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AC176_KATHRYN_BURNETT_PAPERSDescriptive Sheet Kathryn Burnett Papers AC -176 General Type: Papers Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet Inclusive Dates: 1993-1959 Donor: Ms. Rowena Hendrix This collection contains event programs, autographed photos and letters collected by Kathryn Burnett. Kathryn Burnett was born April 19, 1916, in Bryan, Texas. She was the only child of Edwin and Mary Burnett. Kathryn had a great interest in music and the theatre. She held season tickets to the Beaumont City Auditorium and attended every performance. Kathryn Burnett never married and she attended all performances alone. It is evident from articles in the collection that after attending a performance she would send off letters to the actors, actresses or musicians involved and ask for autographs and pictures. Many autographed pictures, notes and letters were sent to Kathryn Burnett and she kept them all in several scrapbooks. She also preserved the event programs in her scrapbooks near the signatures of the players involved. This collection was purchased by the donor from an antique dealer. Several items in the collection were deemed not to belong to Kathryn Burnett, these items have been stored together in the third box of this collection.