Scope and Contents
These papers provide valuable information about the work of the Church of the Brethren in China. They complement the papers of other Church of the Brethren missionaries that are held at the Yale Divinity Library, including the Ikenberry Papers (Record Group No. 168) and the Daryl and Martha Neiderhiser Parker papers in Record Group No. 8. J. Calvin and Harriet Bright were close colleagues with Daniel and Jane Balderston Dye while serving in West China and the Bright Papers contain correspondence with Daniel Dye and other materials that complement the Dye Papers of Record Group No. 22. Two boxes of Dye correspondence received with the Bright Papers have been transferred to the Dye Papers.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the Bright family
- I. Papers of J. Homer Bright
- II. Papers of Minnie Bright
- III. Papers of J. Calvin Bright
- IV. Papers of Harriet Bright
- V. Collected Material
- VI. Photographs
8 Linear Feet (19 boxes)
Language of Materials
J. Homer and Minnie Bright, their son J. Calvin Bright, and his wife Harriet Bright, were American missionaries in China from 1911 to 1951, serving under the Church of the Brethren mission. The elder Brights served in Shao Yang and Ping Ting, Shansi province. J. Calvin and Harriet Bright served in Chengdu, Sichuan (Chengtu, Szechwan) province. This record group also contains material related to Daniel and Jane Dye, who taught at the West China Union University in Chengdu (Chengtu). J. Calvin and Harriet Bright were Church of the Brethren ministers in Indiana and Illinois after 1951.
Biographical / Historical
J. Homer and Minnie Bright, their son J. Calvin Bright, and his wife Harriet Bright were American missionaries in China from 1911 to 1951,serving under the Church of the Brethren mission. J. Calvin and Harriet Bright were Church of the Brethren ministers in Indiana and Illinois after 1951.
Place names were modernized in the description, with the name originally used in the collection material or in an older version of the finding aid in parenthesis: e.g. “Beijing (Peking)” or “Benin (Dahomey)”.
- Guide to the Bright Family Papers
- Compiled by Leah Kidwell and Martha Lund Smalley
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Divinity Library Descriptive Practices
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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