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Vivian Barnes collection

Identifier: RG-0000-0003

Scope and Contents

The Vivian Barnes collection dates from 1935 to 1977, with the majority of the materials dating from 1938 to 1966. The materials primarily consist of clippings from Tennessee Tech’s student newspaper, the Oracle, along with programs from various events, such as dances, club meetings, football games, theatre and opera performances, and band and choral recitals her and her husband, H.S. Barnes, either attended or participated in during their time at Tech. The materials document their involvement and support of Tennessee Tech University.


  • 1935 - 1980

Biographical / Historical

Vivian Barnes graduated from Tennessee Tech in 1949 with a degree in accounting. She received the W. A. Howard Medal for Academic Excellence. She married H.S. Barnes in 1950 and worked with him in his law practice for over 40 years as an accountant. Her husband, H.S. Barnes attended Tennessee Tech for three years from 1936 to 1939. He transferred to Peabody College and graduated in 1940. After graduation he taught school for a short period before entering the Army. He completed his army service in 1945 and entered the University of Tennessee Law School. He later transferred to Vanderbilt Law School and graduated in 1948. He received the Founders Medal upon graduation from Vanderbilt. Vivian and H.S. married in 1950.


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Language of Materials



Vivian Barnes attended Tennessee Tech and graduated in 1949 with a degree in accounting. She married H.S. Barnes, who attended Tech from 1936 to 1939. The materials include clippings from the Oracle, Tech’s student newspaper, and programs from different events, such as operas, plays, choral events, and symphony performances from 1935 to 1980, with most of the material dating from 1938 to 1966.

Vivian Barnes collection
Edwards, Brenna
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Edition statement
2 ed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tennessee Tech University Special Collections Repository

1100 North Peachtree Avenue
PO Box 5066
Cookeville Tennessee 38505 United States