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Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

These materials were originally housed in four binders and one folder. The items in binders wererehoused into folders, retaining the original order.

Historical Papers and Photographs contains historical documents in the form of articles, photos, and newspaper clippings regarding Abilene, Abilene Christian University, Texas, and June Presley.

University Church of Christ/Young at Heart was originally a scrapbook binder containing photographs and newsletters from University Church of Christ between the dates of 2005-2015.

University Church of Christ/ACU/Argentina Missions was a scrapbook with photographs and newspaper clippings and contains information related to Ted Presley, June Presley’s son, as well as international missions and international ACU students.

ACU 1/2 were scrapbooks in purple binders containing information related to the history of Abilene Christian University.

Biographical Note

The following biographical note was excerpted from June Presley's obituary, published by Abilene Reporter News (2021): "Idaliah June Vincent was born on March 27, 1925 in Cross Plains, TX on a farm to the late George Vincent and Alta Crockett. The daughter of a small town schoolteacher and proud descendent of the Crockett family of Cross Plains, June grew up in the small community of Union on a farm near Anson. She graduated from Anson High School in 1942. She married the late Theodore Woodrow Presley, Sr. in Vancouver, Washington on September 9, 1943. June worked in several clerical positions to include Abilene Christian University and Abilene State School. She was a former member of Southern Hills Church of Christ and currently attended University Church of Christ. June lived a Christ centered life, serving others and living by example. She not only lived a Christian life but also nurtured her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, so that they could experience living for and serving God. She was the consummate host, opening her home for Sunday lunch to many students from all over the world that her son and daughter-in-law introduced to her. She will be remembered for her love and devotion to family, and having an attentive listening ear, but swiftly communicating her convictions. She savored the simple things of life, especially Dr. Pepper. Her life brings to close a beautiful journey and a strong family legacy."

Donor Note

Ted and Ellen Presley


The processors retained the original order as received.

Content List

Box 1

[First Folder] Finding Aid

Historical Papers and Photographs (1 folder)

University Church of Christ/Young at Heart (3 folders)

University Church of Christ/Abilene Christian University/Argentina Missions (2 folders)

Abilene Christian University 1 (2 folders)

Abilene Christian University 2 (2 folders)


Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century

Churches of Christ -- Texas – Abilene


Idaliah June Vincent Presley



Extent of Collection

1.5 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #582

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

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Finding Aid created by

Erica Pye and Mac Ice

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