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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in two series.
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.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Henry DeWitt papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of H. DeWitt Barnett, 1982 & 1984.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Date of acquisition--09/--/82. Accession number--M-82-09.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 03/31/89.
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.
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.