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Constance Buell Papers

Call Number: RG 140

Substantive letters and detailed diary entries document Buell's daily work as a missionary, her relationships with colleagues, and her views on events in China. Constance Buell was an educational missionary in north China from 1919 to 1951, serving under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM). She taught at Kobe College in Japan from 1952 to 1958.

Dates: 1918-1976

Robert E. and Gladys Wilson Bundy Papers

Call Number: RG 141

Letters, writings, and printed material document the missionary work of the Bundys as well as social and political events in China from 1923 to 1927. The 1926 siege of Wuchang is particularly well documented. Robert and Gladys Bundy were American Episcopal missionaries at Boone University, Wuchang, China from 1923 to 1927, and at St. Paul's University, Tokyo, Japan from 1927 to 1929.

Dates: 1890-1983

Horace Bushnell Papers

Call Number: RG 39
Abstract: The collection includes five diaries containing valuable biographical information and documenting Bushnell's trip abroad, 1845-1846, and manuscript sermons, 1832-1875, which give insight into the less formal aspects of Bushnell's thought. The material written about Bushnell during his lifetime pertains to the controversy associated with his theological beliefs. Horace Bushnell was born in Bantam, Connecticut on April 14, 1802. He was educated at Yale (B.A., 1827; M.A., 1830; B.D., 1833), and...
Dates: 1832-1902

Samuel Clarke Bushnell Papers

Call Number: RG 77

The papers consist primarily of manuscript sermons dating from 1877 to 1928. Samuel Clarke Bushnell (1852-1928), a Yale Divinity School graduate, was a Congregational minister in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Dates: 1877-1928

Cai Yongchun Papers

Call Number: RG 205

Correspondence, writings, and research materials by and about Cai Yongchun (Ts'ai Yung-ch'un) (1904-1983), provide insight into the life and work of a Chinese scholar, educator, and theologian, and into conditions in China during the Cultural Revolution.

Dates: 1924-2002

Leonard and Marjorie Caldwell Papers

Call Number: RG 217

This collection consists of personal letters, a diary, oral history transcript, printed material, photographs, and memorabilia dating primarly from 1921 to 1926 when Leonard Caldwell was teaching math and physics at the University of Nanking. Caldwell, a Yale graduate, worked as a civil engineer in the U.S. following his return from China. Marjorie Caldwell was a librarian, as well as missionary wife and mother.

Dates: 1921-1983

Campbell Family Papers

Call Number: RG 7
Abstract: The papers document two generations of Baptist missionary effort in South China. Extensive biographical and autobiographical material gives insight into the personal lives of the Campbells. Conditions in China during World War II are reflected in the letters of Louise and Dorothy Campbell. The Campbells were a family of missionaries in China. George Campbell and his wife, Jennie Wortman Campbell served in South China (1887-1916). Four of their eight children continued missionary efforts....
Dates: 1855-1972

Campus Ministry Advancement Records

Call Number: RG 259

This collection documents the history and operations of Campus Ministry Advancement, an organization incorporated in Ohio in 1967 to support Christian ministries in higher education. Legal documents, minutes, correspondence, financial records, and tax records are included.

Dates: 1967-2009

Campus Ministry Women records

Call Number: RG 68

The collection traces the operations of the Campus Ministry Women organization from its founding in 1974 until its disbanding in 1996.

Dates: 1969-1996

Emery and Elvera Carlson Papers

Call Number: RG 246
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, and collected material document the work of Emery W. Carlson and Elvera Teed Carlson, Lutheran missionaries serving in China from 1940 to 1949. Emery Carlson was a medical doctor who worked at the Lutheran Hospital in Xuchang, Henan (Hsuchang, Honan) province from 1941 to 1944. He was active in famine relief work 1942-1944 and in 1945 became an intelligence officer working for the Office of Strategic Services behind Japanese lines in Henan. After the war Carlson...
Dates: 1928-1980, bulk 1940-1949

Samuel Moss Carter Papers

Call Number: RG 268

Sermons, writings, notes, teaching materials, and personal items provide substantive documentation of the life and work of Dr. Samuel Moss Carter, an early African American graduate of the Yale Divinity School, who was a Baptist pastor and professor of Church History, primarily in Virginia.

Dates: 1923-1995

Catholic Apostolic Church Records

Call Number: RG 55

The papers consist primarily of printed pamphlets and sermons. The Catholic Apostolic Church was an eschatologically oriented group which split from the Church of England in the early 19th century.

Dates: 1825-1973

Irah Chase Papers

Call Number: RG 296

The collection documents Chase's theological training and his work at Columbian College and the Newton Theological Institution where he taught Biblical theology (1825-1838) and church history (1838-1845), as well as his later work as an author of tracts and articles for religious periodicals.

Dates: 1814-1864

George A. Chauncey Papers

Call Number: RG 267

Correspondence, writings, sermons, and collected material document the life and work of George A. Chauncey, who graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1952 and served as a Presbyterian parish minister in the South, activist for civil rights and peace, and founding director of the Washington Office of the Presbyterian Church.

Dates: 1948-2011

Chick Tract Collection

Call Number: RG 270

Controversial tracts written and illustrated in comic book style by Jack T. Chick since the early 1960s document a fringe element of American Christian fundamentalism and provide valuable insight into the reaction of evangelicalism to cultural upheavals in America society.

Dates: 1961-2015

Chinese Students' Christian Association in North America Records

Call Number: RG 13
Abstract: The papers, though quite fragmentary, represent the most complete documentation available for the history of the Chinese Students' Christian Association, and provide a skeletal outline of its activities, policies and personnel. This collection is a noteworthy supplement to other record groups at the Divinity Library that document religious work among college and university students. The Chinese Students' Christian Association was organized in 1909 by four students from the universities of...
Dates: 1909-1952

Christian Conference of Asia Records

Call Number: RG 237

These are the official archives of the Christian Conference of Asia, a regional ecumenical organization representing church councils and denominations in Australia, Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand. The CCA began as the East Asia Christian Conference in 1957 and changed its name to Christian Conference of Asia in 1973.

Dates: 1946-2008

John William Colenso Papers

Call Number: RG 129

Writings by and about Colenso document the controversies that surrounded this church leader in South Africa. John William Colenso (1814-1883) was appointed Bishop of Natal, South Africa in 1854. He was a controversial figure due to his stance on polygamy and his theology.

Dates: 1855-1908

Commission on Christian Higher Education Research Project records

Call Number: RG 231
Abstract: These papers document the “What is a Christian College?” Research Study Project conducted by the Commission on Christian Higher Education of the Association of American Colleges, in association with the National Council of Churches. The papers include workshop information, summaries of workshop results, research study progress reports from participating colleges, manuscripts of book chapters intended for publication, and correspondence regarding the research study, workshops, and...
Dates: 1951-1958

Committee on Christian Literature For Women and Children in Mission Fields, Inc. Records

Call Number: RG 90
Abstract: The archives document the work of an organization run by women for women. They provide insight into developing concepts of the role of Christian literature and related artwork overseas. The Committee was formed in 1912 under the sponsorship of the Federation of Women's Boards of Foreign Missions. Its goal was to provide Christian literature to women and children overseas. In the first fifty years of its existence the Committee supported 27 magazines, nine of which were originated by the...
Dates: 1909-1989