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Correspondence between Burt Brown Barker and Herbert Hoover

Identifier: Coll-708

Scope and Contents

The collection primarily consist of letters and telegrams exchanged between Dr. Burt Brown Barker and President Herbert Hoover, who had been childhood friends in Salem, Oregon. The letters begin during World War I, when Hoover headed the Commission for Relief in Belgium. Also housed in the collection are: a 1915 publication about the Commission for Relief in Belgium; invitations for Hoover-related events sent to Barker; a post-inauguration parade invitation sent to Leonebel Jacobs and a 1953 exchange of letters between Jacobs and Barker about Hoover; newspaper clippings about Hoover; a photograph of Hoover inspecting the jacket design for his book Growing Up; the original file folder that held this collection's contents, with notes and a chronological inventory by Barker. Aside from the invitation to Jacobs and a 1930 holiday card sent to Barker, none of the collection's materials relate to Hoover's time as President of the United States.


  • 1914-1964


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public.

Conditions Governing Use

Pine State University owns the materials in the Archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. The University does not necessarily hold copyright to all materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners.


0.23 Cubic Feet (1 slim document case)

Language of Materials



Consists of correspondence exchanged between Burt Brown Barker and Herbert Hoover, along with other materials relating to Hoover's career.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some items in the collection are photocopies.
Guide to Correspondece between Burt Brown Barker and Herbert Hoover
Jeffrey A. Hayes
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the College of the Pines Archives Repository