Betty Barber papers
07.BB

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Barber, Betty
Title
Betty Barber papers
ID
07.BB
Date [inclusive]
1955-2004
Extent
0.4 Linear feet 1 archives box
Language
English
Language of Materials note
All records are in English unless otherwise noted.
Abstract
Betty Barber was an assistant professor in EMU's Department of Home Economics, later the Department of Human, Environmental, and Consumer Resources, and also in the Department of Teacher Education, from 1967-2004. Barber was also instrumental in establishing the state's first Women's Studies minor at EMU in 1975. The collection, which spans the years 1955-2004, includes personal and professional materials related to Barber's research, mentoring, and academic career.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Biographical note

Betty Barber was assistant professor in EMU's Department of Home Economics, later the Department of Human, Environmental, and Consumer Resources, and also in the Department of Teacher Education, from 1967-2004. Barber was also instrumental in establishing the first Women's Studies minor in 1975. She received her education at Jackson Junior College, Michigan State University, and her M.A. from EMU. Her research focused on delayed motherhood among career women, and she was involved in developing mentorship programs for young women.

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Scope and contents

The Betty Barber papers (1955-2004) contain material related to the career and research of Betty Barber, assistant professor in EMU's Department of Home Economics, later the Department of Human, Environmental, and Consumer Resources, and also in the Department of Teacher Education, from 1967-2004. Barber was also instrumental in establishing the first Women's Studies minor in 1975. The collection includes administrative files related to Barber's sabbatical and application for emeritus status, clippings and press releases on her work, a photograph of Barber from 1979, grant applications, technical reports, and outreach material related to the Academy in Mentoring (AIM), presentations based on Barber's research into delayed motherhood, Barber's independent study evaluating a course in Family Life Education from 1955, and papers on sex education and women's studies.

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Arrangement of materials

The collection is arranged into four series: 1. Personal files and press coverage, which includes copies of Barber's CV, newspaper clippings and press releases about Barber and her research, and a photograph of Barber from 1979; 2. Administrative files, which includes a report on Barber's sabbatical leave of 1981-1982 and her application for emeritus status; 3. Mentoring academy, including a grant application, technical report, and various presentations and outreach materials related to the Academy in Mentoring (AIM) project; 4. Research, which includes papers and presentations on various aspects of Barber's academic work on motherhood and career, women's studies, sex education, and the history of home economics.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 25 June

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • College teachers
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Eastern Michigan University. College of Education
  • Home economics
  • Professor
  • Women's studies

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Collection Inventory

Personal files and press coverage 1978-1987 

Box
1
Folder
1

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Administrative files 1982-2004 

Box
1
Folder
2

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Mentoring academy 

Grant application 1986 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024767270)   1 3

Technical report 1984-1986 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024767270)   1 4

Presentations and outreach 1984-1986 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024767270)   1 5

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Research 

Motherhood and career 1982-1984 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024767270)   1 6

History of home economics 1978 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024767270)   1 7

Women's studies 1989-1994 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024767270)   1 8

Evaluation of a Course in Family Life Education 1955 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024767270)   1 9

Sex education 1982 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024767270)   1 10

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