Western College Missionaries Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
030 MISSION

Dates

  • 1854-1996 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 2.00 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Collection of materials about Western alumnae who served as missionaries.

  • Arrangement

    Arranged chronologically.

    Missionaries

    2 boxes BOX 1:

    Folder One:

    * Letter July 24, 1854 * Letters August 4, 1857 * Typed Transcript of Letter from R. R. Hamilton and March 29, 1858 from Anne M. Willard; Letter from R. R. Hamilton (original) * Missionary Scholarship Certificate No. 1 1856 with note attached * Transcript of Letter to Reverend Daniel Rice from James Brooks, April 26, 1858 with original * Memorandum of Certificates for Missionary Scholarships Issued Transcription with original * Letter from Columbus, Indiana, October 12, 1860 * Information regarding '81-'82 Letter from Pyeng Yang * Letter to Sister Volunteers from Lucy Dunlap, April 14, 1892 * Letter to Volunteers from Mary Catheart, April 15, 1892 * Typed Letter to The Student Volunteers and Missionary Circle, Egmore, Madras, India * Note/Letter from L. L. Musson * Note/Letter from E. B. Graves with typed transcript * Letter to Westerner from Ray C. Downs, Fall 1971 * Letter to Mrs. Gutch, from Judy K. Waldron, Archivist, April 9, 1996; Letter to Ms. Waldron from Mrs. C. F. Gutch, Chairperson Historical Committee, South Dakota, April 3, 1996

    * Roll Call of the foreign Missionaries Who have gone out from The Western College and Seminary, Oxford, Ohio, 1900

    Folder Two: Transcribed Correspondence

    * Letter to Volunteers from Mary Catheart, April 15, 1892, Valparaiso, Ind. * Letter to Sister Volunteers from Lucy Dunlap, Apr. 14, 1892 * Letter to Sister Volunteers, April 1892 from Cora M. Small * Report of the Finance of the Agora Club of the Western College 1900 * Woman's Presbyterian Board of Missions Letter to Friend * Woman's Presbyterian Board of Missions Letter to Friend from L. A. Douglass * Letter to Miss Peabody from Mary McElroy * Y. W. C. A. Finance Information Submitted by Mabel Drew, Treasurer * Report of the Missionary Society '99-1900 * Page Two of Report * Letter on the same Paper as Previous to Miss Archibald * Letter to Miss Peabody, April 12, 1883 * Letter to Miss Peabody, Dec. 8, 1882 from M. T. True * Letter to Miss Peabody from M. T. True, Tokio [sic], July 22, 1882 * Letter to Miss Peabody from M. T. True, Tokio [sic], Sept. 25, /82 * Letter to Miss Peabody from M. T. True, Tokio [sic], Jan. 25, 1883 * Letter to Miss Peabody from M. T. True, Yokohama, Nov. 18, /82 * Letter to Miss Peabody from M. T. True, Tokio [sic], May 6, 1882 * Letter to the Teachers and pupils of the W. F. S., from H. N. Eastman * Letter to Miss Peabody from Anna C. Hamilton, Cheyenne Mission, Darlington Indian Ter., March 19, 1882 * Letter to Miss Peabody from Bessie M. Nelson, Oct. 17, 1882, Tripolis, Syria * Quotations from a letter by a Chinaman to Dr. Milligan * Letter to Mrs. Howe from Susan S. Blaisdell, June 3, 1909 * Letter to Mrs. Howe from m. S. Hinkle, May 29, /09 * Letter to Miss Peabody from Sarah Barrett Doffins, April 21, 1903 * Letters to the Teachers and Alumnai [sic] of the Western Female Seminary, from Harriet N. Eastman * Letter to Miss Peabody from M. E. Hartwell, Bangkok, Siam, August 22, 1882 * Letter to Miss Peabody from George Peabody, Liberia W. C. Africa * Letter to Miss Peabody from Alfred B. King, 22 April, 1882, Liberia, W.C. Africa * Letter to Miss Peabody from Mary H. Shaw, July 23, '77, M. H. Tung Chow China * Letter to Miss Peabody from Lizzie I. Farnham, Feb. 27, 1883 Shanghai, China * Letter to Miss Peabody from Mary H. Shaw, Langchow, China, Jan. 9, 1883 * Letter to Miss Peabody from Corra E. Hearst, Chieng Mai, Siam, April 17, 1883

    Folder Three:

    * “The Student Volunteer Band, Out College A Missionary College,” The Western Oxford * “The Student Volunteer Movement” Article * “Missionary Work,” The Interior , June 23, 1904 * “Siam Mission Annual Report from all the Stations, 1906” Booklet * “Points for Investors” by H. W. Pope, Booklet * “Have You Made Your Will?” by H. W. Pope, booklet (2 copies) * “Western College and Seminary Names of Students Who Are or Have Been Missionaries to the Foreign Field” Brochure * “Reflex Influence of Giving” Mrs. Emma Peabody O'Bryne, Read at the Annual Meting of the Northwestern Branch Woman's Foreign Missionary Society at Waukesha, Wis., Oct. 14, 1891, Brochure * “Joseph” Excerpt * “Recipe For Greatness” by Dr. Peter Marshall, Minister, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C., Preached Sunday Morning, November 16, 1941 * “Be A Fool” by Dr. Peter Marshall, Minister, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C., Preached Sunday Morning, November 23, 1941 * “Chance or Choice” by Dr. Peter Marshall, Minister, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C., Preached Sunday Morning, September 28, 1941 * “At the Foot of the Rainbow” by Dr. Peter Marshall, Minister, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C., Preached Sunday Morning. December 29, 1940 * “The Man With the Thorn” by Dr. Peter Marshall, Minister, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C., Preached Sunday Morning, November 2, 1941 * “The Search for Truth, Meaning, Commitment, Through The Religious Organizations, At Miami University at Western College for Women, 1968-69 Program * The Shorter Catechism of the Westminster Assembly , Presbyterian Board of Publication, Philadelphia, Undated

    * "One Solitary Life"

    Folder Four: Photographs

    * Photograph of Mary Katherina Hesser '82 and her School, Kanazawa, Japan * Portrait of Jonathan Wilson of Laos * Photograph of Walter Wilson, Margaret Wilson, Mrs. Wilson, and Mary Wilson * Photograph of Minnie Dows Lewis 1886-88, to Miss White with love from her little girl Minnie * Photograph of Rebecca Y. Miller '93, Wei Hien, China, Tungchow * Photograph of Rebecca Miller 1893, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Owen, Tokohama, Japan * Photograph of Miss M. K. Hessin, 1900s * Photograph of Miss AK Davis, Bessie Williken, Gardner, Japan * Unidentified Photograph of House with Hammock * Photograph of “Street Sleeper's Shelter (2 copies) * Unidentified Photograph of Family, Japan * Photograph of Miss F Pater, M. K. Hesser, Mrs. Naylor, Miss Antoinette Wama * Photograph of Carrie Buchanan Class of “89” of Faculty of American Mission Training College, Asyrit, Egypt * Note from Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections with Copied Information about Sarah Lee, Ritty Woodin, Foochow, China Mission * Note from Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections with Copied Information about China Woodin, Utley, Sarah Lee, Simeon Foster, 1859, etc

    Folder Five: Missionary Books

    * Mary Margaretta Campbell * Book translated and presented to Mary Hedder's Father and Mother; Miss Hedder was a Missionary in Japan in 1884.

    Oversized Letters:

    * Letter to Sister Volunteers, April 1892 * Second Page of Letter from Cora M. Swall

    BOX 2:

    * Book Printed by the Punjab (India) Christian Literacy Committee and is a simple Reader of “Lessons of the Gospel of St. John” * Records of the Women's Board of Foreign Missions, 1871-76 * Missionary Reports, 1876-1892 * The Union Missionary Society of Western College, Treasurer's Book, 1914-1918

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Materials do not circulate and may only be used in the archives.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

  • Other Descriptive Information

    http://westernarchives.lib.miamioh.edu/show_content.php?unique_id=55

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    Many of Western’s graduates became missionaries, traveling the world and sending back news of their adventures in places such as Iran, Persia, China, Korea, Mexico, Turkey, Laos, and India. To promote and support missionary work of the Western alumnae, a missionary society was formed with Helen Peabody as its first president.

    Western College was founded in 1853 as the 'western' representation of Mt. Holyoke in Massachusetts, with its dual vision of missionary zeal and low-cost yet high-quality education for women. Strongly supported by the leaders of the Presbyterian Church of Oxford, classes at the Western Female Seminary began in 1855 with Helen Peabody, a Mt. Holyoke graduate, as principal.

    In 1888, Western was moving toward becoming accredited as a College and chose Leila S. McKee, a Wellesley graduate, as the new principal. In 1894, Western became "The Western: A College and Seminary for Women;" in 1904, the word "seminary" was dropped and Western became "The Western College for Women."

    For the next fifty years, Western remained a general liberal arts college, primarily under the presidency of William W. Boyd. With the arrival of President Herrick B. Young in 1954, an international focus began. Many international students and faculty were recruited, international travel seminars were instituted, and a global emphasis was added to the curriculum.

    In 1970, an innovative interdisciplinary approach to education called "Freedom with Responsibility" was initiated under the leadership of President William C. Spencer. Another new direction was the decision in 1971 to admit men.Note written by Jacky Johnson

  • Scope and Contents

    Collection is comprised of photographs, correspondence, missionary reports, books, treasurer's books, notes and programs and miscellaneous publications.

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