James Anderson Barnes (1898-1980) taught at Temple University from 1930 to 1966, and the university’s graduate student history club is today named in his honor. An economic historian, he was the author of Wealth of the American People: A History of their Economic Life (1949) and John G. Carlisle: Financial Statesman (1931). Barnes was a pioneer in the microfilming of primary source materials and also served as president of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. He was the second editor of Pennsylvania History, from 1941-44.