Heinz Joachim Held Slides

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Heinz Joachim Held Slides


Heinz Joachim Held (b. 1928) was a German exchange student at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary for the academic year of 1952-1953. After his return to Germany, he earned a doctorate of theology from Heidelberg University and was ordained in November 1957. He served as a parish pastor in Germany before taking a teaching position in Buenos Aires. Held became the president of the La Plata Evangelical Church until he returned to Germany in 1975.

The complete collection inventory for the Heinz Joachim Held slides is available here: http://www.austinseminary.edu/page.cfm?p=684

These slides depict Austin Presbyterian Theological 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.

Items in the Heinz Joachim Held Slides Collection

Held (left) and an unidentified friend on top of the University of Texas tower with the Texas Capitol Building in the background. From 1952-1953, Held was an exchange student and representative for the World Council of Church scholarship program, a…

The State Capitol building in downtown Austin was completed in 1888. The Renaissance Revival design was selected through a nation wide contest.

View of the city of Austin with the University of Texas in the foreground and the state capitol in the background.

The train station in Austin where Held arrived from New York City early in September 1952. Slaughter's Supermarket is in the background.

The train crossing the main street of the city with the state capitol in the background.

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