DeEtte Barnes Papers
Scope and Contents
The DeEtte Barnes Special Collection consists of correspondence and biographical content. The bulk of the correspondence in the collection is letters written from DeEtte in her Wheaton College student days to her mother and family at home. Also included are letters from her mother, Mrs. Stewart [Rena] Barnes, to her and letters from other family members. The biographical content includes DeEttes's grade reports, her daily schedule, and other Wheaton College memorabilia from the 1930s including an invitation to an "Informal" of the Philalathean Literary Society.
- Created: 1933-1937
- Other: Majority of material found in 1933-1936
- Other: Date acquired: 2002
- Barnes, DeEtte. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no specific restrictions on this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.
.84 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.
Source of Acquisition
The provenance of the DeEtte Barnes Papers is currently unknown.
Method of Acquisition
Other Descriptive Information
This collection is composed mostly of the letters of a Wheaton College student, DeEtte Barnes, to her mother. The letters were written from 1933-37, the years Barnes attended Wheaton College and are of particular interest due to their genuine and frank portrayal of 1930s student life. Today's students and former students alike will be fascinated by the similarities and differences between Barnes' experience and their own.
- DeEtte Barnes Papers
- Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Roman Script