson Jackson was born in Fort Worth, Texas on 29 October 1920. She also worked at North American Aviation and there met Vernon. The couple married in 1944 and in 1947 founded Jackson Vending Supply together. The couple had two daughters, Xanna and Jorja.

The couple was active in their community and served at Burbank Gardens, Turnpike and Cross Point Church of Christ.

Donor Note

Rendi Hahn


This collection remains in the order in which it was received.

Content List

See PDF finding aid for inventory.


Churches of Christ--Texas



Extent of Collection

12 linear feet (8 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #46

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, Brianna Mullins, Avery Reinoehl


Please contact us with questions about our holdings or to schedule a research visit.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.