Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

These papers include correspondence, legal documents, and other print materials from Luther Doniphan Burrus’ life and legal career. Burrus litigated several cases between Christian Churches and state agencies of the Disciples of Christ in the years preceding Restructure.

Biographical Note

Luther Doniphan Burrus was born to Luther and Maupin Burrus on 22 January 1921 in Richmond, Kentucky. He served in World War II and in 1943 he married Anna Belle Prather (1919-1996). The couple lived in Kentucky where Luther worked as an attorney and they were active in the Lyndon Christian Church.

Donor Note

Christian Restoration Association

Content List

Box 1
[First Folder] Finding Aid
Legal documents

Box 2
Legal documents
Bound legal materials
Newspaper and print clippings

Oversized panoramic photograph of 1974 North American Christian Convention in Anaheim, California in flat file.



Extent of Collection

3 linear feet (2 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #531

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

Amanda Dietz ands Mac Ice


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