Title of Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of personal papers of Mildred DeSpain from her time at Abilene High School, Abilene Christian College, and Camp Barkeley. It also includes papers from the Abilene School Board from her time teaching. This collection contains three ACC Prickly Pear yearbooks (1928, 1929, and 1930) as well as Abilene High commencement programs and invitations. Dates of lifespan are estimated.
Two Abilene High School yearbooks (The Flashlight) for years 1926 and 1927 were cataloged separately from the collection.
The processors retained the original order as received.
[First Folder] Finding Aid
Series I: Abilene Christian College
1929-1930 Students’ Handbook
1931 Leather-bound Commencement booklet
1930-1931 Bulletin, Announcements for Session, Vol. XV, No.1
Record book containing Mildred’s courses and grades for her years at ACC (1927-1931)
Essays for English classes (6)
Note from favorite professor/mentor, J. Eddie Weems
Copies of Prickly Pear Yearbook, 1928, 1929, 1930 (with personal inscriptions)
Series II: Abilene High School
May 31, 1927 Commencement Program
Commencement Ceremonies Invitation
Series III: Abilene School Board; State of Texas
Teachers Certificate from State of Texas
Three letters from Abilene School Board
Series IV: Camp Barkeley
Personnel papers, newspaper articles, photos from the years Mildred worked there (June 1941-April 1944)
Series V: Miscellaneous
Newspaper clipping, “Board Unanimously Chooses Cox As ACC President” (12/31/1931)
Scholarship Societies of the South certificate
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #570
Center for Restoration Studies
[Identification of item], [file or folder name], Mildred DeSpain Stovall Carson Papers, 1926-1944. Center for Restoration Studies MS #570. 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
Erica Pye and Mac Ice
Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century Churches of Christ -- Texas – Abilene Manuscripts Mildred DeSpain
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