Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: CN 039
Scope and Contents Correspondence etters, reports, and photos relating to the missionary service of Sarah "Belle" Sherwood Hawkes in Persia, now Iran under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Subjects discussed in letters include status of women in Persia, progress of mission work, and Sherwood family affairs.The collection consists of several letters written by Hawkes to her family, 1883-1899; and two reports prepared for the mission board which she served, 1884 and 1899. The...
Dates: Created: 1881 - 1899
Identifier: CN 077
Scope and Contents Microfilm from the Presbyterian Historical Society of correspondence, sermons, sermon notes, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and memorabilia documenting the life and ministry of J. Wilbur Chapman. Materials detail Chapman's life from his early education through his pastoral Ministry and full-time evangelistic work. Documents also relate to his interests in Bible conference centers in Winona Lake, IN; Montreat, NC; and Stony Brook, NY.
Dates: Created: 1880-1918
Identifier: CN 087
Scope and Contents Microfilm copy of correspondence, reports, excerpts from sermons and other writings collected by Rev. Edward P. Torjesen on the life and ministry of Fredrik Franson (1852-1908). Materials include articles written about evangelistic work, prophecy conferences, missionary efforts on several continents, and the recruitment of Christian workers. Persons featured include mission founders A.B. Simpson and James Hudson Taylor. Materials include articles in several languages. Documents are arranged...
Dates: Created: 1872-1909
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews in which Bruce Finley Hunt (1903-1992) discusses his boyhood in Korea, college and seminary education at Wheaton College, Rutgers University and Princeton Seminary; a portion (1928-1942) of his missionary work in Korea and Manchuria; and his impressions of Korean culture. The time period covered by the interviews is roughly 1903-1976.Bruce Finley Hunt was interviewed by Robert Shuster on March 22 and May 21, 1980 and October 16, 2002 in Abington, PA and...
Dates: Created: 1980-1982
Identifier: CN 105
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Paul Dean Votaw (1917-2007) in which he describes his childhood; education at Wheaton College, Dallas Seminary, and Princeton Seminary; and missionary activities in Syria and Lebanon. The time period covered by the interview is roughly 1917-1954.Reverend Paul Votaw was interviewed by Robert Shuster on March 4, 1980, at the Graham Center offices in Wheaton. The first ten minutes of the interview are barely decipherable due to technical difficulties. The...
Dates: Created: 1980
Identifier: CN 124
Scope and Contents 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 at...
Dates: Created: 1920-1982
Identifier: CN 125
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Jane (Teresa) Leasor (1922-2009) in which she describes her post-graduate education at Biblical Seminary in New York City; teaching at a secondary school for girls and a college for women in Beirut, Lebanon; the Arabic language; Islam; the place of women in Islam society; and the relationship between various Christian churches in Lebanon.Teresa Leasor was interviewed by Robert Shuster on May 24 and September 7, 1982. There was an earlier tape recorded...
Dates: Created: 1982
Identifier: CN 182
Scope and Contents Correspondence and curriculum material from James Herbert Kane and Winnifred Mary (Shepherd) Kane's missiology courses, and three oral history interviews. Materials document the Kanes' missionary work in China and Dr. Kane's teaching in the U.S. Events described in the interviews cover the time period from 1932 to 1950.
Dates: Created: 1934-1987
Scope and Contents Letters, diaries, book and article manuscripts, sermon manuscripts and photographs related to Goforth's evangelistic work as a Presbyterian missionary in China, Korea and Manchuria.Includes some papers of Goforth's wife, Rosalind; reports on fleeing the Boxer Rebellion; descriptions of famine relief, attitudes about growing theological liberalism in North America, and the process of raising a family on the mission field. Persons featured include Feng Yu-hsiang, evangelist Paul Rader,...
Dates: Created: 1888-1981
Identifier: CN 200
Scope and Contents Collection documenting the medical missionary service of Robert and Winnifred Hockman with the United Presbyterian Church in Ethiopia, including correspondence written by Hockmans to Robert Hockman’s parents, photographs, a scrapbook about the life and death of Robert Hockman, and oral history interviews with Winifred Hockman. The collection contains extensive material on the Italo-Ethiopian War and the work of the International Red Cross.
Dates: Created: 1933-1982
Scope and Contents This collection contains two reels of microfilm of materials created by John Brooke Pinney (1806-1882), including a diary, reports, and correspondence to New York Colonization Society about the status of an American colony in Liberia and its educational facilities for freed African slaves, in particular the College of Monrovia. Includes details of how slavery affected Liberia, educational needs of Liberians, also early history of missionary efforts of the Presbyterian Church and American...
Dates: Created: 1836-1975
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Nancy Wood Folkerts. Topics discussed include her childhood as a pastor's daughter; study at Wheaton College; her marriage; training in London; work as a missionary in British Cameroon (now Republic of Cameroon), especially Bible study and literacy programs for women and 3H clubs for girls; the political and social situation in Cameroon; Cameroon independence; medical problems in Cameroon; the work of her husband, Fred, at the Baptist Teacher Training College and as...
Dates: Created: 1932-1984
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Marilyn Joy Suttie in which she describes her work as a missionary in Cameroon with the United Presbyterian Ecumenical Mission. Topics discussed include: Suttie's childhood in China, education at Wheaton College, and short-term missionary work, mainly teaching missionary children in Cameroon. Also includes information on the Cameroon church, polygamy, Muslims in Cameroon, and medical care, and other political, social, and religious issues in Africa. The time period...
Dates: Created: 1943-1984
Identifier: CN 298
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Howard E. Thomas in which he describes his family background, Christian life and growth, education at Stony Brook School and Wheaton College, missionary work with the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions among lepers of the Tai-Lu people along the Burmese border in southwestern China, internment by the Japanese in Thailand, contextualization of the gospel, expulsion from the area by the Chinese army involved in opium trade. Description of Stony Brook School covers...
Dates: Created: 1946-1985
Identifier: CN 299
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Ruth M. Thomas about her family and religious background, conversion, recollections of Billy Sunday's campaign in Scranton, PA in 1914, her education at Wheaton College, call to foreign missions, work as a missionary nurse wiht the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions in a rehabilitation program of a leper colony in southwestern China along the Burmese border among the Tai-Lu people, language study, worship and use of music, an anti-opium campaign, and a...
Dates: Created: 1985
Identifier: CN 331
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Reuben Archer Torrey III and a videotape of the Otterbein United Brethren Missionary Convention in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania on April 23, 1986.Audio TapesOral history interview with Reuben Archer Torrey in which he describes his childhood in China as the son of Presbyterian missionaries; his experiences at boarding schools in China and Korea; his grandfather, Dr. R. A. Torrey, Sr.; his work as an Episcopalian parish...
Dates: Created: 1986
Identifier: CN 335
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews and paper records relating to Ralph Shannon’s life and ministry as a medical missionary in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo).Audio Tapes Four oral history interviews with Ralph Shannon, recorded on eight reels of audio tape. Topics covered include Shannon's childhood in Belgian Congo (Zaire) with his missionary parents, Wheaton College undergraduate and graduate education, service in Zaire as a medical missionary...
Dates: Created: 1986-1990
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Paul Brown Long in which he discusses his childhood, attendance at Wheaton Academy and Wheaton College (including individuals Hudson, Taylor Armerding, Edward A. Coray, V. Raymond Edman, Billy Graham, Ruth Bell Graham, Clarence Jaarsma, Clarence Simpson, C. Gregg Singer), missionary work in education, evangelism, and church planting in the former Belgian Congo and in Brazil. Other topics include animism, church discipline, Christianity and culture, rearing a family...
Dates: Created: 1923-1977
Scope and Contents Collection consists of correspondence between J. Edwin Orr and various Christian leaders in Latin America with most of the letters to and from Brazil, and dealing in some way with Orr's meeting throughout that country in 1951 and 1952. Materials also document the situation of the church in different parts of Brazil, developments in that country, Orr's credentials, his plan of campaign, and other aspects of Brazilian religious life. Also contains descriptions of meetings Orr held in New...
Dates: Created: 1936-1979
Identifier: CN 363
Scope and Contents Correspondence, prayer letters, clippings, photographs, oral history interviews and audio tapes of missionary conference relating to the missionary career of Ruth M. Mellis. Materials document her work among orphans and students in Greece, the Greek Bible Institute, the Greek language, and Greater Europe Mission; oral history interviews describe her childhood, attendance at Wheaton College, work with Near East Relief in Siros, teaching public schools in the St. Louis area, teaching at the...
Dates: Created: 1928-1987
Identifier: CN 387
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews and transcripts with William M. Miller in which he describes his education at Princeton, Christian faith, and work as a Presbyterian missionary to Iran from 1919 to 1962. Besides descriptions of his evangelistic, pastoral, and educational work, he also describes many aspects of Iranian and Islamic society. Most of the transcripts are of interviews done for the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Dates: Created: 1979-1988
Identifier: CN 422
Scope and Contents Glass negatives, negatives, and photographs relating to the ministry of Laura Neva Collins, missionary to Kenya with Africa Inland Mission from 1907-1952. Shots include missionaries, Africans, indigenous artifacts, church architecture, etc., relating to mission work in Africa.This collection originally consisted of ninety-seven black and white glass negatives of missionary activities in Africa before 1914. There are two series of glass negatives. The first series may have taken by...
Dates: Created: 1899-1914
Identifier: CN 442
Scope and Contents Oral history interview and one folder relating to the ministry of Philip R. Foxwell with the Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions and later World Presbyterian Missions.Series: Audio TapesOral history interview with Philip R. Foxwell in which he describes his youth, conversion, magician career, education at Wheaton College, decision to become a missionary, preparation and orientation for missionary work in Japan with the...
Dates: Created: 1990-1991