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Small Collection 097 Papers of Reuben Archer Torrey, Jr.

 Collection
Identifier: SCN-097
This collection contains pamphlets, correspondence, reports and articles created by Reuben Archer Torrey, Jr. documenting his internment by the Japanese in China, the great physical and spiritual needs of the people in South Korea following the war there, and the development of the rehabilitation program under Torrey's administration.

Dates

  • Created: 1942-1966

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Extent

1.00 folder

Biographical or Historical Information

Missionary, son of evangelist R.A. Torrey Sr.; born, 1887; served in China and Korea as missionary with Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; worked as church planter and evangelist in Tsinan before being imprisoned by the Japanese in December 1941; he was released a year later; served as Liaison Officer for Chiang Kai-Shek to the American forces in China, 1944-1945; oversaw the rebuilding of the mission stations affected by the war and distributed relief money from the Restoration Fund of the Presbyterian Church; directed The Korean Amputee Rehabilitation Project, 1952-1959; married Janet Mallany and had four children; died, 1980.

Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Clare Torrey Johnson in 1982.
Title
Small Collection 097 Papers of Reuben Archer Torrey, Jr.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Billy Graham Center Archives Repository

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