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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 14 Collections and/or Records:

Annetta Thompson Mills papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00455
Abstract

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.

Dates of Materials: 1857 - 1993

Azalia Emma Peet papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00120
Abstract

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 of Materials: 1902 - 1974

Beatrice Farnsworth Powers papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00125
Abstract

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 of Materials: 1887-1969

Charlotte B. DeForest papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00044
Abstract

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 of Materials: 1903 - 2007

Ethel Smith Newman papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00678
Abstract

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 of Materials: 1915-2005; Majority of material found within 1915-25

Ginling College records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00016
Abstract

Foreign Sister College to Smith College. Contains notes, letters, reports, photographs, articles, and bulletins from Alumnae Committee members, Ginling College students and faculty, and others involved with Ginling.

Dates of Materials: 1915-1993

Grant family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00066
Abstract

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 of Materials: 1778-1913; Majority of material found within 1830-1870

Hyla S. Watters papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00239
Abstract 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 of Materials: 1892-1991; Majority of material found within 1911-1961

International Institute for Girls in Spain records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00103
Abstract

The International Institute for Girls in Spain evolved out of a school founded by a Protestant missionary in Santander, Spain, in 1877. The Institute was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1892 as a non-denominational Christian organization "for the purpose of establishing and maintaining an institution for the education of girls in Spain." The collection contains correspondence, memorabilia, minutes, reports, photographs, and publications.

Dates of Materials: 1871 - 1993

Mabel Milham Roys papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00222
Abstract

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 of Materials: 1880-1956; Majority of material found within 1904-1920

Pearce family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00119
Abstract

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 of Materials: 1880-1962

Religion collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00448
Abstract 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...
Dates of Materials: 1734-1997; Majority of material found within 1800-1950

Ruth V. Hemenway papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00077
Abstract

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 of Materials: 1924-1979

Sarah Tinsley Rees papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00235
Abstract

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 of Materials: 1875-1929; Majority of material found within 1911-1919