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Guide to the American Missionaries and Educators in China Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Scope and Contents of the Collection
  • Subject Headings
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: American Missionaries and Educators in China
    Date (inclusive): 1889-1972
    Date (bulk): 1915-1945
    Collection number: H1971.1
    Creator: Ady, Merrill S. Cross, Rowland McLean Ely, Lois Anna Gillespie, Miln Horn, Josie E. Houston, Lyda S. Ikenberry, Ernest Leroy and Olivia D. Jones, Francis Price Kellogg, Claude R. Lingle, Jean Luce, Henry McCallum, James H. Potts, Anna Hortense Rowley, Grace Scott, Roderick Shepherd, Clara Sargent Simkin, Robert and Margaret Smythe, Lewis S. C. Steurt, Marjorie Rankin Tootell, George T. Topping, William Hill Winans, Pearl B. Fosnot
    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.
    Extent: 20.5 linear feet (35 boxes)
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Honnold/Mudd Library.
    800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
    Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
    Claremont University Consortium
    Claremont, California 91711
    Collection Number: H1971_1
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Physical Location: Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

    Information for Researchers

    Restrictions on Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], American Missionaries and Educators Collection, Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    Acquisition Information

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

    Processing History

    Processed by Kelley Wolfe Bachli, 2005.

    Accruals

    No additions to the collection is anticipated.

    Scope and Contents of the Collection

    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

    Subject Headings

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection

    Subjects

    Missions China.
    Missionaries, American.
    Missionaries China diaries.
    Correspondence.
    Diaries.
    Photographs.
    Photographic postcards.
    Postcards.

    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