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Austin, Richard Cartwright, 1934-



Richard Cartwright Austin was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1934. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1956 and went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in 1959. He served as a Presbyterian pastor in Pennsylvania coal country and Washington, DC before being called to serve as director of the West Virginia Mountain Project, an Appalachian mission. He attended the San Francisco Theological Seminary and completed his dissertation Coal Valley Organizing under the direction of Myles Horton. He earned his Doctor of Science in Theology in 1975.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Richard Cartwright Austin Papers

 Collection — Box 1-2
Identifier: AppMs-0077
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Richard Cartwright Austin's dissertation, a complete run of the Appalachian Strip Mining Information Service (ASMIS) newsletters, a partial draft of Austin's book Spoil and various serials containing articles written by Austin.

Dates: 1966-2007

Broadside Television (T.V.) Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0028
Scope and Contents The Broadside Television Collection includes both manuscripts and tapes. The manuscript documentation includes legal, financial, personnel, publicity and programming records, as well as correspondence and grant proposals. The tapes cover the myriad of topics included among Broadside's programs. Among these topics are local and regional history, environment, aging, medical care, Appalachian folklore, and country music.An addition incorporated into the existing collection includes...
Dates: 1970 - 1978

Congress for Appalachian Development: Gordon Ebersole Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0074
Arrangement The collection includes maps, publications, and numerous photographs. Maps have been stored with the archives' map collection and photographs in the photographic storage area. Frequently used publications have been placed in the archives' vertical file for more immediate accessibility. Other publications remain with the collection.The addition contains material which falls within the following existing series/subseries: Subseries 1.3, Congress for Appalachian Development...
Dates: 1929-1977

Additional filters:

Coal mines and mining 2
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Economic conditions 1
Bluegrass music 1
Conservation of natural resources -- Study and teaching 1
Corporation records 1