The Papers of James Burr Hickman SDASM.018

Finding aid prepared by Simone Muzquiz
San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA, 92101
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Series I. Correspondence Series II. Money Samples Series III. Personal Items Series IV. Postcards Series V. Photos

Title: The Papers of James Burr Hickman
Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.018
Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 Linear 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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Saint-Mihiel (France)
Verdun (France)
World War I