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Descriptive summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Dahlonega campus, University of North Georgia

Creator: Barnes, John Clements, 1880-1970

Title: J.C. Barnes collection

Date(s): 1890-1970

Quantity: 2 linear feet

Language(s): English

Historical note

John Clements “Daddy” Barnes was born in Warms Springs, Georgia in 1880. He worked at North Georgia College for almost 50 years serving in many capacities. During this time he served as the head of the Mathematics Department, ran the college farm, served as a finance officer, and supervised the construction of the old gymnasium and drill field. Barnes passed of February 8, 1970.

Scope and contents

This small collection contains materials related to North Georgia College and some of Barnes’ field notebooks. Of note is his “Survey of Drill Field” completed in 1940 and correspondence to students and parents from 1941. 


This collection is arranged alphabetically by topic or format.

Administrative information

Cite as: J.C. Barnes collection, Special Collections and Archives, Dahlonega Campus, University of North Georgia.

Detailed description of the collection

Awards and certificates, 1940

Box 3/Folder 1

Book of tables, 1905

Box 1/Folder 1

Correspondence, 1941

Box 1/Folder 2

"Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States..." 1871 March 4

Box 1/Folder 3

North Georgia Agricultural College

Catalog, 1895-1896

Box 1/Folder 4

Pay stub, 1917 January 30

Box 1/Folder 5

Phi Mu Society invitation, 1890 May 2

Box 1/Folder 6

Regulations governing cadets, circa 1905

Box 1/Folder 7


"Computation book," 1904

Box 1/Folder 8

"Field note book I," 1904

Box 1/Folder 9

"Quillian and Fawcett survey," 1911

Box 1/Folder 10

"Reservoir Bartow," 1909

Box 1/Folder 11

Survey of Drill Field, 1940 November 22

Box 2/Folder 2


Box 2/Folder 1

Scrapbook for "Daddy Barnes," undated

Box 3

"Tribute to Mr. J.C. Barnes," by Nellie C. Young, 1970 May 16

Box 2/Folder 3

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