Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Heinz Joachim Held slides, 1952-1953



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Held, Heinz Joachim
Title: Heinz Joachim Held slides
Dates: 1952-1953
Abstract Heinz Joachim Held (b. 1928) was an exchange student at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary for the academic year of 1952-1953, before returning to Germany to serve as a parish pastor and later in several ecumenical leadership roles as a bishop for German language congregations outside of Germany and as a representative to the World Council of Churches and other international theological organizations. The Heinz Joachim Held sides depict Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the University of Texas at Austin, Mo-Ranch, and Austin, Texas during 1952-1953.
Identification: 2009-006
Extent: 100 slides
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Biographical note

Heinz Joachim Held (b. 1928) was born in Wesseling, Germany on May 16, 1928. He was conscripted into the German anti-aircraft home forces during World War II. In 1947, he began studying theology. Held was an 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. He held several ecumenical leadership roles as a bishop for German language congregations outside of Germany and as a representative to the World Council of Churches and other international theological organizations.


Scope and Content Note

The Heinz Joachim Held sides 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. The item level index was created by Held.

Held’s curriculum vitae (in German) is available upon request.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Held, Heinz Joachim.
Organizations
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary--Buildings.
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary--Students.
University of Texas.
Locations
Austin (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Heinz Joachim Held sides, 1952-1953, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Alternate Form Available:

Digital reproductions of the Heinz Joachim Held slides are available electronically at http://digitalarchives.austinseminary.edu/collections/show/5


Detailed Description of the Collection

Slides, 1952-1953:

Box
D035 1. On top of the tower of the University of Texas: Held and an unknown friend
The City of Austin:
2. The Texas state capital in Austin
3. View of the city of Austin with the University of Texas in the foreground und the state capital in the background.
4. The train station in Austin where Held arrived from New York City early September 1952
5. The train crossing the main street of the city with the state capital at the back.
6. The dome of the state capital
7. The interior of the dome of the state capital
8. A drugstore somewhere in Austin
9. Magazines for sale at the drugstore
10. Inside the drugstore
11. The First Southern Baptist Church on the main street of the city, the “Drag”
12. A monument for soldiers fallen in action on the main street
13. The University of Texas
14. The tower of the University of Texas
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (APTS):
15. View from the tower of the University of Texas: university buildings and APTS behind
16. APTS sign post and part of the library
17. APTS library
18. APTS chapel
19. The campus of APTS with the library, dormitory, dining hall and chapel (from the left)
20. The dormitory
21. Inside the dormitory, second floor left under the roof: Held and his roommate Milton Bierschwale in their room
22. Held playing the guitar in the dormitory
23. The tower of the seminary chapel
24. A student on his way to daily worship in the morning
25. Inside the chapel
26. View of the campus: library and dormitory from the chapel entrance
27. A student in conversation with New Testament professor Eugene W. McLaurin
28. Students in front of the library between classes
29. Students walking out of the library after classes
30. Students in front of the dining hall waiting for lunch
31. Student association assembly with Bernhard Ohse from Germany (brown jacket) in the foreground
32. Discussion at student assembly
33. Student Bert Tippit talking with English Bible Professor Samuel L. Joekel
34. Student Maurice Van den Bosh in conversation with Presbyterian Policy and Program Professor James A. Millard
35. Student Lloyd Nixon and his wife looking at a book about Germany
36. Held on the highway to Hochheim, Texas to visit a congregation
37. The “Vereinskirche” at Fredericksburg, Texas
38. The First Presbyterian Church in New Braunfels, Texas
39. People on their way to worship with WCC scholarship student Wim Janssen from Holland (on the right)
40. People leaving church worship with President Dr. David L. Stitt (center) and Wim Janssen (right)
41. The seminary airplane used to take students to hold services for congregations in Louisiana on weekends
42. The annual seminary picnic with Wim Janssen (center)
43. The seminary picnic with President Stitt (middle)
44. After graduation ceremony: outdoor reception: students talking to Professor McLaurin
45. After graduation ceremony: outdoor reception: happy graduates, among them Peggy Harris from North Carolina
46. After graduation ceremony: outdoor reception: Dean James I. McCord arriving
47. Held in his new suite: a donation of a family in Highland Park Presbyterian Church at Dallas
Presbyterian Student Retreat at Mo Ranch:
48. Landscape at Mo Ranch (Presbyterian conference resort in Texas)
49. Landscape at Mo Ranch
50. Buildings at Mo Ranch
51. Buildings at Mo Ranch
52. Westminster Student Fellowship (WSF) retreat at Mo Ranch: participants
53. Singing after dinner: led by WSF student worker Charles Petit
54. Panel discussion
55. The audience
56. Group discussion
57. A Coke from the machine after discussion: Charles Petit
58. Leisure and pleasure: enjoying the chute down to the river
59. Leisure and pleasure: enjoying the chute down to the river
60. Student Dorothy (Dotty) Durrenberger
61. Mo Ranch Chapel
62. Closing worship in the chapel
63. Evening prayer at the outside fire place
The University of Texas at Austin:
64. The University of Texas tower
65. Monument of General Robert E. Lee
66. Monument of Jefferson Davis
67. Monument of President Woodrow Wilson
68. Campaigning for student elections
69. Campaigning for Varsity Carnival Queen election
70. Campaigning for Varsity Carnival Queen election
71. The University Presbyterian Church under construction
72. The University Church of the Disciples of Christ
73. The “Drag” flanked by crowds
The Round-up parade of the University of Texas at Austin March 27, 1953
74. The Texas Rangers leading the procession. “The eyes of Texas are upon you”
75. Bevo, the Texas Longhorn
76. Float: Peter Pan
77. Float: Mr. Scotchman
78. Float: the Gambler
79. Float: Sambo
80. Float: The Empty Grave: He is risen indeed – testimony of the Baptist Student Union
81. Float: Texas – God’s country, presented ba the Roman Catholic Newman Club
82. Float: 3000 miles to the Pacific
83. Float: the Coronation
84. Float: Jack in the Box
85. Round-up at the Texas state capital
86. After parade: the music band of the Texas Rangers relaxing
87. Spectators
88. Spectators
Inauguration parade for Allan Shivers, Governor of Texas January 20, 1953
89. Preparing for the inauguration ceremony
90. The military marching on: men in uniform leading the procession
91. The military marching on: men in army vehicles
92. Band in action
93. High school band
94. The Mexican Legion
95. Banners and band of Kirby High School
96. The Kilgore Rangerettes
97. The Kilgore Rangerettes
98. The Kilgore Rangerettes
99. Kirby High School band in front of the capital
100. Kirby High School band in front of the capital
Box
D020 CD-ROM containing images from slides