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Barron Bryton papers

Identifier: Ax 463

Scope and Contents

The collection is arranged into groups corresponding to segments of the Barron's career. Included is correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, literary manuscripts, scrapbooks, and papers relating to the Barron family and genealogy.


  • 1923-1967


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Bryton Barron was born in Doon, Iowa 1898 and educated at Sioux falls College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Oxford University. In 1923 he was editorial writer for the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader. From 1925 to 1928 he was a teacher in Abra High School, Bangued, Abra, Philippine Islands, and then editor for the Philippine Bureau of Education, Manila.

In 1929 he joined the State Department as assistant editor, became chief of the Treaty Section, and finally research historian. He left the State Department in 1956, and commenced lecturing and writing critically about the department and United States foreign policy generally.

Barron founded a publishing company, Crestwood Books, in 1962, as a publishing vehicle for his and similar books. In 1960-1961 he was coordinator in Virginia for the John Birch Society, and held various degrees of relationship with other conservative groups.


25.5 linear feet (17 containers)

Language of Materials



Bryton Barron (1898- ) was a teacher, a writer, a civil servant, a publisher and, most notably, a political conservative who wrote critically of the U.S. State Department and U.S. Foreign policy. The collection includes correspondence, writings, reports and newspaper clippings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bryton Barron in 1968.

Processing Information

Collection processed by processing staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Bryton Barron Papers
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA