Richard Barber Papers (1959 - 1997)

Accessions: 1977-088; 1981-010; 1981-060; 2004-036
Extent: 23.5 linear feet
Restrictions: None.
Copyright: Copyright has not been transferred to the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center.

Biographical Note

Pennsylvania native Richard L. Barber was born in 1920. He attended public schools in North East, Pennsylvania, then earned a B.A. from Ohio University in 1940 in Philosophy and Mathematics. He was on active duty with the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945, then completed thirty-five years of service as an officer in the Naval Reserve, retiring as a Captain in 1980. He earned an M.A. from Indiana University in 1948 and a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1950, both in Philosophy. Before coming to the University of Louisville in 1959 as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, he taught at Indiana, Yale, and Tulane Universities. After serving as dean for thirteen years, Barber became chair of the Philosophy Department. He was known for his interest in students and his scholarship and teaching in the field of professional and medical ethics. He became an associate in the School of Medicine in the 1980s, designing and teaching courses in the Medical Humanities and Medical Ethics until his death in 1997.

Scope and Content Note

This 23.5 linear foot collection dates from 1959 to 1997. The bulk of the collection documents Barber's teaching and administrative work at the University of Louisville along with his professional activity outside the university.

Arrangement

These records were obtained by the University Archives and Records Center at four different stages, the last being sometime after Barber's death in 1997. The earlier accessions were organized and needed little attention other than adding a series designation. The latter accession was in no order, thus some material was pulled and interfiled with the earlier files, while other sections of the material were sorted and labeled. This accession was loosely processed to the folder level.

Series Descriptions

Because the bulk of these materials were left in the original order, applying any kind of series description to them is difficult. Thus, the following series designations have been made and a series listing is included below, but the material is not in series order. A box/folder list follows, below.

Series I: Biographical, CVs, calendars, and personal

  • Box 2, Folders 1, 2, 4, 7-11, 15, 22
  • Box 9, Folder 11, 17
  • Box 10, Folder 1-3
  • Box 19, Folders 24-30
  • Box 20, Folder 23

Series II: Literary Production

  • Box 19, several folders

Series III: Correspondence

  • Box 19, several folders

Series IV: Teaching files - Philosophy and Community Development

  • Box 1, all folders
  • Box 2, Folder 13
  • Box 4, Folders 3-7
  • Box 6, Folders 10
  • Box 7, Folders 1-4, 6
  • Box 8, Folder 4
  • Box 9, Folders 2, 14, 15
  • Box 10, Folder 6
  • Box 11, all folders
  • Box 12, all folders
  • Box 13, all folders
  • Box 20, Folders 3-4

Series V: Teaching files - Humanities and Medicine

  • Box 20, Folders 5-20

Series VI: Professional work - University of Louisville

  • Box 2, Folders 5-6, 12, 14, 16-21
  • Box 4, Folders 1-2, 8-9
  • Box 5, Folders 1, 4
  • Box 6, Folders 4, 5, 7, 8
  • Box 7, Folders 5, 7
  • Box 8, Folders 2, 3, 5-8
  • Box 9, Folders 1, 3, 5, 6, 8-10, 15, 16, 18-20
  • Box 20, Folders 1, 2, 21, 22, 26-34

Series VII: Professional work - organizations and other

  • Box 2, Folder 3
  • Box 3, all folders
  • Box 5, Folder 2, 3
  • Box 6, Folders 1-3, 6, 9
  • Box 8, Folder 1
  • Box 9, Folder 4, 7, 13,
  • Box 10, Folder 7
  • Box 14, all folders
  • Box 15, all folders
  • Box 16, all folders
  • Box 17, all folders
  • Box 18, all folders

Series VIII: Topical Files

  • Box 19, Folders 1-23


Box/Folder List

Box 1 (Accession 1977-088): Series IV

Restricted until 2050
Student papers from Philosophy courses #321, 424, 601, 681 and 682; and Institute for Community Development, #510, 611, 616, 620, 630, 658, 666, 668, 670, 682, 1974-1975

Box 2 (Accession 1977-088): Series I, IV, VI, and VII

  • Personal papers
  • Naval Reserve
  • National Conference on Higher Education, 1960
  • Stanley W. Grubbs (1944-1966) Memorial Service
  • Arts & Sciences Dean's correspondence, 1959
  • Arts & Sciences Dean's office, 1969-1970
  • Calendar, 1969
  • Calendar, 1971
  • Calendar, 1972
  • Calendar, 1974
  • Calendar, 1975
  • Teaching and departmental information
  • Course evaluations, 1959-1965
  • Arts & Sciences lists, 1975-1976
  • Navy ROTC, 1976
  • U of L Self-Study, 1965
  • Faculty Senate, 1964-1967
  • Faculty Senate, 1972
  • Television course - Modern Chemistry, 1959
  • Space needs, Biology Dept., move to Reynolds Building
  • Space needs, Geology Dept., Natural Science Building
  • Monterrey, Mexico

Box 3 (Accession 1977-088): Series VII

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools materials

  • SACS meeting, Miami, Florida, 1971
  • University of Alabama, 1964
  • Alfred University, 1966-1967
  • Armstrong University, 1967
  • Clemson College, 1961
  • Davidson College, 1965
  • Hofstra University, 1967
  • Lynchburg College (cancelled), 1972
  • Tulane University, [1969]

Box 4 (Accession 1981-010): Series IV and VI

Student papers and exams restricted until 2050

  • Arts and Sciences Bulletin Proofs, 1959-1960
  • Arts and Sciences Self-Study, 1965
  • Philosophy 303 and 321, Exams and term papers, 1970s
  • Philosophy 205, student papers, September 1974
  • Philosophy 321, student papers, 1974
  • Philosophy 321, student papers, September 1975
  • Philosophy 321, student papers, 1976
  • Toward Greater Quality, 1976-1977
  • Toward Greater Quality applications, 1977-1978

Box 5 (Accession 1981-010): Series VI and VII

  • Report of the University of Louisville Self-study on Graduate Programs, Committee X, n.d.
  • Conference on Higher Adult Education in the South, February 22-24, 1961
  • National Strategy Seminar for Reserve Officers, 1959
  • Development Plan for the University of Louisville Medical School, February 11, 1959

Box 6 (Accession 1981-010): Series IV, VI, and VII

Student papers restricted until 2050

  • Family and Children's Agency, Inc., 1970s
  • Family and Children's Agency Case Policy, 1974
  • Family and Children's Agency Board Manual, 1975
  • University of Louisville material, including Arts and Sciences and Graduate School, 1970s
  • Faculty Senate Minutes, 1970
  • National Strategy Seminar for Reserve Officers, 1959
  • Toward Greater Quality, Fall 1977
  • Department of Philosophy records, n.d.
  • American Association of University Professors records, n.d.
  • Philosophy 311, student papers, n.d.

Box 7 (Accession 1981-010): Series IV, VI

Student papers restricted until 2050

  • Philosophy 424, student papers, Fall 1975
  • Philosophy 321, student papers, Spring 1976 and Fall 1975
  • Philosophy 205, student papers, Summer 1976
  • Student papers
  • Toward Greater Quality records, n.d.
  • Philosophy 311 exams, n.d.
  • Graduate Research Grants applications, n.d.

Box 8 (Accession 1981-010): Series IV, VI, and VII

Student papers and applications restricted until 2050

  • Family and Children's Agency, 1980s
  • Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program, proposals, 1970s
  • Graduate Research Grants applications, 1970s
  • Philosophy 321 and 323, student papers, n.d.
  • Faculty Senate Minutes, 1970s and 1980s
  • Graduate Council Records, 1970s and 1980s
  • Faculty Advisory Committee to the Presidential Search records, 1980
  • Arts and Sciences Self-study, including departmental reports, 1960s

Box 9 (Accession 1981-010): Series IV, VI, VII

Student papers restricted until 2050

  • M.A. thesis by Douglas Yarbrough, Schopenhaurer and Freud, 1979
  • Philosophy, student papers 1960s
  • Step-Scale Committee, 1978-1979
  • Conferences attended, 1959-1960
  • Dean's Scholars List, 1960s and 1970s
  • General Faculty memoranda, 1960
  • Filson Club, 1960
  • Faculty, 1960s and 1970s
  • Arts and Sciences Fifty-year report, 1971
  • Orientation, 1970-1971
  • Fleet Home Town News Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, press releases
  • Naval Reserve material
  • Louisville Armed Forces Committee, 1972-1974
  • Philosophy 511
  • M.A. thesis by L.N. Anderson, 1976
  • Black Studies Committee, 1976
  • Admiral Calvert's visit to Louisville, 1969
  • Department of Philosophy, 1950s
  • Commencement manual, 1970
  • Commencement manual, 1972

Box 10 (Accession 1981-010): Series I, IV and VII

Student papers and applications restricted until 2050

  • Jan M. Broekman, n.d.
  • Veteran's Club, 1974
  • William G. Schaffer, n.d.
  • Graduate Research Grants applications, n.d.
  • Graduate Research Council records, n.d.
  • Student papers, n.d.
  • Kentucky Philosophical Association, n.d.

Box 11 (Accession 1981-060): Series IV

Student papers and exams restricted until 2050

Course materials, 1970-1973, including exams and student papers

Box 12 (Accession 1981-060): Series IV

Student papers and exams restricted until 2050

Course materials, 1970-1973, including exams and student papers

Box 13 (Accession 1981-060): Series IV

Student papers and exams restricted until 2050

Course materials, 1974-1975, including exams, student papers, information sheets, class lists, and grade sheets.

Box 14 (Accession 1981-060): Series VII

American Philosophical Association questionnaires, 1973

Box 15 (Accession 1981-060): Series VII

American Philosophical Association questionnaires, 1973

Box 16 (Accession 1981-060): Series VII

American Philosophical Association questionnaires and computer tabulations, 1973-1974
Values Survey forms, results and computer tabulations, 1974-1976.

Box 17 (Accession 2004-036)

Series VII - Professional Activity

  • Kentucky Academy of Family Practice
  • Kentucky Academy of Family Practice
  • Hospital Ethics Committees - general
  • Norton - Methodist Hospital Joint Committees
  • Norton Hospital Ethics Committee 1989-1992
  • Norton Hospital Ethics Committee, 1987-1988
  • Norton Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Policy, 1989
  • Professional Ethics, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, 1990
  • Lions Club, January 1990
  • Jewish Hospital Ethics Committee, 1986-1989
  • Jewish Hospital Ethics Committee, 1990-1993
  • Jewish Hospital Ethics Committee, 1992-1994
  • Jefferson County Medical Society Bio-ethics Committee, 1989-1991
  • Jefferson County Medical Society Bio-ethics Committee, 1987
  • Jefferson County Medical Society Continuing Education Credits, 1995
  • Jefferson County Medical Society, "Professional Ethics in Managed Care," 1996
  • Humana Hospital Audubon, Medical Staff
  • Nazareth Home
  • Baptist Hospital East, 1995
  • Valley Medical Center, Fresno, California, 1984
  • Affairs of the Heart
  • American Society of Law and Ethics, "Ethics Committees and the Elderly: Hospitals and Nursing Homes," January 1995
  • Catholic University of America, 1986-1987
  • Catholic University of America, 1988-1989
  • Health Care Ethics for Allied Health Faculty, 1983
  • Louisville Employee Assistance Professionals Association, 1994
  • Health Care of Louisville, 1982
  • "Justice in Health Care," February 1988

Box 18 (Accession 2004-036)

Series VII - Professional Activity

  • NEH Summer Institute, 1983
  • NEH grant - courses
  • NEH grant - annual report, 1982
  • NEH workshop, 1981
  • NEH grant - financials and general
  • NEH grant - general
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course, Fort Knox, 1982
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Course, 1980
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Course, 1982
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Course, 1983
  • American Philosophical Association, 1987
  • "Care of the Dying Patient and Issues of Self-Determination," UofL, 1992
  • Metaphysical Society of America, 1962-1963
  • Great Stories series
  • Society for Health and Human Values, 1986
  • Society of Teachers of Emergency Medicine, Annual Educational Symposium, Louisville, May 1984
  • Professional activity, misc.
  • Professional meetings, misc.
  • Jewell v WK Wood, 1993

Box 19 (Accession 2004-036)

Series VIII - Topical Files

  • News clippings
  • Advance Directives
  • AIDS-HIV
  • Competency
  • Death and dying
  • Dental School ethics
  • Disorders
  • Do Not Resuscitate orders (DNRs)
  • End of Life issues
  • Ethics
  • Ethics in journalism
  • Euthanasia
  • Geriatrics
  • Informed Consent
  • Law - Code of Professional Responsibility
  • Medical Ethics - general
  • Mind-Body and medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Patient's Self-determination
  • Sexual boundaries violations
  • Suicide
  • Technology
  • Transportation

Series I - Personal Information

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Miscellaneous Service
  • Community Service
  • Professional Service
  • University Service
  • Bowling
  • Kiwanis

Series II - Literary Production

Several folders of notes, presentations, publications and other writings

Series III - Correspondence

  • Personal correspondence
  • Professional correspondence, 1980s
  • Professional correspondence, 1990s
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Correspondence with Andreas Lubbe

Box 20 (Accession 2004-036): Series I, IV, V, and VI

University of Louisville Course material
Student papers restricted until 2050

  • Philosophy Department, general
  • General Education proposal
  • Philosophy 321
  • Philosophy 323
  • Community Health 807
  • Community Health 827
  • Community Health 828
  • Community Health 829
  • Family and Community Medicine 831
  • Family and Community Medicine 861
  • Family and Community Medicine 861
  • Family and Community Medicine 870
  • Case Conferences
  • Department of Family Practice, Humanism in Medicine
  • Department of Family Practice, Humanism in Medicine
  • Medical Ethics - cheating, Fall 1987 (RESTRICTED)
  • Student papers
  • Notes and handouts
  • Notes and handouts
  • Notes and handouts
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants Orientation
  • Travel forms
  • Personnel materials
  • Correspondence, Dean Kmetz
  • Correspondence re: personnel issues
  • Kent School
  • Prospectives
  • Sabbatical report
  • Division of Allied Health Convocation, 1984
  • Programs, workshops, conferences, meetings at UofL
  • Continuing Education, Law and Medicine
  • Jeff Karem
  • J.Algers
  • Carleton Gass