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Diaries, 1971-1976; 1979-1983

 File — Box: 7 [X030899223], Folder: 1
Identifier: 4

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Personal papers relating to Dr. Burnette's life include family letters, pocket diaries, financial and legal papers (trust funds, scholarship funds, church donations, divorces, and real estate properties), business ventures, organizations, awards, school papers, yearbooks, photographs, church affiliations, and politics. Also included are papers from his mother's family (Highsmith) such as genealogy information, photographs, slave receipts, confederate money, and a "cipher" book.

Business ventures include Timber Ridge Enterprises, LTD., Perdido Bay Foundation, Lillian, Alabama, Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Lexington, Virginia and Around Again, LLC. Organizations include the Baldwin County Historical Society, Alabama Baldwin County Historic Development Commission, Alabama, West Piedmont Planning District Commission, Virginia, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Beta Kappa. Political papers include a letter from Harry S. Truman and Barack Obama thanking Dr. Burnette for a copy of "A Soviet View of the American Past" and "Making American Foreign Policy in the Political Pressure Cooker". There is also a letter describing race riots in Birmingham, Alabama and a letter that Dr. Burnette wrote to Senator Eugene O. McCue, Jr. regarding the closing of schools in Charlottesville, Virginia during desegregation. There are letters and papers showing his interest in Civil Rights, democratic processes and civic duties.


  • Creation: 1971-1976; 1979-1983

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use except for Box 13 which contains personal identification numbers and private financial information.


0.04 Cubic Feet (One folder in Box seven.)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States