Barron Bryton papers , 1923-1967

Overview of the Collection

Barron, Bryton, 1898-1989
Barron Bryton papers
1923-1967 (inclusive)
25.5 linear feet, (17 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 463
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.
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Conservatism--United States
  • Conservative literature--United States
  • Conservatives--United States
  • Editors--Philippines
  • Editors--United States
  • English language--Study and teaching--Philippines--History--20th century
  • Publishers and publishing--United States--History--20th century
  • Teachers--Philippines
  • Teachers--United States

Personal Names

  • Barron, Bryton, 1898-1989
  • Barron, Bryton, 1898-1989
  • Barron, Ella

Corporate Names

  • Philippines. Bureau of Education
  • United States. Department of State
  • United States. Department of State

Geographical Names

  • United States--Politics and government--1945-1989

Form or Genre Terms

  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Galley proofs
  • Genealogies (histories)
  • Letters
  • Manuals (Handbooks)
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Scrapbooks