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Carl Barus Papers


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Carl Barus was a professor of engineering at Swarthmore College and activist for peace and social justice. He was born in September 21, 1919, in New Jersey and earned a degree in physics from Brown University in 1941. He served in WWII and then earned a master's degree in electrical engineering from MIT. He left industry in 1952 to join the faculty of Swarthmore College. In 1963, he spent ten months in Nigeria in a educational exchange program. Barus retired from teaching in 1985, but remained active in the College and in social causes. He died October 29, 1990.

This collection consists of two folders, organized chronologically. The first contains documents (Phoenix articles and reports, faculty meeting statements and agendas, etc.) pertaining to the Black Admissions Crisis in 1969, and to the follow-up to that situation. The second contains meeting minutes, memos, and other official papers with Barus' personal notes.

The collection is contained in 1 box.





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Papers received in two folders, organized chronologically.

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Collection is open for research.

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Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library 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 by reader.

Collection Inventory

Black Admissions Controversy, 1965-1971.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Black Concerns, 1984-1985.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

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