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Missions

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered general works on the activities and programs of missionaries and works on Christian missions. Works on the purpose of the church and its activities are entered under Mission of the church.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Lyman Hoover Papers

 Collection
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

Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions Records

 Collection
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

Robert Parmelee Wilder Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 38
Overview: Material documents the development of the Christian missionary movement among students in the United States and Europe, 1886-1938. Family correspondence documents the missionary work of Wilder's parents in India, 1846-1875, as well as his work in India, 1893-1902. Robert Parmelee Wilder was born in India of missionary parents in 1863. He earned the A.B. and A.M. degrees from Princeton University (1886, 1888) and the B.D. degree from UnionTheological Seminary (1891). He was a founder of the...
Dates: 1840-1940