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Social Ethics Pamphlet Collection

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Call Number: RG 73
Overview: The Collection includes pamphlets, brochures, typescripts, booklets, comic books, posters, cartoons, letters, memoranda, offprints, etc., documenting various aspects of social issues in America and throughout the world during the mid-twentieth century.
Dates: 1919-1972, bulk 1938-1958

Standard Bible Committee Records

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Call Number: RG 70
Overview: The collection includes agendas, notes and working drafts that document the Committee's progress in its translation revision work. There is a small amount of material related to Committee procedures and publicity material. There is interesting documentation of public reaction to the new Revised Standard Version. The Standard Bible Committee was organized in 1929 by the International Council of Religious Education. The Committee was authorized in 1937 to proceed with the revision of the English...
Dates: 1939-1973

Henry Stauffer Papers

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Call Number: RG 125
Overview: Sermons, writings, and scrapbooks document Stauffer's work as a Congregational minister. Henry Stauffer (1858-1949) was a graduate of the Yale Divinity School who served Congregational churches in Ohio, Wisconsin, and California, and was active in promoting social reforms.
Dates: 1874-1948

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

Lee McGee Street Papers

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Call Number: RG 229
Overview: This collection is comprised of writings, correspondence, news clippings, and photographs documenting the life and work of Eleanor "Lee" McGee, including her ordination to the Episcopal priesthood on September 7, 1975. Lee McGee was one of the first women ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church and an early female faculty member at Yale Divinity School, serving from 1987 to 1997 as Squire Professor of Pastoral Counseling. Her career spans a variety of work in college chaplaincy,...
Dates: 1968-2010

Moses Stuart Papers

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Call Number: RG 294
Overview: The collection primarily documents Stuart's professional work as a Congregational minister (1806-1810) and professor at Andover Theological Seminary (1810-1848).
Dates: 1802-1848

Student Christian Movement in New England Records

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Call Number: RG 57
Overview: The papers include correspondence, reports and minutes, study papers, printed material, and financial material. They constitute the official archive of the Student Christian Movement in New England (SCMNE) from its formation in 1934 to its dissolution in 1967. The papers contain information about the local Christian ministries programs of various colleges and universities in New England. These papers form part of a group of documentation at the Yale Divinity School Library of student work in...
Dates: 1926-1974

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

Paul Yu-Kuang Sun papers

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Call Number: RG 316
Overview: This collection reflects the life and works of Paul Yu-Kuang Sun, a surviving prisoner of the White Terror in Taiwan from the mid-twentieth century. This collection was put together by his daughter Kang-I Sun Chang to include his writings, audio and visual copies of a selection of Sun’s sermons and lectures including one at Yale University, a large selection of Sun’s correspondence in both English and Chinese, and some biographical materials including published works about Paul Sun.
Dates: 1970-2008

John Sung Papers

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Call Number: RG 263
Overview: John Sung (1901-1944) was a prominent Chinese Christian evangelist. This collection consists of of a complete collection of his diaries spanning from 1919 to 1944, correspondence and postcards (primarily to his parents), and his writings and notes (such as sermons, Bible stories, reflections on his illness, prayer lists, etc.)
Dates: 1919-1944

Lennig Sweet Papers

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Call Number: RG 150
Overview: Letters, reports, and printed material document the work of the Beijing (Peking) (Beijing) YMCA, which was sponsored by Princeton-in-Peking. Lennig Sweet served the YMCA in Beijing, China between 1916 and 1934. He later worked for United China Relief from 1942 to 1947 and as YMCA Secretary for Overseas Staff and YMCA Secretary in Seoul, Korea.
Dates: 1915-1974

Paul and Frieda Taylor Family Papers

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Call Number: RG 227
Overview: Correspondence, writings, and collected material document the life and work of educational missionaries Paul and Frieda Taylor and their family, who served at Huachung University in central China. From 1924 to 1927 Paul V. Taylor taught philosophy and English at Huping College, Yueyang (Yochow) [now Yueyang], Hunan province. After a period in the U.S., Taylor served as professor and Dean of the School of Education and later Dean of the Faculty at Huachung University (Central China College) in...
Dates: 1921-2015, bulk 1924-1950

Walter and Ruth Marie Taylor Papers

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Call Number: RG 251
Overview: Letters, writings, and photographs document the life and work of Walter Taylor as an Episcopal missionary architect based in Wuhan, Central China from 1923 to 1927. Taylor's long distance courtship of his future wife Ruth Marie Smith, her eventual voyage to China to marry him in 1926, and their life in China during a politically turbulent time are well documented.
Dates: 1923-1954

Theological Discussion Group Papers

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Call Number: RG 43
Overview: The majority of the approximately 200 papers were written in connection with the Theological Discussion Group. The papers provide insight into the thoughts and Christian perspective of numerous American theologians and discuss various religious issues of the times. Papers arising from other organizations with similar intent are also contained in the collection. The Theological Discussion Group was established in 1934 as a series of two weekend retreat discussions during the academic year where...
Dates: 1933-1965

Norman E. Thomas Papers

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Call Number: RG 112
Overview: Correspondence, writings, course-related material, and subject files document the work of Norman E. Thomas. Norman E. Thomas is a prominent missiologist, theological educator, and historian of world Christianity. A Yale graduate, he served as a missionary in Africa, missions administrator for the United Methodist Church, Director of the Mission and Evangelism Program and Boston University School of Theology, and Professor of World Christianity at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio...
Dates: 1953-2011

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