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At a Glance
This collection is organized in one series arranged by format.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains photographs related to the life and missionary work of Sarah S. Andrews in Japan, including a photograph of her tomb in Numazu City 沼津市, Shizuoka prefecture 静岡県. This collection also contains correspondence detailing the provenance of the photographs.
Missionary Research Library Archives: MRL7, Japan
Using the Collection
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.
Item description, MRL7: Sarah S. Andrews papers, 1916-1978, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Sarah S. Andrews Collection, Collection no. 0115, Churches of Christ Heritage Center, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The photographs were discovered in the drawer of a desk donated to a Goodwill in Nashville, TN around August, 1977. They were sent to Charles Deweese, of the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, who forwarded them to the Missionary Research Library (MRL) in September, 1977. The MRL (then part of the UTS library) acknowledged receipt of the "photographs and memorabilia" in January, 1978.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Metal clips and staples were removed from materials and folded items were flattened. Photographs were placed in Mylar enclosures and in new acid-free folders and a box. The finding aid was created by Gregory Adam Scott in 2009, reviewed and updated by Sarah Davis in 2014 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2020.
2020-07-15 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Sarah Sheppard Andrews was born on November 26, 1892 in Dickson, Tennessee. Her parents started a congregation in their home, and at an early age she heard J. M. McCaleb (1862-1953), on furlough from missionary work in Japan, speak on his work. Andrews studied at Dickson College and Peabody College before traveling to Japan as an independent missionary on January 16, 1916. During her mission work she supported the building of churches in Shizuoka, Shimizu 清水, Okitsu 興津 and Numazu. She was imprisoned during the Second World War and suffered from tuberculosis. She was saved by a soldier who arrived with MacArthur's occupation force in 1945. Andrews died on September 16, 1961, at her home in Tokiwa-cho, Numazu city, Japan. Her tomb was established with the help of Oiha, an orphan whom Andrews had cared for.