Tommie Dora Barker papers
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Tommie Dora Barker papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Barker, Tommie Dora
Title: Tommie Dora Barker papers
Dates: 1902-1960, undated
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft. (1 half document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS52

Biographical/Historical Note

Tommie Dora Barker was born in 1888 to Thomas N. and Dora Elizabeth Lovejoy Barker. Miss Barker attended Agnes Scott College and graduated from the Carnegie Library School of Atlanta in 1909. She was head librarian, which also entailed direction of the library school at the Atlanta Carnegie Public Library. She was also the Dean, and later Director of the Emory University Library School.

Scope and Content Note

These papers consist of correspondence and newspaper clippings, mostly related to the Carnegie Public Library of Atlanta, Georgia.

Index Terms

Carnegie Library of Atlanta.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Tommie Dora Barker papers, MSS 52, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1972 and subsequent additions.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce muse be submitted to the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




11Agnes Scott commencement and recital programs, 1902
2Girl's High commencement program, 1907
3Death of Dora Baker and notes on Lovejoy family, 1931-1949, undated
4Correspondence, 1954-1955
5Newspaper clippings on Tommie Barker's retirement, 1954
6Correspondence regarding editorial on administration in Atlanta Public Library, 1959-1960
7Program from dinner for Anne Wallace, 1924
8List of graduates of Carnegie Library School with comments, undated
9Newspaper clippings on investigation and dismissal of John Settelmayer as library director, 1959-1960