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Bright Family Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 130

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.

Dates

  • 1911-1989

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Bright family

Arrangement

  1. I. Papers of J. Homer Bright
  2. II. Papers of Minnie Bright
  3. III. Papers of J. Calvin Bright
  4. IV. Papers of Harriet Bright
  5. V. Collected Material
  6. VI. Photographs

Extent

8 Linear Feet (19 boxes)

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/divinity.130

Overview

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.

Processing Information

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)”.
Title
Guide to the Bright Family Papers
Author
Compiled by Leah Kidwell and Martha Lund Smalley
Date
2000
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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