Papers, 1935-1980, of historian and scholar Philip Lemont Barbour (1898-1980), including research notes for his historical writings on the settlement of North America. Most articles, clippings and notes concern those people associated with Captain John Smith, a leader of the Jamestown settlement in Virginia.
Notes were also used in the audio production, "The Jamestown Saga; the Founding of the American Colony in the Words of the Colonists," written by Philip L. Barbour and Nigel Davenport and distributed as an audiobook on an LP in 1969.
Includes correspondence, 1960-1967, with Lawrence W. Towner, and correspondence, 1964-1969, with representatives of the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian Institution. There is also some printed material (mostly copies) dating back to 1603.