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Ellen M. Barker Notebooks

Identifier: MSS 0336

Scope and Contents

Notebook One is a brown Order Book with a black scalloped border, dating from 1893 - 1894. It is titled as, Chemistry Lecture Notebook and contains lecture notes as well as a few corresponding drawings and diagrams. Some pages are missing.

Notebook Two contains annotations by Barker dating from 1894 - 1895. It is titled, Physical Laboratory Manual and Note Book, by Alfred P. Gage. The majority of the notations are under the General Exercises headings with a few breaks for omitted exercises.


  • 1893 - 1895


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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Ellen M. Barker of Buncombe, North Carolina was a student of the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial School (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) from 1893-1896.


0.17 Linear Feet (2 scrapbook boxes)

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Ellen M. Barker attended the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial School from 1893 to 1896.

The Ellen M. Barker Notebooks date from 1893 to 1895. Notebook One contains Barker's Chemistry lecture notes and Notebook Two is a Physical Laboratory Manual and Note Book annotated by Barker.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from Classed Archives in September 2008.

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Andrea Cole, June 2010

Ellen M. Barker Notebooks
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US