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Frank C. Laubach papers, 1924 -- 1952

Frank C. Laubach papers, 1924 -- 1952

This series is open for research.

2.75 linear feet; 2.75 linear feet; 3 boxes

This series contains correspondence, reports, and teaching materials of Frank C. Laubach, Christian missionary and educator, including news clippings of published letters, notes, maps, pamphlets, alphabet charts and lesson primers, and other materials from the period of 1930-1938 when Laubach began his literacy work in Dansalan, Lake Lanao, Philippines. This series also contains letters written, transcribed, and donated by Minnie K. Schultz (a colleague of Laubach), describing their work in Dansalan. Reports include an early manuscript of Laubach's theology of religion and science; descriptions of his visit to Latin America from 1942-1943 and his tour of the Near East, northern Africa, and the British Isles in 1947; reports entitled "Where the Lanao Literacy Campaign began and where it may end," "Key System of Teaching Illiterates," and "A Miracle in Lanao;" and reports related to the FMCNA/NCC Committee on World Literacy and Christian Literature, including the committee's 1943 financial statement, The Commonwealth of Australia's 1933 annual report on the Territory of Papau, and "A Digest of Christian Statistics of Protestant Missions: Educational and Medical Work," based on the World Christian Handbook of 1952. Finally, this series also contains Laubach's translation work including an early English-Maranow [Maranao] dictionary, and a translation of the Lanao Moro epic story, "How Bantugan Died in the Land Between Two Seas."

This series is unarranged.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Committee on World Literacy and Christian Literature reports, 1924 -- 1952


Box 1 Folder 2 Correspondence and reports, 1932 -- 1943


Box 1 Folder 3-4 Published letters of Frank C. Laubach from Dansalan, 1930 -- 1936


Box 1 Folder 5 Diaries and letters of Frank C. Laubach from Dansalan, 1933 -- 1938


Box 1 Folder 6 Letters of Minnie K. Schultz from Dansalan, 1933 -- 1938



Box 2 Folder 1 Teaching instructions and charts, 1931 -- 1936


Box 2 Folder 2 Language Primers and Lesson Books, 1937 -- 1939


Box 2 Folder 3 Lanao translation documents, circa 1930 -- 1939



Box 3OS Folder 1 Correspondence, 1934


Box 3OS Folder 2 Nagari (Sanskrit) letter chart, circa 1930 -- 1939


Box 3OS Folder 3 "Spread of Literacy: Dr. Laubach, His Simple Method," Book One, circa 1930 -- 1939


Box 3OS Folder 4 Marathi letter chart, circa 1930 -- 1939