Inventory to the James B. Webster Papers, 1894-2003

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Inventory to the James B. Webster Papers, 1894-2003

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: James B. Webster papers
Date (inclusive): 1894-2003
Collection number: 70027
Creator: Webster, James Benjamin, 1879-1929
Collection Size: 39 manuscript boxes, 5 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 envelope, 3 mounted photographs (21.4 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The papers relate to theology, and to missionary activities and Christian education in China. They are comprised of diaries, correspondence, notebooks, writings, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia.
Language: English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1970.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

September 29, 1879 Born, Passumpsic, Vermont
1908-1912 Educational missionary in China
1912 September 25 Married Alta Newby in Chinkiang [Zhenjiang], China
1912-1915 Director of pastoral work and lecturer in Chinese and English, Shanghai Baptist College and Seminary
1915-1917 Attended Hartford Seminary Foundation where he received his PhD in Religious Education
1917-1925 Head of Department of Education and professor of Education, Shanghai College
1924 Acting dean, Shanghai College
1926-1928 Associate professor of Education, College of the Pacific, Stockton, California
1928 Completed research study on adolescent interests of Chinese youths
1929 December 8 Died, Stockton, California

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection documents J. B. Webster's work and life as a Christian missionary in China. The collection includes day books, correspondence, newspaper articles, writings, and other printed material from Webster's daily life. Webster lived in China for many years as a teacher and an administrator at Shanghai College. As a missionary and as an employee at the college, Webster worked to improve the Christian religious education movement, particularly in China, which included completing sociological studies of Chinese adolescents and writing on effective religious education techniques. The collection contains many examples of coursework and lesson plans for various classes at Shanghai colleges and other schools. Webster was interested in examining how sociological factors in the community and culture affected the acceptance and incorporation of religious education. The professional correspondence in the collection contains letters with fellow missionaries, superiors, coworkers at the Shanghai college, and students.
Apart from the documents and materials from Webster's professional life, the collection contains material from Webster's own education and personal life, such as documents from his time at seminary and family correspondence. The collection includes letters, writings, photographs, and biographical material of Alta Newby Webster, James B. Webster's wife, as well as family receipts from China, which reveal the day to day existence of the Webster family in China. Additionally, Webster kept diaries that describe his life and travels in China. A;though Webster died in the United States in 1929, and there is material in the collection that was created after his death, including correspondence and memorial materials.
The collection includes a significant number of photographs depicting the Webster family and other missionary families in China, students and instructors at Shanghai College, and scenery from Webster's travels around the country. Also included are black-and-white photographs taken by Webster that depict revolutionary troops attacking Qing Imperial forces. Webster had access to the battlefront on land and at sea.

Access Points

Education.
Education--China.
Missions--China.
China.
Missionaries.


Collection Contents

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Biographical material and photographs

Box: 1-2

Diaries

Box: 1

1908

Box: 1

1911

Box: 1

1912

Box: 1

1913

Box: 1

1914

Box: 1

1915

Box: 1

1916 (2 diaries)

Box: 1

1918

Box: 1

1919

Box: 1

1920 (2 diaries)

Box: 1

1921

Box: 1

1922

Box: 1

1923

Box: 1

1924

Box: 1

1925

Box: 2

1908

Box: 2

"A Journal for Occasional Impressions" diary, 1908-1915

Box: 2

Diary of trip to Canton and Hankow, 1910

Box: 2

1926 (2 diaries)

Box: 2

1927 (2 diaries)

Box: 2

1929 (3 diaries)

Box: 2

Datebooks

Box: 2

1917

Box: 2

1928

Box: 2

1931

Box: 2

Shanghai College handbook (3 items), 1924-1925

Box: 2

Passports and Chinese visas

Box: 2

James Benjamin Webster (3 items), 1919, 1924-1925

Box: 2

Alta Newby Webster, 1924

Box: 2

Notebooks (3 items), 1931, undated

Box: 2 : 1

Printed material, undated

Box: 3-9

Correspondence

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Anderson, Elam, 1921-1926

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Apperson, Mell, 1927-1928

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

American University in Cairo, 1928-1929

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

A, 1919

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Bromley, Charled and Jane, 1915-1925

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Barker, Charlotte, 1918-1927

Box/Folder: 3 : 7-8

B, 1912-1928

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

College of the Pacific, 1926-1928

Box/Folder: 3 : 10

Chambers, China Baptist Publication Society, 1910-1915

Box/Folder: 3 : 11

Crocker, 1909-1927

Box/Folder: 3 : 12

Calvary Baptist Church, 1908-1914

Box/Folder: 3 : 13-15

C, 1911-1928

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

C, 1923-1928

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

College Executive Committee minutes, 1923-1925

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

College Executive Committee minutes and materials, 1917-1921

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Dennoyer-Geppert Co., 1928

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

E. P. Dutton & Co., 1922-1927

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

D, 1919-1928

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

E, 1916-1928

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

F, 1913-1925

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

Ginn and Co., 1920-1928

Box/Folder: 4 : 10

G, 1912-1928

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Galt, 1920-1929

Scope and Content Note

Regarding American University of Cairo
Box/Folder: 5 : 2-4

H, 1912-1928

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Hipps, 1919-1927

Box/Folder: 5 : 6

Hobart, 1908-1922

Box/Folder: 5 : 7

Institute for Social and Economic Research, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 8

Institute of Social and Religious Research, 1925-1929

Box/Folder: 5 : 9

I, 1921-1929

Box/Folder: 5 : 10

J, 1916-1925

Box/Folder: 5 : 11

K, 1920-1928

Box/Folder: 5 : 12-13

Love, J. F., 1916-1926

Box/Folder: 6 : 1

L, 1913-1923

Box/Folder: 6 : 2

Love conferences, notes and papers, 1919

Box/Folder: 6 : 3

Cooperation on the Foreign Mission Field, 1913-1919

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

Mitchell, S. C., 1913-1919

Box/Folder: 6 : 5

M, 1913-1919

Box/Folder: 6 : 6

National Council for Prevention of War, 1925-1928

Box/Folder: 6 : 7

N, 1910-1927

Box/Folder: 6 : 8

O, 1926

Box/Folder: 6 : 9

Publishers, 1910-1928

Box/Folder: 6 : 10

P, 1910-1928

Box/Folder: 6 : 11

Runyan, Walter, 1925-1926

Box/Folder: 6 : 12-13

Ray, T. B., 1914-1926

Box/Folder: 7 : 1

R, 1914-1926

Box/Folder: 7 : 2-3

Rawlinson, 1910-1928

Box/Folder: 7 : 4

University of Richmond, 1923-1928

Box/Folder: 7 : 5-8

Sheldon, 1908-1928

Box/Folder: 8 : 1

Southern Baptist Convention, Foreign Mission Board, 1906-1926

Box/Folder: 8 : 2-3

S, 1914-1927

Box/Folder: 8 : 4

Tewkbury, 1912-1924

Box/Folder: 8 : 5

T, 1912-1924

Box/Folder: 8 : 6-9

W, 1915-1929

Box/Folder: 8 : 10

Y, 1919-1925

Box/Folder: 8 : 10

Z, 1918

Box/Folder: 9 : 1

Assorted correspondece, 1926-1927

Box/Folder: 9 : 2

Assorted correspondece, 1928-1929

Box/Folder: 9 : 3

Assorted correspondece, 1929

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs
Box/Folder: 9 : 4

Assorted correspondece: Medical, 1922-1928

Box: 9-10

Notebooks

Box: 9

"Senior History," undated

Box: 9

"Greek Notes on St. John," 1907-1908

Box: 9

"Old Testament Interpretation," 1907-1908

Box: 9

"Church History Notes," 1907-1908

Box: 9

"Dr. Hobart, Christian Ethics," 1907-1908

Box: 9

"Dr. Hobart, Church and Civil Law," 1907-1908

Box: 9

"Criticisms of New Testament and Old Testament," 1907-1908

Box/Folder: 10 : 1-2

Poetical books, Alta Newby lecture notes, undated

Box: 10

"Pastoral Theology," 1907-1908

Box: 10

Examinations

Box: 10

"History of Education," 1910 May

Box: 10

"History of Education," 1916 March

Box: 10

"Fundamental Principles," 1916 March

Box: 10

"Fundamental Principles #20," 1916 March

Box: 10

"General Method," 1916 March 9

Box: 10

"General Method," 1916 April 13

Box: 10

Notebooks

Box: 10

"Notes on New Testament and Old Testament," 1910

Box: 10

"Analysis of Herbarium Plants," 1897

Box: 10

"Chemistry," undated

Box: 10

"Harmony of the Gospels," 1903

Box: 10

"Compositions," undated

Box: 10

"Studies in the Epistles of John," 1913

Box: 10

"Studies in John's Gospels from Ch. 11:16," 1913

Box: 10

"Studies in John's Gospels to Ch. 11:16," 1913

Box: 10

"History of the Apolstolic Church," 1913

Box: 10

"Sewing notes and Diary," 1905

Box: 11

"Crozer Theological Seminary," undated

Box: 11

"Notes from Teacher on Mateer's Lessons," undated

Box: 11

"Old Testament Interpretation," 1907-1908

Box: 11

"Lesson and Lecture Notes," undated

Box: 11

"Biology," 1906

Box: 11

"Crozer Theological Seminary," 1906

Box: 11

"Prophecy, Biblical Theology," 1906

Box: 11

"Assorted topics," 1906

Box: 11

"Bibliography in Systematic Theology, Church History," 1908

Box: 11

"Class Notes in Church History," undated

Box: 11

"Isaiah, Dr. Taylor," 1907-1908

Box: 11

"Notes on Church History from September 1900 to June 1901," undated

Box: 11

"Lesson and Lecture Notes," undated

Box: 12

"Lesson and Lecture Notes," undated

Box: 12

Notebook, 1898

Box: 12

"Crozer Theological Seminary, Volunteer band notes," 1907-1908

Box: 12

"Set of Physical Culture Examples," 1904-1905

Box: 12

"Speech Notes," undated

Box: 12

"Dr. Evans, Religions," undated

Box: 12

"Dr. Pollard, Homiletics," 1906-1908

Box: 12

"Sermons, Activities," 1894

Box: 12

"Compositions," undated

Box: 12

"Assorted classwork," (2 items) 1906

Box: 12

"French and Carpenter Work in Hartford Night School," 1916-1917

Box: 12

"History," (2 items) 1903-1905

Box: 12

Memo book, 1897

Box: 12

Cash book (account ledgers), 1902

Box: 12

Cash book (account ledgers), 1912-1913

Box/Folder: 12 : 1

Bible readings, 1902

Box/Folder: 12 : 2

Lecture notes, 1902

Box/Folder: 13 : 1-2

Religious education in school and church, 1924

Box/Folder: 13 : 3

Notes on Education 104, 1916-1924

Box/Folder: 13 : 4

Chinese correspondence, 1919-1924

Box/Folder: 13 : 5

South Dakota deeds, 1897-1899

Box/Folder: 13 : 6-9

Lesson plans, 1920

Box: 14

Notebooks

Box: 14

Education, 1922

Box: 14

"Preschool Age, Infancy Years," undated

Box: 14

"Preschool Age, Kindergarten Years," undated

Box: 14

"Comprehensive Program of Religious Education in the Local Church," undated

Box/Folder: 14 : 1

Data regarding development of summer schools, 1918-1919

Box/Folder: 14 : 2-6

Printed materials on Chinese education, 1915-1917

Box/Folder: 15 : 1

Printed material on Chinese education (Contd.)

Box: 15

Subject file

Box/Folder: 15 : 2

Esthetic, undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 3

Moral judgements, approval and disapproval, undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 4

Altruistic attitudes, undated

Box/Folder: 15

Religious attitudes

Box/Folder: 15 : 5

Belief in God, undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 6

Judgement of God's control of human affairs, undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 7

Attitude toward God, reasons, undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 8

Idea of prayer, undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 9

Judgement of value of prayer, reasons, undated

Box/Folder: 15

Social interests

Box/Folder: 15 : 10

Friendships, undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 11

Group activities, undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 12

Topics of conversation, undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 13

Sex interests, marriage, undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 14

Intellectual interests, Favorite reading material, undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 14

Study summary, undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 16

Readings and articles from Alta Newby Webster, 1915

Box/Folder: 15 : 17

"Little Bennie Cowboy Stories," undated

Box/Folder: 16 : 1

Working notes for manuscript, 1924-1928

Box/Folder: 16 : 2

China Christian Education Association, 1917-1925

Box/Folder: 16 : 3

Writings for sermons and lessons, undated

Box/Folder: 16 : 4

Printed material, undated

Box/Folder: 16 : 5

Collected writings, undated

Box/Folder: 16-17

A Survey of Chinese Adolescent Interests

Box/Folder: 16 : 6

Method, undated

Box/Folder: 16 : 7

Background, economic and religious, undated

Box/Folder: 16 : 8

Activities, undated

Box/Folder: 16 : 9

Play, undated

Box/Folder: 16 : 10

Definite abilities, undated

Box/Folder: 17 : 1

Vocation, undated

Box/Folder: 17 : 2

Property, undated

Box/Folder: 17 : 3

Animals, undated

Box/Folder: 17 : 4

Persons, heroes and aversions, undated

Box/Folder: 17 : 5

Introduction, undated

Box/Folder: 17 : 6

Fears, undated

Box/Folder: 17 : 7

Church history, foreign missions, and history of Methodism, undated

Box/Folder: 17 : 8

Pentateuch and historical books, undated

Box/Folder: 17 : 9

Church history notes, 1906-1907

Box/Folder: 17 : 10

Shanghai College, Education department notes and data, 1923-1925

Box/Folder: 17 : 11

James B. Webster Memorial Fund, 1931

Box/Folder: 17 : 12

Condoldences regarding death of James B. Webster, 1929-1930

Box/Folder: 18 : 1

Department of Education, College Curriculum Committee, 1918-1919

Box/Folder: 18 : 2

Problems of Oriental education, notes, 1927

Box/Folder: 18 : 3

Oriental civilization material, 1927-1928

Box/Folder: 18 : 4

Oriental civilization, clippings and images, 1927-1928

Box/Folder: 18 : 5

Printed material, 1926-1928

Box: 18

Psychology notes and education binder, 1926-1928

Box/Folder: 19 : 1

Visual education in religion, 1922-1923

Box/Folder: 19 : 2-3

Notes on planning education in China, 1919-1920

Box/Folder: 19 : 4

Education Department potential courses, 1921

Box/Folder: 19 : 5

Data on development of education debt at colleges, 1918

Box/Folder: 19 : 6

Theological education notes, 1918-1920

Box/Folder: 19 : 7

College community cultivation, 1919-1920

Box/Folder: 19 : 8-11

History of religious education movement in China, undated

Scope and Content Note

Folder 10 includes photographs
Box/Folder: 20 : 1-2

Christian Education and the National Consciousness in China, manuscript, 1922

Box/Folder: 20 : 3

Notes and manuscripts on Mohtse, 1927

Box/Folder: 20 : 4-5

Motives, ideals and values in Christian education in China, 1917-1920

Box/Folder: 20 : 6-7

Religious Education Committee materials, 1919-1920

Box/Folder: 20 : 8

"Tabulation of Interest" records-Girls, 1919-1925

Box/Folder: 20 : 9

"Tabulation of Interest" records-Boys, 1919-1925

Box/Folder: 20 : 10

Correspondence regarding adolescent interest survey, 1925

Box/Folder: 21 : 1

Printed material for Appendix, 1929

Box/Folder: 21 : 2

Biographical file, 1908-1929

Box/Folder: 21 : 3

Pi Gamma Mu, social science magazine, 1927-1928

Box/Folder: 21 : 4

Pacific Coast Oriental contacts, 1926

Box/Folder: 21 : 5

Presbyterian Ministers' Fund, 1916-1928

Box/Folder: 21 : 6

James B. Webster writings and lectures, 1918-1924

Box/Folder: 21 : 7-8

Psychology course materials, 1926-1927

Box/Folder: 21 : 9

Problems of Oriental Education, research materials, 1922-1926

Box/Folder: 21 : 10

Interrace studies and international education, plans and memoranda, 1923-1926

Box/Folder: 21 : 11

Forms used in the Human Genetics Division, John Hopkins University, undated

Box/Folder: 21 : 12

Articles in Preparation, 1916-1926

Box/Folder: 22 : 1-4

A Survey of Chinese Adolescent Interests, 1925-1926

Box/Folder: 22 : 5

Education in China, printed material, 1921-1922

Box/Folder: 22 : 6

Popular material, Psychology education, 1920-1925

Box/Folder: 22 : 7

Clippings on education and social condition in Japan, 1919

Box/Folder: 22 : 8

Clippings on education in China and miscellaneous, 1920

Box/Folder: 22 : 9

Clippings on education in the west, 1917-1920

Box/Folder: 22 : 10

Chapel Talk materials, 1920

Box/Folder: 22 : 11

Notes from Crozer Theological Seminary, 1923

Box/Folder: 23 : 1-4

Course materials, Education 107, 1923-1924

Box/Folder: 23 : 5

Honolulu conference materials, 1924-1925

Box/Folder: 23 : 6

Curriculum correlation, 1923-1925

Box/Folder: 23 : 7

Course materials, Education A, 1924

Box/Folder: 23 : 8

A Survey of Chinese Adolescents, 1928

Box/Folder: 24 : 1-2

A Survey of Chinese Adolescents (Contd.)

Box/Folder: 24 : 3

Union Academy statements and correspondence, 1911-1913

Box/Folder: 24 : 4

Religious education, printed material, 1914-1928

Box/Folder: 24 : 5

Christian industry in China, National Christian Council, 1924-1929

Box/Folder: 24 : 6-8

Course materials, Education 113 and 114 Group Method book, 1923-1924

Box/Folder: 25 : 1-2

Course materials, Education 113 and 114 Group Method book (Contd.)

Box/Folder: 25 : 3-4

Psychology material on the student strike, 1919-1920

Box/Folder: 25 : 5

Sunday school nature study lessons, undated

Box/Folder: 25 : 6

Psychology of religion data, 1919-1920

Box/Folder: 25-26

Financial records

Box/Folder: 25 : 7-8

Receipts from Shanghai, 1917-1921

Box/Folder: 26 : 1-2

Checkbooks, 1908-1913

Box/Folder: 26 : 3-8

China receipts and statements, 1907-1918

Box: 27

Subject file

Box/Folder: 27 : 1

Art and literature, 1913-1914

Box/Folder: 27 : 2

Christianity and industry in China, 1923

Box/Folder: 27 : 3

China, general writings, 1919-1925

Box/Folder: 27 : 4

Publisher correspondence, 1912

Box/Folder: 27 : 5

Christian education in China, 1912-1925

Box/Folder: 27 : 6

Maps depicting mission stations in China, undated

Box/Folder: 27 : 7

China's foreign relations, 1910-1911

Box/Folder: 27 : 8

Famine of 1910-1911, 1911

Box/Folder: 27 : 9

Government, 1910-1914

Box/Folder: 27 : 10

Politics and economics, 1912-1913

Box/Folder: 27 : 11

Religion, 1912-1913

Box/Folder: 27 : 12

Union Educational Commission of China, minutes, 1911-1914

Box/Folder: 27 : 13

Science and education, 1911

Box: 27

Writings

Box/Folder: 27 : 14

"Pawnshops and Opium in China," undated

Box/Folder: 27 : 15

"The Capture of Purple Mountain and the Fall of Nanking," 1911

Box/Folder: 27 : 16

"The Fall of Nanking," circa 1911

Box/Folder: 27 : 17

"A Glimpse of the Advance on Peking," 1912

Box/Folder: 27 : 18

"Things Chinese," 1913

Box/Folder: 27 : 19

Miscellaneous clippings, 1911-1913

Photo file

Photographs

Photo file

28 photos of scenes of the Chinese Revolution and of daily life and cultural sites in China, 1911-1912

Photo file m*

3 mounted photos, 9 oversize, 4 prints, undated

Box: 28-39

Incremental materials, 1902-2003

Box: 28

Photographs, 1902-1930

Scope and Content Note

Includes miscellaneous revolution photographs from Chongqing and Nanjing (1911), early photographs of James Webster, portraits of James Webster and Alta Newby Webster, Webster family photographs, other missionaries in China, and cartes de visite of Chinese students
Box/Folder: 29 : 1-6

Correspondence, 1913-1926

Box/Folder: 29 : 7

"Little Bennie Cowboy Stories," manuscripts, 1923

Box/Folder: 29 : 8

Biographical materials, 1929

Box/Folder: 30 : 1-3

Mission Board correspondence, incoming and outgoing, 1908-1926

Box/Folder: 30 : 4-5

Mission information, 1920-1935

Box/Folder: 30 : 6-10

Letters from E. M. Jeter, photocopies, 1917-1923

Box: 31

Binder of materials on Alta Almira Newby, 1909-1938

Scope and Content Note

Includes transcripts of letters, photocopies of photographs, and biogrpahical materials
Box: 31

James B. Webster and Alta A. Newby biographical materials

Scope and Content Note

Relates mostly to their wedding and honeymoon
Box: 31

"Travels with Martha Esther Webster 1915-1930"

Box: 31

Correspondence of Carleton Mabee and Esther Webster Howse regarding China, 1924, 1995-1996

Box: 32

Correspondence, 1904-1914

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs and negatives. Includes correspondence of wife, Alta Newby
Box: 33

Letters to Alta Newby from James B. Webster, 1911-1912

Box: 34

Correspondence, 1912-1957

Box: 35

Chinese Bible, 1914

Box: 35

Chinese Hymnal prepared by Rev. H. Blodget and Rev. C. Goodrich, 1909

Box: 35

Crozer Theological Seminary bulletin, 1930

Scope and Content Note

Includes tribute to James B. Webster
Box: 35

Songs of Cathay compiled by T. Z. Koo, undated

Box: 35

Shanghai College yearbook, 1925

Box: 36

Alta Newby Webster guestbook, 1923-1934

Box: 36

Interests of Chinese Students. Vol. 1 Studies in Education and Psychology by James B. Webster, 1932

Box: 36

"The Story of the Univeristy of Shanghai from the Year 1906 to the Year 1934"

Box: 36

Glass lantern slides depicting scenes from children's stories, undated

Box: 36

Ribbons and medals from Butte [Montana] Miners Union and Western Federation of Miners, undated

Box/Folder: 37 : 1

Photographs of Webster family and others, 1922-1923

Box/Folder: 37 : 2-3

Materials used by Alta Newby Webster in her teaching and supervising, 1941, undated

Box/Folder: 37 : 4

German mark and list of Chinese dynasties, undated

Scope and Content Note

Hand painted Chinese poster moved to Box 44
Box/Folder: 37 : 5

Seals taken from doors of the Baldwin Memorial school after forced evacuation during riots and cash ticket, 1906

Box/Folder: 37 : 6

University of the Pacific correspondence, 1926

Box/Folder: 37 : 7

Alta Newby speech notes, undated

Box/Folder: 37 : 8

Copper reliefs and sketches, undated

Box/Folder: 37 : 9

Photographs depicting Shanghai College and families of instructors, 1925

Box/Folder: 37 : 10

Alta Newby Webster correspondence, narrative of sixty-mile walk through China, and copies of photographs, 1907-1912

Box/Folder: 37 : 11

Mali Lee [Ma Li] letters and photographs before and during the war in Shanghai and Nanking, 1937-1938

Box/Folder: 37 : 12

Alta Newby Webster commemorative diploma from Wesleyan College, 1949

Box/Folder: 37 : 13

Notes and observations, undated

Box/Folder: 37 : 14

Letter from Mirian Mabee undated

Box/Folder: 37 : 15

Missionary education in China printed materials and clippings, 1910-1923

Box/Folder: 37 : 16

Photographs of the Webster and Newby families, 1912-1914

Box/Folder: 37 : 17

Writings and research materials, 1929, 2003

Box: 37

3 glass plate negatives

Box: 38

Postcards from China and the United States, 1910-1922

Box: 39

Postcards from China and the United States, 1903-1927

Box: 39

Chinese vocabulary flash cards, undated

Box: 39

Notebook of Alta Newby Webster filled with inspirational clippings and jokes, undated

Box: 39

Soong, Maying. The Art of Chinese Paper Folding for Young and Old, 1948

Box: 39

James B. Webster biographical materials, 1929-1930

Scope and Content Note

Includes condolences and memorial service pamphlets
Box: 39

Letters from the Hoover Company regarding donation of vaccuums to Shanghai College, 1923-1924

Box: 39

Classroom materials and correspondence, 1949

Box: 39

Diplomas of Alta Newby and James B. Webster, 1906-1908

Box: 40-43

Photographs and photo albums

Box: 40

"Scenes from Chinese life"

Box: 40

"Kuling"

Box: 40

"Scenery"

Box: 40

"Honolulu and other places"

Box: 41

James B. Webster and Alta Newby family photos, 1907-1908

Box: 41

Mission work in China, circa 1911

Box: 42

Negatives of family photographs, Sunday school, Alta Newby before and after her wedding, and others

Box: 42

Conference on Religious Education, Shanghai College, program and publications, circa 1923

Box: 42

"Student Ministry to Children: Manual for Teachers in Daily Vacation Bible Schools," 1919

Box: 42

Outlines for Mothers' Meetings, 1924

Box: 42

Conference of Christian Colleges and Universities, Nanking, notes, programs, and other materials, 1924 February

Box: 43

Photographs of mission work in Nanchang and Shanghai, 1903-1920

Box: 44

"Industrial and Natural Resources in China," hand drawn map with samples of resources glued to corresponding region, undated

Box: 44

Hand painted Chinese poster, undated

Box: 44

Cartoon sketches and statistical figures related to education in China undated

Map case: Map case

Black and white panoramic photograph of Shanghai College graduates, classes 1923-1928, with James B. Webster at the center, circa 1928

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Ink drawing by Walter G. Yip depicting an education race, with China and the Middle East in last place and the United States crossing the finish line, 1919