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American Missionaries and Educators in China

 Collection
Identifier: H-Mss-0023

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Scope and Content Note

The materials that comprise the American Missionaries and Educators in China collection originated from Claremont Graduate School's Oral History Program. In 1969 the China Missionaries Project began, creating oral histories for 44 individuals who served as missionaries or educators in China. During the course of this project several of the missionaries and educators donated their papers to Honnold/Mudd Library Special Collections.

The collection contains many different types of materials, including correspondence, diaries, writings, photographs, reports, article clippings, and booklets. The collection covers the years 1889-1972 with the bulk of the material ranging from 1910-1950.

In processing this collection, the documents were organized by individuals represented in the collection, divided into series for the larger sets of personal papers, and arranged in chronological order.

The collection is organized into 23 series:
  • Series 1: Ady (Merrill S.)
  • Series 2: Cross (Rowland McLean)
  • Series 3: Ely (Lois Anna)
  • Series 4: Gillespie (Miln)
  • Series 5: Horn (Josie E.)
  • Series 6: Houston (Lyda S.)
  • Series 7: Ikenberry (E.L. and Olivia D.)
  • Series 8: Jones (Francis Price)
  • Series 9: Kellogg (Claude R.)
  • Series 10: Lingle (Jean)
  • Series 11: Luce (Henry)
  • Series 12: McCallum (James H.)
  • Series 13: Potts (Anna Hortense)
  • Series 14: Rowley (Grace)
  • Series 15: Scott (Roderick)
  • Series 16: Shepherd (Clara Sargent)
  • Series 17: Simkin (Robert and Margaret)
  • Series 18: Smythe (Lewis S. C.)
  • Series 19: Steurt (Marjorie Rankin)
  • Series 20: Tootell (George T.)
  • Series 21: Topping (W. H.)
  • Series 22: Winans (Pearl B. Fosnot)
  • Series 23: Unknown Affiliation
  • Dates

    • 1889-1972 1915-1945
    • Majority of material found within 1915 - 1945

    Creator

    Extent

    35 boxes (20.5 linear feet)

    Language of Materials

    English

    Abstract

    The collection contain correspondence, diaries, writings, photographs, reports, article clippings, and booklets that document the experiences of American missionaries and educators in China. This collection was assembled through the China Missionaries Oral History Project at Claremont Graduate School from 1969-1971. The collection covers the years 1889-1972 with the bulk of the material ranging from 1910-1950.

    Location note

    Please consult repository.

    Provenance

    Gift of participants of the Claremont Graduate University's Oral History Program, China Missionaries Project, circa 1971

    Related Material

    China Missionaries Oral History Project: Claude Rupert Kellogg. Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1969.

    China Missionaries Oral History Project: Ernest L. Ikenberry. Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1971. Hon Spcl XC 14 OR24 IK3

    China Missionaries Oral History Project: Frances Price Jones. Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1970. Hon Spcl XC 14 OR24 J715

    China Missionaries Oral History Project: George T. Tootell. Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1971. Hon Spcl XC 14 OR24 T619

    China Missionaries Oral History Project: Grace May Rowley. Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1970. Hon Spcl XC 14 OR24 R797

    China Missionaries Oral History Project: James Henry McCallum. Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1971. Hon Spcl XC 14 OR24 AD99

    China Missionaries Oral History Project: Lewis S. C. Smythe. Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1971. Hon Spcl XC 14 OR24 SM99

    China Missionaries Oral History Project: Marjorie Rankin Steurt. Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1971. Hon Spcl XC 14 OR24 ST46

    China Missionaries Oral History Project: Margaret Timberlake Simkin. Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1971. Hon Spcl XC 14 OR24 SI45

    China Missionaries Oral History Project: Merrill Steele Ady. Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1971. Hon Spcl XC 14 OR24 AD99

    China Missionaries Oral History Project: Pearl Fosnot Winans. Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1971. Hon Spcl XC 14 OR24 W721

    China Missionaries Oral History Project: Roderick Scott. Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1971. Hon Spcl XC 14 OR24 SC85

    China Missionaries Oral History Project: Rowland McLean Cross. Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1969.

    China Missionaries Oral History Project: William Hill Topping. Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1971. Hon Spcl XC 14 OR24 T629

    General Physical Description note

    20.5 linear feet (35 boxes)

    Processing History

    Processed by Kelley Wolfe Bachli, 2005.

    Creator

    Title
    Guide to the American Missionaries and Educators in China Collection
    Status
    Completed
    Author
    Finding aid created by Kelley Wolfe Bachli, 2005
    Date
    © 2005
    Description rules
    Describing Archives: A Content Standard
    Language of description
    English
    Script of description
    Code for undetermined script
    Language of description note
    Description is in English

    Repository Details

    Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

    Contact:
    800 North Dartmouth Ave
    Claremont CA 91711 United States