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Inventory of the Gordan K. Chapman: Protestant Church Commission for Japanese Service Collection
GTU 2002-9-01  
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Description
The Protestant Church Commission for Japanese Service was set-up in response to Executive Order 9066 ordering all Japanese-American citizens and aliens evacuated from the U.S. West Coast and relocated to centers in the interior. The Commission acted as a conduit of information among the camp churches, various denominational headquarters, and the wider American culture. Toward the end of the War, the Commission's main activity was to aid returning evacuees, clergy in resuming their interrupted ministries, and lay people with their lives. Gordon K. Chapman, a Presbyterian minister with extensive Japanese missionary experience, was the Executive Director from start to finish.
Background
The Protestant Church Commission for Japanese Service was set up in response to Executive Order 9066 ordering all Japanese-American citizens and aliens evacuated from the U.S. West Coast and relocated to centers in the interior. It was first named the Western Area Protestant Church Commission for Wartime Japanese Service. The majority of the members were Protestant ministers who had served as missionaries in Japan for considerable amounts of time, several from about 1900 on.
Extent
1 box

1 linear ft.
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.