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China -- History.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:

Esther Salzman Oral History Interview

 Collection
Identifier: CN 052
Brief Description Oral history interview with Esther I. Salzman (1906-1996), a Wheaton College alumna and missionary to China in the 1940s and to the Philippines from 1950 to 1972. Topics discussed include her education at Wheaton College, medical work in China and the Philippines, and Communism in China. The time period covered by the interview is 1906 to 1978. Esther Salzman was interviewed by Wheaton College student Fred Baker on October 28, 1978 at her home in Kankakee, IL....
Dates: Created: 1978

Helen Renich Papers.

 Collection
Identifier: CN 124
Brief Description Two oral history interviews with Helen Gignilliat Torrey Renich in which she describes her grandfather, Reuben Archer Torrey, Sr., and her experiences growing up in China as a child of missionaries. Other topics discussed include her experiences at Wheaton College and culture shock. The collection also includes photographs of her family life in China and Chinese nationals, ca. 1920-30s.Helen Renich was interviewed by Robert Shuster on May 15, 1980 in Michigan and on May 17, 1982...
Dates: Created: 1920-1982

Interdenominational Foreign Mission Association (IFMA) Records

 Collection
Identifier: CN 352
Brief Description Correspondence, form letters, financial and statistical reports, minutes, memos and promotional material related to IFMA administration and its service to its member missions. The files on IFMA members and numerous other Christian agencies predominate. Numerous mission-related subjects are documented, among them those related to the theoretical, theological, or practical aspects of the missionary enterprise, such as missionary aviation, the education of future missionaries, theological...
Dates: Created: 1934-1983, undated

Overseas Missionary Fellowship (China Inland Mission) Records

 Collection
Identifier: CN 215
Brief Description Correspondence, minutes, directories, newsletters, brochures, photographs, book manuscripts, slides, photo albums, and other materials which document the history of the North American branch of the mission. Materials cover the origins of the mission's North American branch; its church planting, evangelistic, medical, educational, and literature work in China until the time of its expulsion in 1951; its reorganization from China Inland Mission into Overseas Missionary Fellowship; its work...
Dates: Created: 1853, 1886-1990, 2001, undated; Other: Majority of material found in 1886-2001

Small Collection 065 Papers of Joseph K. Wright

 Collection
Identifier: Small CN 065
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter from Joseph Kingsburg Wight, missionary to China, to his brother, William Wight, describing his sea voyage to China, the condition of Shanghai, missionary endeavors in China and the Taiping Rebellion.

Dates: Created: 1856

Small Collection 074 Papers of Robert W. Porteous

 Collection
Identifier: Small CN 074
Scope and Contents This collection contains a prayer letter by Robert Porteous describing accounts of the activities of the church in Yichun, Jianxi Province, including an intensive Bible school and conference for women, prayer meetings for several captured Christian workers, and weekly services, all taking place in the midst of troop movements by government and communist troops, which, although disruptive, did not interfere with church activities. Also included are items about military conflict and...
Dates: Created: 1928

Small Collection 075 Papers of Charles Fairclough

 Collection
Identifier: Small CN 075
Scope and Contents Ths collection contains a ten-page prayer letter from Charles Fairclough, describing a tour of mission stations in Zhejiang Province, the evidence of cultural and social upheaval in the area, an evaluation of the church in China as it emerged from persecution, reflection on the political, social and cultural developments during Fairclough's 30 years of missionary work, an overview of current developments following civil war from 1926-1928, and an evaluation of China's future.  Includes 4...
Dates: Created: 1928

Small Collection 080 Papers of Martha Pohnert

 Collection
Identifier: Small CN 080
Scope and Contents

This collection contains one prayer letter from Martha Pohnert, a missionary with China Inland Mission, decribing Pohnert's Chinese co-workers, prayer needs, famine in the area, and the state of an outlying town damaged by soldiers.

Dates: Created: 1929

Small Collection 086 Papers of Herbert and Minnie Flagg

 Collection
Identifier: Small CN 086
Scope and Contents This collection contains two prayer letters from Herbert W. and Minnie E. Flagg, decsribing the Flaggs' work as missionaries with China Inland Mission, and political and social turmoil due to conflict between nationalist and communist forces and local robber bands, including G.M. Metcalf's being held as a hostage; Shanghai CIM compound caught in the crossfire in one instance; missionaries fleeing from the countryside; propaganda slogans; and attempts to continue work inland. Since many CIM...
Dates: Created: 1927

Small Collection 097 Papers of Reuben Archer Torrey, Jr.

 Collection
Identifier: Small CN 097
Scope and Contents

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

Small Collection 110 Ephemera of Helen Stam

 Collection
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.

Dates: Created: 1934-1939

South Chih-li Mission prayer letters.

 Unprocessed Material — Folder 1
Identifier: 1989-119
Dates: 1905-1908

Steven C. Preston Papers

 Collection — xAccession 2014-0117
Identifier: SC-223
Abstract When Steven Preston was counting the cost of entering public, governmental service, he stated: “I had to ask myself whether I was willing to jump into a highly public position in an agency that was under attack and that had some very significant hurdles.” Despite these challenges facing him, Preston decided that he would transition into a leadership position of the Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2006. A similar question would arise again, less than two years later, when Mr. Preston...
Dates: Created: 2005-2014; Other: Date acquired: 10/13/2014

Woman's Union Missionary Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: CN 379
Brief Description Correspondence, reports, personnel files, legal documents, financial files, scrapbooks, and almost 3,000 photographs that document the activity, personnel, and ministry of the organization founded in 1860 by Mrs. Thomas C. Doremus. THe mission was intended as a vehicle for sending single women as missionaries to women in closed societies (and therefore unreachable by male missionaries) in Asia, covering their medical and educational work among orphans and women in Burma, China, India,...
Dates: Created: 1860-1983