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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: 2005

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Biographical 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


1950-?? - 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 Tape

93 Minutes

Language of Materials


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


Robert Shuster

K. Xiong

Collection 621 Oral History Interview with Sid Couchey
Bob Shuster
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Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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