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Deborah Cope Barker

Deborah Cope Barker, museum director. Co-chair 125th Anniversary of Ottawa Committee, 1989; board directors Kansas Sampler Festival, since 1999, Santa Fe Trail Council of Girl Scouts, 1991-1994. Member Kansas Museum Association, American Association for State and Local History, Kansas State History Society.

Background

  • Barker, Deborah Cope was born on January 14, 1951 in Winfield, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Charles Warren and Alicemahree Meade Cope.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Colorado, 1975. Master of Arts, University Kansas, 1977.

    Career

    • Assistant instructor University Kansas, Lawrence, 1977-1980. Communications director Kansas Arts Commission, Topeka, 1981. Adjunct instructor Missouri Western State, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1982.

      Administrator Ottawa (Kansas) Community Arts Council, 1984-1990. Director Franklin County History Society, Ottawa, since 1990.

    Works

    • Co-editor: Pictorial History of Ottawa, 1997, History of Franklin County, Kansas, 1993. Co-author: (driving guide) Driving Tour of Franklin County, 1995-1996.

    Membership

    Co-chair 125th Anniversary of Ottawa Committee, 1989. Board directors Kansas Sampler Festival, since 1999, Santa Fe Trail Council of Girl Scouts, 1991-1994. Member Kansas Museum Association, American Association for State and Local History, Kansas State History Society.

    Connections

    • Married Wendell John Barker, May 30, 1976 (div. August 1995); 1 child, Elizabeth Lynn.
    • father: Charles Warren
    • mother: Alicemahree Meade Cope
    • spouse: Wendell John Barker
    • child: Elizabeth Lynn Barker
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    Born January 14, 1951
    (age 65)
    Nationality
    • 1975
      University Colorado
    • 1977
      University Kansas
    • 1977 - 1980
      Assistant, instructor University Kansas
      Lawrence, Kansas, United States
    • 1981
      communications director, Kansas Arts Commission
      Topeka, Kansas, United States
    • 1982
      adjunct instructor, Missouri Western State
      Missouri, United States
    • 1984 - 1990
      administrator, Ottawa (Kansas) Community Arts Council
    • 1990
      director, Franklin County History Society
      Ottawa, Kansas, United States