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   Henry DeWitt Barnett Papers 1917-1982. [Bulk Dates: 1970-1981]

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Henry DeWitt Barnett Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, reports, documents, notes, clippings, and other printed materials of Henry DeWitt Barnett, a missionary in China.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0077
Bib ID:4078939 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Barnett, Henry DeWitt, 1917-
Title:Henry DeWitt Barnett Papers 1917-1982. [Bulk Dates: 1970-1981]
Physical description:13.5 linear ft (ca. 16,000 items in 35 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material 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

This collection is arranged in two series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, reports, documents, notes, clippings, and other printed materials of Barnett. The files contain correspondence with missionaries, journalists, and organizations promoting Chinese-American relations, memoranda, periodicals, reports of travelers in China, and other related materials. While there are some earlier materials, these files deal mostly with the period from 1970 to 1981. Also, correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, reports, documents and printed materials, mainly about China, the Barnett family and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1974-1982.

Series I: Henry DeWitt Barnett Papers, 1917-1981 [Bulk Dates: 1970-1981]

This series comprises papers and correspondence mostly from the period 1970 to 1981. Material is arranged alphabetically and chronologically.

Series II Papers, 1974-1982. (1984 Addition)

This series comprises an additional gift of papers and correspondence made in 1984. Material is arranged alphabetically and chronologically.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours 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); Henry DeWitt 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.
    2012-02-27 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus

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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

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American Friends Service Committee.--International Affairs Division.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).--Division of Overseas Ministries.--Dept. of East Asia and the Pacific.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Missionaries--China.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Missions--China.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Foreign relations--China.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Missionary in China, religious official. Barnett was a Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) executive in New York from 1946 until 1965. From 1965 until 1971 he served as Quaker International Affairs Representative for East Asia with the American Friends Service Committee, based in Tokyo. From 1971 until 1982 he has been a consultant in Hong Kong to the Department of East Asia and the Pacific of the Division of Overseas Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in developing a U.S.-China people-to-people program.

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