Austin Seminary Records

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Austin Seminary Records

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Elsworth "Pete" Wright and Joe T. Sheeler at the Austin Seminary Association banquet, 1976
Photograph from the Austin Seminary Bulletin, March, 1976 depicting Elsworth "Pete" Wright and Joe T. Sheeler at the Austin Seminary Association banquet. Wright was the first African-American to receive the Austin Seminary Association (ASA) Award for…

Daniel Clark, Jr.
A page from the ______, containing a photograph of Daniel Clark, Jr.

Austin Seminary faculty minutes, September 7, 1960
Austin Seminary faculty minutes containing approval of a statement on racial integration made at the May 23, 1960 faculty meeting.

Austin Seminary faculty minutes, May 23, 1960
Austin Seminary faculty minutes with a statement on racial integration at Austin Seminary.

Austin Seminary Board of Trustees minutes, May 19, 1948
Minutes containing the Austin Seminary Board of Trustees' approval to admit African American students.

Faculty minutes, September 16, 1950
On September 16, 1950, Austin Seminary faculty voted to make an exception to the Board’s policy on behalf of Daniel Clark Jr., deciding that, “Dan Clark could take his noon meals in the dining hall if necessary to facilitate his attendance on…

Austin Seminary faculty minutes, May 9, 1950
On May 9, 1950, Austin Seminary faculty approved the admission of Austin Seminary’s first African-American student, Daniel Clark Jr.

Austin Seminary Faculty minutes, December 17, 1947
On December 17, 1947, Austin Seminary faculty made the following decision on the application of a black student: “The application of Lonnie R. Proctor, a Negro, for admission to the Seminary as a theological student was presented. No action by the…

Austin Seminary Declaration of Intent book, 1902-1989, page 75
This page from the opening of the 1950-1951 academic year shows the signature of Daniel Clark Jr., Austin Seminary’s first African-American student.

Cover of Neither Black or White: The Whole Church for a Broken World by David O. Shipley
Photograph of Neither Black or White: The Whole Church for a Broken World by David O. Shipley, an account by Shipley on his experience as a black student at Austin Seminary during the 1950s.
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