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J.J. Barlow Papers, 1964-1966 | University Archives

By Ashley Rankin

Collection Overview

Title: J.J. Barlow Papers, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1966
ID: 01/AR0752
Primary Creator: Barlow, J. J., Jr. (1927 - 2013)
Extent: 2.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged by material type and size. Box one contains labeled folders while Box 2 is comprised of oversized materials.
Date Acquired: 10/00/2012. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: African-Americans -- History, African Americans -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Black Panther Party, Civil rights., Spelman College
Languages: English

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This collection contains materials on the Black Panther Party, civil rights in the United States, and the 1966 NDEA workshop "America and the Negro: The History of an Encounter" located at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains various materials such as, correspondence, newspapers, essays, audio recordings, notes and programs concerning the Black Panther Party, the civil rights movement in the United States, and African American history. Materials from the National Defense Education Act (NDEA) Institute in History at Spelman College include; teaching aids, class schedules, essays, letters, posters, several single-track tapes, four audio CDs, and reading materials.

Collection Historical Note

The National Defense Education Act (NDEA) was a law passed in 1958 in response to growing concerns that the American scientists and mathematicians were too few in number to keep pace with the Soviet Union. At its original conception, funding from the NDEA only applied to universities and postsecondary students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic fields; however, in 1964 the act was amended to include funds for future professors in history, civics, and geography. Several universities and colleges received funding for intensive, short-term institutes that would offer advance training in specified fields. In the summer of 1966, Spelman College in Georgia hosted a lecture program by the NDEA Institute in History called, “America and the Negro: The History of an Encounter.” Directed by Dr. Melvin Drimmer, the program encompassed African American literature, poetry, fine arts, religion, and political culture and intended to further educate those teaching African History.

Biographical Note

J. J. Barlow was born and raised in Earth, Texas. In 1955, Barlow graduated from Texas Technological College (Texas Tech.) with his Bachelors degree. In the summer of 1966, Barlow attended and participated in the NDEA Institute in History at Spelman College and continued on to become a life-long educator. He received a Masters of Education from North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) in 1980. On February 27, 2013, J.J. Barlow passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his spouse, four children and seven grandchildren.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Accruals: 2012-033
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
Technical Access Note: Portions of this collection may require special audio equipment for listening purposes. Please contact the UNT Special Collections department for more information.
Acquisition Source: J.J. Barlow
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: J.J. Barlow Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was revised in September 2017 by Hailey LaRock to clarify the collection content, amend spelling errors and dates, and add other missing information.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1: Barlow PapersAdd to your cart.
This box contains documents, letters, newspapers, essays, audio recordings, notes, reading information, programs, from Black Panther and N.D.E.A. Insititute of History at Spelman College.
Barcode: 7421
Folder 1: A letter to the president about civil rights from Delores Coleman, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Anderson Prision Park - National Cemetery Information Program, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Atlanta Programs. Entertainment; Arts, 1966-05Add to your cart.
Published by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
Folder 4: Black Panther Memorabilia, undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains a paper hat that reads "Black Power" and a flag for the Black Panthers.
Folder 5: Black Panther ProgramsAdd to your cart.
"One Man - One Vote" published by the Lowndes County Freedom Organization and "What would it Profit a Man...?" published by the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee in Atlanta, Georgia.
Folder 6: The Bobbs- Merrill Reprint Series. The Irony in Southern History; The Dark and Bloody Ground of Reconstruction, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Discussion between Stokely Carmichael and Randolph Blackwell at NDEA at Spelman College, 1966-07-25Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Envelopes to J. J. Barlow from N.D.E.A. at Spelman College, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Essays. A Glorious Age in Africa; Some Considerations of the Negro Revolution of 1963; Negro Heritage, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Letters about N.D.E.A. at Spelman College., 1966-04-07-1966-05-25Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Lecture Programs for N.D.E.A. at Spelman College by the U.S. Office of Education, 1966-06-12-1966-07-29Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Maps of Africa, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Newspapers - The Nation., 1964-09Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Newspapers - The Voice; The Commonweal, 1965-12-20-1964-08-07Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
This folder contains a piece of paper with calculations and a notepad with scribbles.
Folder 16: Notes for Class Schedule, 1966-06-14-1966-07-09Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Print - N.D.E.A at Spelman College, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Programs for Black Rights. The American Negro as a Politician; The Struggle for Freedom and Rights; Lincoln Memorial, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Reading information for N.D.EA. at Spelman College, 1966-05-26Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Speech by Helen Howard, 1966-04-31Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Spelman College - Class related. Last Will and Testament; Last Week; History 211 Final Exam, 1966-05-19Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Teachers Guides for Materials, 1964-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Teachers Guides for African Americans, 1965Add to your cart.
"Guide to Teaching Negro Views of America The Legacy of Oppression" by Donald W. Oliver and "The Negro in American History: A Guide for Teachers" published by Department of Social Studies Detroit Public Schools.
Folder 24: "What's Wrong with the War in Vietnam" Program, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Audio Recordings, undatedAdd to your cart.

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