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Austin Seminary Archives

Visit http://digitalarchives.austinseminary.edu to explore a growing collection of digitized materials from our institutional and collected records, including online exhibits. In addition, you can search and browse our content hosted on the Portal to Texas History through our partner page here.

For complete inventories of all our collections, go to the Our Archival Collections page. If you can identify any people or places or correct any other information about these materials, please contact the archivist so we can update our records.

You can view or download the slideshow "Hispanic Ministry and Austin Seminary: Selections from the Collections of the Austin Seminary Archives" as a PDF file here.

Austin Seminary Photographs

Austin Seminary students at outside gathering, 1950s.

This collection contains photographs, slides, and negatives dating from 1921 to the present which document seminary life and the buildings and grounds of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

You can view an online exhibit on Austin Seminary's annual flag football tournament, the Polity Bowl, as well as an exhibit of Christmas and wintertime images from Austin Seminary's history.

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Austin Seminary Theologs

The Theolog, 1949

The Theolog was the student publication of Austin Seminary from 1925-1968 and includes student writing; photographs of students, faculty, and staff; and descriptions of campus life. The page for each issue includes an index of people. Click "Items in The Theologs Collection" to view all issues.

View the Austin Seminary Theologs

Thomas McHutchin and Hilda Cunningham scrapbooks

A page from Hilda Cunningham's Scrapbook.

Thomas McHutchin (T.M.) Cunningham (1887-1979), a Presbyterian pastor and 1916 graduate of Austin Seminary and his wife, Hilda Lydia Hugon (1898-1989), were very active in the Presbyterian Church in Texas. The full inventory for the Cunningham papers is available here.

Hilda L. Hugon North Texas State Normal College Scrapbook

This scrapbook was created by Hilda L. Hugon Cunningham when she was a student at the North Texas State Normal College in Denton, Texas (the predecessor to the University of North Texas) from 1916-1918. Click on the cover and then use the arrow keys to page through, or search for a name or word to find specific content. You can also browse through all the pages here.

Access the Hilda L. Hugon North Texas State Normal College Scrapbook (on the Portal to Texas History).

Thomas McHutchin and Hilda Cunningham family scrapbooks

These images come from three scrapbooks that were most likely compiled by Hilda Grace Cunningham.

Access the The Thomas McHutchin and Hilda Cunningham family scrapbooks

William H. Foster, Jr. photographs

Construction of the Foundation for Shelton Chapel, circa 1940s

A collection of photographic negatives taken by William H. Foster, Jr. (a 1942 graduate of the Seminary), during his time in Austin. Images include the construction of the Shelton Chapel, other shots on the Austin Seminary campus, The University of Texas at Austin, University Presbyterian Church, the Zilker Park Clubhouse, the Colorado River, and other Austin-area locations. A full inventory of the Foster papers is available here.

Contact the archivist if you can identify any of the people or places in these shots!

View the William H. Foster, Jr. photographs (on the Portal to Texas History).

Heinz Joachim Held slides

Austin, Texas. View of the Capitol Building looking north up Main Street (South Congress).

Heinz Joachim Held (b. 1928) was a German exchange student at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary for the academic year of 1952-1953. These slides depict Austin Seminary, the University of Texas at Austin, Mo-Ranch, and Austin, Texas, during 1952-1953. Also included are images of two parades: a University of Texas at Austin round-up and a celebration commemorating the inauguration of Governor Allan Shivers. A full collection inventory is available here.

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Presbyterian photographs collection

This is an artificial collection of Presbyterian-related photographs which primarily document the early 20th century history of the Presbyterian Church in Texas and the southwest. Selected images have been digitized. You can view the complete inventory here, and an online exhibit featuring some of the images is available here.

View selections from the Presbyterian photographs collection.

Texas-Mexican Presbytery Records (Photographs, Slides, and Films)

A group of people in front of the Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana, possibly in San Antonio, Texas, undated. From the Texas-Mexican Presbytery records, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas.Texas-related photographs and slides from this collection were digitized as part of a grant by the University of North Texas and are hosted on the Portal to Texas History.

Access the Texas-Mexican Presbytery photographs and slides (on the Portal to Texas History).

A group of twelve 16mm films from this collection were digitized in cooperation with the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI). Access the Texas-Mexican Presbytery records 16mm films.

More information on the Texas-Mexican Presbytery records, including a complete inventory of the collection, is available here.

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Photo caption: A group of people in front of the Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana, possibly in San Antonio, Texas, undated. From the Texas-Mexican Presbytery records, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas.

Frank Hall Wright Sermons

Newspaper clipping about Frank Hall Wright

Frank Hall Wright (1860-1922) was an evangelist in the western United States. Wright was born January 1, 1860 in Oklahoma (then considered Indian Territory) to a father who was a chief of the Choctaw Nation and a mother who was a Presbyterian missionary. After his ordination, he traveled the United States preaching as an evangelist and missionary to Native Americans. This collection consists of typed sermons delivered by Wright at First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio in January 1916. These sermons were a component of special evangelistic services intended for both Christians and the general public. The complete sermons, as well as related clippings and correspondence from the Arthur Gray Jones papers, have been digitized and made available via links from the collection inventory.



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