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Collection 621 Oral History Interview with Sid Couchey

 Collection
Identifier: CN-621
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.

Dates

  • Created: 1929-1957

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Extent

1.00 audio_tapes

93 minutes other_unmapped

Biographical or Historical Information

Full Name: Sid Couchey

Birth: May 24, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio

Death: March 11, 2012 in Inman, South Carolina

Family

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

Education:

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

Career:

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

Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Sid Couchey in October 2005.

Accession: 05-60

12/10/2015

Robert Shuster

K. Xiong
Title
Collection 621 Oral History Interview with Sid Couchey
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Billy Graham Center Archives Repository

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