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Howard S. Galt Collection of Chinese School Textbooks
H.Mss.1115  
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Description
Howard Spilman Galt, long term missionary and founder of the Education Department, Yenching University (1920-1949), amassed this collection of Chinese school textbooks published in the late Qing dynasty and the Republican era in China. These textbooks were written for different educational levels, from K-12 to college, and to general adult literacy classes. They cover a variety of subject areas in humanities, social sciences, and sciences. They also include curriculum and pedagogical materials as well as educational documents such as rules, regulations, and laws. The majority of textbooks in this collection were published by the Commercial Press (商務印書館), one of the three major publishers and distributors of Chinese school textbooks in the Republican Era.
Background
Howard Spilman Galt (1872-1948) was a long term American missionary and educator in China. He served in China over 45 years, and was one of the key administrators of Yenching University, the Chinese missionary university that collaborated with Harvard University to establish the Harvard-Yenching Institute in 1928 with funding from the estate of Charles M. Hall. Galt served in China for 45 years where he was popularly known as Dr. Gao Houde 高厚德博士.
Extent
3 linear feet (3 records boxes)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.
Availability
Collection open for research.