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James Barton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4139

Scope and Contents

The collection consists exclusively of files documenting Barton's career in civil engineering. It includes university course materials and student reports (including theses and dissertations), Barton's research proposals, notes, reports, articles written by Barton, and papers presented at various conferences, as well as slides and photos of Barton's research subjects and professional circulars.


  • 1936-1983


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Papers of James Barton must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

James Richards Barton was born on 21 July 1917 to James Byron and Annie Doremus Richards Barton of Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Eva Nadine Bushman of Mesa, Arizona, on 6 Jan 1943. They were the parents of 6 children. He received his education in civil engineering and became a BYU professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, specializing in Hydrology and Water Resources.


21 boxes (10.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Nadine Barton; 1987.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of James Barton papers
Jennifer Kim
2011 September 14
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States