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David C. Barrow papers

David C. Barrow papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: David C. Barrow papers
Creator: Barrow, David C., Jr. (David Crenshaw), 1852-1929
Inclusive Dates: 1879-1929
Language: English
Extent: 42.5 Linear Feet (42 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
Collection Number: UA97-095
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr. served as chancellor of the University of Georgia from 1906 until his resignation in 1925 (this office now operates under the title of president). His father was David C. Barrow Sr., a planter and a trustee at the university, and his mother was Sarah Pope Barrow.

Barrow was born in Oglethorpe County, Georgia on October 18, 1852. He married Frances Ingle Childs of Athens in 1879, and they had four children and ten grandchildren. One of his sons, David Francis Barrow, became a member of the UGA Mathematics faculty.

Barrow was educated at the University of Georgia, receiving both a B.S. and a degree in engineering (C & M.E.), Class of 1874, where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity. After trying law and geological surveying, he became an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the University in 1878. His additional responsibilities included Professor of Civil Engineering (1883), Head of the combined Department of Mathematics and Civil Engineering, Head of Pure Mathematics, and Dean of the Franklin College in 1899. He became the acting chancellor upon then-Chancellor Hill's death (1905). He was subsequently officially named Chancellor in 1906.

At the time of his appointment as chancellor, the University of Georgia could be accurately described as a collection of colleges, consisting of a liberal arts college, a law school, a summer school, beginning schools of pharmacy and forestry, an embryonic college of agriculture, and some graduate courses in various fields.

When Barrow retired in 1925, the university had become a modern institution. The more established college of agriculture and a structured graduate school existed. In addition, the following schools were created during his tenure: school of education (1908), commerce (1912) (currently known as the School of Business Administration), and journalism (1915). Beginning in 1903, female students were admitted for the first time as summer students and were later enrolled as graduate students (1916) and finally undergraduates (1918).

Regular enrollment had nearly quadrupled (from 408 in his inaugural year to 1,592 at the end of his tenure) because of Barrow's efforts and the admission of female students. Faculty size had tripled, state funding had increased greatly (from $22,500 in 1906 to $145,000 in 1925), alumni fundraising was increased, and several new buildings had been constructed on campus including: Conner Hall (1908), Peabody Hall (1913), Barrow Hall (1916), Soule Hall (1920), Hardman Hall (1922), Milledge Hall (1925) and Memorial Hall (1925).

Barrow was often called upon for public service outside of his university duties. In 1907, at the request of Booker T. Washington, Barrow served on the board of the Jeanes Fund for the improvement of rural education for African Americans.

He also served as the neutral arbitrator in the Central of Georgia Railway strike in 1909. After black workers were hired to work alongside whites, white employees of the railroad, who were represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, called a strike. The black employees received a lower wage than their white counterparts. The issue was settled by a federal board of arbitration, which ruled that black workers should be paid equal pay for equal work. Barrow's vote thus led to the retention of black firemen at equal pay with whites.

Chancellor Barrow died in 1929 at his home in Athens. Funeral services were held in the Chapel on UGA's north campus, and he was buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens. Barrow County, Georgia an Athens elementary school, an Athens street, Barrow Hall at the University and the David C. Barrow Chair of Mathematics all honor the late Chancellor.

Upon his resignation, Barrow was elected as a Chancellor Emeritus for life by the Georgia Board of Regents.

Scope and Content

The collection consists largely of Barrow's official correspondence during his role as chancellor. These consists of communications involving academic affairs, student affairs, trustees, and peer institutions, to name a few topics. There is also a small portion of personal correspondence. Also included are scrapbooks, notesbooks, and clippings highlighting Barrow's professional work before, after, and during his time as chancellor.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David C. Barrow collection, UA 97-095, University of Georgia Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Barrow, David C., Jr. (David Crenshaw), 1852-1929
Scrapbooks
University of Georgia. President
University of Georgia. Records and correspondence

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository include the David Crenshaw Barrow Jr. family papers, ms2764, and the Barrow family papers, ms1369.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Correspondence

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111903-1906
121903-1906
131905-1906
14-51906
161906-1907
171907
18-101906-1907
111-121907
1131906-1908
1141907
1151907-1908
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4241907-1909, 1941
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116-181908
1191907-1908
1201907
1211907-1909
122-231909
1241908-1909
1251908
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21-51908
26-141910
2151909-1910
216-251909
226Academics, 1909-1910
227Academics, 1906-1909
228Academics, 1900-1909
229Academics, 1906-1909
230Academics, 1900-1906
231Academics, 1903-1906
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31Correspondence with other schools, 1909-1910
32-3Correspondence with other schools, 1908-1909
34-5Correspondence with other schools, 1907-1908
36Correspondence with other schools, 1906-1907
37A.G./Soule, 1909-1910
38A.G./Soule, 1907-1909
39A.G./Soule, 1907
310A.G./Soule, 1906-1907
311A.G./Soule, 1906
312Athletics, 1908-1910
313Athletics, 1907-1908
314Rhodes Scholarship, 1907-1910
315Rhodes Scholarship, 1907-1909
316Rhodes Scholarship, 1906-1908
317African Americans (Education), 1906-1910
318Women (Education, etc.), 1902-1910
319-20Student Affairs , 1910
321-22Student Affairs , 1909-1910
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41-4Student Affairs , 1909
45-6Student Affairs , 1908-1909
47-8Student Affairs , 1908
49Student Affairs , 1908-1910
410-13Student Affairs , 1908
414Student Affairs , 1907-1908
415Student Affairs , 1908
416Student Affairs , 1907-1908
417Student Affairs , 1906-1907
418-20Student Affairs , 1907
421Student Affairs , 1907-1908
422-23Student Affairs , 1907
424Student Affairs , 1903-1907
425-26Student Affairs , 1906-1907
427-31Student Affairs , 1906
432Student Affairs , 1900-1906
433Student Affairs , 1905-1906
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51Trustees, 1909-1910
52Trustees, 1907-1909
53Trustees, 1900-1907
54Alumni, 1900-1910
55Speeches, 1906-1910
56Profess. Org. , 1900-1907
57Profess. Org. , 1907-1908
58Profess. Org. , 1907-1909
59Profess. Org. , 1909-1910
510Letters of Recommendation, 1900-1906
511Letters of Recommendation, 1906-1907
512Letters of Recommendation, 1907-1908
513Letters of Recommendation, 1908-1909
514Letters of Recommendation , 1909-1910
515Personal, 1888-1903
516Personal, 1902-1904
517Personal , 1904-1906
518Personal , 1906
519Personal , 1907-1908
520Personal , 1908-1910
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61-71910 June
68-121910 July
613-161910 August
617-211910 September
622-281910 October
629-321910 November
633-371910 December
638Misc. , 1910
639-411911 January
642-441911 February
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71-41911 March
75-71911 April
78-111911 May
712-141911 June
715-191911 July
720-221911 August
723-271911 September
728-311911 October
732-351911 November
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81-31911 December
84Misc. , 1911
85-101912 January
811-191912 February
820-281912 March
829-361912 April
837-401912 May
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91-41912 May
95-121912 June
913-201912 July
921-261912 August
927-321912 September
933-381912 October
939-441912 November
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101-61912 December
107-10Misc. , 1912
1011-181913 January
1019-241913 February
1025-331913 March
1034-401913 April
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111-61913 May
117-141913 June
1115-201913 July
1121-251913 August
1126-311913 September
1132-371913 October
1138-431913 November
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121-71913 December
128-9Misc. , 1913
1210-151914 January
1216-201914 February
1221-271914 March
1228-331914 April
1234-391914 May
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131-81914 June
139-131914 July
1314-181914 August
1319-241914 September
1325-291914 October
1330-341914 November
1335-391914 December
1340Misc. , 1914
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141-71915 January
148-121915 February
1413-181915 March
1419-231915 April
1424-291915 May
1430-381915 June
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151-51915 July
156-101915 August
1511-181915 September
1519-231915 October
1524-281915 November
1529-311915 December
1532Misc. , 1915
1533-361916 January
1537-401916 February
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161-81916 March
169-131916 April
1614-201916 May
1621-281916 June
1629-34 1916 July
1635-391916 August
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171-81916 September
179-131916 October
1714-171916 November
1718-211916 December
1722Misc. , 1916
1723-281917 January
1729-331917 February
1734-411917 March
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181-81917 April
189-181917 May
1819-271917 June
1828-341917 July
1835-441917 August
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191-91917 September
1910-121917 October
1913-161917 November
1917-201917 December
1921-25Misc. , 1917
1926-301918 January
1931-341918 February
1935-391918 March
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201-51918 April
206-111918 May
2012-171918 June
2018-231918 July
2024-321918 August
2033-391918 September
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211-121918 September
2113-201918 October
2121-271918 November
2128-341918 December
2135-38Misc. , 1918
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221-71919 January
228-121919 February
2213-181919 March
2219-231919 April
2224-301919 May
2231-371919 June
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231-41919 July
235-81919 August
239-121919 September
2313-181919 October
2319-211919 November
2322-271919 December
2328Misc., 1919
2329-331920 January
2334-381920 February
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241-61920 March
247-111920 April
2412-161920 May
2417-201920 June
2421-241920 July
2425-271920 August
2428-311920 September
2432-351920 October
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251-41920 November
255-71920 December
258Misc. , 1920
259-131921 January
2514-171921 February
2518-201921 March
2521-231921 April
2524-271921 May
2528-301921 June
2531-331921 July
2534-361921 August
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261-41921 September
265-91921 October
2610-151921 November
2616-191921 December
2620-21Misc. , 1921
2622-241922 January
2625-271922 February
2628-311922 March
2632-351922 April
2636-401922 May
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271-51922 June
276-101922 July
2711-121922 August
2713-151922 September
2716-181922 October
2719-201922 November
2721-231922 December
2724Misc. , 1922
2725-281923 January
2729-321923 February
2733-381923 March
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281-41923 April
285-101923 May
2811-151923 June
2816-171923 July
2818-191923 August
2820-211923 September
2822-241923 October
2825-261923 November
2827-281923 December
2829Misc. , 1923
2830-321924 January
2833-351924 February
2836-381924 March
2839-421924 April
2843-471924 May
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291-51924 June
296-91924 July
2910-131924 August
2914-151924 September
2916-181924 October
2919-201924 November
2921-221924 December
2923Misc. , 1924
2924Misc. , 1925 January
2925-271925 January
2928-301925 February
2931-331925 March
2934-361925 April
2937-401925 May
2941-431925 June
2944-451925 July
29461925 August
29471925 September
29481925 October
29491925 November
29501925 December
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3011926 January-December
3021927 January-December
3031928 January-December
304Personal Letters, 1929
305-7Misc. , Undated
308Letters about collection after 1930, 1930
309-20Misc. Speeches
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311-7Misc. Speeches
318Clippings- Charleston , September 1886
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425Photographs, 20th Century
 

2. Scrapbooks and Notebooks

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321Scrapbook Engineering , 1886
322Scrapbook , 1891
323Scrapbook Misc. , 1900
324Scrapbook Misc. , 1900
325Scrapbook Misc. , 1915
326Scrapbook Misc. , 1918-1919
327Scrapbook Misc. , 1920
328Scrapbook State Normal School and Brown Fund , 1922-1923
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331Scrapbook , 1879 January 8 - 1885 December 11
332Scrapbook , 1886 June 14-1890 April 14
333Scrapbook, 1893 April 24-1896 December 23
334Scrapbook , 1890 April 19 1890-1893 April 21
335Scrapbook , 1896 December 26-1899 August 14
336Scrapbook , 1899 August 14-1902 June 9
337Scrapbook, 1902 June 12-1906 December 4
338Scrapbook Misc.
339Scrapbook Misc.
3310Scrapbook Postcards
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341Negro Education
342Newspaper Clippings, Misc.
343-4Invitations, etc.
345-6Printed Material, Misc.
347Smith-Lever Act
341Notebook, 1906 December 4-1908 July 13
342Notebook, 1908 July 18-1913 April 3
343Notebook, 1913 April 3-1916 November 3
344Notebook, 1916 November 10-1921 July 9
345Notebook, 1921 July 9-1927 February 1
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351Personal Misc.
352Conferences etc.
353University Misc.
354Speeches etc.
351College Notes National Philosophy, 1868
352Engineering , 1870s
353College Notes Mathematics, 1873
354College Notes Senior Chemistry, 1873
355Mathematics and Engineering, 1873
356College Notes Engineering , 1874
357Law, Engineering, etc. , 1878
358Law, etc. , 1878
359Lecture Notes and Speeches , 1892-1901
3510Negro Education , 1910
3511Lecture Notes and Speeches , 1910
3512Teaching Notes Mathematics, 1893
3513Grade Book, Misc. , 1892 1929
3514Grades General, 1900s
3515Grade Books, 1903
3516Lecture Notes and Speeches, 1906
3517Lecture Notes and Speeches , 1924
3518College Notes Analytical Chemistry
3519Lecture Notes and Speeches
3520Lecture Notes and Speeches
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361Lecture Notes and Speeches Success
362Lecture Notes and Speeches School and Teaching
363Lecture Notes and Speeches Note on the Ten Commandments
364Lecture Notes and Speeches Mary the Mother of Jesus
365Lecture Notes and Speeches Studying the Bible
366Lecture Notes and Speeches Roll Book, etc.
367Lecture Notes and Speeches Christmas
368Lecture Notes and Speeches Washington, Georgia
369-17Lecture Notes and Speeches
3618College Notes Chemistry
3619College Notes Chemistry and Engineering
3620College Notes Sophmore Latin
3621Scrapbook, 1901-1923
3622Scrapbook, 1908-1910
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371Scrapbook, 1911-1913
372Scrapbook, 1922
373Scrapbook, 1924-1925
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381Scrapbook, 1907-1929
382Scrapbook, 1916-1917
383Scrapbook, 1921
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391Reports of the Board of Visitors to the State University , 1903-1904
392An Address by David C. Barrow Before the Agricultural Society at Dulbin, Georgia, 1912 August
393County Spririt Adress Delivered Before the GA State Agricultural Society , 1916 August 12
394This Day's Work Bulletin , 1917 August
395Report of Faculty Chairman of Athletics , 1922 June 15
396Co-education at the University Adress Before the GA Federation of Women's Clubs , 1922 November
397Report of the President to the Committee on Education of the University System, 1961 October 9
391Proceedings of Special Committee of the Board of Trustees, 1923 September 24
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401-5Correspondence Board of Trustees, 1911
406Misc. , 1911
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421-2Notes on the David C. Barrow papers, 2010
422University of Georgia Bulletins relating to David C. Barrow, 1913-1930
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1Proposed plan for grading athletic grounds of the University of Georgia (Herty Field), circa 1891-1892
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411George Foster Peabody Correspondence , 1909 September
412George Foster Peabody Correspondence , 1909 October
413-5George Foster Peabody Correspondence , 1909 November
416George Foster Peabody Correspondence , 1913-1914
417George Foster Peabody Correspondence , 1915-1918
418George Foster Peabody Correspondence , 1919-1922
419George Foster Peabody Correspondence , 1923-1925