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Nathan Barlow collection

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Finding aid for the Nathan Barlow collection

BC.MSS.07.23

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

June 15, 2016



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Barlow, Nathan
Title: Nathan Barlow collection
Dates: 1933-1996
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains material related to the operation of Arkansas Department of Correction prison libraries.
Identification: BC.MSS.07.23
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically and chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains material collected by Nathan Barlow during his tenure as Library Director for the Arkansas Department of Correction, and is related to the operation of Arkansas Department of Correction prison libraries. It includes reports, correspondence, pamphlets, and newspaper and magazine clippings.


Biographical Information

Nathan Barlow was born in Hastings, Michigan, on November 21, 1949, to Louis Otis and Gusta Barlow. He grew up in Jasper, Alabama, and attended Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, Southern Arkansas University, and the University of Arkansas, Monticello. Barlow had degrees in education, library science, and business economics, and did post graduate work in library science, English, secondary education, elementary education, and business education.

Barlow served in the United States Marine Corps and the Arkansas National Guard. During the 1970s, he worked as the quality control manager for Levi Strauss in Star City, Arkansas. He was the school librarian for Rison Elementary School, served on the board of the Cleveland County Library and, during the 1980s and 90s, held the position of Library Director for the Arkansas Department of Correction.

Barlow was married to Vicki Langford Barlow. The couple had one son, Seth Eli. Nathan Barlow died in Rison, Arkansas, on October 25, 2007.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Capital punishment -- Arkansas
Cogbill, T. C.
Cummins Prison Farm
Education -- Arkansas
Libraries -- Arkansas
Lockhart, A. L.
Prisoners -- Arkansas
Prisons -- Arkansas
Qualls, Hurshell D.
Swindler, John Edward

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nathan Barlow collection, MSS.07.23, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Nathan Barlow, 2007


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