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Missionaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 103 Collections and/or Records:

Ellison and Lottie Hildreth Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 15
Overview: The papers provide valuable documentation of the work of the American Baptist South China Mission, complementing the Foster Family papers and Campbell Family papers also located at Yale Divinity School Library. The Hildreths' experiences are representative of many American missionaries to China in the early part of this century. Substantive correspondence with family members and fellow missionaries documents their striving to reach the mission field, their initial impressions of China, family...
Dates: 1886-1977

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

George Henry Hubbard papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 965
Overview: Chiefly diaries and account books kept by George Henry Hubbard describing his travels and his activities in Fukien Province as administrator of various schools, hospitals and missions. The account books provide a record for one of his schools and for his own personal expenses. Also in the papers are four letters to Hubbard, a diary containing school lessons kept by Hubbard's mother-in-law, Hannah Louise Plimpton Peet Hartwell, and notes on Paradise Lost made by...
Dates: 1894-1918

Edward H. and Lotta C. Hume papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 787
Overview: The papers document the career of Edward H. Hume, a physician and educator, whose major work was divided between China, where he founded the Hunan-Yale Medical College (1914) and New York, where he was trustee and director of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital (1928-1933). His life-long interest in Chinese medical problems is shown in his correspondence with members of the Yale-in-China Association staff. His subject files document the history of the various institutions of...
Dates: 1897-1990

Ernest and Olivia Ikenberry Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 168
Overview: Correspondence, writings, and collected material document the Ikenberrys' work in China and the U.S. Ernest and Olivia Ikenberry were American missionaries in China from 1922-1951, serving under the Church of the Brethren. Following their return from China they served at a Church of the Brethren mission among the Navajo Indians in Lybrook, New Mexico.
Dates: 1921-2005

Merrill Isely Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 158
Overview: Correspondence to family members and others, dating from 1919 to 1961, provides detailed documentation of Isely's life and work in Turkey. Merrill Isely and his wife Mildred were missionaries serving under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in Gaziantep, Turkey for four decades beginning in 1920.
Dates: 1919-1961

Eunice Johnson Collection on Timothy Richard

 Collection
Call Number: RG 232
Overview: This collection is comprised primarily of research materials collected by Eunice Johnson in her study of Timothy Richard (1845-1919), a Welsh Baptist missionary, statesman, and educator who spent forty-five years in China. The collected resources were used by Eunice Johnson in the writing of her Ph.D. dissertation, “Educational Reform in China, 1880-1910: Timothy Richard and his Vision for Higher Education.” The collection includes photocopies and some originals of writings by and about Timothy...
Dates: 1867-2002

William Richard Johnson Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 6
Overview: The papers detail the life and work of William Richard Johnson, most significantly documenting the years he spent in China, 1906-1942. William Richard Johnson was born in 1878 in Cornell, Illinois. He received a B.A. degree from Northwestern University in 1905 and an M.A. degree from Columbia University Teachers College in 1937. In 1906, Johnson sailed for China to serve as a missionary for the Methodist Episcopal Church. In China, he served as a pastor, educator and school administrator. He...
Dates: 1836-1966

Johnstone-Walker family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 949
Overview: Chiefly diaries and correspondence by the wife and daughters of Thomas Pinckney Johnstone, a missionary to Turkey from 1833 to 1853. The diaries record their attempts to convert Turkish, Greek, and Armenian neighbors, the persecutions suffered by the converts, and the life of the missionary family. Diaries and letters written on their return to the United States describe their life in Granville, Ohio where they met anti-slavery activists; in Salem, Massachusetts; and in New Haven, Connecticut....
Dates: 1833-1951, bulk 1833-1901

Laurence and Virginia Judd Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 188
Overview: This collection consists primarily of correspondence with family members, missionary colleagues, and supporting churches, which provides documentation of the life and work of Laurence and Virginia Judd. The Judds were Presbyterian missionaries and fraternal workers in Thailand from 1948 to 1970. Laurence was associate director of the Rural Life Department of the Church of Christ in Thailand from 1961 to 1970. Virginia was involved in educational work and the Church of Christ in Thailand Music...
Dates: 1943-2001

James Laughton Papers

 Collection
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

Dickson H. and Marjorie B. Leavens papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 715
Overview: The major portion of the papers of Dickson H. Leavens, economist and faculty member of the Yale Mission College in China, is made up of family and business correspondence. In the family correspondence, conducted regularly over nearly two decades (1909-1922), Leavens reports on the activities of the College and on political events in China, particularly in Changsha and Hunan. With his business correspondents, who were largely members of the Yale-in-China staff, the main subject is mission...
Dates: 1904-1972

Donald MacInnis Papers

 Collection
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

Manly Family Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 82
Overview: Correspondence, writings, photographs, and collected materials document the life and work of the Manly family in China. Political unrest in Chengdu 1911-1912 is well documented, as is the daily work of a Methodist missionary working with native churches. The collection includes valuable photographs of Sichuan from the early 1900s. Wilson Edward Manly, his wife Florence and daughters Marian and Grace were American Methodist missionaries in Sichuan (Szechwan) province from 1893 to 1943.
Dates: 1888-1976

Sarah Refo Mason Papers

 Collection
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

Josiah C. McCracken Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 113
Overview: Correspondence, writings, and collected material document the work of a distinguished medical missionary and educator in China and provide information about graduates of the Medical Department of St. John's University, Shanghai. Josiah Calvin McCracken was a medical missionary and educator in China from 1906 to 1948. Sent out by the Christian Association of the University of Pennsylvania, he headed the medical department at Canton Christian College from 1907 to 1912, and at St. John's...
Dates: 1901-1961

Miscellaneous Personal Papers Collection

 Collection
Call Number: RG 30
Overview: The Miscellaneous Personal Papers record group is an open collection consisting of the correspondence, diaries, writings and/or other papers and memorabilia of various individuals. This collection contains papers of individuals who were Yale faculty members, alumni/ae, clergy, ecumenical workers, or missionaries in areas other than China.
Dates: Various dates according to material

Missionary Society, Yale University, records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 515
Overview: The records consist of a constitution, minutes, and membership lists documenting the operations of the Yale Missionary Society.
Dates: 1852-1865

Lorenzo and Ruth Bennett Morgan Papers

 Collection
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

Morse Family Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 358
Overview: The principal figures in this collection are Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826) and his sons Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872) and Richard Cary Morse (1795-1868). More than half of the collection is made up of correspondence (1779-1868) among members of the family. Also included are legal and financial papers, sermons by Jedidiah and Richard Cary Morse, travel journals, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, printed matter, and photographs.
Dates: 1779-1868