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Arthur Judson Brown Papers

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Call Number: RG 2
Overview: The bulk of the papers relate to Brown's activities in the Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, and with the ecumenical and world missionary movements. Of special interest are Brown's travel diaries of tours of China and the Far East, 1901-1902 and 1909. Arthur Judson Brown was a Presbyterian clergyman, author and pioneer in the ecumenical and world missionary movements of the 20th century. The positions he held included administrative secretary of the Presbyterian...
Dates: 1864-1969

Henry Hale Bucher, Sr. and Louise Scott Bucher Papers

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Call Number: RG 249
Overview: This collection documents the life and work of the Rev. Henry Hale Bucher, Sr. and his wife Louise Catron Scott Bucher, who served as Presbyterian missionaries in China and the Philippines, and as fraternal workers in Thailand from 1929 to 1972. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence from the Buchers to their families and their children. Writings of the Buchers, biographical documentation, collected material, photographs, and audio materials document their missionary work as well...
Dates: 1920-2012

Central Asia Fellowship Records

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Call Number: RG 213
Overview: These are the official archives of the Central Asia Fellowship, which was established in 1989 by Christian mission organizations, churches, and individuals coming together to form a network and a resource organization in order to reach Tibetan Buddhist peoples in Bhutan, China, the Commonwealth of Independent States (Russian republics), India, Mongolia, and Nepal. Portions of the archives are restricted due to security concerns.
Dates: 1893-2016

China American Schools Collection

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Call Number: RG 209
Overview: This collection contains documentation of schools for missionary children in China and the alumni associations of the schools. Records of the Kuling American School, North China American School, and Peking American School are included in this record group. For documentation of the Shanghai American School and American School Kikungshan, see separate record groups, RG 132 and RG 164.
Dates: 1919-2014

China Records Project Miscellaneous Personal Papers Collection

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Call Number: RG 8
Overview: The China Records Project Miscellaneous Personal Papers Collection is an open collection. It currently contains material from more than 325 individuals, primarily Protestant missionaries to China. The time period covered is approximately from 1834 to 1998. The China Records Project was initiated by the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A in 1968. The aim of the project was to insure the preservation of the personal records of former missionaries to China and to provide a central...
Dates: 1834-2017

Charlotte B. DeForest Papers

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Call Number: RG 178
Overview: Correspondence, writings, and collected material in the Charlotte B. DeForest Papers document her work in women's higher education in Japan, her literary efforts to translate Japanese poetry and children's books, and her work with Japanese-Americans. Charlotte Burgis DeForest was the daughter of ABCFM missionaries to Japan and a graduate of Smith College. She was a missionary educator in Japan from 1903 to 1940, serving on the faculty and as president of Kobe College. During World War II she...
Dates: 1879-1967

Gleysteen Family Papers

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Call Number: RG 273
Overview: This collection provides extensive detailed documentation of the life and work of Theodora Culver Gleysteen and William H. Gleysteen, American Presbyterian educational missionaries based in Beijing (Peking) (now Beijing), North China from 1905 to 1943.
Dates: 1842-1973, bulk 1900-1955

James and Margaret Goff Papers

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Call Number: RG 170
Overview: This collection contains materials gathered and produced in the course of the Goffs' work, particularly in the areas of religious liberty and religious implications of social development in Latin America. The papers provide first-hand perspective on major shifts taking place in Protestant missions in the later 20th century, including the nationalization of Latin American churches and the rise of liberation theology. The collection is strong in documenting the Goffs' early career in Colombia...
Dates: 1929-2003

Himalayan Collection Pamphlets and Reports

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Call Number: RG 211
Overview: This record group includes pamphlets, reports, and ephemera that were part of the library of the Himalayan Archives Association, a group was formed to coordinate care for the archives of four organizations that had been deposited at the University of Edinburgh in the early 1990s.The Himalayan Mission Archive Collection at the Yale Divinity School Library was formed in 2008 when the archives of the four organizations and their umbrella association were transferred to Yale from the Centre for the...
Dates: 1960-2000

Lyman Hoover Papers

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Call Number: RG 9
Overview: The collection relates to the personal and professional life of Lyman Hoover. There is documentation of the work of the YMCA in China from 1930 until the Communist takeover in 1950, including observations of Chinese social and political conditions. Lyman Hoover was a missionary in China under the auspices of the YMCA (1930-1949) and a consultant and representative of the Asia Foundation (formerly known as Committee for a Free Asia) in New York and Taiwan.
Dates: 1900-1977

International Nepal Fellowship records

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Call Number: RG 214
Overview: These are the official archives of the International Nepal Fellowship, formerly known as the Nepal Evangelistic Band. The International Nepal Fellowship is a Christian international non-government organization working in Nepal. It helps people affected by tuberculosis, leprosy, disability, HIV / AIDS and drug abuse, facilitates development among poor communities, runs medical camps and provides medical training.
Dates: 1932-2014

Kenneth Scott Latourette Papers

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Call Number: RG 3
Overview: The papers contain extensive documentation of Latourette's personal life, scholarly activities, and involvement in various organizations. Latourette was a professor of missions and Oriental history at Yale University. He held leadership positions in the American Baptist Convention and Foreign Mission Society, American Historical Association, Far Eastern Association, International Committee of Y.M.C.A.'s, Japan International Christian University Foundation, United Board for Christian Colleges in...
Dates: 1905-1970

James Laughton Papers

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Call Number: RG 190
Overview: Letters, writings, and collected material document the life and work of James Fyfe Laughton. Laughton was born of missionary parents in China, returning to Scotland to continue his education. He later studied at Crozer Seminary in Chester , PA, was ordained to the Baptist ministry in 1912, and served as pastor of a church in Westport, New York for seven years. In 1920 he was called by the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society to direct the work of their mission ship "Fukuin Maru" sailing...
Dates: 1920-1955

Donald MacInnis Papers

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Call Number: RG 204
Overview: The bulk of this collection consists of research files compiled by Donald MacInnis, a prominent historian of missions in China. Correspondence, writings, collected material, and photographs gathered by MacInnis for his book China Chronicles from a Lost Time: The Min River Journals provide extensive documentation of Christian missions in Fujian province. The collection also includes correspondence, writings, and biographical documentation of MacInnis, who was a...
Dates: 1899-2005

John G. Magee Family Papers

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Call Number: RG 242
Overview: This collection includes correspondence, writings, photographs, films, and other documentation of the life and work of John Gillespie Magee, his son John Gillespie Magee, Jr. and other family members. The Rev. John G. Magee (1884-1953), a graduate of Yale University, served as a missionary to China under the Episcopal Church for twenty-eight years. John G. Magee witnessed the Japanese invasion of Nanking (Nanjing) in December of 1937 and the subsequent Nanking Massacre. At great risk to his own...
Dates: 1870–2014

Sarah Refo Mason Papers

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Call Number: RG 175
Overview: This collection provides valuable collected research files on a variety of subjects, including: missionary children, the Canton (Guangzhou) YMCA, True Light Middle School, women in China, Lingnan University, the Hmong (Miao) people, and the Presbyterian Mission Home (Cameron House) in San Francisco. The collection also contains documentation related to the life and work of Sarah Refo Mason and her parents, Henry and Sarah F. Refo. Sarah Refo Mason (1930-2002), the child of missionaries to...
Dates: 1866-1999

Lawrence and Eleanor Mead Papers

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Call Number: RG 155
Overview: This collection documents the lives and work of Lawrence and Eleanor Mead. Lawrence Mead served in China under the YMCA from 1913-16, and 1919-1926. He taught English at Yenching University in Beijing from 1928-1939, and was unofficial "official" photographer for the University. Extensive correspondence and memorabilia shed light on the early lives and family interactions of the Meads. The photograph collection documenting Yenching University, and scenes and events in China is noteworthy.
Dates: 1886-1994, bulk 1911-1939

Missionary Ephemera Collection

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Call Number: RG 221
Overview: This collection includes a wide range of missionary ephemera, including artifacts, calendars, cards, children's materials, games, maps, posters, stamps, photographs, and lantern slides.
Dates: 1795-2015

Lorenzo and Ruth Bennett Morgan Papers

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Call Number: RG 126
Overview: Extensive correspondence, diaries, writings, collected material, and photographs document the medical mission work of Lorenzo and Ruth Bennett Morgan in Jiangsu and Anhui provinces as well as Lorenzo Morgan's internment in Shanghai during World War II. The work of mission hospitals, famine relief, plague treatment, mission politics, mission family life, and political events in China are documented. The Morgans were medical missionaries in China, serving under the Presbyterian and Methodist...
Dates: 1862-2001

Nepal Church History Project Records

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Call Number: RG 215
Overview: The Nepal Church History Project began in 1985 as an initiative of local church leaders in Nepal to research and collect materials relevant to the history of Christianity among the Nepali peoples. The objective of the Project is to preserve, maintain and update a comprehensive, organized documentary record of the Nepali Church from its inception, and to make available documents and information as appropriate to researchers, students and other interested users.
Dates: 1896-2007