Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


James A. Burkhardt Papers

Dates: 1934-1955.

Friend of Harry S. Truman.

The papers of James A. Burkhardt consist of correspondence, printed materials, and other items concerning Burkhardt's relationship with Harry S. Truman following his service in World War I as a sergeant in Captain Truman's battery.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 2.5 linear inches (about 20 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave her copyright interests in this collection, and in any other collection in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration, to the United States Government. Documents created by U.S. Government employees in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents in this collection presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Rose Anderson (2016) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1893 (June 19)Born James Arthur Burkhardt, Kansas City, Missouri
1917-1919Served as a sergeant in the 129th Field Artillery, Battery D, commanded by Captain Harry S. Truman
1919Married Anna Moran
1956 (September 11)Died, Los Angeles, California

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of James A. Burkhardt consist of correspondence, printed materials, and other items concerning Burkhardt's relationship with Harry S. Truman following his service in World War I as a sergeant in Captain Truman's battery. The collection is arranged in a Subject File.

The Subject File includes letters of condolence from members of Battery D following the death of Burkhardt's son during World War II, as well as a note signed by the members of Battery D in attendance at a 1955 reunion. The series also contains a patch bearing the logo of Battery D and a Battery D membership card. In addition, the series includes correspondence with Senator Harry S. Truman regarding Burkhardt's career in the police force.

The Truman Library has the papers of a number of Truman's World War I comrades, including Verne Chaney, Vic Housholder, Edward Jacobson, Edward Meisburger, and Edward McKim.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1SUBJECT FILE, 1934-1955
Correspondence, printed materials, and other items concerning James A. Burkhardt's relationship with Harry S. Truman following his service in World War I as a sergeant in Captain Truman's battery. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Correspondence
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Personal
  • Truman, Harry S.

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