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Finding aid to J. A. (Joseph Amasa) Munk Papers, 1834-1928 MS.209
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Description
J. A. (Joseph Amasa) Munk was a Civil War veteran and a doctor of Eclectic Medicine. His interest in collecting publications on Arizona led him to create the Munk Library of Arizoniana, housed at the Southwest Museum. The J. A. (Joseph Amasa) Munk Papers includes papers, scrapbooks, bibliographic index cards of his Munk Library of Arizoniana, printing plates for his publication Arizona Sketches, badges, and photographs.
Background
Dr. Joseph Amasa Munk was born on November 9, 1847 in North Georgetown, Ohio. He joined up with the Union Army from 1864-1865 and fought in the Civil War. When the war was over, he attended Mt. Union College in Ohio from 1865-1866 and then the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati, graduating in 1869. While attending Mt. Union College, he met Emma S. Beazell, and they married in 1873. While in school, Munk also enjoyed learning to read and sing music, a hobby he continued on into the 1870s. By the time he published a book of his own compositions, he was the organist and choir leader of his church.
Extent
9.3 Linear feet 27 boxes
Restrictions
Conditions Governing Use Note (Use): Copyright has not been assigned to the Braun Research Library at the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Braun Research Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. A folder-level container list is available from library staff.