Poet. Born Birmingham. Parents– Judge William C. Barber and Frances Barber.  Married– Joseph Bancroft. Children– Three. Education– Howard College (now Samford University). Served as a poet-in-residence in several school systems of the state including Fort Payne and Montgomery. Member of the National League of American Pen Women; the Women’s Committee of 100 for Birmingham; the Alabama State Poetry Society; and the Bluff Park Art Association.  Received the Printing Industries of American Award of Excellence in Printing and design for Wild Honeysuckle;  received the Alabama Historical Association Award of Merit.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service; Pelican Press website.


Belongings; a Retrospective Journal of the South. Natchitoches, La.; Northwestern State University Press, 1980. Green Again. Gretna, La.; Pelican Pub. Co., 1971.

Green Again.  Pelican Press, 2012.

Heir’s Song. Birmingham, Ala.; Heirship Press, 1976.

Wild Honeysuckle. Gretna, La.; Pelican Press, 1966.

Papers; A collection of the papers of Betsy Barber Bancroft is held by the Eugene P. Watson Memorial Library at Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana.