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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 in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    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)