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Collection 379 Records of the Woman's Union Missionary Society

Identifier: CN 379

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports, personnel files, legal documents, financial files, scrapbooks, almost 3,000 photographs.

Topics documented include the creation and activity of the mission work in Burma, China, India, Pakistan, and Japan, its work among orphans and women.


  • Created: 1860-1983

Conditions Governing Access

The contents of Boxes 29 and 30 have been microfilmed and researchers must use the microfilm instead of the fragile originals.

Biographical or Historical Information

Nondenominational mission agency; founded in 1860 by Mrs. Sarah Platt Doremus as the Woman's Union Missionary Society of America for Heathen Lands as a vehicle for sending single women as missionaries to China, Burma, Japan, India and what was later Pakistan; they sponsored orphanages, schools and hospitals as well as evangelistic work among women and children; after 1972, known as the United Fellowship For Christian Service; dissolved in 1975 due to financial difficulties, and merged into Bible and Medical Missionary Fellowship.


21.60 Cubic Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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