Barrow Unit papers

Abstract

The Barrow Unit papers (dated 1899-1957, bulk 1917-1919; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) include correspondence, printed articles, newspaper clippings, official orders, and rosters documenting the military medical unit known as the Barrow Unit, which provided medical services in England to personnel of the United States Army during World War I.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Barrow Unit papers
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Medicine, Military
Physicians -- United States.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and sanitary affairs.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Preferred Citation
M-320: [identification of item], Barrow Unit papers, 1899-1957, bulk 1917-1919, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

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. The unit provided medical services in England to personnel of the U.S. Army during World War I. Members included David Barrow, William Reddish, Waller O. Bullock, Charles Garr, and Louis Haggin.
Scope and Content
The Barrow Unit papers (dated 1899-1957, bulk 1917-1919; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) include correspondence, printed articles, newspaper clippings, official orders, and rosters documenting the military medical unit known as the Barrow Unit, which provided medical services in England to personnel of the United States Army during World War I. The bulk of the collection consists of photocopies of articles about the Barrow Unit or by and about Dr. Barrow. Also present are military communications to Barrow and a portion of Barrow's correspondence.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Official orders, 1917-1921

  • Reel 1, frame 1-19
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Printed articles, 1918-1957

  • Reel 1, frame 20-64
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Newspaper clippings, 1918-1919, undated

  • Reel 1, frame 65-95
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University of Kentucky Archives David Barrow research file, 1957, undated

  • Reel 1, frame 96-128
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Dr. David Barrow biographical material, 1899-1932, undated

  • Reel 1, frame 129-163
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