David Henry Bobo

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Scope and Content Note

Three boxes of reels David Henry Bobo sermons at Fountain Square Church of Christ in Indianapolis, Indiana. These reels were donated by Terry Gardner who obtained them from the Paul Sommer family, who were members at the Fountain Square church. Bobo is likely the speaker on most if not all of the reels. Some reels retain the handwritten labels with sermon titles and dates.

Biographical Note

David Henry Bobo was born in 1910 in Alabama. He attended David Lipscomb College from 1929-1933. He then worked with Churches of Christ throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Indiana. He married Madolin Davis (1915-1985) and the two had a daughter in 1938. He began working with the Fountain Square Church of Christ in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1950 where he served until his death in 1985.

Donor Note

Gift from Terry Gardner who obtained them from Paul Sommer family; additional accession from Terry Gardner via Anna Sommer and K. Friberg

Content List

Boxes 1, 2, and 3
[First Folder] Finding Aid
Six-inch magnetic tape audio reels. Some reels retain the handwritten labels indicating speaker, sermon titles, and date.


Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century Churches of Christ -- Indiana Manuscripts Sermons Bobo, David Henry (1910-1985)



Extent of Collection

4.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #519

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

Mac Ice, Avery Reinoehl, Brianna Mullins, Amanda Dietz, and Ashlen Planes


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