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Collection 621 Oral History Interview with Sid Couchey

Identifier: CN-621

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Sid Couchey in which he decsribes his conversion to Christianity; his experience as a cartoonist; his participation in the 1957 New York City Crusade, including the preparation; artwork he created for the crusade; counseling; and the aftermath. Ruth Couchey, his wife, also makes brief comments about her experiences during the crusade. The time period covered by the interviews is 1929-1957.

Mr. Couchey was interviewed by Bob Shuster on October 11, 2005, at his home in Essex, New York.


  • Created: 1929-1957

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Biographical or Historical Information

Full Name: Sid Couchey

Birth: May 24, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio

Death: March 11, 2012 in Inman, South Carolina


Parents: Lester and Elizabeth Couchey

Siblings: John Couchey, Robert Couchey

Marital Status: Married to Ruth Horne

Children: Brian Couchey, Laura Abate Couchey

Baptism: Baptized in 1929 (age 10 or 11) at First Baptist Church, Saginaw, Michigan


1946-1950? - Art Career School in New York City, at 23rd Broadway


950-?? - Assisted John Leighty in his comic called “Tommy the Big Top”

1957-1970? - Comic Book Artist at Harvey Comics, New York

1957 - Assisted at the Billy Graham New York City Crusade as a counselor and as an artist

1964 - One of the six founders of the Adirondack Art Association in Essex, New York

1994 - Received Lifetime Achievement Award at the Kansas City Comics Convention


1.00 audio_tapes

93 minutes other_unmapped