Name Samuel B. Barker Papers
Dates 1949 - 1998
Extent 2.25 cubic feet
Historical Note Samuel Booth Barker was born on March 3, 1912, in Montclair, New Jersey. After graduating with a B.S. degree from the University of Vermont in 1932, he attended Yale University and Cornell University where he received his Ph.D. in physiology in 1936. Barker remained at the Cornell University Medical Center in New York City until 1941. Dr. Barker then moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he became a full-time instructor in physiology at the University of Tennessee Medical Units. In 1944, Dr. Barker took his first faculty position in the physiology department at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. In 1952, he accepted a position as a professor of pharmacology at the Medical College of Alabama. He remained in Birmingham until 1962 when he accepted a position in the pharmacology department at the University of Vermont. Dr. Barker returned to Birmingham in 1965 as director of Graduate Studies. In 1970, he was appointed first dean of the UAB Graduate School, a position he held until 1978 when he retired and was designated Dean Emeritus. From 1979 to 1985, Barker was director of the graduate program in the UAB Department of Physiology and Biophysics. Named a Distinguished Professor at UAB in 1976, Barker maintained close relations with UAB after his retirement and until his death in Birmingham on September 3, 2002. Dr. Barker and his wife, Justine Rogers, developed a strong interest in the arts in Birmingham, including dance, painting, sculpture, and the theater
Scope and Contents Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, notes, and programs.
Arrangement Organized into four series: 1. Lecture Notes, 1949-1952; 2. Medical College of Alabama, 1952-1962; 3. University of Vermont, 1962-1965; and 4. Personal and Birmingham Arts, 1976-1998.
Accession Number M98-20
Provenance These records were in the possession of Dr. Barker until July 31, 1998, when he transferred them to the UAB Archives.
Fnding Aid Printed descriptive guide by Donnelly F. Lancaster and Tim L. Pennycuff available in repository
Access Points Arts z Alabama z Birmingham.
Barker, Samuel Booth, d 1912-2002.
Carmichael, Emmett, d 1895-1985.
University of Alabama at Birmingham.
University of Vermont.
Von Trapp, Maria, d 1905-1987.
Document Types


Location Manuscript Stacks
Related Series 9.2, Administrative Files of Distinguished Professor Samuel B. Barker
37.1, Graduate School Dean’s Administrative Files
PMC70, Samuel B. Barker Photograph Collection
Physical Condition Acid free folders and acid free boxes

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