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Lucy G. Barber Research Collection

Identifier: 147

Scope and Contents

The Lucy G. Barber Collection is comprised of research files for Barber's book, Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition. Research topics include Jacob Coxey's army, the civil rights movement, the Million Man March, Veterans Against the Vietnam War, women’s suffrage, among others.


  • Creation: 1878-2011


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Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Lucy G. Barber was a 1984 Truman Scholar, received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Haverford College in 1986, and a Ph.D. in History from Brown University in 1996. In 1995, she joined the faculty as an assistant professor in the history department at the University of California, Davis. In 2001, Barber left UC Davis for a position as an archivist at the California State Archives, where she worked on the online catalog project and began its electronic records efforts. In 2006 she was named Director for Technology Initiatives at the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), overseeing policy and grants for archival projects, especially those involving digitizing of historical materials, preservation of electronic records, and development of new tools and training programs.


36.25 Linear feet

27 Boxes


Processed without series.

Custodial History

Gift of Lucy Barber, 2013.

Processing Information

Basic archival processing procedures were applied to the collection at the time of processing.

Lucy G. Barber Research Collection
An inventory of Lucy G. Barber Research Collection at DC Public Library
Finding aid prepared by DC Africana Archives Project.
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-08-21: Finding aid revised to be more evergreen.

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

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