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Ida Allien Pyland photograph album and correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1906

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises a photograph album of approximately seventy pages, and approximately fifty pages of correspondence documenting the life and work of Ida Pyland, a Presbyterian missionary living in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, during the first two decades of the twentieth century. Personal correspondence contains observations concerning daily life in Cuba, including social and racial relations among Cubans. Pyland provides observations on the school, her favorite students, transportation between the United States and Cuba, and her feelings about living as an expatriate in Cuba. School correspondence provides details about the Presbyterian missionary effort in Cuba, including information about locations and personalities in the schools, and also about the program of study at the schools. The photographs document trips into the countryside, farming, Cuban families, school children, and scenes of streets and harbors in cities and villages in Cuba.

Dates

  • Circa 1908-1924

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Existence and Location of Copies

The entire collection is available in digital form through Yale University Library.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Ida Allien Pyland has been transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact mssa.assist@yale.edu.

Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Kay O. Marshall, 2008.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by form of material.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1906

Overview

The collection comprises a photograph album of approximately seventy pages, and approximately fifty pages of correspondence documenting the life and work of Ida Pyland, a Presbyterian missionary living in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, during the first two decades of the twentieth century. Personal correspondence contains observations concerning daily life in Cuba, including social and racial relations among Cubans. Pyland provides observations on the school, her favorite students, transportation between the United States and Cuba, and her feelings about living as an expatriate in Cuba. School correspondence provides details about the Presbyterian missionary effort in Cuba, including information about locations and personalities in the schools, and also about the program of study at the schools. The photographs document trips into the countryside, farming, Cuban families, school children, and scenes of streets and harbors in cities and villages in Cuba.

Biographical / Historical

Ida Allien Pyland was a Presbyterian missionary during the first two decades of the 20th century, who served as principal of the Primary School of the Presbyterian Day School in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. The Presbyterian Schools in Cuba were run by the Woman's Board of Home Missions, Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.

Custodial History

Materials were created by the donor's great-aunt, Ida A. Pyland, and maintained by various family members over the years until they were offered to Professor Lillian Guerra of the Yale History Department, who urged their donation to Manuscripts and Archives. The donor's grandmother, John, was one of two sisters to Ida Pyland.

Processing Information

Collection was minimally processed by Manuscripts and Archives staff during accessioning. Fasteners were removed from correspondence to prepare it for digitization.
Title
Guide to the Ida Allien Pyland Photograph Album and Correspondence
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by William Landis
Date
June 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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