Harvey Austin collection
Collection — Box: Communal Collections 3, Placement: 08
Identifier: MSA 47
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of one folder which contains photocopied newspaper clippings featuring Austin's basketball and track career. (Some articles are not dated.)
- 1950 - 1960
- Austin, Harvey, 1935-1988 (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English
The collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Some material in this collection is in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.
0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)
The material is in chronological order.
Physical Access Information
Parts of some of the clippings are missing.
Source and date of acquisition are unknown.
After a three-year stint in the Army, Austin attended Purdue University on a track scholarship where he also honed his basketball skills as a three-year starter. Austin's arsenal featured a variety of shots, and he relied on uncustomary quickness to pierce defenses and drive to the hoop. He graduated from Purdue in 1960, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. Versatility also marked Austin's coaching career, upon which he embarked at McKinley High in 1963 as basketball, track, and cross-country coach. He wore all three hats at East High and Hutch-Tech as well, and produced impressive career records of 174-108 in basketball (including consecutive Yale Cups in East High in 1973 and 1974), 110-25 in track, and 115-47, with two city titles in cross-country. Austin is warmly remembered not only for his own athletic achievements, but also for his selfless service to the youth of Buffalo. Austin found his greatest fulfillment as a father figure to the high school athletes he coached. He also worked in various programs for the New York State Divisions of Youth, the Erie County Department of Parks and Recreation and the City of Buffalo. The 2,000 Buffalonians who appeared in person to mourn his passing represent but a fraction of those whose lives were touched by the generosity of Harvey Austin.
The material is housed in an acid-free folder and an acid-free box.
- Harvey Austin collection
- Mary A. Sego
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Edition statement
- Second edition. Collection description first completed 2010-01-07.