Austin History Center

Everly Driscoll Papers, 1974-1981

An Inventory of the Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Driscoll, Everly
Title: Everly Driscoll Papers.
Inclusive Dates: 1974-1981.
Bulk Dates: 1981.
Call Number: AR.1993.032
Quantity: 1 box (2 inches).
Collection Unit: Archives and Manuscripts Collection.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas, 78701.

Biographical Sketch

Journalist Everly Driscoll attended Fulmore Junior High and Travis High School in Austin. She graduated from Baylor University and taught in Waco and League City before joining the United States International Communication Agency. As a science correspondent for the agency, her stories on international affairs were published in overseas newspapers. She wrote extensively concerning space exploration and covered all Apollo space flights. On August 14, 1981, while in Nairobi, Kenya to cover a United Nations energy conference, Driscoll died from a gunshot wound received as the victim of a robbery. Driscoll’s mother, Austinite Harriet McElrath, received a meritorious honor award from the USICA in August 1982. The award noted that Driscoll had done “much to make the wonders of the space program and other U. S. scientific exploits an inspiring part of the lives of readers in all parts of the world.”

Scope and Content Note

Contains articles written by Everly Driscoll while she was a science correspondent for the United States International Communication Agency. Also includes “Project Apollo,” a manuscipt which Driscoll wrote as part of a book she was working on at the time of her death in 1981.

Organization of the Records

The records are all grouped into one series, "Literary Productions," containing articles written the 1970s and early 1980s, as well as a manuscript.


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users

Restrictions on Use


Administrative Information

Acquisition Information:

Donor: Anonymous.

Date Donated: Unknown.

Processing Information:

Preliminary Processing By/Date: Linda Zezulka/November 1993.

Final Processing and Finding Aid By/Date: Linda Zezulka/November 1993.

Encoding of Finding Aid By/Date: Uri Kolodney/July 2004.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Literary Productions

box folder
1 1 United States International Communication Agency articles, 1974-1981.
2 United States International Communication Agency articles, 1978-1979.
3 United States International Communication Agency articles, 1981.
4 "Project Apollo: The Moon at Last" (manuscript), 1981.
(32 pages).