Preliminary Inventory to the David Dean Barrett Papers, 1933-1970

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Preliminary Inventory to the David Dean Barrett Papers, 1933-1970

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
The Hoover Institution staff
Encoded by:
Erin NhaMinerva
© 2000 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: David Dean Barrett Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1933-1970
Collection number: 48005
Creator: Barrett, David D. (David Dean), 1892-1977.
Collection Size: 1 manuscript box, 4 envelopes, 1 album box, 2 phonorecords, memorabilia. (1 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Manuscripts of writings, correspondence, printed matter, photographs, and phonorecords, relating to the Dixie Mission and the military situation in China during World War II. Includes a coat worn in China by Colonel Barrett.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], David Dean Barrett Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Access Points

United States--Army--Officers.
United States--Observer Mission to Yenan, 1944-1945.
Communism.
Communism--China.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--China.
World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history.
China.
China--Foreign relations--United States.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Foreign relations--China.
Phonorecords.

Biography

Colonel, U.S. Army; chief of the U.S. Dixie Mission to Chinese communist forces, 1944.

Scope and Content of Collection

Manuscripts of writings, correspondence, printed matter, photographs, and phonorecords, relating to the Dixie Mission and the military situation in China during World War II. Includes a coat worn in China by Colonel Barrett.

Container List

Box 1., Folder 1

Biographical information. Article on David D. Barrett, San Francisco Chronicle, 1970 December 13

Folder 2

Correspondence

 

Letter, Lancelot Giles to David D. Barrett, 1933 November 2, regarding the Boxer Rebellion and a particular incident. Typescript

 

Letter, David D. Barrett to Dr. Currie, 1941 February 12, regarding the military and economic situation in China, as well as communist activities. Typescript

 

Letter, Nelson T. Johnson to David D. Barrett, 1944 April 29, regarding the situation in China (Chiang, Japanese, etc.). Typescript

 

Letter, John P. Welch to General Gibbins, 1937 August 24, regarding Peiping and Tientsin (China)

Folder 3

Instructions to Col. Barrett from the U.S. Army. Forces in China Theater, regarding the mission of intelligence detachment sent into the area under control of the Chinese communists. Typescript

Folder 4-5

Manuscript entitled "The Dixie Mission" regarding a U.S. Army Observer Group that was sent from the China-Burma-India Theater Headquarters, in Chungking, to establish liaison with the Chinese Communists in Yenan, Shensi Province, then headquarters of the Chinese Communists, 1944 (110 pages)

Folder 6

Printed matter

 

Cartoons (positive photostats) of "American Spy Activities" drawn by Miao-ti and Chao Chin-fang, relating to Col. Barrett's spy activities. Published in Peiping newspapers in August or September 1951

 

Copy of article "A U.S. Spy Ring in New China" by Adam Lapin, Our World, 1961 October 5

Photo_file Photo file

Photographs

Envelope A

22 prints plus 8 duplicates depicting activities of the U.S. Army Observer Group in Yenan, China, 1944

mB

1 photo of Armed Services attaches and officers of the Foreign Legation Guards. Peking, 1928

mC

1 photo of Yen Hsi-shan. Taipei 1951

fD

Photograph albums and parts of albums, primarily in China and Taiwan, 1944-1950

Envelope E

1 print of David Barrett; 11 prints of David Barrett and others; 2 prints of General Douglas MacArthur; 1 print of President and Mme. Chiang Kai-Shek; 1 print of Pres, Chiang Kai-shek; 8 unidentified prints, undated