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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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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged in ten series.

Description

Summary

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.

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Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2015.2017.M017: Source of acquisition--June Rose Garrott. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--7/8/2015.

2016.2017.M059: Source of acquisition--June Rose Garrott. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--7/8/2015.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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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

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
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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

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Baptists -- Missions -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baylor University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cheng, Nien, 1915-2009 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.

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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.



Box 3 1987 letters, 1987



Box 1 1989 After 4 June (two long letters), 1989


Box 1 1989 21 October letter, 1989



Box 5 1990 19 November Envelope (with Kentucky magazine. Ruler, tourist information), 1990



Box 1 1990-2005 loose letters, and emails mostly between or regarding Nien Cheng, 1990-2005


Box 1 1999 16 February(photocopy with accompanying articles, clippings, etc.), 1999



Box 2 1990-1997



Box 5 1990-1999 (included some manuscripts about Nien Cheng), 1990-1999



Box 3 1990 letters, 1990



Box 2 1990-2009



Box 3 1991 letters, 1991



Box 5 1991-1995 letters (mostly in envelopes), 1991-1995



Box 6 1991-1998 Nien Cheng, 1991-1998



Box 1 1992 correspondence, 1992



Box 3 1993 letters, 1993



Box 1 1993 7 January letter (with clippings and 7 photographs re. political prisoners), 1993



Box 3 1994-1998 letters in envelopes, 1994-1998



Box 2 1994 letters, 1994



Box 3 1995 letters, 1995



Box 2 1996 letters, 1996



Box 5 1996-1997 (with some photographs attached), 1996-1997



Box 6 1996 8 February: June Rose Garrott to Nien Cheng: "A Funny Valentine", 1996 8 February



Box 5 1996 12 April Envelope, 1996



Box 8 1996 27 June -- 1 July Richmond, Washington, 1996



Box 3 1997 letters, 1997



Box 2 1997-2000 Photocopies, 1997-2000



Box 3 1998 letters, 1998


Box 3 1999 letters, 1999



Box 5 1995 30 December Envelope, 1995


Box 5 1999 5 December (regarding obituary of Ai-Fang Yang Lin), 1999



Box 2 2000 letters, 2000


Box 2 2001 letters, 2001



Box 1 2002 correspondence, 2002



Box 6 2002 April 26 June Rose Garrott to Nien Cheng "Goings on about Town", 2002



Box 2 2003 letters, 2003


Box 2 2004 letters, 2004



Box 5 2005 letters, 2005



Box 2 2007 letters, 2007


Box 2 2006 letters, 2006


Box 2 2008 letters, 2008


Box 2 2009 letters, 2009



Box 4 100 Garrott letters to Nien Cheng (brought back from Nien's home in Washington, DC on June 2, 1998)


Box 4 Web print outs re China, 1999-2005 (many with attached letters to Nien Cheng), 1999-2005



Box 5 Email, 12, May 2004


Box 5 Envelope containing:


Letter from Ai Fang Yang Lin, 21, August, 1990


Letter 9 August 1990 re. birth of baby to Susan and Scott Henon (with two photographs), August 1990



Box 6 Nien Cheng Lecture by June Rose Garrott



Box 7 Memorial Celebration Service for the Life of Nien Cheng



Box 8 Various photographs of Nien Cheng and June Rose Gattott


Box 8 Dry-mounted photographs of Nien Cheng and June Rose Garrott in Cheng's home in D.C.


Box 8 Photographs: Nien and June Rose Garrott: Living room


Box 8 Photographs: Nien (2)


Box 8 Photographs: 1995 Waco, 1995


Box 8 Photographs:, March 1997


Box 8 Photographs: MAFSA, Nien, May 1998


Box 8 Photographs: Nien, Christmas, 2000


Box 8 Favorite photographs that Nien Cheng and I took of each other in her home in Washington"



Box 9 VHS: PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer (Nien Cheng)

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.



Box 1 Folder: Emails, clippings, schedules, letters, 2001


Box 1 Manila envelope labeled "Liang Lei"


Box 1 Folder: Liang Lei (for Music Poster), October 2000



Box 5 Email (with photograph), 6, December 2014


Box 5 Letters, 1998-2015


Box 5 WWW print-outs and photograph



Box 6 Letters to June Rose Garrott, 2002-2003 (with photographs), 2002-2003



Box 8 Photographs (2 envelopes)



Box 6 Programs for performances by Lei Liang, 2002/2002

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.



Box 4 Lao She web printouts and photographs



Box 6 "Lao She: Teacher and Writer, Timely and Timeless" by June Rose Garrott


Box 6 Garrott Lao She material. In an envelope


Box 6 Lao She Conference Papers and publications


Box 6 "Four Generations Under One Roof"



Box 8 Two Photograph albums



Box 9 One small bust of Lao She (8"tall and stand for it)

Series IV: Correspondence



Box 1 Emails between Dorothy Cai and June Rose Garrott, 2006



Box 2 Ruth F. Weiss to June Rose Garrott, 21, May 1989



Box 3 Sue Howard Delves, 23, October 2006



Box 4 Shu Yi, 1994


Box 4 Britt Towery, Baylor University, 1991


Box 4 Shu Yue (includes some photographs and printed matter), 1988-1991


Box 4 Professor Nakayama, 1992



Box 5 Cao Sheng-jie (Current, important), 12/2014


Box 5 Ai Fang Yang Lin (copy) 28, February1987


Box 5 Thomas Scovel letters, 1990-1993


Box 5 Samuel Lam, 17, December 1990


Box 5 Shu Yi, 1994


Box 5 Marcia S. Kierscht to June Rose Garrott, 16, August 1995


Box 5 Yu Bin and Shu Yi visit, 1995



Box 6 June Rose Garrott to Shu Yue, 2 June 1998


Box 6 Thomas Sinclair, 31 December 2010


Box 6 Bob to June Rose Garrott, 7 June 1998 and 12 March 2012, 7 June 1998, 12 March 2012


Box 6 Christmas greeting from David C. Lam, 1994

Series V: Manuscripts



Box 5 "Texas Habitat" and "John Dewey and China" by June Rose Garrott


Box 5 "A Survey of Chinese Students' Values and their Attitudes towards English Language Learning and Teaching (Dissertation Proposal), 1, February1990



Box 6 Autobiography of June Rose Sinclair



Box 7 "Thanksgiving 2003"


Box 7 "Palm Sunday 1995"


Box 7 "The Sinclair Family"


Box 7 "Christmas Wish"


Box 7 Meditation


Box 7 Obituary; Anne Hardie Padilla; "Lucky Money", etc


Box 7 Chiang Ching-kuo


Box 7 WWW print-outs: Philosopher King; A Passion for Objects; How Objects Speak; Love Labour


Box 7 "Chinese Cultural Values: New Angles, Added Insight" by June Rose Garrott, 1995


Box 7 Dr. Chow Lien-Hwa

Series VI: Documents



Box 5 June Rose Garrott Resume (with photograph)



Box 9 Waco Guest Book



Box 6 Examples of various Christmas cards

Series VII: Photographs



Box 8 Album of photographs of June Rose Garrott, her travels, and her friends (numbered 1-101)


Box 8 Lan Ting


Box 8 Album of photographs (mostly of a home at Christmas)


Box 8 Envelope: "Peaceful Lake"


Box 8 June Rose Garrott and Robert Lin in New York, circa, 2012


Box 8 Photographs of African and Asian Baptist Educators taken at the Baptist History & Heritage Society Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, 20, May 2011


Box 8 Fred Ting


Box 8 Mildred Lovegren, Dr. Kwan Hsu, and June Rose Garrott


Box 8 Group photograph of Lau She conference attendees, with six people identified, 1999


Box 8 June Rose Garrott with students at Seinan Jo Gakuin Junior College in Kitakyushu, Japan, 1991-1994


Box 8 Sinclair Family bound for Hong Kong in, July 1960


Box 8 Envelope: Mostly for Nien


Box 8 Envelope of photograph of a house


Box 8 Envelope: "Phtographs I took at various retirement homes, condos, homes for sale in my neighborhood when Nien was considering moving to Waco"


Box 8 Envelope: At Nien's, 2004


Box 8 Envelope: Mostly for Nien. Also wedding of Maggie and John


Box 8 Envelope: Mostly interior of a home


Box 8 Envelope: Mostly interior of a home



Flatbox 16 Large white photograph album (includes photographs of June Rose Garrott with Lt.-Gov. David S.C. Lam and Dorothy Lam; Dr. Chou Lien Hwa; and Lao She's widow and son, Hu Jieqing and Shu Yi)


Flatbox 16 Large group photograph of Lau She conference attendees, with people identified, 1999

Series VIII Art



Box 8 Original painting of flowers presented to June Rose Garrott by a former student



Box 9 One small bust of Lao She (8"tall and stand for it)


Two examples of Lao She's wife's (Hu Jieging's) artistry:



Flatbox 16 One silk fan, painted and inscribed on both sides


Flatbox 16 One long scroll featuring roses, inscribed to me in Chinese, "To The Rose Professor"

Series IX: Audio Visual/Digital


DVD:



Box 9 DVD: Anthems Collected by Shi Qigui


DVD: 2 DVDs not identified


DVD: Prime Story: Dr. David S.C. Lam (2 DVD's)


CD:


Box 9 CD: At Nien's Memorial Service, 11/21/2009


Box 9 CD: DC and NY, 2009


CD: Two CDs wrapped in photocopy of two smiling women


CD: June Rose Garrott/Nien Cheng Letters, Donated to Columbia by June Rose Garrott, Summer 2015 (3 Cds), Summer 2015

Nien Cheng died in November of 2009.


CD: Ch'in music performed by Wu zhao


CD: June Rose Garrott "Life in China" holdings, 12/17/2014 Data Mac 207 MB (28 PDF files), 12/17/2014


CD: "March Cathedral" by Lei Liang (2 copies)


CD: Two commercial CDs of choral music


CD: "Music of Lei Liang", 2002


CD: Scarlatti Sonatas (1-19) performed by Scott Ross Sent to June Rose Garrott by Lei Liang


CD: Bellini "Norma" and "Il Pirata" Sent to June Rose Garrott by Lei Liang


CD: Takae Ohnishi "A Harpsichord Recital". Sent to June Rose Garrott by Lei Liang


Cassettes:


Box 9 Cassette Tapes: Chinese comprises 30 Lessons.  Two cassette tapes recorded by Lao She cover the lessons: Chapters 1 through 7 and 8 through 16 are on tape A, by SONY, and Chapters 17 through 25 and 26 through 30 are on Tape B., by Maxell: both 60-minute tapes.


Cassette Tapes: Institute for the Humanities at Salado, 5 March 1989 (2 tapes) Note by June Rose Garrott: "I was present in March 1989, March 1989, March 1989


Cassette Tapes: Dr. Maxfield Garrott (2) With note by June Rose Garrott, 14 July 2015

The ashes of the late Dr. Maxfield Garrott and his late wife Dorothy Carver Garrott, who were Baptist missionary educators for many years in Japan, are buried on the grounds of Seinan Jo Gakuin Junior College in Kitakyushu, Japan, where June Rose Garrott taught between 1991 and 1994. The tapes at Columbia University were copied in July of 2015 from an original recording that someone had made of Dr. Maxfield Garrott's message many years earlier.


Cassette Tape: "Musical Gardens" by Lei Liang


VHS:


Box 9 VHS: Sixteen "Chapters"


Box 9 VHS: Prime Story: Dr. David S.C. Lam, 10 August and 17 August 1998


Box 9 VHS: Nien Cheng


VHS: PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer (Nien Cheng)

Series X: Printed Matter



Box 6 The Commission: Christmas in China, October /November 1987 (with extensive notes by June Rose Garrott)


Box 6 Web print out "Story Behind the Song"



Box 7 Special newspaper regarding the establishment of Hong Kong Baptist College and Hong Kong Baptist Hospital


Box 7 Miscellaneous printed articles, magazines, calendars, advertisements, WWW print outs, maps, brochures, etc.



Flatbox 16 Newspapers and clippings



Box 7 Ralph Reed (TIME magazine)



Box 10-15 Books

Of my Lao She books, there are 18 in Chinese and two in English. One of the two in English is Mr. Ma & Son: a Sojourn in London, a novel by Lao She that was translated by Julie Jimmerson, Phoenix Books, First Edition, 1991, Printed in The People's Republic of China.

The other is Rickshaw Boy, by Lau Shaw. That spelling of Lao She's name on the volume may well be true, as many different spellings of his name have appeared over time and in different places. Rickshaw Boy was translated from the Chinese by Evan King, Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, 1945.



Flatbox 16 Posters: (Hu Jieqing; "Women on Mission" (Nien Cheng Life and Death in Shanghai ); Shu Yi "The Role of Literature in China Today"; Lei Liang performance at Baylor University

Additions to the Papers

Gift of June Rose Garrott, 2018



Box 17 Folder 1 Cao Sheng-jie. Four article (in Chinese)


Box 17 Folder 2 Photograh of Cao Sheng-jie and June Rose Garrott (Baptist World Alliance World Congress in Buenos Aires, 1995)


Box 17 Autobiography (in Chinese) of Cao Sheng-jie (presented to June Rose Garrott, January 2017)


Box 17 One USB Lexar JumpDrive containing the articles and photograph



Box 18 Photograph album


Box 18 Large photograph (10' x 24") of 1999 conference attendees


Box 18 Clippings


Box 18 Advertisements and publicity relating to Shu Yi, Nien Cheng, Hu Jieqing, and Lei Liang