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Box  1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1905-1967.

Scope and Content Note

Announcements, correspondence, invitations, memorabilia, receipts, arranged alphabetically by subject
Box 1

Miscellaneous

 

Biographical data

 

Clippings

 

Correspondence with the University of Oregon, Eugene

 

National Christian Council of China - Resolution on the Services of Charles Luther Boynton (hereafter CLB)

 

Notes and indexes of Boynton Papers

 

Receipts

Box  1-2

CORRESPONDENCE FILE, 1901-1967.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in three groups: general correspondence, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent; open letters sent annually to his friends entitled Dear Friends, arranged chronologically; and personal correspondence with his family, arranged chronologically. See also SUBJECT FILE, Post World War II; CHAPEI CIVIL ASSEMBLY CENTER; SHANGHAI AMERICAN SCHOOL
Box 1

General correspondence

 

Miscellaneous and unidentified

 

Boynton, Edmund C. See also SUBJECT FILE, Post World War II

 

Boynton, Leila Dozier. See also CHAPEI CIVIL ASSEMBLY CENTER

 

Bramble, Joan and Ronald

 

Davis, Lowry and Mary B.

 

Fahs, Charles H.

 

Farrior, Stacy and Kitty

 

Fickett, Nellie

 

Field, Gertrude

 

First Federal Savings Alhambra, A.G. Kruse

 

Fisher, A.J. and Dorothy

 

Fitch, Mr. and Mrs. George A.

 

Fosdick, Harry Emerson

 

Fox, George A.

 

Fridell, Elmer A.

 

Fulcher, Helen McCracken

 

Hening, S.E.

 

Ho, T.K. (Deputy Mayor of Shanghai)

 

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Philip T. McLean

 

Kerr, Willis

 

Magill, Orrin R., Jr.

 

Marriage License Bureau, Los Angeles, Ella Moody

 

Patch, George E. and Julia

 

Rawbinson, John L.

 

Renwick, William G.

 

Turner, Eugene A.

 

U.S. State Department

 

Westbrook, Louise and Hart

 

Dear friends open letters

 

1909

 

1929-1957

 

Original copies

 

Printed copies

Box 2

Personal and family correspondence

 

Kansas

 

August 1901-January 1903. Transcribed letters to his mother

 

July 1902-June 1903. Original letters to his mother, father and brother

 

New York

 

July 1903-July 1904

 

June 1904-July 1905

 

August 1905-October 1906

 

Early years in China, 1906-1909

 

Transcripts of postcards, 1903-1953

Box  3

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1901-1963.

Scope and Content Note

Addresses, autobiographical writings, drafts, notes, personal meditations, reports, sermons, arranged alphabetically by title
Box 3

American Missions in China, n.d. Two carbon copies of an essay on the nineteenth century movement

 

Appeal to the Community Church of Shanghai, 16 June 1940. Typescript of an address requesting aid for the Hopei and Shantung Provinces

 

Attempting the Impossible, 9 August 1936. Typescript and carbon fragments of a speech

 

Autobiographical writings. See also Shanghai American School, The Growth of an Idea

 

General. Carbon typescript of notes and portions of an autobiographical article

 

How War Came to Shanghai, August 1937. Transcribed letter to E.C. Lobenstine

 

Kansas travel diary, 1901-1903. Typewritten transcript of the original

 

Notes on Life in the Chapei Civil Assembly Center, 1943-1945. Carbon typescript, copied from original books

 

Peace, Peace, When there is No Peace, 29 May 1963. Typescript concerning Shanghai after 1941.

 

Shanghai American School History, n.d. Typescript and carbon copy

 

Since Pearl Harbor, n.d. Typescript and carbon copy of a description of life and work at Chapei

 

Thirty-Nine Years (1906-1946). Typescript of a description of life and work in China

 

This, I Believe, 7 May 1906. Carbon copies of CLB's statement of faith upon ordination, prefaced with an autobiographical sketch. See also Statement of Faith for original text

 

Broadcast of the American Red Cross, May 1938. Typescript of a speech written for Norman Davis, President of the American Red Cross

 

Chapei Civil Assembly Speeches, 19 October 1944 - 15 April 1945. Handwritten church services and sermons

 

Is the Church in China Declining? December 1932. Printed copy of an article published in The Chinese Recorder

 

Lea, General Homer, ca. 1951. Typescript of CLB's memorandum of his contacts with Lea

 

The Life Eternal, 13 March 1938. Printed copy of a sermon delivered at the Community Church of Shanghai

 

Memorial Day Address at Bubbling Well Cemetary, 1924. Typescript of an address to the Shanghai American Community, the Shanghai American School, and the American Company of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps

 

Nominating Speech for H.F. Kay, Spring 1945. Typescript of a speech recommending Kay as American representative of the Chapei Civil Assembly Center

 

Notes for addresses, sermons, etc, 1906-1941. Typescripts

 

Our Christianity and our Staff, ca. 1930. Typescript carbon copy of an essay considering the role the National Christian Council

 

Protest of Ransomed Americans, May 1923. Typescript carbon copy transcribed from the China Press, of a speech written for Anne Alter Fearm at the Shaghai Town Hall

 

The Purpose of Life, 24 August 1934. Two typescript carbon copies of CLB's meditation

 

The Rise and Development of Protestant Missions in China, 4 October 1939. Typescript carbon copy

 

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 15 April 1945. See Chapei Civil Assembly Speeches

 

Sermons. Miscellaneous sermons and fragments. Typescripts and carbon copies

 

Shanghai American School. See also Autobiographical writings, Shanghai American School History

 

A Brief Chronology, June 1936. Two typescript carbon copies

 

Commencement Address, Shanghai American School, 1925. Typescript

 

The Growth of an Idea, n.d. Typescript carbon copy

 

Notes for the History and Reunion Proposal, n.d. Typescripts

 

Statement of Faith, 7 May 1906. Original typescript and carbon copy of the address given under examination for ordination. See also Autobiographical writings, This I Believe for explanatory notes

 

Trained, Tried, True, 23 June 1924. Original typescript and two carbon copies of a commencement address delivered at South China College

 

Union Church Sermons, 1918, 1922, and 1939. Handwritten and typescript notes for sermons

 

The Use of Subsidies, 17 February 1933. Original typescript and two carbon copies of a personal memorandum

 

We are the Pilgrims of Hope, 22 November 1945. Original typescript and carbon copy of a Thanksgiving Day address delivered at the Community Church of Shanghai

 

What is the Present Status of the Protestant Enterprise in China? ca. 1937. Typescript carbon copy

 

What is Truth? ca. 1930. Original typescript and carbon copy of his personal meditation

 

YMCA Annual Reports 1908-1910. Two original typescripts and a carbon copy of the 1910 report

Box  4-6

SUBJECT FILE, 1901-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Charts, graphs, correspondence, notes, periodicals, arranged alphabetically by subject
Box 4

Miscellaneous

 

American Association of China, Shanghai

 

Boynton, Leila Dozier - Correspondence

 

Cemetary lists

 

Beijing

 

Shanghai

 

Tientsin

 

Chinese-American Institute of Cultural Relations, Shanghai

 

Community Church of Shanghai

 

General

 

Announcements

 

Annual reports and financial statements

 

Governing Board

 

Membership, 1938

 

Minutes

 

Parish bulletin

 

Parish scope

 

Women's Auxiliary

 

Consuls in China, 1845-1935

 

Cross, Laura - Poetry

 

Education

 

Evacuation of China, 1948

 

Floods

 

Hallock, Henry Galloway C.

 

Hensley, Reverend and Mrs. C. Marvin

 

Koreans in Shanghai

 

Maps. Correspondence regarding the collecting of, Mattox, Dr. E.L.

 

Miao, Chester S. See also Post World War II, Correspondence, American Consulate

 

Minute Man, 1922

Box 5

Missionaries in China, ca. 1910

 

Charts, diagrams

 

Correspondence

 

The Future of Christian Missions in China. Memorandum of informal discussions by a group of missionaries

 

Lists. See also NOTEBOOKS

 

Miscellaneous

 

General

 

Americans in Shanghai, 19 December 1945

 

Chapei Civil Assembly Center

 

Gibbon's Catalogue's Monthly Supplement, 1905-1903

 

Revisions

 

Moslems in China, N.E.Z. Pickens

 

National Christian Council of China, Shanghai

 

North China American, 1935

 

Post World War II

 

Correspondence

 

Miscellaneous and fragments

 

American Consulate

 

Boynton, Edmund

 

Cross, Rowland M.

 

Decker, Dr. J.W.

 

Fairlield, Wynn G.

 

McKenna, James (re: repatriation)

 

Sakamoto, James G. (re: repatriation)

 

Wegener, R. (re: repatriation)

 

Shanghai - Celebrations, invitations

 

U.S. Forces, Shanghai, 1946 - Telephone directory

Box 6

Religious pamphlets

 

Robertson, Clarence H. Robbie

 

Shanghai Municipal Orchestra

 

Thanksgiving Services, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Shanghai

 

United Board of Christian Colleges, New York

 

General

 

Annual reports

 

New Horizons

 

United Church Board for World Missions Newsletter

 

Wheaton Alumni Quarterly, Summer 1964

 

Women's Groups, Shanghai

 

YMCA. See also SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, YMCA Annual Reports

Box  6

CHAPEI CIVIL ASSEMBLY CENTER, 1943-1945.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, minutes, periodicals, service prayers, arranged alphabetically by subject. See also SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, Chapei speeches, and nominating speech for H.F. Kay; SUBJECT FILE, Missionaries, Chapei, and Miao, Chester S.; NOTEBOOKS
Box 6

Assembly Times, 1943-1945

 

Bulletin, American Baptist Foreign Missionary Society

 

Correspondence

 

Miscellaneous

 

Boynton, Edmund C.

 

Damsgaard, Alexis and Dorothy

 

Dozier, Mary Boynton (Mrs. Barton)

 

Morgan, Edith

 

Wechsler, Rudolf

 

Woodward, Peggy Anddibark

 

Examinations held by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, 1944 and 1945

 

Minute book of Protestant Church (transcribed)

 

Notes

 

Service prayers during internment

 

Transcripts of small notebooks. See NOTEBOOKS for original copies

Box  7

SHANGHAI AMERICAN SCHOOL, 1912-1963.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, minutes, notes, periodicals, prospecti, arranged alphabetically by subject. See also SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, Shanghai American School; NOTEBOOKS, student enrollment lists and school newspaper
Box 7

Alumni

 

Construction

 

Correspondence

 

Curriculum

 

Enrollment lists. See also CORRESPONDENCE, Westbrook, Louise and Hart; NOTEBOOKS

 

General

 

Prior to CLB's administration

 

1912-1941

 

Financial records

 

History - Correspondence

 

General

 

Anderson, Colena

 

Bartlett, Willard W.

 

Merwin, Wallace

 

Minutes

 

Notes

 

Origins and dedication

 

Post war reopening

 

Prospecti and other printed matter

 

Reunion, Class of 1936

 

Shanghai American, 1935-1937

 

Status reports

Box  8-9

NOTEBOOKS AND OVERSIZE MATERIAL, 1910-1945.

Scope and Content Note

Address books, Chapei camp notes, guest books, lists of missionaries and students, personal notes
Box 8-9

20 notebooks compiled by CLB and three oversize folders

Box 10.A-V

PHOTOGRAPHS.

Envelope: A

30 prints depicting Charles Luther Boynton and his wife, mostly in Shanghai, China, with friends and colleagues of the National Christian Council of China, the China Continuation Committee, the Chinese YMCA, the Shanghai American School, the China Amsterdam Youth Conference Delegation, the American Women's Club, the Phi Beta Kappa Officers' Association, the H.S.S. Galveston sailors, and the U.S. Army. Includes one print of Chiang Kai-shek and Madame Chiang Kai-shek, as well as many other Chinese acquaintances, 1916-1941

Envelope: B

13 prints depicting Peking, 1920; Shanghai, 1939-1940; Kuling, 1909; and 3 negatives of a refugee camp after a typhoon, 6 July 1939

Box 10-11

INCREMENTAL MATERIALS

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This addition to the collection has not yet been described. Please let the Hoover Institution Archives know if you would like to see this material described. Contact us at hooverarchivesinfo@stanford.edu