BURT BROWN BARKER PAPERS, 1885-1976
Burt Brown Barker was born November 3, 1873. He was a classmate of Herbert Hoover in Newberg, Oregon. Barker graduated from the University of Chicago in 1897 and from Harvard Law School in 1901. Barker moved to Portland, Oregon in 1928 to become the Vice-President of Public Relations for the University of Oregon. He was president of the Oregon Historical Society, the McLoughlin Memorial Association, and the Herbert Hoover Foundation of Oregon. Barker played an active role in the restoration and designation of the John Minthorn House as an historical place. Barker died in 1969 at the age of 95.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The papers contain correspondence, clippings, catalogs, and a commencement program. Topics include: the Friends Pacific Academy, Newberg Sunday School, Herbert Hoover, Lou Henry Hoover, Oregon politics, Henry John Minthorn, and the Minthorn House. The papers also include Herbert Hoover’s boyhood crush letter to Daisy Trueblood.
The library holds two books written by Barker:
Allen, Ben S. – Correspondence, 1917-1937
Correspondence with Burt Brown Baker, 1887, 1914-1919, 1932-1964
Hoover, Lou Henry – Correspondence, 1912, 1936-1937, 1940