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Terrell Wayne Barkley

Terrell Wayne Barkley, American archivist, curator, school librarian. Certified teacher Alabama, 1975, Virginia, 1978.


  • Barkley, Terrell Wayne was born on July 22, 1950 in Tokyo, Japan. Arrived in the United States, 1950. Son of Hillard Rhoda and Violet Beatrice (Taylor) Barkley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University N. Alabama, 1973. Master of Arts, The Citadel, 1974. Master of Library Science, University Alabama, 1987.

      Graduate certified in museum studies, Harvard University, 1990. Postgraduate, Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, Indiana, 2006.


    • Teacher social studies Randolph School, Huntsville, Alabama, 1975—1978. Chairman Social Studies Department Augusta Military Academy, Fort Defiance, Virginia, 1978—1983. Teacher social studies Huntsville City Schools, 1984—1986.

      Assistant archivist Birmingham Public Library., 1988—1989. Special collections library Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Huntsville, 1990—1992. Archivist, museum curator Bridgewater College, Virginia, 1993—2005.

      Archivist Marion Military Institute, Alabama, 2007—2010. Director Brethren History Library. and Archives, Church of Brethren General Offices, Elgin, Illinois, since 2010. Advanced Army graduate Reserve Officers Training Corps, 1973.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher Alabama, 1975, Virginia, 1978.


    • Editorial assistant: The Brethren Encyclopedia, 1996-1997, research assistant:, 2001-2004. Author: One Who Served Brethren Elder Charles Nesselrodt, 1996, 2004. Contributor articles to professional journals.

      Musician: Alabama Music Hall Fame (drums), 1999.


    Denomination: Brethren Church


    Member committee Valley Brethren Mennonite Cultural Center, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1998—2001, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, New Market, 2000—2002. Chairman Shenandoah District History Committee Church of the Brethren, 1996—1999. Member executive board Shenandoah Valley Civil War Roundtable, 1993—1998.

    Board member Perry Company History & Preservation, 2007—2010. Member Alabama Military Hall of Honor, 2007—2008. Member of American Library Association, American Association Museum, Society of America Archivists, Rockingham Area History Association, Contemporary Longrifle Association, Lincoln Society Virginia (charter), National Society Scabbard and Blade, Phi Alpha Theta.



    Music, history, travel.

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    Born July 22, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1973
      University N. Alabama
    • 1974
      The Citadel
    • 1987
      University Alabama
    • 1990
      Harvard University
    • 2006
      Bethany Theological Seminary
    • 1975 - 1978
      Teacher, social studies Randolph School
      Huntsville, Texas, United States
    • 1978 - 1983
      chairman, Social Studies Department Augusta Military Academy
      Fort Defiance, Arizona, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      teacher, social studies Huntsville City Schools
    • 1988 - 1989
      assistant, archivist Birmingham Public Library
    • 1990 - 1992
      special collections library Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
      Huntsville, Texas, United States
    • 1993 - 2005
      Virginia, United States
    • 2007 - 2010
      archivist Marion Military Institute
      Alabama, United States
    • 2010
      director, Brethren History Library and Archives
      Elgin, Illinois, United States
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