Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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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.

Donor Note

Marisue Pickering


The processors retained the original order as received.

Content List

Box 1

[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



Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #570

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

Erica Pye and Mac Ice

Subjects--Personal Names

Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century Churches of Christ -- Texas – Abilene Manuscripts Mildred DeSpain


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