Clifford L. Barrett Papers mssBarrett

Brooke M. Black
The Huntington Library
May 2020
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108

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.

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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

Box 1

Adams-Muirhead 1927-1965

Box 2

Nason-Yaihinger, Printed materials, and Photographs 1921-1966

Scope and Contents

Printed material consists of ephemera, clippings, and programs. Photographs are of Josiah Royce and Henry Morse Stephens.