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.
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.
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