Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Alfred Frederick Swearingen minutes and reports, 1967-1969



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Swearingen, Alfred Frederick
Title: Alfred Frederick Swearingen minutes and reports
Dates: 1967-1969
Abstract Alfred Frederick Swearingen (1920-2004) was a Presbyterian pastor in Texas and Virginia and was also active with the Synod of Texas. This collection includes minutes, financial reports, and other reports relating to the following Synod of Texas committees: United Campus Christian Life Committee, Program Coordinating Committee, Ecclesiastical Relations Program Committee, Leadership Education Program Committee, Committee on Public Relations, Church and Society Program Committee, Witness Program Committee, Conference Program Committee, and the Institutional Coordinating Committee. Additionally, some documents distributed by the Synod of Texas are included.
Identification: 1996-077
Extent: 2 inches
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Biographical note

Alfred Frederick Swearingen (1920-2004) was a Presbyterian pastor in Texas and Virginia and was also active with the Synod of Texas. Swearingen was born on September 21, 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Bethany College (1939-1943) before attending Yale University Divinity School (1943-1946). After earning a degree in theology, he was ordained and served as a pastor in the northern United States. He then moved to Texas and served several churches from 1956 until his retirement in 1982. In the 1960s, Swearingen served on several committees for the Synod of Texas. He was appointed a visiting professor at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary from 1971-1973. After his retirement, he served as an interim pastor at several churches in Virginia. He eventually moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he was active at the Ghost Ranch, a Presbyterian retreat center. He died in 2004.


Scope and Content Note

This collection includes minutes, financial reports, and other reports relating to the following Synod of Texas committees: United Campus Christian Life Committee, Program Coordinating Committee, Ecclesiastical Relations Program Committee, Leadership Education Program Committee, Committee on Public Relations, Church and Society Program Committee, Witness Program Committee, Conference Program Committee, and the Institutional Coordinating Committee. Additionally, some documents distributed by the Synod of Texas are included.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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


Index Terms

Personal Names
Swearingen, Alfred Frederick, 1920-2004.
Organizations
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.--Synod of Texas.

Related Collections:

Synod of Texas (PCUS) records at the Austin Seminary Archives.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alfred Frederick Swearingen minutes and reports, 1967-1969, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
D028 Minutes and related material, 1967-1969