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   June Rose Garrott Papers, 1960-2015

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); June Rose Garrott Papers; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1772
Bib ID:12200706 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Garrott, June Rose
Title:June Rose Garrott Papers, 1960-2015
Physical description:20 linear feet. (17 boxes).
Access: ‡a This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged in ten series

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Description

Scope and Content

The most substantial part of the collection is the extensive correspondence between Nien Cheng and June Rose Garrott (originals have been scanned onto discs). There are letters; WWW print-outs; email print-outs; artwork; audio cassettes; VHS tapes; DVDs; CDs; photographs; a scroll; a fan; printed ephemera; books; and a bust of Lao She.

Series I: Nien Cheng

1990-2005 loose letters and emails mostly between Nien Cheng and Garrott or regarding Nien Cheng.

Nien Cheng's memoir Life and Death in Shanghai was widely praised as one of the most riveting accounts of the Cultural Revolution

The originals have been scanned onto discs in Box 9.

Series II: Lei Liang

Lei Liang (b.1972) is a Chinese-born American composer. He is the winner of the 2011 Rome Prize, a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Aaron Copland Award, a Koussevitzky Music Foundation Commission and a Creative Capital Award. His concerto Xiaoxiang (for saxophone and orchestra) was named a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Series III: Lao She and Family

Lao She, pseudonym of Shu Sheyu, original name Shu Qingchun (born February 3, 1899, Beijing, China—died August 24, 1966, Beijing) was a Chinese author of humorous, satiric novels and short stories and, after the onset of the Sino-Japanese War (1937–45), of patriotic and propagandistic plays and novels.

Series IV: Correspondence

Series V: Manuscripts

Series VI: Documents

Series VII: Photographs

Series VIII Art

Series IX: Audio Visual/Digital

Series X: Printed Matter

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 ‡a This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); June Rose Garrott Papers; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers underprocessed 12/7/2016 ptl

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion December 7, 2016 Finding aid written in English.
    2016-12-07 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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AudiocassettesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Black-and-white photographsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
CD-RWsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Color photographsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
CorrespondencePortalCLIOArchiveGRID
DVDsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Electronic mailPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Video recordingsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Visitors' booksPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Baptists--Missions--China.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Baylor University.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cheng, Nien, 1915-2009.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--History--Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Chinese language--Study and teaching (Higher).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
EducatorsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Garrott, June Rose.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lao, She, 1899-1966.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Liang, Lei, 1972- Xiaoxiang.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
MissionariesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Seinan Gakuin Daigaku.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

June Rose Garrott served as a missionary in Hong Kong in the 1960s. She and her husband joined the Hong Kong/Macao Baptist Mission (1961-1969). Garrott taught in the English Department at WKU; spent five years teaching English to college students in China; and was the international student adviser at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. In 1986, while teaching in Beijing's Second Foreign Language Institute, Garrott instructed the daughter of Shu Yi, the only son of the Lao She. The following year, the daughter of Lao She was assigned to Garrott as personal translator. In 1992, with a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, Garrott was appointed Professor in the Department of English at Seinan Jo Gakuin Junior College in Kitakyushu, Japan. As a missionary and educator in Hong Kong and China, Garrott had the opportunity to collect materials related to Chinese life and society. Garrott corresponded with Nien Cheng, a well-known chronicler of the hardships of the Cultural Revolution. Garrott developed a research interest in Lao She, penname of Shu Qingchun, who wrote in the early 20th century and is considered one of the most important modern Chinese literary figures. This collection features audiotapes of Lao She lecturing in the 1920s. Professor Garrott is also a friend and supporter of the composer Lei Liang.

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