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In 1919, Nellie Louise Parker Barber, the widow of Edwin Atlee Barber, gave to the Philadelphia Museum of Art a number of unpublished works by Barber. Sixteen titles were recorded among the donations (see Committee on Museum: Minutes, December, 1919) and "other notes and unfinished monographs were found," presumably in Barber's desk when it was cleared after his death in 1916. After the Archives was established in 1976, one foot of these writings were discovered in bundles in a Museum closet. Another 1/2 foot of Barber's materials was transferred from the offices of the Department of American Art in June 1979.

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Merle Chamberlain