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Barker Family Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-02-148
Scope and Contents Consists of family letters, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazines, bulletins, and program material documenting the life of Robert Barker from his time at West Point Academy (1934-1938), military service during World War II (1942-1945), capture by forces of the Empire of Japan (1942), and death (1945). The collection includes the front page of the "Illinois State Journal" announcing the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 12/07/2016

Rudolph Helmkamp papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-SC3767
Scope and Contents Collection consists of two documents from 1865 having to do with Rudolph Helmkamp’s service in 49th Illiois Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War. The first is an order of Lieutenant A. F. Taylor (of the Headquarters of District of Western Kentucky) to Sergeant Helmkamp to lead a detail to escort Confederate prisoners of war from Paducah, KY to Nashville, TN. The second document is Helmkamp’s discharge.
Dates: 1865

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Helmkamp, Rudolph, 1843-1910 1