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Family and Personal Papers, 1886-1980 and undated

 Series 1

This series includes address books, biographical and genealogical information, correspondence, daybooks, financial records, marriage and divorce papers, notes and notebooks, passports, postcards, and poetry by Barnes family members. These materials illuminate Barnes's complex relations with her parents, Wald Barnes (also known as Brian Barnes, Harold Barnes, and Henry Budington, among other names) and Elizabeth Chappell Barnes, as well as her siblings, Thurn, Zendon, Saxon, and Shangar, and half-siblings, Muriel, Duane, and Buan. Of particular interest is her correspondence with her paternal grandmother, Zadel Gustafson, who exerted great influence over her son and his offspring. This series also contains material related to Barnes herself, including daybooks, official papers, financial records, and biographical information.

Arrangement is alphabetical by surname of family member.


  • 1886-1980 and undated

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open to the public, non-circulating, and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.


3.00 Linear Feet

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742