|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1904|
|Death: ||May 16, 1988|
Excerpts from UND Alumni Review, January 1987 issue.
In the fall of 1986, Margaret (Libby) Barr, '26, '56, was honored for her contributions to preserving North Dakota history and her outstanding service to the University of North Dakota. UND President Thomas Clifford presented Barr with the President's Award and Earl Strinden, executive vice president for the UND Alumni Association and Foundation, presented the Elwyn B. Robinson Award for her work to preserve North Dakota history by establishing the Cable Pottery Collection at the UND Hughes Fine Arts Center.
Barr worked as a volunteer for many years on the development of the ceramic collection. In 1977, she, her son, Robert, and UND faculty member, Donald Miller, collaborated in the publication, "University of North Dakota Pottery: The Cable Years."
After 9 years of research and work, the Cable Collection became a reality. The collection represents more than 80 years of pottery and 39 years of pottery production under the direction of Margaret Kelly Cable. The exhibit has more than 100 pieces of pottery, all prized by collectors throughout the U.S.
Barr and her family have dedicated 89 years of service to UND. Barr grew up as part of the faculty family with her father, Dr. O. B. Libby, head of the history department for 43 years and her husband, Paul E. Barr, head of the art department for 25 years.
Margaret Barr graduated from UND in 1926 with a degree in commerce and business and public administration. She received a master's degree in education in 1956 and taught at UND for 21 years.
Memorial Park Cemetery
Grand Forks County
North Dakota, USA
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Record added: Feb 02, 2008
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