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Burt Brown Barker papers, 1935-1938

Barker, Burt Brown, 1873-1969

Museum director, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel, circa 860 items on 1 microfilm reel

Summary: The microfilmed Burt Brown Barker papers contain Barker's correspondence as director of the Federal Art Project in Portland, Oregon; reports; memoranda; travel vouchers; lists of artists and art projects; minutes of the Oregon Federal Music Project; a typescript of an article, "The Federal Art Center, Salem, Oregon," and other writings; printed material; and miscellany. Correspondents include Jacob Baker, Frederic Stewart Bartlett, Holger Cahill, Joseph A. Danysh, T. J. Edmonds, George H. Gannon, Carter Glass, Ellis Fuller Lawrence, Charlotte Roberta Mish, Thomas Cleveland Parker, Margery Hoffman Smith, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Burt Brown Barker (1873-1969) was a lawyer and arts administrator in Portland, Oregon. He was director of the Federal Art Project in Portland, president of the Oregan Historical Society, the McLoughlin Memorial Association, and the Herbert Hoover Foundation of Oregon. He also played an active role in the restoration of the John Minthorn House and its transformation into a museum.


Lent for microfilming 1982 by Sarah Munro.

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also holds the Oregon FAP records, 1936-1939.
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections holds the Burt Brown Barker papers, 1890-1935. The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library holds the Burt Brown Barker papers, 1885-1976.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals were returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2551 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Burt Brown Barker papers, 1935-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.