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Bickerstaff family papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS732

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence from Charles Augustus Bickerstaff, Jr., Joel Hurt Bickerstaff, and John Marshall Bickerstaff to their parents, Charles Augustus Bickerstaff and Mabel Hurt, and sister, Bright Bickerstaff West, during World War II.


  • 1942-1946, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Charles Augustus Bickerstaff, Jr. (1916-1969), Joel Hurt Bickerstaff (1918-1949), and John Marshall Bickerstaff (1924-) were the sons of Charles Augustus Bickerstaff (1855-1937), an Alabama native, and Mabel Hurt (1885-1996), daughter of Joel Hurt and Annie Bright Woodruff. Charles Augustus Bickerstaff Jr. graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology and was a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy during World War II. Joel Hurt Bickerstaff was a graduate of Emory University and served first in the Army Quartermaster Corps, but changed to Air Corps as a Flight Control Officer with the rank of captain. John Marshall Bickerstaff served as a private in the army and participated in the Battle of the Bulge which ended his service in occupied Germany in the Graves Registration unit. After the war, he graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology.


1.2 linear ft. (three document cases)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1992

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2014.
Bickerstaff family papers
Rosanne Guy
September 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305