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Missionaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Papers of women missionaries in the early 20th century, primarily Smith College graduates.

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Annetta Thompson Mills papers

 Collection — Box 1: [310183630041837]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00455
Overview Missionary; Teacher. Collection consists primarily of materials about the life of Annetta Thompson Mills and the history of the Yantai (Chefoo) School for the Deaf in Yantai, China. NOTE: There is no container list online for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you want one sent to you.
Dates: 1857-1993

Azalia Emma Peet papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00120
Overview Missionary and teacher. The Azalia Peet papers consist of photographs, correspondence, memorabilia, and speeches. Of particular interest in the collection diaries and letters written by Peet from Japan, and from the Japanese American internment camps in the United States during World War II. Her early diaries reflect her home life and her personal struggle to come to terms with her vocation.
Dates: 1902 - 1974

Beatrice Farnsworth Powers papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00125
Overview Nurse; Medical missionary; Teacher. Correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and writings documenting nursing work in the Grenfell Mission, Labrador (1912), and in Changsha, China (1913-1915) as nursing superintendent at Yale-in-China Hospital.
Dates: 1887-1969

Charlotte B. DeForest papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00044
Overview Missionary. President, Kobe College. Papers include correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, clippings, awards and citations, and writings. Personal and professional correspondence includes letters from friends and colleagues in Japan, mostly relating to her work at Kobe College.
Dates: 1903 - 2007

Committee on Cooperation in Latin America minutes and reports, 1916-1925

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 352, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents The Committee on Cooperation in Latin America is an international committee established to facilitate the work of Christian organizations in Latin America. Documents assess current work in Central and South America, address potential problems, discuss the social and economic background of the countries, report on recent progress and discuss ways to further the Christian cause. 
Dates: 1916-1925

Ethel Smith Newman papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00678
Overview Missionary teacher. Papers consist of correspondence from Ethel Smith Newman while serving as a missionary in China to her family, 1915 to 1925, as well as a published volume of the transcribed letters. Photographs are attached to some letters.
Dates: 1915-2005; Majority of material found within 1915-25

Grant family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00066
Overview The Grant family papers include correspondence, diaries, account books and financial/legal papers, biographical and genealogical material, printed material, dating from 1778 to 1913. Topics include education, maintenance of Connecticut homestead, banking in Ohio, starting businesses in Nebraska and Illinois, and accounts of Mary Grant's experiences as a missionary in India and her death from cholera.
Dates: 1778-1913; Majority of material found within 1830-1870

Hyla S. Watters papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00239
Overview Medical missionary and physician. The papers document her life as a student at Smith College and her work as a medical missionary in China and Liberia. China material describes medical work; Chinese culture and daily life; the Lindberghs' visit in 1931; the Japanese invasion; the Communist invasion; and a trip to the Holy Land. Material includes correspondence; diaries; medical school records and internships; writings; oral history notes; and memorabilia document her college years and...
Dates: 1892-1991; Majority of material found within 1911-1961

Mabel Milham Roys papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00222
Overview YWCA worker and missionary. Collection documents Chinese culture, social conditions, and politics; and the family's social and domestic life. Other subjects include student life at Smith College, early work as YWCA traveling secretary, work at Wells College, and other post-China activities. Materials include correspondence, writings, memorabilia, and photographs.
Dates: 1880-1956; Majority of material found within 1904-1920

Outside organizations: Foreign, 1935-1940

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 120, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Minutes, notes and reports from the Committee on Cooperation in Latin America, an international committee to facilitate the international work of Christian organizations there. Documents assess current work in Central and South America, address potential problems, discuss the social and economic background of the countries, report on recent progress and discuss ways to further the Christian cause in Central and South America. 
Dates: 1935-1940

Outside organizations: Foreign, 1927-1934

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 121, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Minutes, notes and reports from the Committee on Cooperation in Latin America, an international committee to facilitate the international work of Christian organizations there. Documents assess current work in Central and South America, address potential problems, discuss the social and economic background of the countries, report on recent progress and discuss ways to further the Christian cause in Central and South America. 
Dates: 1927-1934

Outside organizations: Foreign, circa 1921-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 121, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning organizations outside of the YWCA of the U.S.A. working on international issues. Foreign service organizations cooperating with the YWCA of the U.S.A. include war relief agencies, missionary work and international organizations working towards the betterment of women's lives. Documents are arranged alphabetically by organization. 
Dates: circa 1921-1950

Outside organizations: Religion, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 236, microdex: 11
Scope and Contents Documents concerning religious organizations outside of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The National Council of the Churches is a national movement of religious organizations and churches and the YWCA of the U.S.A., as a Christian women's movement, sometimes works with them as members and as a cooperating organization and remains in touch with the council's actions and reports. Documents include committee, division and department reports, correspondence and written statements of their relationship with...
Dates: circa 1951-1960

Outside organizations: Religious, 1912-1948

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 122, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the work of the YMCA of the USA, their work with women, and their relationship with the YWCA of the U.S.A.. Although separate organizations, the YMCA and the YWCA of the U.S.A. have a history of cooperation and, though sometimes complicated, collaboration when their emphases overlap. In addition, the relationship between the YMCA and the YWCA of the U.S.A. comes under frequent discussion regarding the role of women as members of the YMCA and how separate the organizations...
Dates: 1912-1948

Outside organizations: Religious, circa 1926-1949

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 122, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s cooperation with religious organizations. The collaboration and cooperation with national and international religious organizations includes, financial support, shared activities and participation in conferences. Documents, arranged alphabetically by organization name, concern the nature of the relationship with the YWCA of the U.S.A., the purpose and activities of the organization, reports and assessments of their work and discussion of the role of...
Dates: circa 1926-1949

Pearce family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00119
Overview The papers represent the extended Pearce/Brown family involved in education in rural United States and missionary and education work at the Sidon Female Seminary in Syria and elswhere in the Middle East, circa 1880s-1930s. Also represented are Eleanor I. Burns, founder of the American College for Girls in Istanbul; Mary Mills Patrick, founder of Constantinople Women's College; and Alice Lloyd, founder of Caney Junior College in Kentucky.
Dates: 1880-1962

Religion collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00448
Overview This collection is comprised of bibliographies, articles, pamphlets, biographies, newspaper clippings and tracts all pertaining to women's roles within religion and the church. Included are two volumes of The Woman's Bible (1897); a tract entitled "Account of Abigail Hutchinson: a young woman hopefully converted at Northampton, Mass (1734);" pamphlets and articles on the education and training of missionaries and historical sketches of missionary societies; matriarchal religions and founders of...
Dates: 1734-1997; Majority of material found within 1800-1950

Ruth V. Hemenway papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00077
Overview Medical missionary, teacher, and physician. Twenty diaries provide a detailed record of the eighteen years Hemenway spent as a medical missionary in China. They describe medical and surgical cases, customs and rural culture, and the political upheaval of pre-WWII China. The diaries are rich with poignant and perceptive pictures of Chinese village life, of modernized urban life, and China during wartime. The diaries also reflect her own personal struggle with isolation and discrimination.
Dates: 1924-1979

Sarah Tinsley Rees papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00235
Overview Missionary and Red Cross worker. Rees worked as a missionary in Japan and Russia, and as a nurse's aid during World War I. Correspondence includes her many letters from Japan and Siberia, plus letters from her family in the U.S. to Rees. Other materials include memorabilia and photographs.
Dates: 1875-1929; Majority of material found within 1911-1919

Student, circa 1912-1951

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 130, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. student associations, activities, program and cooperation with other organizations. Documents include lists and registration cards of affiliated student associations, National Student YWCA seventy-fifth anniversary celebration programs and planning materials, basic standards of affiliation for student associations, committee reports, lists of associations classified by college type and documents concerning cooperation with outside organizations. As part...
Dates: circa 1912-1951

Student, circa 1936-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 146, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the staff meetings, standards study, Student Volunteer Movement and studies of the National Student YWCA. Staff meeting minutes concern the personnel needs of the student division, leadership training, the implementation of the program and emphases of the National Student Council. Two standards studies are conducted to assess the structure and organization of the student division, its relationship to the parts of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its relationship to other...
Dates: circa 1936-1950

Student, circa 1936-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 146, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the United Student Christian Council, United Student Peace Committee, University Christian Mission and World Mission of Christianity, organizations working with student associations. The United Student Christian Council is an organization of student Christian organizations to encourage unity between organizations and across denominations, discuss together the common issues faced by students, discuss the role of Christianity in campus life and social problems and decide on...
Dates: circa 1936-1950

World Student Christian Federation, 1920-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 146, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents World Student Christian Federation Executive Committee minutes and reports. The World Student Christian Federation is an international federation of student Christian associations. The committee meets to discuss the structure, organization and management of the federation, hear updates from national student associations, discuss the needs and status of student Christian associations around the world, decide on program emphases based on these needs and discuss their relationship to other...
Dates: 1920-1950

World Student Christian Federation, 1932-1949

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 146, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Minutes of the meetings of the general committee of the World Student Christian Federation, an international federation of student Christian associations. The General Committee is responsible for assessing the progress of the federation, deciding policy and program for the coming period, budget and funding, electing officers, reviewing applications for affiliation, hearing matters brought by national representatives and considering proposals to change the constitution. 
Dates: 1932-1949

World Student Christian Federation, 1922-1928

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 147, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Minutes of the meetings of the General Committee of the World Student Christian Federation, an international federation of student Christian associations. The General Committee is responsible for assessing the progress of the federation, deciding policy and program for the coming period, budget and funding, electing officers, reviewing applications for affiliation, hearing matters brought by national representatives and considering proposals to change the constitution. 
Dates: 1922-1928

World Student Christian Federation, 1930-1937

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 147, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Minutes and reports from commissions and committees of the World Student Christian Federation concerning the role of Christianity in the world student movements, cooperation among the movements, the Christian message of the federation and cultural relations between the United States and Europe. 
Dates: 1930-1937

World Student Christian Federation, 1922-1939

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 147, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning conferences of the World Student Christian Federation. International conferences are a chance for delegates from student Christian organizations to meet and discuss global issues, international relations and the Christian's role. Regional conferences such as the Pacific Area Conference focus on issues unique to their areas including the political and economic situations affecting the people there. 
Dates: 1922-1939

World Student Christian Federation, circa 1912-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 147, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the constitution and governance, purpose and membership basis, leadership, administration and relationships of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF). In addition to copies of the constitution and bylaws correspondence discusses the new membership basis adopted by the National Student YWCA and the implications to the WSCF. A report of the purpose and membership bases of member organizations of the WSCF summarizes and shows excerpts of their governing documents to...
Dates: circa 1912-1950

World Student Christian Federation, 1921-1949

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 147, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Reports and study courses from the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF). Reports include overviews of the work of the WSCF, reports on the role of Christian student movements internationally, excerpts of a travel diary of a visit to the Far East and annual reports from the National Student YWCA to the WSCF. Study course outlines and discussion guides are materials to guide discussion in groups on topics such as biblical study, international relations, Christian movements around the globe...
Dates: 1921-1949

World Student Christian Federation and World Student Service Fund, circa 1905-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 147, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the World Student Christian Federation in general and the World Student Service Fund. The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) is an international organization uniting student organizations in the student Christian movement. This final section of WSCF documents contains an assortment of documents including minutes of the European council meetings, pamphlets and reports concerning the purpose, aims and history of the federation, a fundraising handbook and a report on...
Dates: circa 1905-1950