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  • Title: Charles Luther Boynton papers
    Date (inclusive): 1901-1967
    Collection Number: XX284
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 13 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize folder, 2 envelopes (5.0 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, writings, pamphlets, and photographs, relating to missionary work in Shanghai, the Shanghai American School, and social conditions in China.
    Creator: Boynton, Charles Luther, 1881-1967
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1975

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles Luther Boynton papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1881, June 8 Born, Townshend, Vermont
    1901 Graduated, Pomona College
    1901-1903 Assistant Secretary, State Committee YMCAs of Kansas
    1903-1906 Business Secretary, Student Department, International Committee YMCA, New York
    1906-1914 Business Secretary, National Committee YMCAs of China
    1907 Attended Centenary Conference, New York
    1908, June 8 Married Leila Dozier
    1909-1920 Member, original Board of Managers of the Shanghai American School, which he founded
    1914-1915 Editor, The Missions Code
      Foreign Missions Conference of North America
    1915-1920 Business and Statistical Secretary of China Continuation Committee
    1915-1923 Served with U.S. Army, Shanghai Volunteer Corps
    1920-1922 Business Manager, Shanghai American School; Executive Secretary, 1922-1923; Acting Principal, 1923-1924; Principal, 1924-1926
    1927-1947 Compiled the handbook The Christian Movement in China
      Business Secretary of National Christian Council of China; Acting General Secretary, 1941; Honorary Secretary, 1947-1950
    1943-1945 Interned at Chapei Civil Assembly Center during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai
    1946 Returned to the United States

    Related Materials

    Charles and Edmund Boynton papers. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    China -- Social conditions
    Missions -- China
    China -- Description and travel
    Shanghai (China)