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Holcombe Austin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC-034

Dates

  • 1908 - 1990

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Holcombe McCullough Austin (1906-2003) served as a professor of philosophy at Wheaton College from 1941 to 1990. A graduate of Davidson College and Harvard University, Holcombe first came to Wheaton in the 1920s with the Harvard Glee Club, performing in the chapel. His wife, Ethelind, was a longtime Wheaton Library employee. The couple maintained ties to the West: Ethelind was an accomplished horseback rider and grand-niece of the Colorado Territorial Governor Samuel Elbert.

Extent

5 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Title
Holcombe Austin Collection
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Marion B. Gebbie Archives and Special Collections Repository