Letters written to him and copies of his replies; diaries and notebooks;
biographical sketches and obituaries; personalia; bibliographies; MSS, tear sheets and reprints of his
writings; speeches and radio addresses; collegiate class notes; lectures, with related notes, syllabi,
etc. for courses taught by him; MSS and clippings of his syndicated INS articles on world affairs;
subject files reflecting his many interests, activities and associations; scrapbooks; and
Cover his service in the Philippines and his continuing interest in the Islands;
experiences during World War I and after with the AEF in Siberia; interest in California Indians;
military associations; his teaching career; his writings; civic activities; travels in Africa,
Philippines, Central and South America, Germany, etc.; his speaking engagements and other professional
activities; and interests in education, foreign policy, and military and political science.
David Prescott Barrows was born in Chicago on June 27, 1873. The family moved to California in 1874, and
Barrows was reared on a ranch in Ventura County. After his graduation from Pomona College in 1894, he
received his M. A. degree from the University of California in 1895 in political science and his Ph.D.
degree in anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1897. Particularly interested in the life and
customs of the American Indians, he spent almost every summer during the period 1890-1899 in research
work among the tribes of southern California and the Colorado desert, and the thesis for his doctoral
degree was entitled, The Ethno-Botany of the Coahuilla Indians of Southern
Number of containers: 35 boxes, 23 cartons, 2 oversize volumes, 1 oversize folder
Linear feet: ca. 45
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