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Ruth Rouse papers

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Call Number: RG 313
Overview: The Ruth Rouse papers, 1897-1957, consist of Rouse’s personal accounts of her international work with the Student Volunteer Movement (SVM), World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), and the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), as well as her research files on the history of global ecumenism.
Dates: 1897-1957

Abbie G. Sanderson Papers

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Call Number: RG 149
Overview: Detailed family correspondence, writings, and collected material document the life and work of a single woman missionary in South China. Abbie G. Sanderson was an American Baptist missionary in South China from 1918 to 1937 and 1946 to 1953. She later taught at a girls' school in Sendai, Japan, and retired in 1959.
Dates: 1907-1961

Karl and Ada Scheufler Papers

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Call Number: RG 25
Overview: The papers provide excellent documentation of Methodist Episcopal Church mission work in Fujian (Fukien) Province during the first half of the 1920s. The internal workings of the Methodist mission, relationships with Chinese church workers, and the impact of political unrest are described in detail. Correspondence provides nearly weekly, detailed descriptions of the Scheuflers' life in China, including daily life and missionary work, evangelistic itineration, military and bandit activity, and...
Dates: 1921-1935

George and Mary Schlosser Papers

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Call Number: RG 19
Overview: The papers document the work of the conservative Free Methodist Church in central China. Both George and Mary Schlosser was active in evangelistic work in the countryside and came in close contact with the Chinese people. Famine relief work, societal routine, and the disruption of Chinese society during the period 1908 to 1949 are documented. George and Mary Ogren Schlosser were missionaries under the Free Methodist Church Foreign Missionary Board. Stationed primarily in Henan (Honan) Province,...
Dates: 1901-1988

Shanghai American School Records: the Phoebe White Wentworth Collection of Shanghai American School History and Memorabilia

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Call Number: RG 132
Overview: During the WWII years 1941-1945, however, various spin-offs of SAS were organized by former teachers that kept the school going (under different names), including a school established in a Japanese internment camp. A final spin-off, the Private America School, continued the basic SAS curriculum until 1950 when the Communist government forced the school's closure. The Shanghai American School (SAS) was founded in 1912 for the purpose of educating the children of American missionaries,...
Dates: 1911-2016

Katherine Shapleigh Papers

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Call Number: RG 176
Overview: Letters, writings, photographs, and collected material document the fascinating life of Katherine Shapleigh, including her missionary work in China. Raised as a traditional Episcopalian, Katherine Chase Pratt Shapleigh married Alfred Shapleigh, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, and they served in Tianjin (Tientsin), China under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) from 1896 to 1897. Apparently experiencing a transformation in their religious beliefs, the...
Dates: 1887-1976

Smith Family Papers

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Call Number: RG 5
Overview: The papers, dating from 1894-1971, primarily document the activities of Edward Huntington Smith and his daughter, Helen Huntington Smith in the United States and China. The Smiths were a family of Congregational missionaries in China, 1901-1950, primarily in Ing Tai and Fuzhou (Foochow). Educated at Amherst College and Hartford Theological Seminary, Edward Huntington Smith devoted nearly 50 years of his life to running an orphanage, raising funds, and promoting Christian education in Ing Tai,...
Dates: 1894-1972

John Curtis and Mary Snell Smith Papers

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Call Number: RG 207
Overview: John Curtis Smith and Mary Snell Steele Smith were Congregational missionaries from New England who served in Sri Lanka (Ceylon), which was then part of the India Mission of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM). This collection provides intensive documentation for the lives of missionary families, especially "missionary children" and their extended families in the 1850s through the early 1870s. Of particular value in this collection is the large number of letters...
Dates: 1837-1873, bulk 1853-1869

George and Grace Snyder Papers

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Call Number: RG 160
Overview: Correspondence and printed material document the work of the Evangelical and Reformed Church China mission. George and Grace Snyder were American missionaries in Yuanling, Hunan Province, China, serving under the Evangelical and Reformed Church from 1920 to 1950.
Dates: 1917-1982

Albert and Celia Steward Papers

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Call Number: RG 20
Overview: The papers document the Steward's missionary work and personal lives, detailing their daily activities and political and social conditions in China. Albert Newton Steward (1897-1959) and Celia Belle Speak Steward (1897-1992) were stationed in Nanking, China as educational missionaries under the Methodist Board of Missions. Albert taught botany at the University of Nanking. During World War II, Albert was interned at Chapei Camp, Shanghai from 1943-1945. In 1951, Albert became curator of the...
Dates: 1908-1979

David M. Stowe Papers

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Call Number: RG 156
Overview: Correspondence, sermons, lectures, writings, reports, slides, and collected material document the life and work of David M. Stowe, who was a top level executive for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, the United Church Board for World Ministries, and the National Council of Church Division of Overseas Ministries. The collection includes extensive documentation of the history of the ABCFM and UCBWM that Stowe compiled in preparation for writing a history of the Boards.
Dates: 1806-2011, bulk 1949-1999

Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions Records

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Call Number: RG 42
Overview: The papers document the activities of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions and provide valuable information on various aspects of American religious life during the period 1886-1964. Religious conditions on American college and university campuses are documented. Vast files of student volunteer application, information and health examination blanks provide personal data on thousands of prospective missionaries which is of potential interest to genealogists, biographers and...
Dates: 1886-1964

Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions Records - Addendum A

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Call Number: RG 42a
Overview: These records primarily document the last decade of the SVM's autonomous existence, 1949-1959, complementing the records found in Record Group No. 42. The Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions was an organization that sought to recruit college and university students in the United States for missionary service. In 1959, the Student Volunteer Movement, the United Student Christian Council, and the Interseminary Committee merged to form the National Student Christian Federation.
Dates: 1886-1964

James Claude Thomson and James C. Thomson Jr. Papers

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Call Number: RG 24
Overview: The James Claude Thomson and James C. Thomson, Jr. Papers provide a visual and written record of James Claude Thomson's career as a biochemist, professor at the University of Nanking, and medical nutrition expert. The collection contains Thomson's private and professional correspondence, a record of his academic and research work, several copies of his nutritional surveys of Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan, as well as the lectures and speeches he delivered during his long career as a professor. A...
Dates: 1917-2010

Walter and Margaret Tong Papers

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Call Number: RG 189
Overview: Detailed correspondence and reports document American missionary work in the Philippines and Taiwan. Walter and Margaret Tong were missionaries serving under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in Davao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands from 1931 to 1947. Following World War II Walter served as Candidate Secretary of the ABCFM and later they worked with Church World Service in Taiwan.
Dates: 1923-1972

Thomas Torrance Papers

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Call Number: RG 16
Overview: These papers document the work of the China Inland Mission and American Bible Society in Sichuan (Szechuan), West China. Also of significance in the collection are primary source accounts of Chinese Christians, and materials related to Torrance's research among the Ch'iang people in the upper Min valley, including relating to Torrance's theory that the Ch'iang people were of Jewish descent. Thomas Torrance was a missionary in Sichuan (Szechuan), China from 1896 to 1934, first with the China...
Dates: 1883-2016

Eugene A. Turner Papers

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Call Number: RG 206
Overview: Correspondence, writings, and collected material document the life and work of Eugene A. Turner, who served under the YMCA in China from 1913 to 1947. Turner was involved in student and city work for the Y.M.C.A. in China and was a keen observer of Chinese customs and political events.
Dates: 1824-1948 1913-1948, bulk 1913-1948

Katherine Vaughn Papers

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Call Number: RG 31
Overview: Correspondence, writings, collected material and photographs document the work of Katherine Vaughn with the YWCA in Guangzhou (Canton) and Shanghai, China from 1920-1930.
Dates: 1920-1930

Carl and Elisabeth Wahl Papers

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Call Number: RG 192
Overview: Regular and substantive correspondence as well as writings and biographical information provide an excellent picture of the lives and work of the Wahls. Carl and Elisabeth Wahl served as missionaries in China under the Evanglical Church. They were first stationed in Shenzhou (Shenchow) and later in Tongren, Guizhou (Tungjen, Kweichow Province) (now Guizhou) at the Ming Teh Boys' School. Following Carl's untimely death in 1934, Elisabeth returned to China as a teaching missionary until forced to...
Dates: 1908-1944

Horace Waller Papers

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Call Number: RG 72
Overview: The papers supplement and provide supporting detail for the major collection of Waller papers located at Rhodes House Library in Oxford, England. These papers document the Zambezi expedition of David Livingstone (1813-1873) and the early history of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa. Waller's friendship with Livingstone is apparent in their correspondence. Waller's deep interest in Africa and...
Dates: 1858-1896