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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Catherine Wulbern Collection, 1929-1934
0.25 Linear feet.5 document boxes
Scope and Contents Note
This collection contains the correspondence of Catherine Wulbern, who was vactioning in Evergreen, Alabama, (1929-1934), containing items from individuals in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and other locales. Correspondence consists of letters written to Wulbern, including discussion of such topics such as daily life, condolences on the death of Catherine Wulbern's father, a description of Haiti from a United States Marine stationed in Port-au-Prince (1934), and Christmas cards (1934).
Catherine Jane Wulbern was born in 1916 in Georgia, the daughter of John Herman (d. 1933), a native of South Carolina, and Lillian Jean Bellingrath Wulbern (1892-1968), a native of Alabama. With her family, Catherine moved to Arkansas, eventually settling in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where her relatives ran a successful Coca-Cola bottling plant. She attended college, and on 1940 April 27, she married Ed Dupree, with whom she had two children. She died in 1978 in Alexandria, Virginia.
Catherine's mother, Lillian, was the daughter of Leonard Ferdinand Bellingrath, the son of a German immigrant father. Leonard moved to Pine Bluff in 1916 to run a Coca-Cola bottling plant for his brothers, though he eventually became sole operator of the business. After the death of his father in 1933, Ferdinand Bellingrath took over the bottling business. Ferdinand and his wife, Catherine Oudin, commissioned the construction of the Bellingrath House in the White Hall community of Pine Bluff. After the shooting death of Ferdinand in 1941, Catherine Oudin took over the family business. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Properties in 1994.
Alabama--Description and travel--20th century
Haiti--Description and travel--20th century
Leslie, James W., donor
Pine Bluff (Ark.)--History--20th century
Wulbern, Catherine, 1916-1978
Wulbern, John Herman, d. 1933
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Catherine Wulbern Collection, 1929-1934, UALR.MS.0109. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.