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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains oral histories made by Owen Cosgrove and others. These histories contain the recollections of influential persons associated with Abilene Christian University. Some of the individuals interviewed include Don H. Morris, John C. Stevens, Garvin V. Beauchamp, and Walter H. Adams. The collection includes interview transcripts and cassette tapes of the interviews.

Biographical Note

Dr. Owen Glen Cosgrove received his Bible degree from Abilene Christian College, a master’s degree from Sul Ross, and a Ph.D from the University of North Texas. While a student at ACC, Cosgrove preached for the Church of Christ in Robert Lee, Texas. He served as minister in several Churches of Christ and also held gospel meetings across the Southwest. Cosgrove is known for authoring several gospel tracts popular among Churches of Christ.

Donor Note



This collection contains folders of interview transcripts followed by interview cassette tapes. The original order of the files has been maintained.

Content List

Box 1

[First Folder] Finding Aid

Garvin V. Beauchamp, 1975
ACU History Professors [John Robinson, Ralph Smith, Earl Brown; moderated by Marsha Harper], 1974
Walter H. Adams, 1975
J. W. Treat, 1975
J. W. Treat, 1975
J. W. Treat interviewed by R. L. Roberts, 1976 Dr. John Stevens, 1975
Interview of John C. Stevens by Dr. Batsell Barrett Baxter, 1978
John C. Stevens Interviewed by Batsell Barrett Baxter, 1978
Lawrence L. Smith, 1975
William Decker, 1975
William Decker, 1975
Leon Henthorn interviewed by Erma Jean Loveland, 1993
B. Sherrod, 1975
A. C. Scott, 1975
Mr. and Mrs. Guy (Bess) Scruggs, 1975
Tommie and Bobbie Clark interviewed by Olilina Olsen, 1966
W. C. Sikes interviewed by R. L. Roberts, 1975
Mrs. Delno Roberts, 1975
Dr. Frank Pack at the Friends of the Library Dinner, 1981
Dr. Don H. Morris interviewed by Mrs. G. D. Foster, 1966
Jacob Lee Hines interviewed by R. L. Roberts, 1973
Mrs. Penn Gilbreth interviewed by Charles R. Yates, 1974
Lola Frye interviewed by Marsha Harper, 1974
Dr. Robert Hunter, 1975
Dr. Robert Hunter, 1975
Mrs. R. C. Love, 1975
Loreta Kelley interviewed by Callie Faye Milliken, 1984
Mrs. Grover C. Morlan interviewed by Charles R. Yates, April 10, 1974
Mrs. Grover C. Morlan interviewed by Charles R. Yates, April 10, 1974
A. B. Morris, 1975
A. B. Morris, 1975
Jacquelyn Morris Lawson, 1975
Mrs. Don H. Morris, 1975
Don H. Morris interviewed by R. L. Roberts, 1973
Mrs. John B. (Madge) Nelson, 1974
Mrs. Lola Fry interviewed by Marsha Harper, 1974
Anna Lou Estes Black interviewed by Lawrence Smith, 1976
Mrs. B. F. Rhodes interviewed by B. Frank Rhodes, 1973
J. K. Darden interviewed by Lawrence Smith, undated
Dr. Gordon Bennett, 1975
Garvin V. Beauchamp, 1975
Mrs. Floy Lewis Ballard interviewed by Callie Faye Milliken, 1982
Dr. Walter H. Adams, 1975
[Binder of Various Interview Transcripts], circa 1975
[Various Interview Cassette Tapes], circa 1975


Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century
Churches of Christ --Texas
Churches of Christ -- Abilene
Stone-Campbell Movement
Restoration Movement
Abilene Christian University -- History
Oral Histories -- Transcripts
Oral Histories -- Audio Cassettes



Extent of Collection

1.5 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #484

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

Troy Wade, Mac Ice, and Amanda Dietz


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