Decatur Baptist College (DBC) Yearbooks,
Old Newspaper Clippings, and 
Papers from the Wise County Heritage Museum

Wise County, North Texas
(1893-1965)
Index A-F Index G-Q Index R-Z 1892-1906 1907-1909 1910-1911 1912-1914 1915-1916 1917-1919 1920-1921 1922 1923-1925 1926-1929 1930-1932 1933-1945 1946-1949 1950-1954 1955-1959 1960-1965
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About Book

Donated By

Classes Pictured or Listed

Organizations/Clubs
Pictured or Listed

Sports Pictured

1892-1906

None

Newspaper clippings & documents at the Wise County Museum

May 1907

Black and Gold

67 Pages

Paperback 6X9

1 Copy

 

Nola Webb of Alvord. Her great-aunt, Nora Bailey, attended DBC.

4 Seniors

11 Juniors

 

 

But many more in societies and sports.

Many students stayed for several years.

Athenaeum Society

Erosophian Society

Mandolin Club

Palladian Society

Philomathian Society

Quartette

Baseball

Basketball, Boy's

Basketball, Girl's

Tennis, Boy's

Tennis, Girl's

Track

May 1908

Black and Gold

63 Pages

Paperback 6X9

1 Copy

 

Nadine Watkins Acree of
Rochester TX

12 Seniors

2 Fine Arts

12 Juniors

 

 

But many more in societies and sports

Athenaeum Society

Band

Erosophian Society

Palladian Society

Philomathian Society

Prohibition League

Quartette

Baseball

Basketball, Boy's

Basketball, Girl's

Tennis, Boy's

Tennis, Girl's

Track

Oct 1908

Black and Gold

36 Pages

Paperback 6X9

1 Copy

 

No name in book

 

Literary magazine only.

No pictures.

 

1909

Black and Gold

49 Pages

Paperback 6X9

1 Copy

 

Gettys Family donated in 2014

12 Seniors

7 Elocution

17 Juniors

 

 

But many more in societies and sports

Athenaeum Society

Band

Erisophian Society

Palladian Society

Philomathian Society

Prohibition League

Baseball

Basketball, Boy's

Basketball, Girl's

Tennis, Boy's

Tennis, Girl's

Track

Nov 1909

Black and Gold

26 Pages

Paperback 6X9

1 Copy

 

No name in book

 

Literary magazine only.

No pictures.

 

May 1910

Black and Gold

51 Pages

Paperback 6X9

1 Copy

 

Nadine Watkins Acree of
Rochester TX

16 Seniors

17 Juniors

 

But many more in societies and sports

Athenaeum Society

Black & Gold Staff

Erosophian Society

Palladian Society

Philomathian Society

Preacher's Club

Prohibition League

Baseball

Basketball, Boy's

Tennis, Boy's

Tennis, Girl's

Track

Oct 1910

Black and Gold

28 Pages

Paperback 6X9

1 Copy

 

Ballard Powell

 

Literary magazine only.

No pictures.

 

May 1911

Black and Gold

63 Pages

Paperback 6X9

2 Copies

 

Nadine Watkins Acree of
Rochester TX

 

No name in other copy

11 Seniors

10 Fine Arts

32 Juniors

9 Expression

 

But many more in societies and sports

Athenaeum Society

Black & Gold Staff

Erisophian Society

Palladian Society

Philomathian Society

Preacher's Club

Baseball, Cat Tail

Baseball, Varsity

Basketball, Girl's

Basketball, Reuben

Basketball, Varsity

Tennis, Boy's

Track

Dec 1911

Black and Gold

31 Pages

Paperback 6X9

1 Copy

 

J.W. Wood of Decatur & 

C.E. Branch of Decatur

 

Literary magazine only.

No pictures.

 

1912

Summit

121 Pages

Paperback, String Tied 12X8.5

4 Copies

 

1 Yellow & 3 Brown.

 

No name in any copy.

30 Seniors

6 Fine Arts

40 Juniors

19 Sophomore

26 Freshmen

 

Athenaeum Society

Black & Gold Staff

Erisophian Society

Foreign Mission Band

Glee Club

Palladian Society

Philomathian Society

Preacher's Club

Prohibition League

Quartette

Summit Staff

Baseball

Basketball, Boy's

Basketball, Girl's

Tennis, Boy's

Tennis, Girl's

Track

1912-1914

Catalogue

56 Pages

Paperback 6X9

1 Copy

 

Cover and some last pages missing.

No name.

164 Students listed, but list ends in names that start with ‘T’.

Catalog

 

1913

Summit

124 Pages

Paperback, String Tied 12X8.5

2 Copies

 

J.L. Ward Family.

 

No name in other copy

15 Seniors

3 Fine Arts

26 Juniors

23 Sophomore

33 Freshmen

Athenaeum Society

Black & Gold Staff

Erisophian Society

Glee Club & Quartette

Palladian Society

Philomathian Society

Preacher's Club

Prohibition League

Summit Staff

Volunteer Band

Baseball

Basketball, Boy's

Basketball, Girl's

Tennis, Boy's

Tennis, Girl's

Track

1913-1915

Catalogue

55 Pages

Paperback 6X9

1 Copy

 

Lavonia Hawkins of Chico

178 Students Listed

 

 

1914

Silo

84 Pages

Paperback 6X9

3 Copies

 

Nadine Watkins Acree of
Rochester TX,

Katherine Ruth Helm,

No name

18 Seniors

5 Fine Arts

27 Juniors

Athenaeum Society

Erisophian Society

Orchestra

Palladian Society

Philomathian Society

Preacher's Club

Silo Staff

Volunteer Band

Baseball

Basketball

Track

1915-1916

None

Newspaper clippings & documents at the Wise County Museum

1917

Summit

141 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

3 Copies

 

No names in any copy

26 Seniors

36 Juniors

13 Sophomore

15 Freshmen

 

Athenaeum Society

DHD, WHAT & DYC Clubs

Erisophian Society

Glee Club

Johnson County & OK Clubs

Oratorical & Speaking Club

Palladian Society

Philomathian Society

Preacher's Club

Quartette, College & Philo

Summit Staff

TPA & YWA Clubs

Basketball, Boy's

Basketball, Girl's

Football

Tennis, Boy's

Tennis, Girl's

 

1918

Summit

163 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

4 Copies

 

May Hoyle

 

The other 3 copies have no name

33 Seniors

38 Juniors

21 Sophomore

16 Freshmen

 

Athenaeum Society

Choral Club & Quartette

Cooke Co. & Panhandle Clubs

Erisophian Society

IPA, DYC, & BMC Clubs

Knightly Jacks Club

Oratorical Assn.

Palladian Society

Philomathian Society

Preacher's Club

Summit Staff & WWTG,s

Baseball

Basketball, Boy's

Basketball, Girl's

Football

Tennis, Boy's

Tennis, Girl's

1919

Summit

189 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

3 Copies

 

Effie Phillips donated by Judge John A Winder in 1974,

Robert Blankenship

No name in other

31 Seniors

38 Juniors

24 Sophomore

11 Freshmen

23 Fine Arts

17 Expression

Athenaeum Society

Choral & Glee Clubs

DWT, YWA & McB Clubs

Erisophian Society

Headlights, Pushers

Johnson & Cooke Co. Clubs

Oratorical Assn.

Palladian Society

Philomathian Society

Preacher's Club

Student Army Training Corp

Summit Staff

 

Baseball

Basketball, Boy's

Basketball, Girl's

Football

Tennis

1920

Summit

195 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

3 Copies

 

Floren-tino P. Garza of Deer Park TX

J.L. Ward Family & Rufus A. Roberts, Junior Spring of 1920

33 Seniors

76 Juniors

48 Sophomore

20 Freshmen

19 Fine Arts

18 Expression

 

Athenaeum Society

DYC, CUB & Lucky 13 Club

Erisophian Society

Oratorical Assn.

Orchestra & Quartets

Palladian Society

Panhandle & Cooke Co. Clubs

Philomathian Society

Pusher's & YWA

SS, SPV, McB & LEA Clubs

Summit Staff

Tarrant & Johnson Co. Clubs

Volunteer Band & BYPU

 

Baseball

Basketball, Boy's

Basketball, Girl's

Football

Tennis

Track

1921

Summit

174 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

 

2 Copies

 

Fay Mary Cocan-ougher

 

J.L. Ward Family

53 Seniors

62 Juniors

32 Sophomore

7 Freshmen

17 Fine Arts

 

Art Club

Athenaeum Society

Erosophian Society

Jazz Band & Quartets

McBroom Bros. & AOOBO

Oratorical Assn.

Palladian Society

Philomathian Society

Preacher's Club

Summit Staff

Tarrant & Johnson Co. Clubs

Volunteer Band

Whim-Wham Staff

 

Baseball

Basketball, Boy's

Basketball, Girl's

Football

Tennis

Track

1922

None

Newspaper clippings & documents at the Wise County Museum

1923

Summit

150 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

3 Copies

 

Hale Cates

 

Leo (Wauford) McDonald 1922-23

 

No name in 3rd copy

30 Seniors

72 Juniors

24 Sophomore

13 Freshmen

19 Fine Arts

 

Astronomy & Weatherology

Athenaeum Society

Cowbell Ringers

Erosophian Society

Glee Club & Quartets

GR&G & Demolay Clubs

Johnson Co. Club

LOPH & Hammer Club

Oratorical Assn.

Palladian Society

Pear, LEA & Spanish Clubs

Philomathian Society

Preacher's & Volunteer Band

Student & BSU Council

Summit Staff

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Tennis

Track

1924

Summit

156 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

5 Copies

 

Hale Cates,

Guy A. Ash of Brownfield

Clyde Price,

Ralph Hoyl &

No name in the 5th

38 Seniors

72 Juniors

29 Sophomore

4 Freshmen

21 Fine Arts

 

Athenaeum Society

Cooke & Johnson Co. Clubs

Decatur High School Club

DeMolay & IOKO Clubs

Erosophian Society

Montague Co. Club

Palladian Society

Philomathian Society

Preacher's Club

RUB's, HR's, & GOP Club

Summit Staff

Volunteer Band

Baseball

Basketball

Football

1925

Summit

162 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

4 Copies

 

To Aunt Blanch Groves in China from Lloyd

 

Clyde Price of Keller

 

F.R. 'Stumpo' Hodges & No name in 4th

49 Seniors

109 Juniors

18 Sophomore

9 Freshmen

25 Fine Arts

 

Alvarado Club

Athenaeum Society

Chamber of Commerce

Cooke Co. Club

Erosophian Society

FAT Club

Inseparables

Johnson Co. Club

KP's

Moody Club

Palladian Society

Philomathian Society

Preacher's Club

Precatio Society

RUB's

Summit & Cheiftain Staffs

West Texans

Baseball

Basketball

Football

1926

Summit

144 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

2 Copies

 

Bryan Duff

 

Addie Scales Cyrus

38 Seniors

59 Juniors

34 Sophomore

10 Fine Arts

Athenaeum Society

Chamber of Commerce

Erosophian Society

Flaming Youth

Glee Club

Johnson Co. & West Texans

LEP, FUN & KP Clubs

Montague Co. Club

Palladian Society

Pep Squad

Philomathian Society

Precatio Society

Special Workers Band

Summit & Chieftain Staffs

YWA & BSU

Baseball

Basketball

Football

1927

Summit

137 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

3 Copies

 

Z.T. 'Chico' Robinson

 

Bryan 'Crowley' Duff - Found on EBay by Bob Cart-wright

 

No name in 3rd copy

44 Seniors

69 Juniors

20 Sophomore

14 Fine Arts

 

 

Athenaeum Society

Athletic & Hazing Clubs

Chamber of Commerce

Erosophian Society

Glee Club & Quartet

Johnson Co. & West Texans

KP's & GOP Clubs

Misery Dealers' Club

Palladian Society

Pep Squad & Press Club

Philomathian Society

Preacher's Club

Special Workers Band

Summit & Chieftain Staffs

TBB & TBG Clubs

Baseball

Basketball

Football

1928

Summit

141 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

3 Copies

 

Dr. J.L. Ward Family

 

Aris ?

 

No name in 3rd copy

48 Seniors

105 Juniors

13 Sophomore

20 Fine Arts

 

Chamber of Commerce

Chorus & Orchestra

DBC Four & Pep Squad

Dramatic Club

Johnson Co. Club

Kitchen Police & OFF Club

McClennan Co. Club

Preacher's Club

Quartet, Musical 7 & Glee Club

Royal Order of Elmers

Special Workers Band

SS & Old Girl's Club

Summit Staff

WCC & Anti-Fat Club

West Texas Club

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Tennis Club

1929

Summit

145 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

2 Copies

 

Dowden ‘Buffett' Dillehay

 

Bill Jennings of Paducah

42 Seniors

72 Juniors

7 Sophomore

10 Fine Arts

 

Chamber of Commerce

College Forum

EMH & OFMG

Harmony 4 & Glee Club

Kitchen Police

Lucky 13

Orchestra

Paducah Club

Pep Squad

Preacher's Club

Summit Staff

West Texas Club

YWA

Baseball

Basketball

Football

1930

Summit

124 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

2 Copies

 

Dorothye Patterson

 

Betty Workman Welch of Arlington

36 Seniors

56 Juniors

14 Sophomore

 

Camp Vita

Chamber of Commerce

Dramatic Club

Kitchen Police

Pep Squad

Preacher's Club

Quartet

SS & D Clubs

Summit Staff

WARTS, OFMG & GGG

West Texas & Paducah Clubs

YWA

Baseball

Basketball

Football

1931

Summit

111 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

2 Copies

 

Kathryn Miller

 

No name in other copy

34 Seniors

42 Juniors

6 Sophomores

Chamber of Commerce

Dramatic Club

GGG

Glee Club, Boy's & Girl's

Harmony Hounds

Jolly Time Girls

OFMG

Pep Squad

PKK

Preacher's Club

Quartet

Summit Staff

TOG

YWA

Baseball

Basketball

Football

1932

Summit

111 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

 

2 Copies

 

Orus M. Mooney

 

C.K. Wilker-son for Irene Wilker-son

30 Seniors

63 Juniors

 

Chamber of Commerce

Dramatic Club

FSD

Glee Club

Jolly Time Girls

OFMG

Pep Squad

PKK

Preacher's Club

S?S?S?

Summit Staff

TOG

YWA

Baseball

Basketball

Football

1933-1945

None

Newspaper clippings & documents at the Wise County Museum

1946

Summit

49 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

2 Copies

 

No names in books

25 Seniors

50 Freshmen

7 Academy

Baptist Student Union

Choral Club

Delta Beta Gamma

Ministerial Alliance

Summit Staff

Volunteer Band

Young Woman's Auxiliary

Basketball

Cheerleaders

Volleyball

1947

Summit

105 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

1 Copy

 

Bell Ford

61 Seniors

163 Juniors

 

 

Baptist Student Union

Chieftain Staff

Choral Club

Inner Circle

Kitchen Krew

Library Staff

Ministerial Alliance

Office Staff

Pre-Law Organization

Trio

Veteran's Club

Volunteer Band

Young Woman's Auxiliary

Basketball

Boxing

Football

Pep Leaders

Volleyball

1948

Summit

105 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

3 Copies

 

Dick Nobles

 

Nan Christian

 

Dr. J.L. Ward Family

87 Seniors

86 Freshmen

20 Academy

 

 

Ann Hesseltine YWA

Baptist Student Union

Choral Club

Kitchen Crew

Library Staff

Ministerial Alliance

Office Staff

Summit Staff

Veteran's Club

Volunteer Band

Basletball

Cheerleaders

Football

Volleyball

1949

Summit

78 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

2 Copies

 

Douglas Vines

 

No name in other copy

46 Seniors

62 Juniors

48 Students not pictured

 

Baptist Student Union

Choral Club

Kitchen Crew

Lettermen's Club

Library Staff

Ministerial Alliance

Office Personnel

Summit Staff

Veteran's Club

Volunteer Band

YWA

Basketball

Cheerleaders

Football

1950

Summit

88 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

4 Copies

 

Ralph Man,

 

Nelda Ramey,

 

Doug Vines,

 

No name

47 Seniors

88 Juniors

24 Students not pictured

 

BSU Council

BSU Executive Council

Choir

Kitchen Crew

Library Staff

Ministerial Alliance

Office Personnel

Summit Staff

Volunteer Mission Band

YWA

Basketball

Boxing

Cheerleaders

Football

1951

Summit

96 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

3 Copies

 

Bell Ford,

 

Nelda Ramey,

 

 No name

47 Seniors

83 Juniors

16 Academy

3 Special Students

 

Boys From Buckner Orphan's Home

BSU Council

Business & Kitchen Staff

Choral Club

Dorm, Registrar & Library Staff

Ministerial Alliance

Quartet

Summit Staff

Volunteer Mission Band

YWA

Basketball

Cheerleaders

Football

1952

Summit

96 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

2 Copies

 

No name in either

47 Seniors

91 Freshmen

28 Special Students

 

Alpha Sigma Chi

BSU Council

Choral Club

Kitchen Crew

Metaochi

Ministerial Alliance

Mission Band

Summit Staff

Trio & Quartets

YWA

Basketball

Cheerleaders

Football

Track

1953

Summit

103 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

1 Copy

 

Elmer L. 'Cook' Fleming

49 Seniors

76 Freshmen

22 Special Students

Alpha Sigma Chi

BSU Council

Chieftain Staff

Choral Club

Metaochi

Ministerial Alliance

Summit Staff

Trio & Quartet

Volunteer Service Band

YWA

Archery

Basketball

Cheerleaders

Football

1954

Summit

113 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

2 Copies

 

Bell Ford

 

No name in other copy

31 Seniors

96 Freshmen

5 High School Students

14 Night School Students

 

Alpha Sigma Chi

Baptist Student Union

Chieftain Staff

Choral Club & Choir

Civil Air Patrol Cadets

KDBC Radio Staff

Metochai Club

Ministerial Alliance

Summit Staff

Trio, Girl’s

Volunteer Service Band

YWA

Basketball

Boxing

Cheerleaders

Ping Pong

Track

1955

Summit

149 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

4 Copies

 

Mrs. Frank Jordon of Decatur,

 

No names in others

72 Seniors

118 Freshmen

26 Basic Education Students

29 Night School Students

Alpha Sigma Chi

Baptist Student Union

Chieftain Staff

Choir

Civil Air Patrol Cadets

Math Club

Metochai Club

Ministerial Alliance

Summit Staff

Trio, Girl's

Volunteer Service Band

West Texans Club

Young Woman's Auxiliary

Basketball

Cheerleaders

Track

1956

Summit

134 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

2 Copies

 

No names in books

72 Seniors

103 Freshmen

23 Basic Education Students

21 Night School Students

Alpha Sigma Chi

Baptist Student Union

Chieftain Staff

Choir & Girl’s Quartet

Civil Air Patrol Cadets

Delta Sigma Omega

Dormitory Council

Future Teachers of America

Math Club

Metochai Club

Ministerial Alliance

Summit Staff

Volunteer Service Band

West Texans Club

YWA

Basketball, Boy's

Basketball, Girl's

Cheerleaders

Ping Pong

1957

Summit

162 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

2 Copies

 

Bell Ford

 

No name in other copy

64 Seniors

119 Freshmen

10 Basic Education Students

Alpha Sigma Chi

Baptist Student Union

Chieftain Staff

Choir

Delta Sigma Omega

Future Teachers of America

Girl's Ensemble

Metochai Club

Ministerial Alliance

Pow-Wow

Quartet

Summit Staff

Volunteer Service Band

Young Woman's Auxiliary

Basketball, Boy's

Basketball, Girl's

Cheerleaders

1958

Summit

171 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

2 Copies

 

Austin & Jody Newell of Denton,

 

No name in other copy

56 Seniors

88 Freshmen

6 Basic Education

9 Second Semester Students

Alpha Sigma Chi

 

Baptist Student Union

 

Chieftain Staff

 

Choir

 

Delta Sigma Omega

 

Future Teachers of America

Girl's Trios

 

Life Service Band

 

Madrigal Singers

 

Metochai Club

 

Ministerial Alliance

 

Pow-Wow

 

Quartet

 

Summit Staff

 

West Texas Club

 

Young Woman's Auxiliary

 

Basketball, Boy's

Basketball, Girl's

Cheerleaders

1959

Summit

172 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

1 Copy

 

J.L. Ward Family

43 Alumni Students

30 Business Students

42 Education

6 Fine Arts

30 Religion

9 Basic Education

36 Arts & Science

14 Second Semester Students

Alpha Sigma Chi

Baptist Student Union

Chieftain Staff

Choir

Delta Sigma Omega

Future Teachers of America

Girl's Ensemble

Life Service Band

Madrigal Singers

Metochai Club

Ministerial Alliance

Science Club

Student Government

Summit Staff

YWA

Basketball, Boy's

Basketball, Girl's

Basketball, Intramural

Boxing

Cheerleaders

1960

Summit

122 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

2 Copies

 

Bell Ford,

 

No name in other copy

50 Seniors

67 Freshmen

5 Basic Education

18 Second Semester

Alpha Sigma Chi

BSU

Chieftain Staff

Choir

Delta Sigma Omega

Future Teachers of America

Girl's Ensemble

Life Service Band

Metochai Club

Ministerial Alliance

Science Club

Student Government

Summit Staff

Theater Arts Club

YWA

Archery

Basketball

Cheerleaders

Football,

         Intramural

1961

Summit

123 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

1 Copy

 

Mrs. R.H. Watkins

40 Seniors

100 Freshmen

5 Basic Education

 

Alpha Sigma Chi

BSU

Chieftain Staff

Choir

Girl's Ensemble

Life Service Band

Metochai Club

Ministerial Alliance

Quartets

Science Club

Student Council

Summit Staff

Texas Student Ed. Assn.

Urbanites

YWA

Band

Basketball

Cheerleaders

1962

Summit

127 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

2 Copies

 

Mr. & Mrs. Jewel Mara,

 

The Clays

50 Seniors

94 Freshmen

10 Basic Education

 

Alpha Sigma Chi

Band

Baptist Student Union

Chieftain Staff

Delta Beta Chi

Life Service Band

Metochai Club

Ministerial Alliance

Student Council

Summit Staff

TSEA

Urbanites

YWA

Basketball

Cheerleaders

1963

Summit

126 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

3 Copies

 

Mr. & Mrs. Jewel Mara,

 

No name in other 2

57 Seniors

83 Freshmen

18 Basic Education Students

Alpha Sigma Chi

Baptist Student Union

Chieftain Staff

Choir

Delta Beta Chi

Delta Sigma Omega

Life Service Band

Metochai Club

Ministerial Alliance

Student Government

Summit Staff

TSEA

Urbanites

YWA

Basketball

Cheerleaders

1964

Summit

127 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

Book -Loaned for scanning by Keith Bridwell of the Bridgeport Index

57 Seniors

69 Freshmen

 

Alpha Sigma Chi

Baptist Student Union

Chieftain Staff

Choir

Delta Beta Chi

Life Service Band

Metochai Club

Ministerial Alliance

Student Council

TSEA

Urbanites

YWA

Basketball

Cheerleaders

1965

Summit

173 Pages

Hardback 8X10.5

2 Copies

 

Mr. & Mrs. Jewel Mara,

 

No name

48 Seniors

66 Freshmen

 

Alpha Sigma Chi

Chieftain Staff

Choir

Christian Activities Council

Delta Beta Chi

Life Service Band

Madrigals

Ministerial Alliance

Student Government

Texas State Education Assn.

Urbanites

Young Woman's Association

Basketball

Cheerleaders