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Hardy Family Collection

Identifier: A-0373

Content Description

The collection contains 1954 letters from Charles Hardy to his wife Joyce, 1960's letters from Agnes Campbell (Joyce's step-mother) to Joyce, photographs of Charles Hardy's family, and biographical materials on Charles and Joyce Campbell Hardy.


  • Event: Donated 6/7/2021

Language of Materials

The material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research

Biographical / Historical

Charles Hardy (1931-1981) was the son of Paul Buford Hardy and Hattie B Wyatt. Joyce Dean Campbell (1933-1996) was the daughter of John Rubin Campbell and Beatrice Gertrude Thompson. Charles Hardy and Joyce Campbell were married on June 7, 1952. Shortly after their marriage, Charles was assigned to Albuquerque, New Mexico as Military Police for the U.S. Air Force and guarded nuclear weapons in the height of the Cold War. After his discharge from the Air Force, Charles and Joyce settled in Nacogdoches, where Charles ran Hardy’s Grocery, Bait and Tackle, previously located on the corner of Stallings and Woden road, while Joyce was a long-term employee of the cable company in Nacogdoches. The couple produced two children, Cynthia Hardy Pitts and Rhonda Hardy Johnson, who are prominently featured in images contained in the collection.


0.50 Cubic Feet


The collection consists of 16 folders in an accordion file with multiple collections in the same banker box.

Guide to the Hardy Family Collection
Linda Reynolds
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository