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Barker, James M., 1886-1974 : James M. Barker Papers, 1825-1975

Correspondence, business records, speeches, personal materials, photographs, and family newsletters of business executive James M. Barker. During his career, Barker was, among other things, banker, vice-president of Sears, Roebuck and Company and president of Allstate Insurance Company whose financial expertise made him a valued advisor in government financial matters and corporate environments. He participated in post World War II era economic missions to Iran and Turkey, and was a close friend to many leading businessmen of his time including Charles Dawes, Alfred A. Knopf, Joshua Green, and James H. Doolittle.
Extent: 60 linear feet - (115 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 79 bound volumes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers, Newberry Library
Call Number: Midwest MS Barker
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The James M. Barker Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).