Barlow Ware papers, 1921-2012.

Collection Number: 4-3-2587

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Barlow Ware papers, 1921-2012.
Collection Number:
4-3-2587
Creator:
Barlow, Ware, 1925-2011.
Quantity:
5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, photographs, printed material, financial records, memorabilia.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Files of Barlow Ware relating to his life and work at Cornell University. Contains files from his work in the Office of Special Projects and Alumni Affairs. These files mostly pertain to fundraising for fraternities; several files contain copies of documents relating to the transfer of the houses to university ownership. Files relating to his personal life including many items regarding his family genealogy from the Ware, Barlow, Effinger families and others, correspondence with family members including many letters written to his mother, Katherine Taylor Effinger, as a child and photographs. Photo albums covering his entire life, including his time at Cornell as a student. Files relating to his support of Cornell include his awards and recognitions including his Hall of Fame and Foremost Benefactor inductions. Also a typescript European travel diary from a lengthy trip in 1956-1957. Also material relating to his support of the glass Blaschka Marine Invertebrate Collection. Other items relate to his work with Rotary International and the Boy Scouts of America.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

William Barlow Ware Jr. graduated from Cornell University in 1947. Ware served as manager to the wrestling team and as Touchdown the Bear. He would later join Cornell to work in Alumni Affairs and Development as director of Special Projects. He also served as the voice of the Big Red as the announcer at hockey and football games. His dedication to Cornell and the Ithaca community through his service and his donations would earn him numerous recognitions including induction into the Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame, recognition as a Foremost Benefactor, the Frank H. T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award, Rotary Foundation Meritorious Service Award, Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award, and many others.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Files of Barlow Ware relating to his life and work at Cornell University. Contains files from his work in the Office of Special Projects and Alumni Affairs. These files mostly pertain to fundraising for fraternities; several files contain copies of documents relating to the transfer of the houses to university ownership. Files relating to his personal life including many items regarding his family genealogy from the Ware, Barlow, Effinger families and others, correspondence with family members including many letters written to his mother, Katherine Taylor Effinger, as a child and photographs. Photo albums covering his entire life, including his time at Cornell as a student. Files relating to his support of Cornell include his awards and recognitions including his Hall of Fame and Foremost Benefactor inductions. Also a typescript European travel diary from a lengthy trip in 1956-1957. Also material relating to his support of the glass Blaschka Marine Invertebrate Collection. Other items relate to his work with Rotary International and the Boy Scouts of America.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Ware, Barlow, 1925-2011.
Effinger family.
Cornell University -- Students.
Boy Scouts of America.
Quill and Dagger Society (Cornell University)
Rotary International
Wildegg (Castle)
Cornell University
Cornell University. Office of Special Projects.
Cornell University. Class of 1947.

Subjects:
Greek letter societies -- Ithaca.
Greek letter societies
Students

Places:
New York (State) -- Ithaca

Form and Genre Terms:
Scrapbooks.
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Barlow Ware papers, #4-3-2587. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Office of Special Projects files
Series II. Photograph Albums
Series III. Personal Files Including Genealogy
Series IV. Awards, Recognitions, Ceremonies

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Alpha Delta Phi
1958-1985
Box 1 Folder 2
Alpha Epsilon Phi
1983
Box 1 Folder 3
Chi Phi
1971-1980
Box 1 Folder 4
Alpha Phi Alpha
1984
Box 1 Folder 5
General fraternity information
1975-1982
Box 1 Folder 6
Chi Phi
1967-1984
Box 1 Folder 7-8
Chi Psi
1968-1969
Box 1 Folder 9
Delta Chi
1984
Box 1 Folder 10
Delta Kappa Epsilon
1960-1972
Box 1 Folder 11
Delta Phi
1973-1980
Box 1 Folder 12
Delta Sigma Phi
1980-1983
Box 1 Folder 13
Delta Tau Delta
1963-1980
Box 1 Folder 14
Group Housing funds summary
1961-1966
Box 1 Folder 15
Delta Upsilon
1960-1984
Box 1 Folder 16
Kappa Alpha
1958-1980
Box 1 Folder 17
Kappa Alpha Fund
1945-1946
Box 1 Folder 18
Kappa Alpha Theta
1968-1981
Box 1 Folder 19
Kappa Delta
1972-1975
Box 1 Folder 20
Kappa Sigma Group Housing Fund
1973-1976
Box 1 Folder 21
Phi Gamma Delta
1976-1984
Box 1 Folder 22
Phi Kappa Psi
1980-1985
Box 1 Folder 23
Pi Kappa Phi
1983-1985
Box 1 Folder 24
Psi Upsilon
1963-1985
Box 1 Folder 25-27
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
1980-1985
Box 1 Folder 28
Sigma Alpha Mu
1961-1977
Box 1 Folder 29
Sigma Nu
1984
Box 1 Folder 30
Sigma Phi Epsilon
1975
Box 1 Folder 31
Theta Delta Chi
1978-1985
Box 2
Childhood photos of Ware
circa 1930
Personal photos of friends and events.
Box 2
Photo album of Katherine Taylor Effinger
circa 1935-1940
Family album of labeled photographs of Ware as a child and other family members, friends, and travels.
Box 2
Photo album of Katherine Taylor Effinger
circa 1935-1950
Family album of photographs of Ware as a child and other family members through his time as a Cornell student. Includes images of travels to Sierra Madre, Washington D.C. and others. Many labeled photographs of friends and family members.
Box 2 Folder 1
Woodberry Forest School and Cornell University album
1939-1989
Includes photos of student activities, Cornell Dramatic Club photos (Alex Drummond cast Ware in shows 1943-1945, campus buildings, 419 Wyckoff, Janie Caldwell, 1947 Winter ice carving contest, Cornell wrestling, 1947 graduation, Ware's mother and father, travels and family photos, Ware plot at Dale Cementery and Effinger Mausoleum in Thornrose Cemetery, Fiddle-On-Picton cabin in Clayton New York, Cornell Glee Club in Beijing China.,
Box 2 Folder 2
Rotary and personal photo album
1988-1993
Images of Rotary events, people, trips and personal photos. Includes photos of the Dali Lama.
Box 2 Folder 3
Rotary and personal photo album
1992-1995
Images of Rotary events, people, trips and personal photos. Cornell Class of 1947 reunion
Box 2 Folder 4
Rotary and personal photo album
1996-1998
Images of Rotary events, people, trips and personal photos.
Box 2
Photo album of Ware's home, interior and exterior, on 524 Wyckoff Road.
circa 1995
Box 2
Rotary and personal photo album
1998-2003
Images of Rotary events, and friends. Photo of three Cornell sports announcers, Elmer "Flip" Phillips '32, Barlow Ware '47, and Arthur Mintz '71.Photo signed by President George Walker Bush. Photos of Cornell Class of 1947 reunion 2002, Ware's Athletic Hall of Fame induction.
Box 2
Alumni affairs photo album
2003
Possibly in honor of Ware's retirement, but also includes photos from his induction to the Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame and a letter from Ned Harkness.
Box 2
Photo album
2003-2006
Personal photos of friends and events.
Box 2
Takeuchi family visit photo album
December 2002
Personal photos of friends and events.
Box 2
Dedication of W. Barlow Ware Bench photo album
September 27, 2008
Dedication of stone bench outside of Teagle Hall.
Box 3
Foremost Benefactor album
May 8, 2006
Album containing programs and photographs relating to Ware's recognition event as a foremost benefactor of Cornell University. Includes photographs of Ware, former Presidents Frank H. T. Rhodes and Dale Corson, Andy Noel and many other friends and athletic and alumni affairs staff. Photos show the presentation of the Ezra Cornell statute and Ware's inscription on the Builder's Wall. Also a number of letters with memories and thanks to Ware. Some copies of photos from early in Ware's Cornell career as well.
Box 4 Folder 1
Biographical information
Undated
Photos, employment history, reflections on his 50th Reunion
Box 4 Folder 2
Personal files
1946-2003
Includes letters relating to items in his home, his Rolodex cards, correspondence, some relating to the Cornell Wrestling team, invitation letter for his induction into the Quill and Dagger Society, photo of him as Touchdown the bear and a letter from Herb Roth Sr. about Ware being the bear.
Box 4 Folder 3
Barlow family genealogy
Undated
Includes information and family trees on Brewster, Bradford, Laflin, Richmond and other surnames, descendent chart of William Henry Barlow, notes compiled by Edward Richmond Ware, History of the Episcopal Church in Sing Sing by William Henry Barlow, info on Howard Barlow, correspondence, publications.
Box 4 Folder 4
Ware family genealogy
1892-1985
Information and family trees related to the Ware family. Many items relating to or from Edward Richmond Ware including baptism and birth records, military service records, pamphlet by him on the Barlow Santorium, correspondence relating to personal possessions, memorial program, correspondence relating to grave markers and deed for plots in the Dale Cemetery Association, photographs of gravestones and a map of Warecrest, the estate of E. R. Ware in Yonkers, New York, additional correspondence. Also map of Woodlawn Cemetery, info on the Elisha Ware homestead, Edward James Ware info and cabinet card, article on Henry Ware, information on the Great Bed of Ware in England.
Box 4 Folder 5
Effinger and Smith family genealogy
1985-1995
Information and family trees related to the Effinger family. Includes correspondence from and information on Robert C. Effinger and sons. Letters to his sister Katherine and to Barlow, some not related to genealogy. Last Will and Testament of Daniel Smith of Rockingham. The Frontiersman, the publication of the Society for Descendants of Colonel John Smith. Information and correspondence relating to the opening of the Woodrow Wilson Museum at his birthplace. The museum is in the Effinger family house. Items relating to Wildegg Castle.
Box 4 Folder 6
Wildegg Castle items
1997
Postcards, photographs, publications and correspondence relating to the castle in Switzerland. The Effinger family owned the castle.
Box 4 Folder 7
Katherine Taylor Effinger items
1921-1959
William Barlow Ware's wife and W. Barlow Ware Jr's mother. Includes birth and death certificates, trust indenture. Correspondence includes letters from W. B. Ware regarding their upcoming marriage, letters from doctors regarding Ware's arm. Letters from camp counsellors regarding Ware's progress, several from Camp Marienfeld in New Hampshire.
Box 4 Folder 8
Letters from W. Barlow Ware Jr. to his mother
1934
Box 4 Folder 9
Letters from W. Barlow Ware Jr. to his mother
1935
Box 4 Folder 10
Letters from W. Barlow Ware Jr. to his mother
1936
Box 4 Folder 11
Letters from W. Barlow Ware Jr. to his mother
1937
Box 4 Folder 12
Letters and writings of W. Barlow Ware Jr. as a child
Circa 1935
Box 4 Folder 13
European travel diary
1956-1957
Typescript copies, 191 pages, of a travel diary to Europe, namely France and Italy, England and Germany are also mentioned. It is unclear the connection to Ware, though Barlow Ware is mentioned as being on the trip within, or the exact names of those involved. A cover letter is from members of the Staley family of Wellesley Hills Massachusetts. A J P. Humphreys is the likely author, probably James Patton Humphreys, who had a sister named Mary Staley. The name Brud is also mentioned frequently in the diary as is his father, Pa. Brud's brother is listed as Pat, which is probably short for Patton. Pat's wife Jane is also mentioned, this is probably Jane Schroeder Humphreys. Brud was a teacher at the Belmont Hill School Massachusetts. Pat taught at South Kent School Connecticut. Both Brud and Pat studied at the Sorbonne and much of the diary is from France. The journey begins stateside on the way to New York and a booking on the ship Maasdam.
Box 4 Folder 14
Ruslan Samedov correspondence
2002
Box 4 Folder 15
John Hultgren correspondence
2003
Box 4 Folder 16
Miscellany
Includes photographs probably of Camp Marienfeld in the 1930s. Ware with Touchdown the bear, birthday cards and other correspondence and photographs. Also A Prayer for Barlow Ware dated January 22, 2006.
Box 4
Ithaca Rotary Club News
July 1990 - July 1991
Ware's personal bound copies of Rotary News, The Rotary Club of Ithaca, New York.
Box 6 MU-2498
Cornell piggy bank
Box 5 MU-2497
Small male ballet dancer statue
Box 5
Miscellaneous small items
Includes Cornell seal gold cufflinks (MU-2496); various Cornell pins and fobs, many from Ware's undergraduate days, including wrestling club, manager fob, student council, Chi Phi (21351), Cayuga Society, Snoopy and Woodstock, Cornell bear, Boy Scouts of America James E. West Fellowship Award.
Box 8
Fiddle-On-Picton cabin painting
1975
Painting by Joe Miller of Ware's cabin in Clayton New York on the St. Lawrence River. Ware would bring various Cornell affiliated individuals for retreats here.
Folder 1
Charcoal portrait of Barlow Ware as a child
Signed by the artist, possibly G. J. Shepherd
Box 4 Folder 17
Awards and Recognitions
Includes items and articles relating to Chi Phi, 1992 Tompkins County Distinguished Citizen Award, Rotary Foundation Meritorious Service Award, Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award.
Box 4 Folder 18
Blaschka Marine Invertebrate Collection project
2006
Binder of material discussing the restoration project and showing images of the unveiling celebration in Corson-Mudd Hall, November 2006.
Box 4 Folder 19
Blaschka Collections
1993-2006
Photographs, publications, clippings and other items relating to Blaschka glass collections at Cornell and Harvard and Ware and Ware family support of the them.
Box 4 Folder 20
Blaschka Glass Collection publications
1940-1991
Includes the book Glass Flowers in the Ware Collection by Fritz Kredel, postcards from the Corning Museum of Glass and the Cornell collections.
Box 4 Folder 21
Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
2003
Box 4 Folder 22
Cornell Foremost Benefactor Induction
2005-2006
Box 4 Folder 23
Frank H. T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award Induction
2007
Box 4 Folder 24
Barlow Ware Bench Celebration
2007
Includes photographs by George Gull of the bench outside Teagle Hall placed in gratitude of Ware's love and service to Cornell.
Box 4 Folder 25
Memorial Service
2012
Planning documents, programs, speeches, remembrances, regarding Ware's memorial service. Also photographs from Thornrose Cemetery in Staunton Virginia showing the Effinger / Ware mausoleum and Ware's marker.
Video of the memorial service is available online here: A Celebration of the Life of Barlow Ware
Box 8
Oversize Cornell items
80th birthday card signed by many people, photo of Ware on his stone bench signed by several people, Athletic Hall of Fame certificate,
Folder 1
70th birthday card signed by many people
Box 4 Folder 26
Silver tray
MU-2481
June 15, 1974
Presented to Ware by the Chi Phi Charter House Association for devotion to the Xi chapter.
Box 4
Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award
June 18, 1980
Includes plaque and medal.
Box 4 Folder 27
Unsung Hero Award Rotary District 717 plaque
MU-2485
1985-1986
Box 7 MU-2499
Boy Scouts of America Baden-Powell Council Distinguished Citizen Award
1992
Box 7 MU-2500
Horace E. Shackelton '19 Memorial Award for Track Officials
1993
Box 4 Folder 27
Rotary Service Award plaque
MU-2487
1994
Box 4 Folder 27
Ithaca Sunrise Rotary Honorary Member plaque
MU-2482
June 29, 1994
Box 4 Folder 27
Distinguished Service Award Rotary Foundation plaque
MU-2483
1999-2000
Box 4 Folder 27
Lifetime Honorary District Governor Rotary International District 7170 plaque
MU-2484
2004
Box 5 MU-2494-2495
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International crystal dove paperweights
Box 5 MU-2493
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International crystal paperweights
Box 4 Folder 27
Guardian Angel for the Ithaca Sun Rise Rotary Club plaque
MU-2486
Box 4 Folder 28
Beaver medal on ribbon
MU-2489
Box 4 Folder 28
Luggage tag
MU-2490
Box 4 Folder 28
Ithaca centennial medal
MU-2491
Box 4 Folder 28
Athletic Hall of Fame badge
MU-2492
Box 7 MU-2488
The Spirit and Voice of Cornell, granite plaque with image of Ware
2003

SEPARATED MATERIAL

New York Times article from June 15, 1947 titled "The College Graduate-1947 Model
Signed photograph of President Livingston Farrand to Foster Coffin
Cornell blanket
Craigielea Memorial Education Fund of Chi Phi seal.
French engravings, Les deux Grands-Ducs, Un nouveau converti, and Paris enrhume by Honoré Daumier.