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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
  • Arrangement
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  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: Clifford L. Barrett papers
    Creator: Barrett, Clifford L. (Clifford Leslie), 1894-1971
    Identifier/Call Number: mssBarrett
    Physical Description: 2.66 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1967
    Abstract: Papers of American philosophy professor and author Clifford L. Barrett.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Clifford L. Barrett papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Clifford Leslie Barrett and Norman W. Barrett, July 1973.

    Biographical / Historical

    Clifford Leslie Barrett (1894-1971) was a professor of philosophy at the University of California at Los Angeles and Princeton as well as an author and editor. He edited Contemporary idealism in America in 1932.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection is comprised of letters, manuscripts, and photographs pertaining to Clifford Leslie Barrett and his field of interest. The majority of the letters are addressed to Barrett (he is only the author of three) and were written by fellow philosophers and academics. Issues addressed within the collection include the life and work of Clifford Leslie Barrett and 20th century American and British philosophy. Correspondents include Brand Blanchard, Archibald Allan Bowman, Mary Whiton Calkins, John Dewey, Theodore Dreiser, William Ernest Hocking, Reinhold Freidrich Alfred Hoernlé, Arthur Oncken Lovejoy, Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller, and Radoslav Andrea Tsanoff.

    Processing Information

    The collection was processed by Valerie Franco in July 1973. In 2020, Brooke M. Black created a finding aid.


    Arranged alphabetically.


    Former call number: mssBarrett papers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    College teachers -- United States -- Correspondence
    Philosophers -- United States -- Correspondence
    Philosophy, American -- 20th century
    Philosophy, British -- 20th century
    Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 20th century
    Manuscripts -- United States -- 20th century
    Photographs -- United States -- 20th century
    Blanchard, Brand
    Bowman, Archibald Allan, 1883-1936
    Calkins, Mary Whiton, 1863-1930
    Dewey, John, 1859-1952
    Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945
    Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966
    Hoernlé, Reinhold Friedrich Alfred, 1880-1943
    Lovejoy, Arthur O. (Arthur Oncken), 1873-1962
    Schiller, F. C. S. (Ferdinand Canning Scott), 1864-1937
    Tsanoff, Radoslav A. (Radoslav Andrea), 1887-1976