Barber School of Speech scrapbook 0270

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


Title: Barber School of Speech scrapbook next hit
Collection number: 0270
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.04 linear ft. 1 box
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1922-1940
Date (inclusive): 1901-1980
Abstract: The Barber School of Speech previous hit scrapbook next hit 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 previous hit scrapbook next hit 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.
creator: Barber, Julia, d. 1940

Preferred Citation

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

Conditions Governing Use

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Conditions Governing Access

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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.

Scope and Content

The Barber School of Speech previous hit scrapbook next hit 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 previous hit scrapbook next hit 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 previous hit scrapbook next hit and including not only information about performances but also wedding and birth announcements.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Barber School of Speech (Los Angeles, Calif.). -- Archives
Barber, Julia, d. 1940 -- Archives
Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social life and customs--Archival resources
Private schools--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
previous hit Scrapbooks next hit
Speech--Study and teaching--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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