Title of Collection
Scope and Content Note
These papers include Don Hicks’ materials on churches and preaching, personal correspondence, civic engagement, and research interests. The materials in Series I were taken directly from a set of filing cabinets which reflect Hicks arrangement and use. The other series were constructed from unsorted and unorganized materials stored in boxes. The processors determined this arrangement best preserves the integrity of the original order.
Don Hicks was born August 11, 1932 in Oklahoma. He attended Abilene Christian College and served as a minister among Churches of Christ in Texas and Oklahoma for over thirty years. He married Shirley Trout on June 4, 1954. The couple had three children. He was active in the community, serving as a Dallas City Councilman for several terms and eventually Mayor Pro Tem of Dallas. He died September 16, 2016.
These papers are arranged into five series:
Series I: Filing Cabinets
Subseries A. Personal
Subseries B: Church
Subseries C: Council
Subseries D: Newspapers/periodicals - special topics
Subseries E: Correspondence
Series II: Church
Series III: Personal/Correspondence
Series IV: Council
Series V: Special Topics
See PDF finding aid for folder-level listing
Extent of Collection
144 linear feet (96 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #456
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], Don L. Hicks Papers, 1950-2016. Center for Restoration Studies MS #456. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.
Finding Aid created by
Brady Cox, Sarah Dillinger, Jeanice Silas, Amanda Dietz, and Mac Ice