[Photograph of Rigdon Edwards]


Photograph of Rigdon Edwards (1910-1998). He is posing for his picture in a suit and tie.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. [1975..1985].


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Photograph of Rigdon Edwards (1910-1998). He is posing for his picture in a suit and tie.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm.


Edwards was a 1931 McMurry College graduate, and he became the school's first alumnus to head its Board of Trustees, where he served from 1975 to 1978. Under his leadership, McMurry launched the most ambitious - and ultimately most successful - development campaign it had undertaken, the Thrust for Excellence, raising over $20 million in seven years.

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This photograph is part of the following collections of related materials.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

McMurry Photograph Collection

These photos depict the people, organizations, activities, and campus buildings, spanning the college's history from its opening day to the present

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  • [1975..1985]

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  • 1975 - 1985

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  • Jan. 23, 2015, 7:26 p.m.

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[Photograph of Rigdon Edwards], photograph, [1975..1985]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth573314/: accessed January 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting McMurry University Library.