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Eugene E. Barnett papers, 1905-1970

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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.

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Call No.: MS#0076
Bib ID 4078928 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Barnett, Eugene E.
Title Eugene E. Barnett papers, 1905-1970
Physical Description 47.5 linear feet (112 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Summary

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.

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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.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Arthur Doak Barnett, 1975 & 1979.

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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 03/31/89.

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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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Series I. Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Athēnagoras I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, 1955-1964 (3 Items), 1955-1964

Series II. Cataloged Photographs


Box 1 Chou en lai and Eugene Epperson Barnett, 1940


Box 1 P'u Ju, Prince, circa, 1937

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.)


1910


Box 1 Re: going to China as Y secretary - training, plans, etc.


Box 1 Correspondence

(Voyage across Pacific, first impressions of Orient, China, etc.)


1911


Box 1 First year in Hangchow


Box 1 Letters home--Hangchow, Mokanshan, Robert Warren Barnett's birth, Revolution, etc.


Box 1 First Annual Report (First six months in Hangchow)


Box 1 Report letters and responses


Box 1 Clippings


1912


Box 1 Letters home (Eugene Epperson Barnett)


Box 1 First Christmas in own home


Box 1 Reception Emperor's Island


Box 1 Lantern Festival


Box 1 Manchus and Republic

(Manchus abdicate. Sun Ya-tsen. Yuan Shih-Kai…What's his game?)


Box 1 Reconstruction


Box 1 Famine and Famine Relief


Box 1 Student Troubles


Box 1 Korean Conspiracy, etc.


Box 1 Hangchow YMCA Annual Report


Box 1 Report of visits to schools in area


Box 1 Letter about 1911 Revolution and birth of Robert Warren Barnett, 1911


1913


Box 1 Letters home (mostly Eugene Epperson Barnett, one or two Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett))


Box 1 Civil strife


Box 1 "2nd" Revolution


Box 1 Korean Conspiracy


Box 1 Chinese feasts


Box 1 E.A. Turner


Box 1 W.B. Pettus (ideas for language study)


Box 1 Mokanshan . .


Box 1 Temporary headquarters YMCA established


Box 1 Woodrow Wilson President


Box 1 Annual Report Hangchow Y


Box 1 Florida Christian Advocate Eugene Epperson Barnett piece on visit to Peking, YMCA Convention


Box 1 Correspondence--Henning, Brockman, Weatherford, C.T. Wang, etc.


1914


Box 1 Annual Report of Hangchow Y


Box 1 Chu Jui (Military Governor of Chekiang ) - Gift to Y Biography. Speech February 12


Box 1 Sherwood Eddy visit (pamphlet written by H.W. Luce)


Box 1 Clipping, Charlotte, N.C. paper (February 4) - letter from Eugene Epperson Barnett


Box 1 Article by Eugene Epperson Barnett - "Striking Characteristics of the Modern Student"


Box 1 Rubbing - Chinese text - no picture


Box 1 Letters from John R. Mott, Ethan Colton, Gerald Birke, etc.


Box 1 Letters home


Box 1 Hangchow


Box 1 Summer in Japan


Box 1 Eugene Epperson Barnett invited to serve as advisor, China exhibit, Panamanian Exposition


Box 1 World War


Box 1 Yuan Shih-kai


Box 1 C.T. Wang, S.T. Wen


Box 1 Formal Opening of Hangchow Y


1915


Box 1 Annual Report--Hangchow Y


Box 1 Report on Evangelistic meetings for Officials, Gentry, Government students, Merchants,, 1914-1915


Box 1 Letter about tour of Chekiang (Forestry - D.Y. Lin accompanying Eugene Epperson Barnett)


Box 1 Letters re: Y building, furlough, etc.


Box 1 Letters and report from E.A.(Gene ) Turner (Buddhist priests members of Y)


Box 1 Letter from Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett)


Box 1 Letters home - Eugene Epperson Barnett


Box 1 Y membership campaign


Box 1 Military governor interested


Box 1 Chinese New Year festival


1916



Box 2 Annual Report Hangchow Y


Box 2 Clipping Chinese Christian Intelligencer (?) - Tribute to H.L. Zia by Eugene Epperson Barnett


Box 2 Letters re Yuan Shih Kai (May 1916); David Yui, etc.


Box 2 Clipping Florida Christian Advocate


Box 2 Letters home - Eugene Epperson Barnett - (Back from furlough in U.S.)


1917


Box 2 Annual Report - Hangchow Y


Box 2 Article: "A United Evangelistic Programme for Hanghow," by Eugene Epperson Barnett. Reprinted in? - (Paper for Hangchow Missionary Association),, 1917 October


Box 2 Letters to Henry G. Barnett, others -


Box 2 E.A. Turner to Shanghai (Report letter)


Box 2 Letters (mostly Eugene Epperson Barnett to home)


Box 2 Henry DeWitt Barnett


Box 2 Confucian worship


1918


Box 2 Annual Report Hangchow YMCA


Box 2 Letters


Box 2 Letter written by J.C. Oliver


Box 2 Sherwood Eddy meetings - Report


Box 2 Report letter - by E.A. Turner


Box 2 Letters - Eugene Epperson Barnett


Box 2 Hangchow


Box 2 Conversations with Chinese scholars re: religion (Cross as symbol, etc.)


1919


Box 2 Statistical reports on Hangchow YMCA


Box 2 Annual Report - Hangchow Y


Box 2 Letter to Mr. (U.S. Minister) Crane and part of his address at official dinner


Box 2 Letter to a Mr. Wright re: revival of Buddhism in Hangchow area


Box 2 Special Correspondence to China Press (1919 October) re: (1) Hangchow student boycott of Japanese goods; (2) new business(?) and Bazaar; (3) new Governor-General, etc.


Box 2 Letters to Dr. Venable, David Yui


Box 2 Annual Letter to Dr. John R. Mott


Box 2 Letters to Henry Barnett, parents, Fletcher Brockman, Paul Harvey, etc. with current info re: China


Box 2 Letters - Eugene Epperson Barnett to family, discussing all manner of things (including reports on children)


1920


Box 2 Annual Report Hangchow Y


Box 2 Letter report on 25th Anniversary Convention of China Y - Tientsin


Box 2 "The Y.M.C.A. in China" - by Frank Rawlinson, Chinese Recorder, 1920 May


Box 2 "Hangchow Young Men at Work and Play" (Pamphlet - 7th Annual Report Hangchow YMCA


Box 2 Salient Facts About China by Julean Arnold, U.S. Commercial Attaché. Washington, Government Printing Office,, 1920


Box 2 Photograph - Eugene Epperson Barnett and ?


Box 2 Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett) letter re: role of Y wife in China


Box 2 First Quarter Century of the Y.M.C.A. in China - D. Willard Lyon (pamphlet)


Box 2 Eugene Epperson Barnett letter re: visit to Tung Yah Temple (religion predating Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism). Night ceremonies,, 1920 August 22


Box 2 Eugene Epperson Barnett letters home (Includes reports on the children)


Box 2 John Dewey's 2nd visit to Hangchow


Box 2 Minister [Charles R.] and Mrs. [Cornelia] Crane - another visit to Hangchow


1921



Box 3 Annual Report for 1921 Hangchow Y (in pamphlet) (Chinese and English), 1921


Box 3 Statement to Executive Committee, National Committee on Plans of Student Division for, 1922


Box 3 Notes on Student Association Work in China


Box 3 Family letters- to parents, Fred T. Barnett (brother of Eugene Epperson Barnett)


Box 3 "Dear Friends" - Report letters, 1921 April-Midsummer, 1921


Box 3 By R.R. Service - "A Running Account of Our First Twenty Years in China" (Written for theAlumni Monthly of the University of California.)


Box 3 Report on Drilling of Artesian Well (Hangchow Y) Started in 1921 Report, 1925, 1921, 1925


1922


Box 3 (Move to Shanghai)


Box 3 Correspondence re: the move to Shanghai


Box 3 Report of the Student YMCA of China for year ending, September 1922


Box 3 Letter to Frank Rawlinson re: student situation


Box 3 "Dear Friends" letter by George Fitch, 1922 December


Box 3 Report Eddy Jones Evangelistic Campaign (Statistics)


Box 3 "Dear Friends" Letter by J.C. Oliver, 1922 July


Box 3 Pamphlet - Student Work of YMCA of China, based on Eugene Epperson Barnett statement April 1922 meeting of secretaries with Dr. Mott, April 1922


Box 3 Bulletin of Bible Union of China


Box 3 Letter to Rev. Robert Howsen Barnett with article by Eugene Epperson Barnett on "The Chinese Student and the Christian Church"


Box 3 The Chinese Student and Christian Church


Box 3 Long letter to Eugene Epperson Barnett from R.J. McMullen on Hangchow Y problem, China Y convention, churches, Hangchow, etc.


Box 3 Eugene Epperson Barnett - letters home


1923


Box 3 Furlough


Box 3 Report of F.S. Brockman on his Trip to Far East, 1923 February-June


Box 3 Pamphlet - China in, 1923


Box 3 Letters from T.Z. Koo, F.S. Brockman


Box 3 Memo on Eugene Epperson Barnett furlough - schedule, costs, etc.


Box 3 The American Seminar in Europe, led by Kirby Page. Day by day account, 1923 Summer, 1923


1924


Box 3 Appointment to City Division, Shanghai - letters


Box 3 Letters - Eugene Epperson Barnett to Herschleb - report (April); to F.S.Brockman; to "Dear Friends" (July 1924) re: nationalism, USSR, fellowship, conference In Hangchow and question by foreign secretaries as to their presence In China; conference with Japanese students attending - in Shanghai; to T.Z. Koo (Japanese Students in Chinese Student Conference); to F.T. Fei - Soochow, re: study of Christianity; other letters to Chinese and Japanese (including ProSakamoto, Tunghai Coll. Sh'ai); to K.Y. Ma re: Hangchow Y; to Secretaries of City Y's re: study and discussion of Citizenship and International problems; to Rawlinson; from F.S. Brockman, T.Z. Koo.


Box 3 Article in Student Bulletin (YMCA Student. Division; Sh'ai, China. Vol. VI #2 June, 1924) - by Eugene Epperson Barnett on "Summer Conferences.."


Box 3 Statistics (YMCA - China)


Box 3 Statement - August 1924 - American missionaries desiring that no formal military pressure be exerted to protect mission persons or property - etc. etc. (Sent to leading missionaries in China for possible signature)., August 1924


Box 3 Report on plans for Pan Pacific YMCA Conference to be held in Honolulu July 1925. (N.B. - The beginnings of Institute of Pacific Relations)


Box 3 International Com YMCA Questionnaire for Survey 1920-1924 - Material for "Harbin, China," re: YMCA, 1920-1924


1925


Box 3 "May 30th Incident"

(Shooting of students in mass demonstration, Shanghai. Reports, comments, pamphlets)


Box 3 Student Unrest in China


Box 3 China - U.S.

(Articles: "New Cycle in Cathay..." by John St. Burgess; "Looking at America - in China" by Lewis Gannett; "Missionaries at Caesar's Footstool" by Rawlinson)


Box 3 Anti-Christian Movement in China


Box 3 Memo of conversation of American missionaries with Strawn (and Perkins) at U.S. Consulate in Shanghai re: role of U.S. missionaries in China


Y.M.C.A. - China and Christian Movement


Box 3 Correspondence


Box 3 Copy of address by Eugene Epperson Barnett to National Christian Council


Box 3 Correspondence re: Y conference, personnel changes, etc.


1926



Box 4 Y.M.C.A.


Box 4 National Christian Council


Box 4 China - Political situation, reports, magazines, etc.


Box 4 Missionaries in China (Soochow Manifesto)


1927


Box 4 Events in Hangchow (R.J. McMullen to Eugene Epperson Barnett)


Box 4 Events in Canton (Ed Lockwood)


Box 4 Events in Shanghai (Ronald Reese)


Box 4 Missionaries - evacuation, status, etc.


Box 4 The Anti-Christian Movement


Box 4 Document giving directions to Fr. Concession residents as to where to go if Shanghia evacuation necessary (actually for all foreigners in various parts of city)


Box 4 T.Z. Koo in U.S.A. - Article in N.Y. Times, 1927 April 17


Box 4 Pamphlets, including both revolutionary and reactionary: "Stingy Shanghai", "Down with Shanghai Terror - Shanghai Defence Force Revolutionary Soldiers Com; "National Christian Council in China; A Bolshevik Aid Society" - Excerpts from China Daily News and Shanghai Times vs. NCC


Box 4 Chiang Kai-Shek's Manifesto to the People, 1927 April


Box 4 Chiang Kai-Shek's Declaration to Kuo mintang Members, 1927 April 27


Box 4 China's 25-year Struggle vs. Communism (1948 pamphlet, official)


Box 4 Speech by C.Y. Cheng, D.D. - "Some Problems Confronting the Christian Movement in China"


Box 4 R.J. McMullen - on why some missionaries did not evacuate (Hangchow in particular) when othars felt it necessary etc.


Box 4 China - Political and Military Events


Box 4 Nanking Incident


Box 4 International relations (U.S. and British policies)


Box 4 Soviets in China (Canton, Borodin, etc.)


Box 4 YMCA - Aftermath of Nanking Incident and Anti-foreignism


Box 4 Mid-May Reflecions (a report on China - Eugene Epperson Barnett)


Box 4 Other reports


Box 4 Communism in Y - Declaration of Workers in Foreign Institutions


Box 4 YMCA Secretary (Eugene Epperson Barnett) - Salary, Cost of living estimate for Shanghai for, 1928


1928


Box 4 Observations- Yangtze Valley


Box 4 YMCA reports, letters


Box 4 Conference on Island of Pootoo - pictures, etc.


Box 4 Report letter - Eugene Epperson Barnett

(Situation in China and Y)


Box 4 Other Y reports

(Conference in Shanghai in September, 1928)


Box 4 Notes on Kaifeng, 1928 December


Box 4 Communism in South China


Box 4 Report letter, 1928 May


Box 4 Shanghai College report


Box 4 Feng Yu-hsiang


Box 4 Tsinen Incident, 1928 May


Box 4 University of Nanking Report, 1928 April


Box 4 North China Monthly Trade Report


Box 4 Other report letters, speeches; Missionary future discussed


1929



Box 5 Correspondence re: Eugene Epperson Barnett family furlough and trip to U.S. via Europe, 1929 Summer, 1929


Box 5 Report (by Eugene Epperson Barnett) on Impressions of the Church in China, 1929 February


Box 5 Report on Church in China in Chinese Recorder (see above), 1929 April


Box 5 Reports on City Associations of China for, 1927


Box 5 Report of Shanghai Y Conference, 1929 May


Box 5 Series of lettess (June, September, etc.) from Frank Rawlinson on Cnina and Christianity in China


Box 5 Reports on political developments - China - by T.Z.Koo, 1929 Fall, 1929


Box 5 Documents with Reference to the Sino-Russian Dispute, 1929

(Published by F.E. Information Bureau, Nanking. Gift of C.T. Wang)


Box 5 Pamphlet - Dr. David Yui - China and Pacific Relations During 1927-29 (Address - IPR - Kyoto Conference)


Box 5 Foreign Policy Association Information Service, 1929 October 30


Box 5 Article in Richmond Times-Dispatch by Major-General Smedley D. Butler, U.S. Marines


Box 5 Eugene Epperson Barnett's Trans-Siberian Journey


Box 5 Furlough


Box 5 Fall-Winter


Box 5 Family letters

(Eugene Epperson Barnett to Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett), RB and Eugenia Mae Barnett in college, etc.)


1920s-1930s


Folder on Anti-Christian Movement in China


Box 5 Pamphlets


Box 5 Speeches


Box 5 Discussions


Box 5 Questionnaires


1930


Box 5 Return of Eugene Epperson Barnett to China after furlough


Box 5 Agenda for October 21-December 5


Box 5 Report (conwith Mr. Gerald Birks), 1930 December 17


Box 5 Report on General Situation - China (David Yui) (Chiang Kai-shek's baptism)


Box 5 Report: YMCA Personnel, etc.


Box 5 Letter-Report - Cowles Family trip home via Siberia, Europe, 1930 Summer, 1930


Box 5 YMCA reports and letters


Box 5 Re: Survey of YM and YW in China (Dr. E.M. Best)


Eugene Epperson Barnett Family Letters


Box 5 In US to May 31


Box 5 Enroute to Shanghai


Box 5 Trip with Fong Sec to Canton to secure release of S. Cheng (Other subjects - e.g. Communism)


Box 5 Financial report China Y toCharles Herschleb


Box 5 A few letters to Eugene Epperson Barnett


China, 1930 June-December


Box 5 Summer alone in Shanghai


Box 5 Reunited (Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett), DeWitt, Doak back), 1930 October-December


Box 5 Especially interesting - Political situation; Yen Hsi-shan, Feng Yu-hsiang; Nanking; Ginling Coll.;Dr. Wu Yi-fang - others (Miss Kan, former Hangchow kindergarten teacher -later married Lawrence Liu}; "Squeeze" in China, etc.


1931


Family Letters, Subjects Include:



Box 6 Yangtse River Constitution (?)


Box 6 Cuts in Y Staff, 1931 March 11


Box 6 Christians in Nanking Government


Box 6 Feud in Nanchang - Meth. Ch.


Box 6 Stopping Communism with bullets, 1931 April 16


Box 6 Communists in Changsha, 1931 April 30


Box 6 Idealism and Terrorism of Communists, 1931 May 6


Box 6 Depression (?) in Pacific, 1931 July 9


Box 6 Soong Family, 1931 July 9


Box 6 China's plight - flood October 10th etc.


1931-1932


Box 6 September 18th Manchurian Incident, 1931


Box 6 Reports by: Helde, Sherwood Eddy, T.Z. Koo, S.C. Leung, 1930-1931


Box 6 China -"Y" (Miscellaneous notes on Y In China. "Historical Sketch of Y's in China" -printed excerpt),, 1931


Box 6 Family letters (references to Soongs, Chiang), 1931


Box 6 Non-Eugene Epperson Barnett - Japanese militaristic policy and actions, 1931-1933


Box 6 Correspondence re: call of Eugene Epperson Barnett to N.Y. (International Com. Y.), 1931



Box 7 Shanghai Incident, 1932


Box 7 Reaction to "Shanghai Incident" - Christian churches


Box 7 Personal letters re: Japan's aggression


Box 7 Maps


1932

(Predominantly family letters)


Box 7 To Robert Warren Barnett and Eugenia Mae Barnett re: college problems, finances, after college, etc.


References to current events and other topics listed on cover of Folder, including:


Box 7 Lytton Commission


Box 7 National Conference of Y Secretaries


Box 7 Mussolini's speech


Box 7 Conditions in China, Manchuria, Japan (in letter to Robert Warren Barnett of November 4th )


Box 7 Visit to Headquarters 19th Route Army on November 27th, etc. etc.


1933


Box 7 Mostly Y in China


Box 7 Miscellaneous: Obituary on Henry Hodgkin - Chinese Recorder; Latter to Frank Rawlinson; Memo on Remarks of Nelson T. Johnson; Report on F.E, and Indian Area Y Conference; Other Y material.


Box 7 Family Letters

(Topics listed on Folder)


1934



Box 8 Reports on Y's in China (visits to various areas)


Box 8 Hangchow Y report


Box 8 Article on Beginnings of Hangchow Y in Tung Kung, (?) by Eugene Epperson Barnett


Box 8 Pamphlet on New Life Movement by Chiang Kai-shek, translated by Mme. Chiang


Box 8 Family Letters

(Including: from Henry DeWitt Barnett, ADS, Robert Warren Barnett (M.A. Chapel Hill, North Carolina - coming out to Shanghai enroute Oxford University); re: summer family reunion; Eugene Epperson Barnett to PHB - letters, etc.)


1935


Box 8 Eugene Epperson Barnett - 25th Anniversary of service in China (Ivory seal inscription)


Social affairs of note


Box 8 Discussion group meeting at Eugene Epperson Barnett's (Henry Luce present)


Box 8 H.H. Kung reception for Vice President Garner, etc.


Box 8 Memos on situation in China - on visit to Wuchang, Nanchang, Hankow, Changsha,, 1935 May


Box 8 Letters referring to Manchuria


Box 8 Review of Fletcher S. Brockman's book (I Discover the Orient)


Box 8 Personnel data on China Y Secretaries


Box 8 Fellowship Notes

(Review of work of Y in China 1835-1935)


Box 8 Y pamphlet


Box 8 Family Letters

(To Robert Warren Barnett (Oxford, Europe); Eugenia Mae Barnett (Peking); Henry DeWitt Barnett (Webb School, California). Subjects: Japan, Communism in China, (the) Depression, the Raven trial, R.R. Service's Illness and death, Dr, David Yui's illness, etc...)


Non-Eugene Epperson Barnett


Box 8 Reports on Manchuria


Box 8 Address by Wang Ching-Wei (Premier of China) in Nanking conference,, 1935 June


Box 8 Announcement of lectures on Chinese Culture sponsored by Y.


Box 8 Statement by L.T. Chen re: China and Y.


1936


Box 8 Family Letters

(Subjects include: Death of Dr. David Yui; Death of Eugene Epperson Barnett's father, the Rev. Robert H. Barnett; and 1936 "Forebodings" regarding Henry DeWitt Barnett, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, New Age and Totalitarianism, Visit to Hangchow, Chinese soldiers, and the "New Deal" )


Box 8 Speeches--Eugene Epperson Barnett

(Including "China Goes Modern", "Supercargo" - What the West has given to China - cultural end scientific, education, medical science, athletics, Relief work, "Awakened China")


1937



Box 9 Miscellaneous

(Including: Reports on Japanese atrocities in China (Rape of Nanking - report). Relief work - Y news - Eugene Epperson Barnett visit to South America (Lima, Peru), Personal letters ... to Hollis Wilbur (mostly China Y problems). Kiang Wen-han report on visit to Japan. Letter from Mrs. Frank Rawlinson, etc. Pamphlet -New Life Movement.)


Box 9 From Chinese Recorder (January-March 1937)

("What the Y.M.C.A Has Contributed to the Chinese Church" - T.T. Law. Translated by T.K. Woang from article in Chinese in Truth and Life Magazine October 1935 - also pamphlet)


1938



Box 10 Personal Letters--Eugene Epperson Barnett, mostly to Mrs. R.H.B.

(In China, Hangchow captured by Japanese (December 24, 1937) - "heroic service" of "plucky foreigners" - Gene Tuwen, Vaneverer (sic), Clayton, Fairclough (CIM)…also in Nanking - George Fitch.)


Box 10 Conversation with Paul Super on Poland - Polish Y.


Box 10 Other Y material


Box 10 Translation of Diary of Chinese Student "The Long March of the Students from Changsha to Kunming"


Box 10 Reports of Y in Europe (Eugene Epperson Barnett)


Box 10 YMCA World Service, 1938-1944

(These are filed with the 1944 material in the collection, and consist of reports via excerpts on Y work in various parts of world... projects by Hatch, Buck, etc.)


1939


Box 10 Letters--Eugene Epperson Barnett to Mrs. Robert Howsen Barnett


Box 10 "War and Post War", 1939-1951

(These are filed with the 1951 material in the collection. They consist of excerpts from Eugene Epperson Barnett letters)


1940


Box 10 Eugene Epperson Barnett Letters re: Visit to the Far East


Box 10 Letters to Eugene Epperson Barnett from recipients of report on Far East


1941



Box 11 Eugene Epperson Barnett Letter to John R. Mott


Box 11 War Prisoners Aid, BSO organized


Box 11 Japanese Christian Deputation


Box 11 United China Relief


Box 11 Letter to Mrs. Robert Howsen Barnett regarding a house bought at 203 Hartsdale Rd., White Plains, New York


1942


World War II


Box 11 General


Box 11 Reports on Student Work, Chungking - from Kiang Wen-han


Box 11 S.C. Lsung - report on Y - 3 month trip - S.E.


Box 11 "Hopes for Post-War World"


Box 11 The Y and the War Effort


Box 11 Letters - mostly Eugene Epperson Barnett - mostly to family

(Letter to McMullen "children" on "Hangchow Reunion" at 203 Hartsdale Road - 1st returnees on SS Gripsholm. News of the "Macs" - Hangchow under Japanese, etc.)


Box 11 Eugene Epperson Barnett Radio broadcasts and speeches (brief): World Service (references to China), Y, The Churches, USO and YMCA, Youth, War, and the Future, etc.


Eugene Epperson Barnett Letters


Box 11 To Henry DeWitt Barnett (in army)


Box 11 To Arthur Doak Barnett


Box 11 To Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett)


Box 11 To Oliver "children"

(re: news from Shanghai via first Gripsholm arrivals)


Box 11 To Robert Warren Barnett


Box 11 Letters from Relatives


Box 11 Letter from Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett) to Shanghai friends, returned marked "service suspended",, 1941 December 1


Box 11 A Few Clippings


1943


Box 11 World War II


Box 11 Christian leadership in World


Box 11 National Mission on World Order (findings of Federal Council of Churches)


Box 11 YMCA (wartime emphases)


Box 11 History of the New York City Y


Box 11 Reports on China


Box 11 Y wartime student work


Box 11 Family letters


Box 11 Eugene Epperson Barnett to Lakeland


Box 11 Robert Warren Barnett (excerpts) from Kunming (China Theater)


Box 11 Henry DeWitt Barnett from Australia


Box 11 Arthur Doak Barnett from Okinawa (1943 ?)


Box 11 Family and Personal

(Mostly Eugene Epperson Barnett letters to: Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett); Henry DeWitt Barnett; to various persons and Mrs. New re: a young Chinese fiend of hers; Robert Warren Barnett; Lillian Smith (in Clayton) February 9th - congratulations on list of Honor Roll of Race Race Relations just announced... also on recent issues ofSouth Today;to 'Aunt' Janie Uhlendorf Brown)


Box 11 A few clippings


Box 11 A few letters from friends (Mrs. New and Others)


Box 11 Invitation to dinner for Eduard Benes, of Chzechoslovakia


1942-1943


Box 11 Reports on Y work in wartime China

(from Chungking, Yunnan, Lanchow, Wong Kong with reports from all over China. These reports includes dates and details on places and conditions of interest)


1938-1944



Box 12 YMCA World Service

(Includes reports or excerpts on YMCA workin various parts of the word, including work of the Hatches (agriculture) in India, of Buck (physical education), etc.)


1944


Box 12 Family Letters

(Mostly Eugene Epperson Barnett - full of comment on national and world affairs as well as on family news (Robert Warren Barnett, Henry DeWitt Barnett - overseas; Arthur Doak Barnett; Eugenia B. Schultheis, Billy, Bobby)


Box 12 Letters to Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett)


Box 12 Letter from Dr. R.J. McMullen


Box 12 Some interesting correspondence re: Cairo Conference between Eugene Epperson Barnett and a "Japanophile", Dr. William Axling (who disapproved Article 3 - taking colonies away from Japan)


Box 12 Letter to T.S. Elliott - Stilwell recall


Box 12 Speeches - Mostly Y


1945


Box 12 Family Letters (Eugene Epperson Barnett)


Y Debt

(Material pertaining to clearing of Y debt in 1945)


Box 12 Congratulatory correspondence


Box 12 "Background", 1943


Box 12 Correspondence and facts re John D. Rockefeller contributions


Box 12 Letter on debt-clearing


Box 12 Speeches

(Y, Church, USO, etc.)


Personal Correspondence to and from Eugene Epperson Barnett

(includes letters to Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett))


Box 12 Re: declining membership on Congregational Executive Committee of General Council


Box 12 Letters from Grace Service re: Jack's trial


Box 12 Letter to C.L. Hsia re: situation in China post-war


Box 12 From Gladys Avery Tillett (Mrs. Charles W. Tillett) - Thanks for Eugene Epperson Barnett recommending her as Member for the U.N. General Assembly


Box 12 Prisoner of War work (to persons inquiring about YMCA POW work) and re: accusation by Walter Winchell on radio


Box 12 Hangchow Y


1946



Box 13 YMCA speeches; reports on conferences, meetings, etc. and correspondence


Box 13 Eugene Epperson Barnett Letters to Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett)

(Includes ofTar Heel Daily(April 14), and conferring of honorary degrees at the University of North Carolina, circa 1939)


1947


Box 13 Eugene Epperson Barnett addresses to various groups after visit abroad

(Includes on to Rotary Club, South Bend, Indiana, introduced by Paul Hoffman)


Box 13 Dinner for Studer, Detroit Y.


Box 13 Introducing Dr. Kohak of Czechoslovakia


Box 13 Letter to John D. Rockefeller, Jr. on Y


Box 13 Correspondence--Eugene Epperson Barnett to family and others: Cleveland Dodge, Harper Sibley, Kirtley Mather, Gerald Birks, Dr. John R. Mott


Box 13 Letter from Arthur Doak Barnett from China, 1947 April


Box 13 Personal Correspondence to and from Eugene Epperson Barnett

(including letter from O.R. Magill from Winling, Shanghia on Y, and letter from Doak on China situation)


Box 13 Letter from Hangchow Y re: now Social Room named for Eugene Epperson Barnett


Box 13 Letters from England and Scotland, summer 1947 - Eugene Epperson Barnett to Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett) and others, 1947


Box 13 Pamphlet (in Chinese): Report of Ninth National Conference of Association Secretaries of China (Hangchow - October 1947). Introduction in English. Includes Photographs.


1948



Box 14 Personal notes and letters - Eugene Epperson Barnett


Box 14 John D. Rockefeller, Jr.


Box 14 Georgina Farr Sibley (Mrs. Harper Sibley)


Box 14 Mrs. Maurice Moore


Box 14 Henry Luce


Box 14 Leighton Stuart


Box 14 S.C. Leung


Box 14 Athenagoras - on his election as Patriarch, Constantinople.


Box 14 Family


Box 14 Speeches and correspondence


Box 14 Family letters - Eugene Epperson Barnett


Box 14 Letters, mostly Eugene Epperson Barnett to Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett)


1949


Box 14 Letters, mostly Eugene Epperson Barnett to Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett)


Box 14 Speeches, devotionals, etc. (Eugene Epperson Barnett)


Box 14 "In Europe - July 1949".

(Informal notes (on Displaced Persons, Expellees, Refugees, Y in Europe, Churches, etc.) )


Box 14 List of persons receiving "In Europe - July 1949" Notes and correspondence in response


Box 14 Family Letters

(Includes a lists of subjects)


1950



Box 15 Letters

(Mostly Eugene Epperson Barnett to Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett))


Box 15 Clippings


1951


Box 15 Letters

(Mostly Eugene Epperson Barnett to Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett))


Box 15 War and Post War", 1939-1951

(Excerpts from Eugene Epperson Barnett letters beginning 1939-1951on the subject)


1952



Box 16 Eugene Epperson Barnett Reports

(On visits to Rome, Athens, Turkey, including bibliographies, letters, schedules, etc.)


Box 16 Eugene Epperson Barnett visits to Aleppo, Beirut, Jerusaem

(Includes letters, speeches, schedules with expenses)


Box 16 Arab-Israel…refugee question, etc.


1952-1954


Box 16 YMCA: The Senior Secretaryship

(Duties, role, etc. - correspondence re: above over period of years, reports of statements, etc.)



Box 17 1953-1954

(Includes Plenary Session, International Committee, YMCA)


1955



Box 18 Greece--Eugene Epperson Barnett/Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Emerson Barnett) Visit

(Includes lists of persons seen, letter, and a confidential report )


Box 18 1954-1956


1957



Box 19 Personal Correspondence--Letters to and from friends, USA and abroad



Box 20 1953-1958--Speeches and Devotionals


Box 20 1958--Personal Correspondence to and from friends, colleagues Clippings, cards, etc.


Box 20 1957-1958--UNESCO



Box 21 1958-1964--UNESCO


Box 21 1959--Eugene Epperson Barnett Personal letters of condolence and congratulations, with replies


1960



Box 22 Personal Correspondence

(Condolence and Congratulations)


1959


Box 22 Personal Correspondence to and from Eugene Epperson Barnett


Box 22 Also memoranda, schedules, leaflets, resumes, etc.


Box 22 1957-1960--General Correspondence


Box 22 1962--Assembly of Foreign Division, National Council of Churches (at Atlantic City)



Box 23 1962--Assembly of Foreign Division, National Council of Churches (at Atlantic City)



Box 24 1963-1966



Box 25 1963-1966



Box 26 1963-1966



Box 27 Circa, 1967-1970



Box 28 Circa, 1967-1970



Box 29 Circa, 1967-1970

Series IV. Subject File


China and Communism



Box 30 Chinese Communism


Box 30 General


Box 30 1947-1950



Box 31 1951-1952


Box 31 Christianity and Communism


Box 31 China/US Relations



Box 32 Communism- Miscellaneous


Churches and Christianity



Box 33 Catholic Church


Box 33 Church and State


Box 33 Churches


Box 33 Federal Council of;


Box 33 Churches Protestant


Box 33 Crisis in History of Christianity in China


Box 33 Protestant/Catholic Relations



Box 34 Study: Church in East Asia, 1956


Box 34 Social Perspectives for Planning by Churches


Box 34 Fundamentalism


Box 34 Bible


Box 34 Church, and Social Action


Box 34 Politics in Religion (Congregational Church)



Box 35 Conferences, 1950-1969



Box 36 Conferences, 1950-1969



Box 37 Conferences, 1950-1969


Course and Class Notes



Box 38 Emory, Vanderbilt, etc., 1907-1921



Box 39 Union Theological Seminary, 1930



Box 40 Sunday School and Bible



Box 41 Sunday School and Bible


Memoirs


As I Look Back



Box 42 Manuscript.



Box 43 Mimeograph



Box 44 Autobiographical notes and vitae


Organizations and Affiliations



Box 45 Methodist Church


Box 45 Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief


Box 45 National Committee on US/China Relations


Box 45 National Council of Churches



Box 46 National Council of Churches


Box 46 Population Council


Box 46 United Board of Christian Higher Education


Box 46 UN Organizations


Box 46 World Council of Churches


Personal Files



Box 47 Address Lists; Awards



Box 48 Diary/Date Books



Box 49 Engagements; Expenses



Box 50 Letters, miscellaneous



Box 51 Friends


Box 51 Greeting Cards


Box 51 Happenings, 1968


Box 51 Jury Duty


Box 51 Retirement



Box 52 Writings: Articles, Book Reviews, Memoranda, Notes, Reports


Speeches (See Also: Chronological Files)



Box 53 1910-1968



Box 54 1910-1968



Box 55 1936-1959

(Duplicates)



Box 56 Notes


Travel journals, reports, and correspondence



Box 57 1929-1955



Box 58 1929-1955



Box 59 1929-1955



Box 60 1929-1955



Box 61 1929-1955



Box 62 Notes


YMCA



Box 63 Announcements


Biographical Sketches


Box 63 General


Box 63 E.E. Barnett


Box 63 John R. Mott



Box 64 C. Tobias


Box 64 S. Brockman


Box 64 Catholic Church/YMCA


Box 64 Chinese YMCA


Box 64 Church/YMCA Relations


Committees



Box 65 Historical Library Committee



Box 66 Historical Library Committee



Box 67 General



Box 68 General



Box 69 Constituency


Box 69 Correspondence


Box 69 Dodge Dinner


Box 69 Extension Policies


Box 69 Financing



Box 70 History



Box 71 International



Box 72 Jerusalem YMCA


Box 72 Leung, S.C.


Box 72 Middle Atlantic States


Box 72 NAM/YMCA Encounter, 1944


Box 72 National YMCA


Box 72 Objectives


Box 72 POW's


Box 72 Retirees


Box 72 Religious Emphasis


Box 72 Rockefeller, John D.



Box 73 Special Projects, 1951


Box 73 US/USSR YMCA Exchange


Box 73 Vatican Council



Box 74 Washington DC YMCA



Box 75 Washington DC YMCA



Box 76 Wilson, Woodrow


Box 76 World Alliance


Box 76 World Service


Box 76 Youth


Box 76 Youth and Religious Questions



Box 77 Miscellaneous and Printed materials



Box 78 Miscellaneous and Printed materials


Miscellaneous Subject and Name File



Box 79 America, Post World War II


Box 79 Athenagoras


Box 79 Arlington County


Box 79 Beaver Conference Farm


Box 79 Blue Ridge


Box 79 Brinkley, Margaret B.


Box 79 Chinese Religion



Box 80 Cultural Crisis


Box 80 Employed Officers Alliance


Box 80 Foreign Students


Box 80 Institutes


Box 80 Manuscripts by others


Box 80 Missions



Box 81 Nipps, Anne


Box 81 Peace Corps


Box 81 People


Box 81 Quotations


Box 81 Race



Box 82 Saito Fund


Box 82 South


Box 82 United Board of Christian Colleges in China


Box 82 Walker Chapel


Box 82 Wen, S.T.


Box 82 World Brotherhood


Box 82 World War II


Box 82 Zia, H.L.



Box 83 Photographs and Memorabilia


Printed Materials



Box 84 China and Asia



Box 85 Periodicals



Box 86 Miscellaneous



Box 87 Miscellaneous

Series V: 1979 Addition to the Collection, 1979


Personal and Family Correspondence



Box 88 1905-1910



Box 89 1910-1916



Box 90 1917-1922



Box 91 1923-1926



Box 92 1927-1931



Box 93 1932-1953



Box 94 1954-1964



Box 95 1965-1970



Box 96 R.H. Barnett


Box 96 R.I. Barnett


Box 96 H.G. Barnett


Box 96 Get Well, 1956



Box 97 Get Well, 1956



Box 98 Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Epperson Barnett)



Box 99 Bertha Smith Barnett (Mrs. Eugene Epperson Barnett)



Box 100 60th Anniversary, 1970



Box 101 1940-1970



Box 102 1940-1970



Box 103 1940-1970



Box 104 1940-1970



Box 105 1940-1970



Box 106 Miscellaneous; mixed years



Box 107 Memorials and Sympathy Letters, 1970



Box 108 Manuscripts and Documents



Box 109 Manuscripts


Box 109 Bible Class Notes


Box 109 Notebooks, datebooks and journals



Box 110 Subject and Miscellaneous Files



Box 111 Subject and Miscellaneous Files



Box 112 Printed and Memorabilia; Photographs


Card Files



Box 113 Addresses


Box 113 Library