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Small Collection 110 Ephemera of Helen Stam

Identifier: Small CN 110

Scope and Contents

This collection contains newspaper clippings relating to Helen Priscilla Stam, whose missionary parents, John and Betty Stam, were killed by communist soliders in China when Helen Stam was an infant. The clippings decsribe the Stam's ministry in China; their deaths; Helen Stam's rescue by local Christians; and expresses the hopes of her grandparents that she would become a missionary.


  • Created: 1934-1939

Conditions Governing Access

Because of the fragile nature of the originals in this collection, Folder 1-1 is restricted from use. Researchers should request the photocopies of the originals found in Folder 1-2

Biographical Information

Child of missionaries John and Elizabeth Stam who were murdered by communists in China in 1934; born, 1932; was spared when a Chinese volunteered to be killed in her place.


2.00 Folders

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by the Billy Graham Center Library  in 1989.

Accession 89-1 November 2, 1995

Janyce H. Nasgowitz

Small Collection 110 Ephemera of Helen Stam
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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