The Elise Draper Barrette Papers document the life and professional career of Mrs. Barrette as a librarian and as director of the library science program at ETSU. Material includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, speeches, writings, and school-related papers. Major subjects encompassed by the papers include Barrette's academic work at ETSU, library science institutes for training school librarians, her work as a library consultant, and her involvement in Kappa Delta Pi and the ETSU Retirees Association.
The collection is arranged into two series as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1934-1995 and undated and Series 2, Photographs, 1956-1985 and undated. Grade books and student records are restricted from use in compliance with privacy laws regarding student records.
Method of Acquisition
The Elise Draper Barrette Papers were donated to University Archives by Betty Jane Hylton, Sherrod Library, ETSU, on June 7, 1999.
Ned Irwin and Jamee Roberts completed processing and the collection was opened for research in June 2001.