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Barnes, John H. (John Hancock), 1905-1979



  • Existence: 1905 - 1979

Biographical Note

Text John Hancock Barnes was born October 18, 1905 in Missouri and died on November 7, 1979 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was married to Margaret Seymour. Barnes held both a Bachelor of Philosophy and a Master of Education. He was the head of the English department at Fluvanna County High School in Palmyra, Virginia from 1945 to 1949. He was an English teacher at Lane High School in Charlottesville, VA from 1949 until the school shut down under the Stanley Plan in September 1958 to protest the U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding racial integration in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. When the school reopened in February 1959, Barnes was the guidance director. He remained in that position until at least 1963. He passed away in 1979.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John Barnes Performing Arts Collection

Identifier: Ms-2016-005
Abstract The collection includes performing arts programs from around the world as well as scrapbooks and clippings about the theatre and movie industries. The programs cover a variety of genres including theatre, classical and popular music, opera, ballet, motion picture, and other genres such as horse ballet, ice skating, and circus. The programs come from numerous countries including the United Kingdom, Israel, Russia, Japan, and Poland with the majority being from the Northeastern and...
Dates: 1890 - 1983; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1969