Collection 606 Papers of Winifred Rand
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
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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
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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.
May 8, 2009
Noel Collins Pfeifer
- Christian and Missionary Alliance.
- Christianity and culture -- China.
- Christianity and culture.
- Church work with women -- China.
- Church work with women.
- Communism -- China.
- Evangelistic work -- China -- Religion.
- Evangelistic work -- China.
- Evangelistic work.
- Missions -- Biblical teaching.
- Missions -- China.
- Missions -- Rural work -- China.
- Missions -- Rural work.
- Nyack Missionary Training Institute (Nyack, N.Y.).
- Overseas Missionary Fellowship.
- Persecution -- China.
- Rand, Winifred.
- Sex role -- Christianity.
- Sex role.
- Shansi Province (China).
- Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945.
- Women missionaries.
- Collection 606 Papers of Winifred Rand
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