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box 1, folder 1

Biographical information 1970 December 13

Scope and Contents note

Contains an article on David D. Barrett, San Francisco Chronicle
box 1, folder 2


Scope and Contents note

Includes a letter from Lancelot Giles to David D. Barrett dated 1933 November 2, regarding the Boxer Rebellion and a particular incident; a letter from David D. Barrett to Dr. Currie dated 1941 February 12, regarding the military and economic situation in China, as well as communist activities; a letter from Nelson T. Johnson to David D. Barrett dated 1944 April 29, regarding the situation in China (Chiang, Japanese, etc.); and a letter from John P. Welch to General Gibbins dated 1937 August 24, regarding Peiping and Tientsin (China).
box 1, 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

box 1, folder 4-5

"The Dixie Mission" manuscript 1944

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Relates to 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 (110 pages).
box 1, folder 6

Printed matter 1951, 1961

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Includes 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 and a copy of the article "A U.S. Spy Ring in New China" by Adam Lapin, Our World, 1961 October 5.


envelope A

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

envelope mB

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

envelope mC

1 photo of Yen Hsi-shan, Taipei 1951

box 4

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

box 5

Photograph albums and parts of albums, primarily in China and Taiwan (continued)

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


Incremental Materials undated

box 2

Photograph album undated

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Contains images from Shanxi, Henan, Xian Fu, and Jinan Fu.
box 3

Chinese Imperial decree of the early 19th century

Scope and Contents note

Includes Chinese, Manscu, and English translations (2 scrolls and 1 volume).
record cabinet

Sound recordings