Billie B. Kemper Research Collection on Lindley Beckworth
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.
- Kemper, Billie Bundick, 1920- (Person)
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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