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The Descriptive Finding Guide for the James Burr Hickman Personal Papers SDASM.SC.0018
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note

  • Title: James Burr Hickman Personal Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.0018
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.4 Cubic feet 1 manuscript box
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1919
    Abstract: Letters, documents and artifacts from James Burr Hickman, a member of the Army Air Corps in World War I who was killed in an air accident in Germany after the war.
    Language of Materials note: English
    creator: Hickman, James Burr, ?-1919

    Biographical/Historical note

    James Burr Hickman graduated from the US School of Military Aeronautics at the University of Illinois in 1918. Hickman was in the US Air Reserve until he enlisted in the Army Air Corps for the duration of WWI. Having survived the war, it was very unfortunate that on May 5, 1919 James Hickman died in an airplane accident at Coblenz, Germany. His family tried to the best of their abilities to gather information after his death. Many of Hickman’s fellow soldiers wrote and sent maps to his family in order to share the details of his death.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.

    Scope and Contents note

    Items in this collection include correspondence, official government letters, photographs, postcards, travel mementos, and money.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Item], The Papers of James Burr Hickman, Archive, San Diego Air & Space Museum

    Related Archival Materials note

    Related SDASM Resources: Images from the James B. Hickman Collection are available on Flicker.com. Related Research Institutions: Secondary Sources: Lawson, Eric, Lawson, Jane The First Air Campaign: August 1914 – November 1918: (Conshohocken, Penn. Combined Books, 1996)
    Selected digitized images from this collection on Flickr.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    The materials in this Collection were donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Saint-Mihiel (France)
    Verdun (France)
    World War, 1914-1918