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Wilson R. Barnes papers and Eugenia Stuart Barnes sweater

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2021_023

Papers of Wilson R. Barnes and UofL letterman-style sweater of Eugenia "Genie" Stuart Barnes. Wilson Barnes received his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering in 1937 and Master's degree in Chemical Engineering in 1938 from the University of Louisville; he received his Doctorate in Chemical Engineering in 1949 from Iowa State University. Dr. Barnes taught in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering from the late 1930s until 1950. Materials consist primarily of curriculum, course notes, and syllabi of classes he taught in chemistry and chemical engineering; these materials include a course on distillation taught in 1942. Materials also include coursework for Donald M. Bennett's class in experimental physics, which Barnes took as an undergraduate student and Dr. Barnes' wife, Genie's UofL sweater. Genie graduated from the University of Louisville in 1958, but had attended in the early 1940s. She was named Thoroughbred Queen of 1941, was involved in Pi Beta Phi, and played several sports.


  • 1933-1950


1.375 linear feet (2 manuscript boxes; 1 flat)

Guide to the Wilson R. Barnes papers and Eugenia Stuart Barnes sweater
Tom Owen and Kyna Herzinger
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Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752