Austin Seminary Archives
The Seminary community on the steps of Sampson Hall, 1923. From the Austin Seminary Archives.
The Austin Seminary Archives at the Stitt Library serves as the repository for the documentation of the Seminary's administrative activities and educational programs, its publications, memorabilia, photographic records, and the occasional memoirs and personal papers of the Seminary's faculty. In addition, the Archives collects materials on the activities of the Presbyterian Church in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana, encompassing all forms of the Presbyterian and Reformed traditions. The Archives supports the faculty, staff, students, and other researchers by providing physical and intellectual access to the collections. This is achieved through appraisal, acquisition, arrangement, description, preservation, cataloging, and reference service.
The Archives strives to promote its role through the exhibition of its collection and through the staff's involvement in historical and archival organizations and associations such as the Society of American Archivists, the Society of Southwest Archivists, and the Presbyterian Historical Society of the Southwest.
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Many researchers are interested in researching the history of their congregation. We have created an index of congregational materials throughout our collections, arranged by state, city, and church. You can view the index here. Inventories for collections referenced in the index are available on our collections page.
For information about the holdings of the Austin Seminary Archives, contact the archivist.