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Collection 606 Papers of Winifred Rand

Identifier: CN 606

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview, articles, questionnaires, and biographical information related to the missionary service of Winifred Rand with China Inland Mission. Topics covered by the material include: Rand’s teaching ambitions as a young girl; reason for move to missions; Portland Bible Institute; Christian and Missionary Alliance missions policy toward single women on the mission field; China Inland Mission training; Chinese language school; doing rural work with Chinese Bible woman in Shansi, China; using evangelism posters and giving testimony in Chinese; Chinese worship services; relationship between men and women in Chinese church; effects of the Second Sino-Japanese War on Chinese Christians; experience as an unmarried woman missionary in China.


  • Created: 1936-2004

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical Information

Full Name: Winifred Rand

Birth: May 21, 1913 in Rockford, Washington

Death: July 14, 2008 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Parents: Ernest D. M. & Rose I. Rand

Siblings: Helen Graves (older sister), three younger siblings

Conversion: Through family witness as a child, about 4 years old


1931-1933 (?) - Portland Bible Institute, Portland, Oregon

1933-1934 - Christian & Missionary Alliance Training Institute, Nyack, New York


September 1936 - Arrived as China Inland Mission missionary in Shanghai, China.

1937-1938 - CIM missionary in Wuwei, Kansu

1938-1941 - Rural door-to-door evangelistic work in Shansi, China.

1941-1945 - Held evangelistic meetings for prisoners in Chuhsien, Chekiang.

1945 - On furlough in the United States

1945(?)-1951 - Chuhsien, Chekiang

1951 - Hong Kong, China to United States to Singapore

1951-1955 - Evangelistic work among Chinese populations in refugee camps in Chaah and Malaya, Malaysia.

1955-1965 - CIM missionary in Singapore in various locations including : Bukit Supit, Central Language School, Gemas Bahru, Machap Bahru and Gemas.

1965-1967 - Health concerns and reassignment.

1967-1974 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States home office

1974-1977 - Robesonia, Pennsylvania, United States home office


1 Audio Tape

1 Folder

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Arrangement of Material

[Note: In the Arrangement section, the notation "folder 2-5" means "Box 2, Folder 5"]


Series: Audio Tapes

Date Range: 1913-1951

Geographic Coverage: United States, China

Type of Material: Cassette tape

Notes: This series consists of one oral history interview with Winifred Rand who was interviewed by Bob Shuster on October 22, 2004 at the OMF Retirement Home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The time period covered by the interview is 1913-1951.


Series: Paper Records

Date Range: 1936-2004

Volume: .1 cubic feet

Geographic Coverage: United States, China, Malaysia, Singapore

Type of Documents: Articles, personnel cards, miscellaneous

Subjects: China Inland Mission work in China, Malaysia and Singapore

Notes: The paper records in this collection include: hand-written answers to a questionnaire filled out in preparation for the interview (recorded by Lucile Opperman) containing further biographical information not included in the interview, a simple biography compiled for her 90th birthday, a story about her continued missionary work after retirement, photocopies of Rand's personnel cards (also found in 215-4-97), and photocopies of articles found in OMF's publication "China's Millions" written by or about Rand, copied by an Archives staff member.

Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives Winifred Rand in 2004.

Accession 04-55

May 8, 2009

Noel Collins Pfeifer

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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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