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Barber School of Speech scrapbook

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2011 February

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Barber, Julia, d. 1940
Title
Barber School of Speech scrapbook
Collection no.
0270
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1922-1940
Date [inclusive]
1901-1980
Extent
1.04 linear ft., 1 box
Language
English
Abstract
The Barber School of Speech scrapbook contains clippings, announcements, programs, notes, cards, and other types of printed ephemera, 1901-1980 (bulk 1922-1940), collected by Julia Barber, founder and director of the school. The scrapbook documents the activities of Mrs. Barber, a dramatic reader and speech coach, and her colleagues and pupils--their performances, recitals, debates, commencements, and public speaking appearances, both in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Barber School of Speech scrapbook, Collection no. 0270, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Historical note

The Barber School of Speech was founded in Los Angeles in 1922 by Julia Barber, dramatic reader and speech coach. Originally housed in the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music, the school relocated to 1500 South Figueroa Street shortly after its founding, and then to various locations throughout Los Angeles including two locations on Western Avenue.

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Scope and Content

The Barber School of Speech scrapbook contains clippings, announcements, programs, notes, cards, and other types of printed ephemera, 1901-1980 (bulk 1922-1940), collected by Julia Barber, founder and director of the school. The scrapbook documents the activities of Mrs. Barber, a dramatic reader and speech coach, and her colleagues and pupils--their performances, recitals, debates, commencements, and public speaking appearances, both in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States. Many pages are dedicated to the radio appearances of Virginia Barber, especially her role in the KFAC radio presentation of the "The Black Book" written by Barrie Evans (pen name for Miss Barber and her writing partner Eugene Alford) and directed by Julia Barber. Mrs. Barber also identified many specific students, assigning them individual pages in the scrapbook and including not only information about performances but also wedding and birth announcements.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2011 February
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Barber School of Speech (Los Angeles, Calif.). -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Scrapbooks

Geographic Name(s)

  • Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social life and customs--Archival resources

Personal Name(s)

  • Barber, Julia, d. 1940 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Private schools--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Speech--Study and teaching--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Box

 [Scrapbook] 

1

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