This 23.5 linear foot collection, dates from 1959 to 1997. The bulk of the collection documents Barber's teaching and administrative work at the University of Louisville along with his professional activity outside the university.
Included are class syllabi and Parker's lecture notes from his career at both Kentucky Southern College (KSC) and Berea College. There are also records from the KSC Alumni Association and newsclippings about Kentucky Southern. The collection also has copies of the KSC yearbook, the Photopheron, for the years 1966 to 1968, and KSC catalogs from 1966 to 1969. There is also a vinyl 33 1/3 recording entitled "Our Tour" by the KSC Choir, documenting their statewide tour.