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Robert Barnes Papers, 1962-1964

Manuscript Collection #29

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Robert Barnes Papers
Creator: Barnes, Robert
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1962-1964, undated) including correspondence and autographs compiled by a page in the US House of Representatives.
Extent: 0.044 Cubic feet, 8 items , photocopies, including correspondence, a speech, and autographs.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

October 11, 1967, Papers of Robert Barnes, consisting of correspondence, a speech by John McCormack, and autographs of former speakers of the House of Representatives. Loaned for copying by Robert Barnes, Washington, N. C.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Robert Barnes Papers (#29), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Loaned by Robert Barnes

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The collection contains the papers of Robert Barnes, who served as a page in the House of Representatives and as a personal page for House Speaker John McCormack in the early 1960s.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Correspondence consists of a letter (1962) from Harry S. Truman to John McCormack wishing him a happy birthday and a letter from the President of Italy (1964) to House Speaker McCormack accepting an invitation to address a joint meeting of Congress.

A speech delivered to the House by Speaker McCormack endorsing an increase in the national debt and the autographs of Sam Rayburn, E. E. Cox, Henry T. Rainey, Joseph W. Martin, Jr., and John Nance Garner, all former speakers of the House of Representatives, are also included in the collection.

Subject Headings Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Card Catalog Entries Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Reading Room's card catalog. This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to help on-site researchers locate particular topics in the collection.

Geographic Entry :

  • District of Columbia, Washington

Autograph Entries :

  • Truman, Harry S. 1962
  • Segni, [Antonio] 1964

Subject Entries :

  • MONEY AND BANKING--Debts, Public
  • U.S.--CONGRESS--House
  • U.S.--CONGRESS--House

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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