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Earl Herbert Cressy papers, 1918 -- 1960

Earl Herbert Cressy papers, 1918 -- 1960

This series contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.

8 linear feet; 8 linear feet; 7 boxes

This series contains reports and drafts, charts, tabulations, maps, surveys, summaries of data, and other materials related to Cressy's research on Chinese religious institutions, mostly in Hangzhou. He was assisted by a Chinese researcher who gathered information on hundreds of religious institutions in the region. Cressy's research put him into contact with contemporary Chinese religious organizations such as the Buddhist Right Faith Society (佛教正信會), the Wuchang Buddhist Seminary (武昌佛學院), the Hubei Confucian Society (湖北孔道會), and the Hankou Buddhist Society (漢口佛教會).

This series is unarranged.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Chinese Religion and Culture: Research Notes, Translations, circa 1930 -- 1939


Box 1 Folder 2 Organization Law of Municipality, ms transl. by D. Shen, circa 1930 -- 1939


Box 1 Folder 3 History of Buddhism in China, Chapters 17-18, Draft, circa 1930 -- 1939


Box 1 Folder 4 Study of Indigenous Religions of China as a Background to Christian Missions by Cressy, Typewritten Draft, circa 1930 -- 1939


Box 1 Folder 5 Indigenous Religions of China - Appendix, circa 1930 -- 1939


Box 1 Folder 6-7 Religion in Hangchow, Typewritten Draft; Research Materials, circa 1930 -- 1939



Box 2 Folder 1 Study of Religious Institutions in Hangchow [SRIH]: Charts; Revised Illustrated Explanation of Districts, Neighborhoods, and Villages of Hangzhou City (杭州市改編 區坊閭鄰圖說), 1931


Box 2 Folder 2-3 SRIH: Draft Sections, 1931



Box 3 Folder 1-3 Buddhist Monasteries and Temples in Hankou Region: Research Schedules, 1931


Box 3 Folder 4 Buddhist Institutions in Hankou and Wuchang: Research Notes, Primary Source Materials in Chinese, Correspondence, 1931; Woodblock Map, circa 1920 -- 1949

CD Digital Image – Restricted original in Box 7


Box 3 Folder 5 Correspondence, 1931 -- 1935


Box 3 Folder 6 Buddhist Institutions in Hankou and Wuchang: Duplicated Research Materials from Y.D. Bao, List of Names from Qiantang County Gazetteer (錢塘縣志), circa 1930 -- 1939



Box 4 Folder 1 Study in History of Buddhism in Burma …Pagan period, by U Zaw Htun, Ph.D. thesis, Visva Bhavati University, 1954


Box 4 Folder 2-3 Who's Who in China, 1918 -- 1920


Box 4 Folder 4 Who's Who in China (Biographies of Chinese), 3 rd Ed. Supplement, circa 1928


Box 4 Folder 5-6 Japanese Buddhist Organizations: Pamphlets, Books, 1950 -- 1953


Box 4 Folder 7 Disentanglement of Church and State, by R.B. Silliman, 1959; Correspondence, circa 1950 -- 1959


Box 4 Folder 8 City Churches in East Asia, Studies 7 - 9, 1960



Box 5 OS Folder 1 Buddhistic Laws (lüzong): Ms Notes, English/Chinese, circa 1930 -- 1939


Box 5 OS Folder 2 Study of Religious Institutions in Hangchow [SRIH]: Survey Materials on Buddhist Monasteries, circa 1934

Fragile; handle with care.


Box 5 OS Folder 3 SRIH: Survey Materials on Temples, circa 1934

Fragile; handle with care.


Box 5 OS Folder 4 SRIH: Survey Materials on Nunneries, circa 1934

Fragile; handle with care.


Box 5 OS Folder 5 SRIH: Classification Chart of Buddhist Monasteries, circa 1934

Fragile; handle with care.


Box 5 OS Folder 6 SRIH: Classification Chart of Buddhist and Daoist Temples, circa 1934


Box 5 OS Folder 7-8 SRIH: Survey Materials on Buddhist and Daoist Temples, circa 1934


Box 5 OS Folder 9 SRIH: Monastery Chart: History, circa 1934



Box 6 OS Folder 1 Copies of Maps from Revised Illustrated Explanation of Districts Neighborhoods, and Villages of Hangzhou City (杭州市改編區坊閭鄰 圖說), circa 1930 -- 1939


Box 6 OS Folder 2 Population and District Chart of Hangzhou, 1930


Box 6 OS Folder 3 Manuscript Maps of Hangzhou City and Neighborhoods, circa 1930


Box 6 OS Folder 4 Maps of Hangzhou Region, circa 1930 -- 1939


Box 6 OS Folder 5 Map of West Lake, Hangzhou, circa 1930 -- 1939


Box 6 OS Folder 6 Japanese Buddhist Poster, 1952


Box 6 OS Folder 7 Understanding China, 1957



Box 7 OS (tube) Woodblock Print Map of Taishan, China, circa 1920 -- 1949

Restricted due to condition. Digital image available in Box 3.