Title of Collection
Howard Wayne and Jane Pearce Norton Papers, 1930-2022
Scope and Content Note
These papers reflect Howard Norton's preaching and also preserve Howard Norton's teaching materials from his time at Oklahoma Christian University and Harding University. This collection contains an extensive set of correspondence spanning his career. The work of the São Paulo, Brazil, mission team is also documented in great detail.
This collection is closed to public research and may not be accessed until 10 years after the death of both donors.
Howard Norton, Jane Norton, and Laurie Norton Diles
The Norton papers are arranged into series according to his ministerial function and by material type. The original order within each series is mostly intact and where intact the processor preserved it. The processor constructed the series structure per se after consultation with the donors. Some boxes were unsorted at the time of receipt and these have been left unsorted; they contain more recent sermons, correspondence and topical files. The creator maintained a few discrete file sets. These were brought together into sequence in Series II, but each subdivision was kept intact and the whole was not interfiled.
Series I: The Brazil Mission Files - São Paulo Mission Team (SPMT) [14 boxes]
Series II: Teaching, Preaching, and Topical Files
Series II/A: Numerical File Set 000-299 [4 boxes]
Series II/B: Missions Resource Network and Continent of Great Cities [2 boxes]
Series II/C: Southern Christian Home, Arkansas Christian Herald, and Institute for Church and Family [1 box]
Series II/D: Sermons, Harding Files, Correspondence, and Continent of Great Cities [4 boxes]
Series II/E: Oklahoma Christian College/Oklahoma Christian University Course Files, Administrative Files, and Correspondence [6 boxes]
Series II/F: Harding University Course Files, Administrative Files, Correspondence, and Institute for Church and Family [2 boxes]
Series II/G: Sermons, Lectures, and Presentations [3 boxes]
Series II/H: Unsorted [5 boxes]
Series III: Early Norton Family Papers, Morrow Family Papers, and Willard Morrow Sermons [2 boxes]
Series IV: Howard Norton Thesis/Dissertation Research [3 boxes]
Series V: Correspondence [11 boxes]
(Series V) Box 1: Early Norton Family Papers and Letters
Box 2: Jane Norton Mementos and Letters
Box 3-5: 1960-1980 (estimated dates)
Box 6: 1973-1979
Box 7: 1972-1985
Box 8: 1986-1989
Box 9: 1989-1994
Box 10: Email printouts 1995 - August 2003
Box 11: Email printouts Sept 2003 - 2006
Series VI: Photographs and Slides [2 boxes]
Series VII: Cassettes, CDs, VHS tapes, reel to reel audio reels, 3x5 diskettes, DVDs [3 boxes]
Series VIII: Planners, calendars, diaries [1 box]
Series IX: Objects, Rolodex, Plaques, and Awards [3 boxes]
Series X: Oversized [1 box and one unboxed large framed photograph]
Churches of Christ, Missions, Brazil, Oklahoma Christian, Harding University, Mission Resources Network, Continent of Great Cities, Howard Norton
Extent of Collection
104 linear feet (68 boxes and one large framed photograph)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #558
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], Howard Wayne and Jane Pearce Norton Papers, 1930-2022. Center for Restoration Studies MS #558. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Closed to public research. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives for assistance.
Finding Aid created by
Erica Pye and Mac Ice
Norton, Howard; Norton, Jane Pearce
Finding aid for the Howard Wayne and Jane Pearce Norton Papers, 1930-2022.
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