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Preliminary Guide to the Lionel Barrow Papers, 1940-2008

Abstract

Dean of Howard University School of Communications, 1975-1985; founder of the Minorities and Communications Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Collection includes materials from Lionel Barrow's advertising career, his teaching and tenure at Howard University, and his involvement in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). The earliest materials include student work from Barrow's youth and his studies at Morehouse College, as well as materials from his service in the 24th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War. Another significant portion of the collection is Barrow's newspaper clippings and subject files, dating largely from the 1960s-2000s. His research on an unfinished book about the Freedom's Journal is also a large component of the collection. Also included are numerous photographs, some dating as early as the 1950s, but the bulk of which date 1982-2000s. These include family vacations and events, as well as professional events with AEJMC, the National Association of Black Journalists, and other conferences and organizations. Another notable component of the collection is the section of materials from Barrow's mother, Wilhelmina Barrow, who served as an American Red Cross Girl in Europe during World War II and the post-war period. Acquired as part of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Barrow, Lionel C., 1926-2009.
Title
Lionel Barrow papers 1940-2008
Language of Material
English
Extent
38.1 Linear Feet, 28,575 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection includes materials from Barrow's advertising career, his teaching and tenure at Howard University, and his involvement in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). AEJMC materials include a series of folders from a diversity survey in 2004; files from the founding and the operations of the Minorities and Communications Division; and programs and reports from AEJMC activities, especially in the 1970s and 1980s. Materials also reflect Barrow's involvement in the Council for Opportunities in Education, in particular his promotion of the TRIO program, offering funding and education opportunities for underprivileged youth.

A small part of the collection is Barrow's educational materials, dated 1940s-1970s, including reports and essays from his years at Morehouse College as well as his Ph.D. proposals and notes from the University of Wisconsin.

Also included are materials from his service in the 24th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War. The Korean War material, dated 1950-1951, includes press releases, written by Barrow, regarding various battles and army movements. Also included is correspondence to his mother, Wilhelmina Barrow, discussing his activities, as well as his struggles with payment and segregation in the U.S. Army.

Another significant portion of the collection is Barrow's newspaper clippings, dating largely from the 1960s-2000s, covering racial integration and the Civil Rights movement in Washington D.C., issues in journalism, and diversity and the condition of black Americans. These clippings have been loosely arranged by Barrow according to the date, the person's name, or the subject.

There are also numerous folders with clippings and research from Barrow's unfinished book on the history of the Freedom's Journal, the first African-American owned and operated newspaper in the United States. Subjects include slavery, education, conditions in different states, and other information about American life in the 1820s.

Also included are numerous photographs, some dating as early as the 1950s, but the bulk of which date from 1982 to the 2000s. The majority of the photographs snapshots, many featuring the Barrow family. Perhaps more significant are the photographs of professional events with AEJMC, the National Association of Black Journalists, and other conferences and organizations. The photographs have not been arranged, but arrived well-labeled by Barrow, frequently with dates and captions for each image. These materials require more processing before use.

The collection also includes materials from Wilhelmina Barrow, Lionel's mother, relating to her service in the American Red Cross during World War II and in the post-war period. Wilhelmina's materials include ARC training and recruitment documents, her transport papers, newspapers and other publications geared toward servicemen and women, reports from Red Cross Clubs, suggested itineraries for traveling Europe while on leave, and souvenirs from her trips to Italy, France, and Belgium. Also included in this section are reports and clippings about the National Council of Negro Women; Barrow was a member for some time during the 1950s and 1960s. Some of these materials relate to segregation and discrimination.

Acquired as part of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.

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Contents of the Collection

Most materials have not been sorted or arranged beyond their original condition. Photographs require additional processing before use.

Ad Hoc Committee on Minority Education, 1969-1971
Box 1
Summer programs, 1970-1988 (2 folders)
Box 1
Founding of the division, 1970-1971
Box 1
Alumni, 1972-1987
Box 1
Paper on minority division, 1985-1986
Box 1
Journalism Leadership Institute for Diversity (JLID), 1988-1989
Box 1
NYU summer internship program, 1989-1990 (2 folders)
Box 1
Affirmative action, 2000-2001
Box 1
Minority women article correspondence, 2000s
Box 1
Speech and conference participation, 1992
Box 1
Contacts to make, 1998-2001
Box 1
Asian American Journalism Association
Box 1
Accrediting Council on Education JMC
Box 1
American Council on Education
Box 1
Asian and Pacific Island American Scholarship Foundation (ASIASF)
Box 1
American Indian Graduate Center
Box 1
American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA)
Box 1
ASJMC
Box 1
ASPIRA
Box 1
Association for Women in Communications
Box 1
California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA)
Box 1
Chela Education financing
Box 1
Organization of Chinese Americans
Box 1
Corps for National and Community Service
Box 1
Consortium for a Strong Minority Presence
Box 1
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation
Box 1
Dow Jones Newspaper Fund
Box 1
Freedom Forum
Box 1
Gates Millennium Scholars
Box 1
Hispanic College Fund
Box 1
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Box 1
Kaiser Family Foundation
Box 1
Knight Foundation
Box 1
La Grant Foundation
Box 1
Lumina Foundation
Box 1
Lin TV
Box 1
National Association of Broadcasting
Box 1
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Box 1
National Association of Black Journalists
Box 1
National Endowment for the Humanities
Box 1
National Press Club
Box 1
National Science Foundation (2 folders)
Box 1
Newspaper Association of America
Box 1
Native American Journalist Association
Box 1
Public Relations Society of America
Box 1
Poynter Institute
Box 1
Puerto Rico-Virgin Islands
Box 1
Prime Movers Project
Box 1
RTNDF
Box 1
Scripps Howard Foundation
Box 1
Southern Newspaper Press Association
Box 1
Southern California University
Box 1
Training for Journalists
Box 1
Task Force Notes
Box 1
Council for Opportunity in Education
Box 1
National Council of Negro Women, 1950s
Box 1
Education
Box 1
Black culture
Box 1
Ebony
Box 2
Magazines about integration (2 folders)
Box 2
Integration
Box 2
Whitney Young/JET
Box 2
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Box 2
Psychology and sociology, 1950s-1960s
Box 2
Wilhelmina Browne Barrow materials, 1950s-1960s
Box 2
Wilhelmina Barrow UN publications and other materials, 1950s-1960s
Box 2
Awards, 1944-1997
Box 2
Plaques (3)
Box 2
Photographs, 1990-1995 and undated
Box 2
Advertising classes: teaching notes, syllabi, research, etc. (24 folders)
Box 3
Clippings/publications about advertising and advertisements, 1990s
Box 3
Media Planning
Box 3
Making Advertisements
Box 3
Current Issues and Research in Advertising
Box 3
Advertising Theory and Practice
Box 3
Advertising Research
Box 3
George Wallace
Box 4
Washington, D.C. (2 folders)
Box 4
Government and politics
Box 4
Riots
Box 4
Education
Box 4
Poverty
Box 4
Women's rights
Box 4
Community news and miscellaneous
Box 4
Race Relations Reporter issues, 1973-1974
Box 4
Segregation and integration printed materials, 1950s-1960s
Box 4
Wilhelmina Barrow's printed materials, 1940s-1960s
Box 4
O. Grady Review notes
Box 4
Notes and research, 1968
Box 4
Marx articles
Box 4
Miscellaneous printed materials, 1960s-1970s
Box 4
Wilhelmina Barrow notes and correspondence, undated
Box 4
Language-Black English
Box 4
Minorities and media lectures
Box 4
What is Blackness?
Box 4
Lectures, current (2 folders)
Box 4
Introduction to mass media (6 folders)
Box 4
Role of mass communication
Box 4
Black males in media
Box 4
Blacks in broadcasting (3 folders)
Box 4
Negro market study
Box 4
Racism in language
Box 4
Communication media analyses
Box 5
History of the black press
Box 5
Janet Cooke clippings
Box 5
Urban Crisis clippings
Box 5
Minorities and communication
Box 5
AEJMC conferences, materials, papers, 1968-1977 (11 folders)
Box 5
AEJMC Minorities and Communication Division (MAC), 1970-2001 (7 folders)
Box 5
MAC newsletters, 1970-2002
Box 5
MAC annual reports, 1971-2001 (5 folders)
Box 5
AEJMC official convention reports, 1969-1981
Box 5
AEJMC standing committee reports, 2000-2001
Box 5
AEJMC newsletters, 1974-2002 (2 folders)
Box 5
AEJMC Theory and Methodology Division
Box 5
Diversity studies and reports, AEJMC and others, 1970-2002 (7 folders)
Box 6
AEJMC Barrow Communication Theory and Methodology Division (CT&M) Scholarship, 1980-2002 (4 folders)
Box 6
Other AEJMC divisions' diversity efforts, 1966-2002 (6 folders)
Box 6
Population and occupation statistics
Box 6
Negro women
Box 6
Reconstruction
Box 6
Slavery and reconstruction
Box 6
Black business (3 folders)
Box 6
How we spend our money (2 folders)
Box 6
Collective change
Box 6
History, general (7 folders)
Box 6
Minority telecommunications developments
Box 6
Economics of the Black community (3 folders)
Box 6
Minority employment
Box 6
Minority community education
Box 6
Role of minority women article
Box 6
The Star newspapers, 1949-1950
Box 6
Directory of women and minority men in academic journalism, 1973-1975
Box 6
Photographs, 1992-2000 (includes Frederica and Lionel's wedding, 1992)
Box 7
Photographs, 1973-1987 (bulk 1981-1983)
Box 8
Photographs, 1982-1989
Box 9
Morehouse College correspondence, 2004
Box 9
National Association of Black Journalists
Box 9
Task Force on Diversity, 2005
Box 9
Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
Box 9
AEJMC MAC Division beginning
Box 9
AEJMC MAC
Box 9
AEJMC CSM newsletter
Box 9
AEJMC CT&M Division
Box 9
Obama election, 2007-2008 (11 folders)
Box 9
Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) TRIO programs, 1995-2002 (12 folders)
Box 9
2 COE videotapes
Box 9
Articles and publicity about journalism profession
Box 9
Oversize photographs, 2008 and undated
Box 10
Photographs, 1983-1984
Box 10
Photograph album, 1983-1984 (including National Association of Black Journalists)
Box 10
Barrow's personal correspondence, other papers, 1970s
Box 10
Barrow's ticket stub album, 1970s-1980s
Box 10
Stamp collecting materials
Box 10
America's Black Forum, 1978
Box 10
Journalism code of ethics materials, 1970s-1990s (16 folders)
Box 10
Journalism code of ethics materials (6 folders)
Box 11
Photographs, 2000s
Box 11
5 albums, 1960s-2000s
Box 12
15 mini albums, including some labelled famous folks
Box 12
Loose photographs, 1960s-2000s
Box 12
Some oversize materials, including Focus Advertising materials and oversize stamp collecting materials
Box 12

Most materials have not been sorted or arranged beyond their original condition. Photographs require additional processing before use.

Americana (2 files)
Box 13
Diversity
Box 13
Sept. 11, 2001
Box 13
International
Box 13
Maryland
Box 13
Science
Box 13
Charles Shultz
Box 13
Shakespeare
Box 13
Middle East
Box 13
Afro-centric/Multicultural education
Box 13
Cultural differences
Box 13
FBI and minorities
Box 13
FCC
Box 13
Famous folks
Box 13
Attorneys, Black
Box 13
Afro-American inventors
Box 13
Marion Anderson
Box 13
Arthur Ashe
Box 13
James Baldwin
Box 13
Marion Barry
Box 13
H. Rap Brown
Box 13
Stokely Carmichael
Box 13
Shirley Chisholm
Box 13
Ken Clarke and Ann Sealy Clarke
Box 13
Billy Eckstine
Box 13
Ralph Ellison
Box 13
Newt Gingrich
Box 13
Ben Hooks
Box 13
Jesse Jackson
Box 13
Barbara Jordan
Box 13
Vernon Jordan
Box 13
M.L. King
Box 13
Malcolm X
Box 13
Nelson Mandela/South Africa
Box 13
Thurgood Marshall (2 folders)
Box 13
Black Panthers
Box 13
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (3 folders)
Box 13
Rosa Parks
Box 13
Black Politics
Box 13
Colin Powell
Box 13
FDR
Box 13
Jackie Robinson
Box 13
Eleanor Roosevelt
Box 13
OJ Simpson
Box 13
Lillian Smith
Box 13
Clarence Thomas
Box 13
Madam CJ Walker
Box 13
Eddie Wons
Box 13
Alice Walker
Box 13
Vanessa Williams
Box 13
Tiger Woods
Box 13
Public broadcasting
Box 13
UDC
Box 13
Affirmative action
Box 13
WEB Dubois
Box 13
Mid-East/Andy Young
Box 13
Mervin Aubespin
Box 14
Harry Belafonte
Box 14
Lerone Bennett Jr.
Box 14
Black Collegian
Box 14
Black Journal (TV series)
Box 14
Ray Boone
Box 14
Burrell Ad Agency
Box 14
Earl Caldwell case, 1972
Box 14
Charlie Cobb
Box 14
Bill Cosby
Box 14
Ossie Davis
Box 14
Summary of other pertinent literature (Freedom's Journal research)
Box 14
Research methods course
Box 14
Evaluation criteria/procedure
Box 14
Algebra I
Box 14
Children's programming research
Box 14
Advanced statistics
Box 14
Covariance analysis
Box 14
Experimental research in communications
Box 14
Theory (2 folders)
Box 14
Correlation
Box 14
Regression analysis
Box 14
Statistics procedures
Box 14
Contingency tables
Box 14
Chi squares
Box 14
Factor analysis
Box 14
Processes
Box 14
Mass communications
Box 14
Disc. of statistical power
Box 14
Range tests
Box 14
Intermedia Comparisons Conference, 1983
Box 14
Profile-matching media relations
Box 14
Experimental design
Box 14
Experimental research course
Box 14
Factor-regression studies
Box 14
Frederick Douglass and the North Star (5 folders)
Box 15
Robert Johnson-JET
Box 15
Bertram Lee
Box 15
Spike Lee
Box 15
Media in Africa
Box 15
Black-white intermarriage
Box 15
Ohio, Blacks in
Box 15
Kenneth Jennings, 1992
Box 15
Forrester B. Washington
Box 15
MLK breakfast, 1999
Box 15
Possible client: Major R. Owens
Box 15
Possible client: The Afro-American
Box 15
Correspondence, 1985-1992
Box 15
Job search, 1986
Box 15
Personal, 1986
Box 15
International Curriculum Development Conference, 1981
Box 15
Loans
Box 15
Who's Who
Box 15
National Press Club
Box 15
Black Business Council
Box 15
Chase Manhattan
Box 15
American Association of Colleges for Teacher's Education
Box 15
American Visions questionnaire
Box 15
American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE)
Box 15
Athlete-Career Connections (Arthur Ashe)
Box 15
Afro-American, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO)
Box 15
NC Mutual Centennial Program
Box 15
CANA
Box 15
Crisis Magazine (2 folders)
Box 15
East-West Center proposal
Box 15
Freedom Forum
Box 15
Haley, George
Box 15
Hayes, Terrence
Box 15
Hutt, Lou and Kevin
Box 15
Intercultural Communication
Box 15
INAME Foundation
Box 15
Matthews, Dan
Box 15
Montgomery Times
Box 15
Washington Association of Black Journalists
Box 15
National Association of Educational Broadcasters, 1975
Box 15
National Newspaper Publishing Assocation (NNPA)
Box 15
NTIA-Thomas Hardy
Box 15
Parity Press, Inc.
Box 15
Peabody Awards
Box 15
Pyramid Books
Box 15
Humphries, Derrick
Box 15
Tom Skinner Association
Box 15
Slater, Bill
Box 15
Social Security Administration (SSI) Project
Box 15
Tanque, Marcus
Box 15
UMC Global Ministries
Box 15
Wallace, Arnold (New Breed Media Group)
Box 15
Walls, Lon
Box 15
Wright, Ben
Box 15
Universities, correspondence (28 folders)
Box 15
City of Baltimore
Box 15
Bill Cosby tirade
Box 16
Prior research: Blacks in the 18th century
Box 16
Aptheker-History/Black Press
Box 16
War correspondents, Black
Box 16
Media/censorship
Box 16
History clippings
Box 16
Columbia College, Chicago
Box 16
ID theft
Box 16
Local School Board, Brooklyn (Barrows was a member)
Box 16
Franz Fanon
Box 16
Stepin Fetchit
Box 16
Carl Franklin
Box 16
Marcus Garvey
Box 16
H. Germina
Box 16
Mal Goode
Box 16
Danny Glover
Box 16
Earl Graves
Box 16
Bryant Gumbel
Box 16
Arsenio Hall
Box 16
Alex Haley
Box 16
Hudlin Brothers
Box 16
John H. Johnson
Box 16
Robert Johnson, BET
Box 16
Communications, 1988
Box 16
Media and Blacks
Box 16
Media, 1970s
Box 16
Changing white media
Box 16
Media-other minorities
Box 16
Miscellaneous
Box 16
Cancer Center (Howard University) (6 folders)
Box 16
Freedom's Journal research (13 folders)
Box 16
Impact
Box 17
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (6 folders)
Box 17
Woodson, Carter G.
Box 17
Racism
Box 17
Religion
Box 17
Public broadcasting
Box 17
Travel
Box 17
NAOEB
Box 17
Minority TV producers
Box 17
Communications, general
Box 17
Sources of materials for teaching course on Blacks and the Media
Box 17
Broadcasting (4 folders)
Box 17
Broadcasting (9 folders)
Box 18
Film (35 folders)
Box 18
NATRA-Record Industry
Box 18
Local mass communication agencies
Box 18
Freedom's Journal research (13 folders)
Box 18
Freedom's Journal research (39 folders)
Box 19
Cassette tapes (27), including recordings of NABJ, AEJ, Congressional Black Caucus, NBMC, and interviews, 1980s-1990s
Box 19
Black press
Box 20
Special topics
Box 20
Black media
Box 20
Media today
Box 20
Louis Martin
Box 21
Gregory Hines
Box 21
Spike Lee
Box 21
Oscar Micheaox
Box 21
Gordon Parks
Box 21
Mario Van Peebles
Box 21
Sidney Poitier
Box 21
Ted Poston
Box 21
Raspberry, William
Box 21
Paul Robeson (3 folders)
Box 21
Tim Reid
Box 21
Calvin Rolark (UBF)
Box 21
Rowan, Carl
Box 21
Robert Townsend
Box 21
Denzel Washington
Box 21
Keenan Wayans
Box 21
Ben Wright (2 folders)
Box 21
Women in media (22 folders)
Box 21
NBMC meeting, 1980
Box 21
Barbados
Box 21
Education
Box 21
Health (3 folders)
Box 21
NASADAD
Box 21
NAIC
Box 21
Clearinghouse
Box 21
Rehab Brief
Box 21
Federal Agency-Forms, contracts
Box 21
Health-history of Blacks, health care
Box 21
Cancer
Box 21
National Conference on Hypertension Control, 1975 (2 folders)
Box 22
Politics
Box 22
NARIC (National Rehab Information Center)
Box 22
Mental health
Box 22
Health (3 folders)
Box 22
Racism, anti-semitism, apartheid
Box 22
Racism, clippings
Box 22
Bigotry
Box 22
Daytimers (plastic boxes with day schedules/notes), 1994-2000
Box 22
Clippings/subject files related to Minorities and the Media course
Box 23
Blacks in broadcasting (6 folders)
Box 23
Roots
Box 23
Blacks in the communication industry
Box 23
Minority views of media course (8 folders)
Box 23
Source materials
Box 23
Red Cross publications and booklets, 1940s
Box 24
Magazines: Overseas Woman, 1945
Box 24
Program reports-Army Rest Centers, 1946
Box 24
Wilhelmina Barrows official documents, 1945-1947
Box 24
Club training-reference materials, 1945-1947
Box 24
Post-war transport newspapers, The Crow's Nest, 1946
Box 24
Returning soldier information, 1945-1946
Box 24
At Your Service publications, 1946
Box 24
Yank and other army-related publications, 1945-1946
Box 24
Airline pamphlets and souvenirs, 1940s
Box 24
Italy guides and postcards, 1940s (3 folders)
Box 24
France guides and postcards, 1940s (3 folders)
Box 24
French speaking guides, 1940s
Box 24
Other guides and postcards, 1940s
Box 24
Newspaper clippings, 1940s
Box 24
National Council of Negro Women materials, 1950s-1960s
Box 25
NCNW Resolutions, booklets, 1953-1954
Box 25
NCNW Report, 1953-1957, 1957
Box 25
NCNW newspaper clippings, 1954
Box 25
Morehouse College mailings, 1960s
Box 25
Correspondence, 1940s-1970s
Box 25
Clippings, international news and United Nations coverage, 1940s-1960s
Box 25
Photographs and albums
Box 26

This addition includes Barrow's speeches, writings, and research files regarding advertising, African Americans in the marketing profession, and minorities in journalism. It also includes materials from his time as a student, at Morehouse College and as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin. Along with industry reports, his writings also include creative fiction and essays.

Other significant components of this addition are Barrow's materials from his army service during the Korean War, dating from 1950-1951. The majority of this material is correspondence to his mother, Wilhelmina Barrow, which frequently includes copies of articles or press releases he's written while stationed overseas. Barrow wrote about his regiment, the 24th Infantry, and it being desegregated while he was enlisted; he also frequently wrote about the slow mail delivery and the unreliable payment of his wages.

The remainder of the addition includes more research files from Barrow's unfinished book on the Freedom's Journal, as well as photographs, dated from 1982-1984. The photographs document both personal and professional events. A list of topics is included within the box.

Most materials have not been sorted or arranged beyond their original condition. Photographs require additional processing before use.

Speeches and writings (12 folders)
Box 27
Cecil Elombe Brath, Color Us Cullud: American Negro Leadership Official Coloring Book, 1963
Box 27
AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) files, including research files and committee work on minorities in journalism (8 folders)
Box 27
Research files on minorities and marketing/advertising (especially regarding African Americans and employment) (7 folders)
Box 27
Ph.D. proposal and notes, 1960 (9 folders)
Box 27
School files, creating writing and essays, 1940s-1970s (4 folders)
Box 28
Army enlistment, reporting and journalism, 1950 July-August
Box 28
Letters, writings, press releases (by Barrow), 1950 August-December (3 folders)
Box 28
Photographs and captions, 1950-1951
Box 28
Letters, writings, press releases (by Barrow), 1951
Box 28
Wilhelmina Barrow's incoming correspondence regarding Lionel Barrow, 1951 September-October
Box 28
Chairborne Infantry, 1951
Box 28
Correspondence to Wilhelmina Barrow, 1960s
Box 28
24th Infantry reflagging, 2001
Box 28
Research files (2 folders)
Box 28
Foote, Cone, and Belding materials, 1960s (3 folders)
Box 28
Reports on marketing in movies
Box 28
Remarks, AEJMC summer internship program, 1988
Box 28
Minority groups in marketing, 1969
Box 28
4-As project, New York Council
Box 28
Minority Media Means Money, 1971
Box 28
Is there a future for blacks in business communication?
Box 28
Dreyfuss Affair commentary, 1976
Box 28
American Association for Public Opinion research, 1974
Box 28
Unity Dem Club, 1960s
Box 28
Afro Urban Institute, Inc., 1970s
Box 28
Research files and drafts for Freedom's Journal book (4 folders)
Box 28
Research files and drafts on Freedom's Journal (10 folders)
Box 29
Research files on black press (Accordian Folder, with subjects A-Z)
Box 29
Photograph topic list
Box 30
Photographs, 1982-1984
Box 30

Historical Note

Lionel C. Barrow, Jr., was born in New York in 1926 to Lionel C. and Wilhelmina Barrow. He attended Morehouse College and graduated with Martin Luther King in 1948. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947, and from 1950 to 1953.

Barrow attended the School of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin, earning his master's degree in 1958 and a doctorate in mass communication in 1960. Subsequently, he worked in advertising as a researcher, and in 1968 became vice president and associate director of research at the Foote, Cone and Belding agency in New York. Barrow became the dean of Howard University's School of Communications in 1975, where he worked until 1985. He married his wife, Frederica, in 1992; the couple eventually settled in Florida.

Along with his academic interests, Barrow was an active member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and was a principle force in helping the organization begin to promote diversity in the field. He founded the Ad Hoc Committee on Minority Education in 1968, and expanded to also form the Minorities and Communication Division in 1970. An AEJMC scholarship was created in his honor to assist women and minorities in their graduate journalism education.

Barrow was also active in politics, fundraising and campaigning for Democratic candidates as early as the 1960s and as recently as the Barack Obama presidential campaign in 2008. He died shortly after Obama's inauguration in January 2009.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lionel Barrow Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Lionel Barrow Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2010.

Processing Information

Accessioned and lightly processed by Meghan Lyon, February 2010 and April 2010

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, February 2010 and April 2010

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2010-0031, 2010-0079, 2010-0144

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

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