Presbyterian Photographs


Presbyterian Photographs


collection is an artificial collection of Presbyterian-related photographs donated at various times throughout the Seminary’s history and organized initially by the first archivist at the Seminary. Photographs primarily document the early 20th century history of the Presbyterian Church, primarily in Texas and the southwest.


Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary




Photographs donated by individuals as well as those transferred from the Stitt Library or different offices in the Seminary

Items in the Presbyterian Photographs Collection

Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church located in Kansas City, Missouri on the corner of Anderson Avenue and Benton Boulevard.NOTE: right corner has been digitally restored

Group portrait at Natalia Community Church
Photograph taken at a community church in Natalia, Texas

50th anniversary of the University Presbyterian Church
Photograph taken at the Parlor, now known as the Edleen Beg Parlor in Austin, Texas

Presentation of old photos in Austin, Texas
NOTE: Not all subjects identified. Subjects include: left to right Stuart Purcell, unidentified, unidentified, Malcolm Purcell, Mayor Tom Miller of Austin

Samuel Monroe Neel
Samuel Monroe Neel was a confederate soldier, minister in the Presbyterian Church, lawyer, and son of a Presbyterian elder.

Youth at Camp Cho Yeh
NOTE: Subjects include: front left to right Margaret Purcell, Martha Parse, Jane Ella Brooks, Jane Duraps middle left to right Hugh Norman Brown, Bill Schlaudt, Homer Reynolds back left to right Suzanne Oelfke, Sonny Sundermyers, Walter Eldreth,…

Austin College Clubhouse at Presbyterian Westminster Encampment in Kerrville, Texas<br />
NOTE: One of the men pictured is Rev. William H. Foster, Sr.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church groundbreaking in Houston, Texas
NOTE: Not all subjects identified. Subjects include: left to right Malcolm Lee Purcell and Lowry Owen

Laymen’s Missionary Movement (PCUS) Convention at <br />
the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, Texas (?)
Group photograph posed with a bicycle in front, a banner reading “Circulation,” and a sign on the door behind the group reads “Delegates Only,”

Group picture near dock in Baytown, Texas
NOTE: Not all subjects identified. Subjects include: Elizabeth Glasscock, Henry Quinius, Martin Singleton, “Manny” Douglas, Sarah Hunt, Palmer Delotus, Elizabeth Hunt, Caroline Purchell, Joy Wade, Margaret Purcell, Oscar Landry, and Mary Landry

Groundbreaking of new sanctuary at the University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas<br />
NOTE: Not all subjects identified. Subjects include: James McCord, Daniel Penick, Hulon Black, and Billy Syers (young boy)

Toyohiko Kagawa and Harry White Myers
Kagawa was a Japanese Christian pacifist, Christian reformer, and labour activist. Dr. Harry W. Myers, an American missionary, served as longtime mentor to Kagawa.

Group members of South Texas Presbytery Council
NOTE: Subjects include: standing left to right Cecil H. Lang Jr., Ralph D. Bucy, Malcolm L. Purcell, seated Howard Blake

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