01/AR0922 Guide to the Robert Ray Vaughn Collection Vaughn, Robert Ray Finding Aid Authors: A. Montgomery.

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Guide to the Robert Ray Vaughn Collection University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Robert Ray Vaughn Collection 1951-1960 01/AR0922 23.00 English University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: https://library.unt.edu/special-collections/
A collection of apocalyptic teaching charts for Sunday school created by Robert Ray Vaughn from 1951-1960.
Administrative History:

Robert Ray Vaughn was born on March 29, 1897 in Ponder, Texas. In 1915, he married Callie Taralie Wilson, and the couple had four sons and one daughter. Callie Wilson passed in 1929, and in 1930 Robert Vaughn married Adaline “Addie” Viola Whitley in 1930, and they had three children. Addie passed away in 1985.

During World War II, Robert Vaughn worked as a riveter and later owned and operated his own nursery from 1946-1951.

A churchman, Robert Vaughn moved to Denton, Texas in 1951, and attended College View Baptist Church. It was around this time, while teaching Sunday School to to children 8 and 9 years of age when he first worked on the biblical teaching charts, which focus on the book of Revelation.

Robert Vaughn probably saw Clarence Larkin’s “Dispensational Truths”,  which was widely distributed amongst evangelical churches in the 1920’s, along with “The Book of Revelations,” also by Clarence Larkin.  It is most likely these that inspired his ideas to create his own teaching charts which were designed for easy display, and with which he took creative liberties and humor in his renditions of revelations, feeling that to hold the children’s interest one had to entertain them.

Robert Ray Vaughn’s pieces survive due to a family member who as an artist saw value in the work and stored for years. It then passed to the next generation. This individual, also an artist, valued not only her Grandfather’s work but also his artistic vision, and allowed them to be exhibited to the public for the first time in at least a generation. Robert Ray Vaughn died on December 29, 1986.

Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted

Preferred Citation:

Robert Ray Vaughn Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

The Robert Ray Vaughn Collection was arranged in chronological order by title of artwork.

Scope and Contents

Around 1951, in Denton, Texas, Robert Ray Vaughn used pen, paint and paper to create his interpretations of the Book of Revelations on wood panels. The wood panels measured 28x20 inches. Robert Ray Vaughn, a churchman, designed his teaching charts for children 8 and 9 years old. He designed two sided panels because it was easy to display and he added humor in his renditions of Revelations, to hold the children’s interest.

Detailed List of Contents id251500 1 "Ar-ma-ged-don" circa 1951-1960 5000562258 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Revelation 14:19,20 and 16:16,21,25; Isaiah 63:3 and Jeremiah 25:33.

id251501 2 "Christs 1000 yr with saints" circa 1951-1960 5000562255 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Revelation 20:4,8,11 and 21:2 and Daniel 12:11,12.

id251502 3 "The city made of gold" circa 1951-1960 5000562251 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel I Corinthians 2:9; John 14:2 and Revelation 21:22.

id251503 4 "The Crucifixion" circa 1951-1960 5000562250 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Isaiah 1:18 and 53:6; I John 1:7; Ezekiel 18:4; Romans 5:6 and II Corinthians 5:21.

id251504 5 "The Crusifiction" circa 1951-1960 5000562257 Scope and Contents

Scripture written on panel I Corinthians 15:3.

id251505 6 "The four beasts" circa 1951-1960 5000562252 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Daniel 7:3-7; Revelation 6:4,5 and 13:1,11 and 17.

id251506 7 "Gates of Hell" circa 1951-1960 5000562252 Scope and Contents

Scripture written on panel Matthew 16:18.

id251507 8 "Given unto men once to die ...." circa 1951-1960 5000562259 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Hebrews 9:27; Zechariah 14:20.

id251508 9 "God is holy" circa 1951-1960 5000562253 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Psalms 111:10; Matthew 10:28; Exodus 20:7 and Jude 1:23.

id251509 10 "Hell Fire Brimstone" circa 1951-1960 5000562260 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Matthew 16:18; Isaiah 5:14.

id251510 11 "In hope of new Jerusalem" circa 1951-1960 5000562253 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Revelation 21 and 22; Isaiah 60:8; and II Corinthians 2:9

id251511 12 "Jesus saves" circa 1951-1960 5000562254 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel I Corinthians 5:5 and 10:4; Revelation 22:17; Psalms 18:31 and 62:2-6 and Deuteronomy 32:4.

id251512 13 "Judgement of the nations" circa 1951-1960 5000562254 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Matthew 25:31-34.

id251513 14 "Mountains burn with fire" circa 1951-1960 5000562255 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Revelation 8:8,11,12 and 9:1,13-15 and 11:15 and 16:2,3,4,8,10,12,17; I Thessalonians 4:16 and  I Corinthians 15:52.

id251514 15 "Sleeping quarters" circa 1951-1960 5000562260 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Luke 16:20-23; Isiah 5:14 and 44:20; Psalms 9:17 and 112:9.

id251515 16 "Stars from Heaven fall to Earth" circa 1951-1960 5000562256 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Revelation 6:13 and 12:4.

id251516 17 "Surely this man was the son of God" circa 1951-1960 5000562258 Scope and Contents

Scripture written on panel Matthew 27:54.

id251517 18 "Swing low sweet chariot" circa 1951-1960 5000562256 Scope and Contents

Scripture written on panel Psalms 116:15.

id251572 19 "There is a bright day coming, Judgement Day" circa 1951-1960 5000562261 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Acts 17:31; Matthew 7:13 and 16:18 and 25:31,34,41; Luke 6:9; Revelation 20 and 21:18; Amos 4:12 and 7:10 and Joel 3:14.

id251573 20 "When He had opened the sixth seal..." circa 1951-1960 5000562259 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Revelation 6:12,14,17 and 12:3-4; II Peter 3:10 and Isaiah 34:4.

id251574 21 "When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound..." circa 1951-1960 5000562262 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Titus 2:13; John 2:13; I Corinthians 15:57; Revelation 15; I Thessalonians 4:15; Matthew 24:31 and Daniel 4:25.

id251575 22 "White throne" circa 1951-1960 5000562251 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Matthew 7:13 and 13:41 and 16:18 and Acts 20:21.

id251576 23 "Why not now" circa 1951-1960 5000562257 Scope and Contents

Scriptures written on panel Matthew 11:28 and Isaiah 1:18.