University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the W. J. Lemke Papers, [ca. 1954-1958]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lemke, Walter John, 1891-1968
Title: Lemke, W. J., Papers
Dates: [ca. 1954-1958]
Abstract: Comprising correspondence, a newspaper clipping, and typescripts of a report and diary excerpt, the W. J. Lemke Papers, [ca. 1954-1958], document Lemke’s historical research on the Confederate Army during the Civil War and the Baptist Church in Texas and Arkansas.
Extent: 6 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Journalist and historian Walter John (W. J.) Lemke (1891-1968) served as a charter member of the Washington County Historical Society and as editor of the historical journal Flashback, while also establishing the Arkansas Genealogical Society. He researched a number of historical topics, including the Civil War and the Baptist Church in the South. In addition, Lemke helped found the department of journalism at the University of Arkansas in 1928, and was involved in several organizations, such as the Arkansas Press Women’s Association and the Arkansas High School Press Association.

Source:

Walter John Lemke Papers, 1821-1969, Special Collections, University of Arkansas. Accessed July 7, 2011. http://libinfo.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/Lemke/default.asp#1.


Scope and Contents

Comprising correspondence, a newspaper clipping, and typescripts of a report and diary excerpt, the W. J. Lemke Papers, [ca. 1954-1958], document Lemke’s historical research on the Confederate Army during the Civil War and the Baptist Church in Texas and Arkansas. Correspondence concerns his research, while the newspaper clipping contains a reprint of a Confederate soldier’s letter. Typescripts of a report and diary excerpt relate to soldiers’ illnesses in various regiments in the Confederate Army as well as the career of Evans Atwood as an organizer of the Baptist Church.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Atwood, Evans.
Lemke, Walter John, 1891-1968 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army.
Subjects
Baptists -- Southern states.
Churches -- Southern states.
History -- Research -- Southern states.
Places
Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care.
Arkansas -- History -- Sources.
Texas -- History -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

W. J. Lemke Papers, [ca. 1954-1958], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2N230 Correspondence, newspaper clipping, and typescripts of report and diary excerpt, [ca. 1954-1958]