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This collection contains material relating to the life of Joseph Boone Hunter, including his time as a minister and missionary and his time as Director of Human Services at Rohwer Relocation Center. It includes personal documents, correspondence, writings, audiovisual materials, and artifacts. The writings include articles, poems, sermons, and books. There is also material related to Hunter's 100th birthday celebration.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Boone Hunter was born on December 27, 1886, to John W. and Mary Frances Compton Hunter near Allen, Texas. His career included teaching in public schools and colleges, the army chaplaincy with active foreign service, missionary work in the Far East and Middle East, United States Civil Service, and 27 interim pastorates. His contributions in Arkansas include service as Director of Human Services at Rohwer Relocation Camp where he was in charge of the school, hospital, and social welfare, as well as his church service. He was the founding pastor of Pulaski Heights Christian Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, from 1927-1940. He attended Texas Normal School, Transylvania University, and Vanderbilt University. Hunter married Mary Cleary in 1923, while the two were serving as missionaries in Japan. They had two children, John and Elizabeth, both born in Japan. Hunter died on September 5, 1987.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Joseph Boone Hunter collection, MS.000119


Arkansas State Archives

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Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Joseph Boone Hunter collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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