Burkhammer Family Letters
Scope and Contents
- 1942 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access
Joe Burkhammer was born in 1912. He married Geraldine Hendrix (b. 1919) in Greene County, Arkansas on December 12, 1936. Two years later they welcomed a daughter, Betty Ruth Burkhammer. Their second child, Joseph Burkhammer, was born in 1940.
Beginning in 1942, Joe left his family in Paragould, Arkansas to seek work in Michigan. During his time in Michigan, Joe worked a variety of odd jobs - including field work and factory work. Over the next 13 years, he regularly corresponded with his family in Arkansas and sent back the majority of each paycheck. He also made regular visits to see his family in Arkansas.
0.3 Linear Feet (This collection is comprised of three folders contained within one document box.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was transferred to the archive by the Arkansas State University Museum in 2013.
- Burkhammer Family Letters Finding Aid
- Meredith McFadden; Flora Smith, Editor
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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