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Billie B. Kemper Research Collection on Lindley Beckworth

Identifier: A-0076

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence and research material for Kemper's graduate thesis on Lindley Beckworth, lawyer, Texas legislator, and U.S. representative, of Gilmer, Texas. There are also 28 oral history interviews (OH-1767 to OH-1794) on cassette tape that have been integrated into the separate Oral History Collection.


  • Creation: 1937-1980


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

Billie Burke Bundick Kemper was born in Ranger, Texas on August 20, 1920. In 1938 she graduated from Tyler Commercial College, and worked for the Agricultural Adjustment Administration in Gilmer, Texas until World War II. She served in the Women's Army Corps from 1942 to 1945, then worked for the OSS (which later became the CIA) until her retirement from Civil Service in 1973. She received an Associate of Arts degree from San Antonio College in 1975, and a B. A. in History from SFASU in 1977.


1.20 Cubic Feet


This collection is described in 45 folders and housed in two clamshell boxes. There are 28 oral histories separated from this collection in the audiovisual cabinet.

Guide to the Billie B. Kemper Research Collection on Lindley Beckworth
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository