Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Other Finding Aids

Inventory

Subject Terms


Preliminary Guide to the Arthur G. Barnett Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 1598
Creator: Barnett, Arthur G., 1907- , creator
Title: Arthur G. Barnett papers
Date Span: 1920-1997
Quantity: 11.76 cubic feet including 5 cassette tapes, 1 oversize vertical file, 2 film reels, 1 videocassette and 1 microfilm reel
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Mr. Barnett was a supporter of the Japanese Americans during WWII evacuation, chairman of Seattle Council of Churches and Christian Education's Japanese American Emergency Committee, board member and chairman of Seattle's Civic Unity Committee, field worker for the Warren Avenue Project in 1936, and chairman of the Gordon Hirabayashi Defence Committee.

Scope and Content

Consult the scope and content information for each of the accessions listed below.

Restrictions on Access

Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Restrictions on Use

Consult the restrictions governing reproduction and use for each of the accessions listed below.

Other Finding Aids


Inventory

  
Accession No. 1598-004
Barnett, Arthur G., 1907-
Arthur G. Barnett papers, 1935-1974
.75 cubic feet (2 boxes)
2 cassette tapes
Scope and Content
Correspondence, minutes, reports, statements, clippings, tape-recorded interviews, photographs.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
Restrictions on Use
Gordon Hirabayashi's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Researchers must sign our form promising not to identify resently living individuals by name without their permission.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Arthur Barnett, 3/25/71; Gordon Hirabayashi interview donated 6/16/1974.
Other Finding Aids

Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.


  
Accession No. 1598-008
Barnett, Arthur G., 1907-
Arthur G. Barnett papers, 1942-1997
9.14 cubic feet (11 boxes)
1 oversize vertical file
3 sound cassettes
2 film reels
1 videocassette
Scope and Content
Financial records, case files, correspondence, clippings, exhibit catalogs, photographs, inventories, wills, tax records, writings, notes and videotaped interview related to painter Mark Tobey. Also includes information on other artists, including Helmi Juvonen, Pehr Hallsten and client files regarding painter, Morris Graves, 1944-97. Correspondence, speeches and writings, court papers, interviews, hearing transcript, posters, photographs and clippings documenting Barnett's support of Japanese Americans, especially Gordon Hirabayashi, during World War II (1942-43) and during the court appeals following the war, 1981-1988.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
Restrictions on Use
Barnett's rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries; Tobey's rights retained by Seattle Art Museum.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Arthur G. Barnett, 2/25/1997.
Other Finding Aids

Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.


  
Accession No. 1598-011
Barnett, Arthur G., 1907-
Arthur G. Barnett Papers papers, 1928-1985
.63 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Scope and Content
Correspondence, financial records, writings and photographs of art works. Papers of Barnett's client and friend, Mark Tobey.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Barnett's rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries; Tobey's rights retained by Seattle Art Museum.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Arthur and Virginia Barnett, 7/23/1999.
Other Finding Aids

Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.


  
Accession No. 1598-012
Barnett, Arthur G., 1907-
Arthur G. Barnett papers, 1938-1976
.03 cubic feet (1 vertical file)
Scope and Content
Letter, 1/4/71 (?) from Mark Tobey, with envelope and clarifying note; four photos of Tobey as a young man in Japan and elsewhere; color photo of him with Barnett, ca 1972, and from his memorial service; slide of painting "Blue Night."
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Photographs may be reproduced, but rights to Tobey letter not transferred (Seattle Art Musuem retains Mark Tobey copyright.)
Acquisition Info
Donated by Virginia Barnett, 7/6/2000.

  
Accession No. 1598-013
Barnett, Arthur G., 1907-
Arthur G. Barnett papers, 1920-1986 (Bulk: 1981-1986)
.21 cubic feet (1 box)
Scope and Content
Memos, notes, and articles from Barnett's involvement in the case to overturn the 1943 U.S. Supreme Court decision against Gordon Hirabayahsi. Includes a copy of the 1943 decision.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Presume may be copied and quoted.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Virginia Barnett, 2/23/2000.

  
Accession No. 1598-014
Barnett, Arthur G., 1907-
Arthur G. Barnett papers, circa 1956-1976
1.00 cubic feet (1 box)
1 microfilm reel
Scope and Content
Art exhibit catalogs, some letters and financial records of and with Mark Tobey, ca. 1965-1973; microfilm (16mm) of Mark Tobey journals, published music scores used by Mark Tobey, Mark Tobey financial records, ca. 1956, clippings.
Restrictions on Access
Closed until processed; thereafter open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Barnett's rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries; Tobey's rights retained by Seattle Art Museum.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Virginia Barnett, 12/3/2003.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Barnett, Arthur G., 1907- --Archives.
Graves, Morris, 1910-2001, creator.
Hirabayashi, Gordon K.--Trials, litigation, etc., creator.
Tobey, Mark.
Organizations:
American Friends Service Committee (Seattle, Wash.), creator.
Civic Unity Committee (Seattle, Wash.), creator.
Musée Cernuschi, creator.
Seattle Council of Churches and Christian Education, creator.
United States. Works Progress Administration.
University of Washington President (1952-1958 : Schmitz), creator.
Warren Avenue Committee (Seattle, Wash.), creator.
Willard Gallery, creator.
Young Men's Christian Association (Seattle, Wash.)
Young Women's Christian Association (Seattle, Wash.)
Subjects:
Civic leaders--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Lawyers--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Titles:
Art In America.
Last modified: October 29, 2007
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