The Margaret Guss Barnaby Papers document Barnaby’s time at Oberlin College (1921-1925), and only the last three years from her time at the Harvard School of Public Health, between 1967 and 1969. She held various positions at Harvard from 1937 until her retirement in 1969.
The collection is arranged into five series:
Series 1. Correspondence (World Health Organization) contains six letters received by Barnaby from Harvard School of Public Health alumni across the world.
Series 2. Writings holds pages from the 1967 and 1969 Harvard Public Health Alumni Bulletin, which respectively announce Barnaby’s appointment as Director of Alumni Affairs in 1967 and the World Health Organization Assembly Meeting and Alumni Day in 1969.
Series 3. Course Materials has an undated notebook from an Oberlin College course on Italian painting which Barnaby took between 1921 and 1925.
Series 4. Photographs contains a photograph album from the 1969 Harvard School of Public Health Alumni Dinner, a portrait of Barnaby from 1925 and an undated photograph of Finney Chapel.
Series 5. Scrapbook contains an Oberlin College scrapbook assembled by Margaret Guss (Barnaby) between 1921 and 1925 at Oberlin. It documents her life outside of academics, including the dances, games, and performances she attended during her undergraduate years, and letters and notes from her friends.