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China, circa 1926-1951

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 50, microdex: 3
China, circa 1926-1951
China, circa 1926-1951

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning finance and bookkeeping of the YWCA of China, indemnity payments to missionaries in China and the Ting Shu-Ching memorial fund. As Americans working in China and giving support to the YWCA of China, challenges arise in bookkeeping, making payments of salaries and donations and keeping bank accounts and endowments due to changing political and economic situations in China in addition to the challenges of working at a great distance and in different exchange rates. Correspondence and reports describe the exchange and bookkeeping process and include request for withdrawals, transfers and payments to accounts. Following the communist rise in China the issue of indemnity payments to missionaries and YWCA workers who have suffered personal and material losses is discussed among Christian organizations in the United States. Policies and statements concern the position on the acceptance of indemnities and how to best address the situation. Following these materials are documents concerning the Ting Shu-Ching memorial fund, a fund to honor the work of the YWCA of China secretary by funding leadership training.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1926-1951

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.


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