Carter Tate Barron papers

Carter Tate Barron papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Carter Tate Barron papers
Creator: Taylor, Robert, 1911-1969
Creator: Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966
Creator: Harlow, Jean, 1911-1937
Creator: Barron, Carter Tate, 1905-1950
Creator: Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Inclusive Dates: 1920-1950
Language(s): English
Extent: 7.8 Linear Feet (4 oversized boxes, 2 oversized volumes)
Collection Number: ms1264
Repository: Hargrett Library
Abstract: The collection consists of scrapbook material including clippings, letters, and photographs of personalities as diverse as Jean Harlow, Harry Truman, Robert Taylor, Eleanor Powell, Spencer Tracy, Jimmy Stewart, and Chester Nimitz. Many photographs are autographed and have personal messages to Carter Barron. These show considerable familiarity with Barron and his wife. The scrapbook albums seem primarily focused from 1920 to 1950.

Collection Description

Historical Note

Carter Tate Barron was a Georgia Tech football star of the early 1920s and later was an important theatre executive and manager of several theatres in Atlanta (including the Fox Theater) and Washington, D.C. His friends included numerous luminaries from both the entertainment field and politics. The Carter Barron Ampitheatre in Washington, D. C. is named after him.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carter Tate Barron papers. MS 1264. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Scrapbook: clippings and letters regarding C.T.Barron and the theater , 1934-1936
12Scrapbook : fraternity and Georgia Tech football memorabilia clippings, circa 1926
21Small scrapbook: clippings re Carter Barron playing football for Georgia Tech, circa 1920's (Sports news: Pictures and Clippings)
22Alexander of Georgia Tech Presented to Carter T. Barron (a memorial book), 1950
23Scrapbook: Carter Tate Barron, Sr.- clippings and photographs of Barron, 1937-1945
3Miscellaneous loose photographs, clippings, and memorabilia (separated from scrapbooks) (approx. 75 pieces)
4Scrapbook: mainly photographs of celebrities autographed to Mr. and Mrs. Barron, circa 1930s
1Scrapbook: mainly photographs and mementos of entertainment industry celebrities and Carter Barron at work, 1934-1937
2Scrapbook: entertainment industry related photographs, correspondence, and clippings, 1931-1938

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