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Guide to the Burt Brown Barker papers
Burt Brown Barker papers
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Guide to the Burt Brown Barker papers

Title

Guide to the Burt Brown Barker papers

Summary

The Burt Brown Barker papers consist of two essays written by Barker while a student at Willamette as well as receipts and records pertaining to his tuition, role as business manager of The Collegian newspaper and membership in the Philodorian Society and Y.M.C.A. These materials date from 1891 to 1893. The collection also includes correspondence between Barker and Professor Frederick S. Dunn of the University of Oregon regarding the timeline of the University of Oregon and Willamette University’s adoption of school colors and mortar board caps dated 1935.

Source Format

Collection Guide

Date

1890-1893, 1935

Repository

Willamette University University Archives and Special Collections

Repository Address

900 State Street; Salem, Oregon; 97301 USA; Phone: 503/370/6845; Fax: 503/370/6141; Email: archives@willamette.edu; URL: http://library.willamette.edu/archives

Location of Collection

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Collection Number

WUA004

Language

Materials in English.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Biographical Note

Dr. Burt Brown Barker was born in 1873 in Wakeburg, Washington. He graduated from Salem High School in 1889 and was a close friend of United States President Herbert Hoover during their teen years. He followed a classical course of study at Willamette University from 1889 to 1893 in both the University Academy and College of Liberal Arts

while at Willamette, he served as business manager for The Collegian newspaper and was a member of the Philadorian Society and Y.M.C.A. In later life, Barker was a practicing lawyer as well as vice-president of the University of Oregon. An advocate for the arts and historic preservation he also served as president of the Oregon Historical Society, president of the Oregon Society Sons of the American Revolution, and director of the Federal Art Project in Portland. Barker is the author of two monographs: The McLoughlin empire and its rulers: Doctor John McLoughlin, Doctor David McLoughlin, Marie Louise (Sister St. Henry)

an account of their personal lives and of their parents, relatives, and children

in Canada's Quebec Province, in Paris, France, and in the West of the Hudson's Bay Company and the Autobiography of Burt Brown Barker. Barker died in 1969.

Quantity

7 folders

Content Description

The Burt Brown Barker papers consist of two essays written by Barker while a student at Willamette as well as receipts and records relating to his tuition and role as business manager of The Collegian newspaper and membership in the Philodorian Society and Y.M.C.A. These materials date from 1891 to 1893. The essays, annotated by Barker at a later date, provide both the context and date of the essays. In one of the annotations Barker recalls Willamette University president Reverend George Whitaker’s reaction to Barker’s reading of the essay at chapel exercises. The collection also includes correspondence between Barker and Professor Frederick S. Dunn of the University of Oregon regarding the timeline of the University of Oregon’s and Willamette University’s adoption of school colors and mortar board caps dated 1935.

Names

Barker, Burt Brown (1873-1969)

Subject

Salem

University Archives and Records Collection

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Restrictions on Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.; For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.; Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

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Burt Brown Barker papers