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Ethel M. and James G. Barber Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: LU-MS-145
This collection contains family papers of Ethel M. and James G. Barber as well as materials documenting Ethel's contributions to Lawrence as a trustee and donor. Materials include family documents such as marriage licenses and genealogies, correspondence, and photographs. Records date from 1880 to 2000.


  • 1880-2000


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Lawrence University does not hold the copyright for all materials in this collection. Uses beyond those allowed for fair use under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) require the researcher to secure permission from the copyright holder.


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Biographical or Historical Information

Ethel Schoenbaum Barber graduated from Milwaukee-Downer College in 1934 and earned a Ph.D. in speech from Northwestern University in 1947. James G. Barber graduated from Lawrence University in 1934. Ethel and James married on June 29, 1940. James served as a judge in Chicago and passed away in 1961. Ethel served on the Board of Trustees of Lawrence University from 1968 to 1988 and initiated the Founders Club in 1972. Lawrence granted her an honorary degree in 1985. She passed away in 1999.

Method of Acquisition

The source, date, and method of acquisition are unknown.

Separated Materials

Ships of the United States Navy and Their Sponsors, 1950-1958 removed to the main library collection.

Processing Information

Minimally processed, 2012-2016.
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Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

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