Bare: Howard C. Bare Papers, 1911-2002

Call Number: MG-430

5 boxes     69 folders     3 cubic ft.

Repository: (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 10

Scope and Content Note: This collection contains documents created and collected by Howard C. Bare. His baby book, college degrees, certificate to practice as an attorney, original writings and correspondence are among his personal papers. His memories of being a prisoner of war and discharge papers provide information about his service during World War II. There is also considerable genealogy and related correspondence for the Bare family.

Creator: Bare, Howard C., 1911-2002.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Biographical and Historical Note: Howard C. Bare was an attorney in Lancaster, PA. He served during World War II and was taken Prisoner of War. He took the place of his brother, Kendig C. Bare, as Mayor of Lancaster from 1950-1951, when Kendig was called to service during the Korean Conflict. Please see Folder 1 for more information.

Source of Acquisition: Gift of the estate of Howard C. Bare, 2002.

Custodial History (Provenance): The items in this collection were selected from the estate by the staff of the Lancaster County Historical Society.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation:Collection title (MG-#), Box #, Folder #,

Subject Headings:

Bare, Howard C., 1911-2002.



World War, 1939-1945.

World War, 1939-1945 – Prisoners and prisons.

Related Materials: Objects in the Curatorial Collection; Photographs.

Processing History: Folder list prepared by TH, Spring 2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.


Box 1

Folder 1 Biographical information

Folder 2 Howard’s baby book

Folder 3 Childhood activities

Folder 4 Advice from his dad

Folder 5 Wedding Invitation

Folder 6 Stationery

Folder 7 Note on desk when he passed away

Folder 8 Correspondence

Folder 9 Recipe books

Folder 10 Constellation chart

Folder 11 Plans for end table

Folder 12 House building information

Folder 13 “Clippings, References”

Folder 14 List of books read

Folder 15 Phi Kappa Tau certificate

Folder 16 Phi Beta Kappa certificate


Box 2

Folder 17 Education

Folder 18 Valedictory Oration

Folder 19 F&M

Folder 20 Dickson College

Folder 21 Penn State

Folder 22 Certificate to practice as attorney

Folder 23 Certificate to practice as attorney

Folder 24 Legal Form

Folder 25 Mayor

Folder 26 Correspondence

Folder 27 Israel, Racism, WWII

Folder 28 Newspaper articles

Folder 29 Free Masons

Folder 30 Free Masons

Folder 31 Prisoner of War

Folder 32 Prisoner of War

Folder 33 “As a Prisoner of War”

Folder 34 Discharge Papers

Folder 35 Victory Homecoming certificate

Folder 36 Poem by M. M. Hamish for K. H. Bare

Folder 37 Marriage certificate for Kendig & Edith


Box 3

Folder 38 Edith C. Bare

Folder 39 Robert C. Bare

Folder 40 Notes and thoughts

Folder 41 “Inflation”

Folder 42 “Fluffy the Squirrel”

Folder 43 “Teachers”

Folder 44 “The Wren House”

Folder 45 “The Yellow Warblers”

Folder 46 “Heart to Heart”

Folder 47 Vision, cataracts

Folder 48 Cataracts – Lens Implant

Folder 49 Newspaper Clippings

Folder 50 Obituaries

Folder 51 “Old Main” by Zoe T. Kauffman


Box 4

Folder 52 Genealogy articles

Folder 53 Journal articles

Folder 54 John Bare of Conestoga Twp. (1st and 2nd manuscript)

Folder 55 Genealogy Correspondence

Folder 56 Some Descendents of John Bare

Folder 57 F. Ross Bare Genealogy

Folder 58 Ancestors and Relatives of Kendig Herr Bare

Folder 59 Genealogy (all from one portfolio case)


Box 5

Folder 60 Genealogy Correspondence

Folder 61 Genealogy Correspondence

Folder 62 Genealogy

Folder 63 Christian Barr

Folder 64 Friederick Baer Notes

Folder 65 Copies of German documents, article – genealogy

Folder 66 American ancestors of Elias J. Barr

Folder 67 “The Rock Hill Mill”

Folder 68 Genealogy Correspondence

Folder 69 Genealogy articles