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Henry DeWitt Barnett papers, 1917-1982

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
Physical Description 13.5 linear feet (13.5 linear feet 35 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Series I: Henry DeWitt Barnett Papers, 1917-1981; Series II: Henry DeWitt Barnett Papers, 1984 addition, 1974-1982

Description

Summary

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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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); Henry DeWitt papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 03/31/89.

Revision Description

2012-02-27 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American Friends Service Committee. International Affairs Division Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barnett family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Division of Overseas Ministries. Department of East Asia and the Pacific Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Missionaries -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Missions -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

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.