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   Eugene E. Barnett Papers 1905-1970.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Eugene E. Barnett papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

Eugene E. Barnett served as General Secretary of the Young Men's Christian Associaion (YMCA), and as the secretary of numerous committees and divisions within the YMCA in both the United States and China.

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078928 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Barnett, Eugene E.
Title:Eugene E. Barnett Papers 1905-1970.
Physical description:47.5 linear ft (ca. 59,100 items in 112 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-113. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection includes correspondence, reports, speeches, and notes dealing with Barnett's years in pre-Communist China and in Japan, his activities as a lay leader in the Methodist Church, his many functions in the International and United States YMCA, his affiliations with several United Nations and other organizations, and his personal friends and family.

Series III. Chronological File, 1910-1970

(Predominantly letters to and from Barnett, but also Including some reports and speeches. The container lists includes a partial listing of the contents in the chronological Folders, arranged by year.)

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-113. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

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); Eugene E. Barnett papers; Box and Folder; 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

Cataloged 03/31/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2012-03-19 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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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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Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
China--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Japan--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Methodists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United Nations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
YMCA of the USA.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Young Men's Christian Association--Japan.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Young Men's Christian Associations of China.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Young Men's Christian associations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Eugene E. Barnett (1888-1970) began his work with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) by serving as a Secretary for the University of North Carolina Student YMCA from 1908-1910, where he was enrolled as a graduate student.

In 1910, the YMCA sent Barnett to China, where he was to remain until 1937. In China, he organized the YMCA in Hangchow, and served as its General Secretary until 1921. In 1925, became the Senior Secretary for the International Committee of the YMCA in China. He served concurrently as Associate General Secretary of the China National Committee and was also a member of the National Christian Council.

In 1937, the YMCA recalled Barnett to the United States, and he became the Executive Secretary of the International Board of the YMCA. In this role, he managed the World Services Program, and was instrumental in helping the YMCA to elimiate a substantial amount of accumulated debt.

In 1941, Barnett became the General Secretary of the National Council of YMCAs. He would serve in this position until his retirement in 1953.

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