Rev. Alvin Henry Swearengen Collection
Marilyn Basler; 2006 & 2009
3 cu ft
SCOPE & CONTENT:
Baptist sermons belonging to the Rev. Alvin Henry Swearengen; scrapbooks; photos; records (LPs, 33s, 78s); family memorabilia; crucible, 1973.
Rev. Alvin Henry Swearengen was born in 1907 in Brownsboro, TX. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 1933, Hardin-Simmons University in 1937, and did graduate work at New Mexico State University. Before moving to New Mexico, Rev. Swearengen was a retired Baptist minister and pastor at several small churches in Texas. In New Mexico, he served at Mayhill, Ruidoso Downs, Mesilla Park, Fairacres, and Lewis Flats.
Rev. Swearengen died in 1996 in Las Cruces, NM. His daughter, Marilyn Basler, generously donated this collection to IHSF.