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King’s Daughters – Sara Barker Circle Records

Title: King’s Daughters – Sara Barker Circle Records
Inclusive Dates: 1948-2005
Extent of Materials: 9.5 linear feet
Location: Duke Storage
Date of Accession: 2007
Donor: Sara Barker Circle, Durham, NC
Processor: Todd Johnson
Abstract: The Sara Barker Circle is one of only two branches of the King’s Daughters (both in Durham) still active in North Carolina. The primary work of the Sara Barker Circle was operating a day care center for exceptional children.
Scope and Content: The bulk of the collection includes minute books and scrapbooks documenting the work of Sara Barker and the Sara Barker Circle from 1948 to 2005. Materials on the history of the organization and the biography of Sarah Barker are also included. The collection includes one box of photographs, which are mostly unidentified.
Restrictions: The collection is open for research
Biographical/Historical Note: Sarah Glascock Barker was born in 1886 in Pennsylvania. After moving to Durham she became active in the King’s Daughters and in 1948 decided to form a circle for younger women that could meet in the evenings and allow working women and young mothers to join. In 1966 the Sarah Barker Circle opened a day care center for mentally handicapped children.
Container List: Box 1 Scrapbooks, 1948-1968
Box 2 Scrapbooks, 1958-1974
Box 3 Scrapbooks, 1960-1999
Box 4 Scrapbooks, 1974-1979
Box 5 Scrapbooks, 1991-2004
Box 6 Annual reports 1961-1981, clippings, correspondence, history, photographs, Sara Barker Day Care for Retarded Children
Box 7 Memorial Book 1985-2002, program bulletins, yearbooks
Box 8 Miscellaneous 1951-1988
Box 9 Minutes, 1956-1980
Box 10 Minutes, 1980-1988
Box 11 Minutes, 1989-1995
Box 12 Minutes, 1996-2002
Box 13 Minutes, 2000-2004; Sorrells, Ann, Papers-History, Sara Barker biography, 1966-1976
Box 14 Minutes, 2003-2005; correspondence, 1960-1986; notes and reports, 1960-1986