- Scope and Contents
Correspondence and writings document the life and work of Marjorie Tooker Whittlesey and her parents, and the operations of Yale-in-China during World War II. The collection also contains substantive documentation of the life and work of Ilma Ruth Aho, a Finnish missionary about whom Whittlesey wrote a biography .
This collection is complementary to the Yale-China Association archives held at Yale's Sterling Memorial Library. Marjorie Tooker Whittlesey's letters, collected material, and autobiographical writings provide detailed documentation of her life and work as administrator of nursing at the Yale-China hospital in Changsha during the second World War. This collection also provides valuable insight into the dynamics of missionary family life, since Whittlesey's parents were Presbyterian missionaries. The parents, who had six children, were stationed in China prior to 1927, based in the U.S. 1927-1931, and then returned to Guling (Kuling).
- Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.
- Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Jean Whittlesey, 2004.
- I. Family Correspondence, 1927-1963
- II. General Correspondence, 1927-1983
- III. Writings, 1934-1991
- IV. Subject Files, 1944-1950
- V. Personal Items and Memorabilia, 1927-1988
- 8 Linear Feet (18 boxes)
- Related Names
- Whittlesey, Marjorie T. (Marjorie Tooker), 1912-
- Language of Materials