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Barrow Unit collection, 1919-1941

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Sarah K. Piester

Title

Barrow Unit collection

Date

1919-1941

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by subject.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

63M201: [identification of item], Barrow Unit collection, 1919-1941, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.23 Cubic feet

1 box

Abstract

The Barrow Unit collection includes correspondence, printed articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, official orders and rosters, providing information on a military medical unit known as the Barrow Unit.

Biography/History

The Barrow Unit, named for its founder, Dr. David Barrow of Lexington, Kentucky, was a unique volunteer medical organization, comprised largely of central Kentuckians. These papers, which include correspondence, printed articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, official orders and rosters, provide information the Barrow unit, which provided medical services in England to personnel of the U.S. Army during World War I.

Scope and Content

The Barrow Unit collection includes correspondence, printed articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, official orders and rosters, information on a military medical unit known as the Barrow Unit, which provided medical services in England to personnel of the U.S. Army during World War I.

Subjects

  • Barrow, David, 1858-1932
  • Military hospitals.
  • United States--History--World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918--Medical and sanitary affairs.

Related Material

PA63M201, Barrow Unit photographs, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Collection Inventory

Scrapbook, 1918-1939
[Box: 1, Folder: 1] Scope and Contents note:

The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, and military paperwork regarding David Barrow and the Barrow Unit.

Kate Reddish correspondence, 1919
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
History of Unit, 1918 December 31
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
Dr. Charles Garr materials, 1937
[Box: 1, Folder: 4] Scope and Contents note:

Contains newspaper clippings and a Barrow Unit reunion speech.

E.E. Potts materials, 1919-1941
[Box: 1, Folder: 5] Scope and Contents note:

Contains newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, blank checks, and receipts all relating to E.E. Potts of the Barrow Unit.