Rare Book & Manuscript Library

June Rose Garrott papers, 1960-2015

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 22 linear feet (18 boxes)
Language(s) English , Chinese .

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Arranged in ten series.



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.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

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

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers underprocessed ptl 12/7/2016.

Revision Description

2016-12-07 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Audiocassettes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
CD-RWs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Color photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
DVDs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Electronic mail Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Video recordings (physical artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Visitors' books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
black-and-white photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Baptists -- Missions -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baylor University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cheng, Nien, 1915-2009 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chinese language -- Study and teaching (Higher) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Educators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garrott, June Rose Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lao, She, 1899-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Liang, Lei, 1972- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Missionaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seinan Gakuin Daigaku Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

June Rose Garrott served as a missionary in Hong Kong in the 1960s. She and her husband joined the Hong Kong/Macao Baptist Mission from 1961-1969. Garrott went on to teach 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 granddaughter of Lao She was assigned to Garrott as a personal translator. Subsequently, Garrott was invited to the Shu home. 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, she amassed substantial materials related to Chinese life and society. Garrott established a close friendship with Nien Cheng, a well-known chronicler of the hardships of the Cultural Revolution and 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 ia also a friend and supporter of the composer Lei Liang.