Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
 

Paul Goodman Hayes papers, circa 1920 -- 1940

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains biographical information on over 500 Chinese Christians and a few non-Christians, assembled by Paul Goodman Hayes while working as a missionary in Anhui province under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

At a Glance

Bib ID 8516034 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Hayes, Paul G (Paul Goodman), 1890-1994
Title Paul Goodman Hayes papers, circa 1920 -- 1940
Physical Description 0.25 linear feet (0.25 linear feet; 1 box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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

Onsite storage.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series in rough alphabetical order.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains biographical information on over 500 Chinese Christians and a few non-Christians, assembled by Hayes while working as a missionary in Anhui province under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The handwritten notes were originally bound into three binders (Bao-Lew; Li-Zia; and Chen-Yu) and are organized alphabetically by family name. The collection utilizes a variety of romanization schemes, often providing alternate spellings of names. Most entries include Chinese characters for the names, as well as a short bibliography or reference to further published information. A very small minority of entries include relevant newspaper clippings, and a portrait of the person referenced.

  • Paul Goodman Hayes papers, circa 1920 -- 1940

    This series contains biographical information on over 500 Chinese Christians and a few non-Christians, assembled by Hayes while working as a missionary in Anhui province under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The handwritten notes were originally bound into three binders (Bao-Lew; Li-Zia; and Chen-Yu) and are organized alphabetically by family name. The collection utilizes a variety of romanization schemes, often providing alternate spellings of names. Most entries include Chinese characters for the names, as well as a short bibliography or reference to further published information. A very small minority of entries include relevant newspaper clippings, and a portrait of the person referenced.

Burke Library record group:

Missionary Research Library Archives: MRL6, China

Using the Collection

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Conditions Governing Access

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

Onsite storage.

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.

Preferred Citation

Item description, MRL6: Paul Goodman Hayes Papers, circa 1920-1940, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Related Materials

The main collection of the Hayes family papers is located at Yale University Library, Divinity Library Special Collections. There is also a 1977 transcript of Paul G. Hayes Interviews at the American Lutheran Church Archives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Processing Information

Metal clips and staples were removed from materials and folded items were flattened. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. Acidic items were separated from one another by interleaving with acid-free paper as needed. Some acidic clippings and notes throughout the collection were replaced with acid-free photocopies. The very fragile acidic originals were placed in folder 13 and are restricted. The finding aid was created by Gregory Adam Scott in 2010, updated by Brigette Kamsler in 2014 as part of the Henry Luce Foundation grant, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2020.

Revision Description

2011-07-20 XML Instance Created by Sarah Davis.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

2020-07-09 EAD spot checked and corrected and description updated by Leah Edelman.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Christians -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hayes, Paul G (Paul Goodman), 1890-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Missions -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Paul Goodman Hayes was born on September 1, 1890 in Lancaster, PA. In 1910 he attended the Union Missionary Training Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and later the Franklin Marshall Academy and College, where he earned his S.T.B. From 1917 to 1921 he studied at the Boston University School of Theology, after which he sailed for China under the auspices of the Board of Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Upon arrival he studied at the University of Nanking Department of Missionary Training, which was a one-year language program taught by Chinese instructors. In 1922 he married Helen Mae Wolf, whom he had met on the journey from the U.S. to China. From 1921 to 1926 he worked in Wuhu 蕪湖, Anhui 安徽 province. In 1926 he was awarded a McFadden mission fellowship, and spent the next two years on furlough studying at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and Hartford Seminary.

After returning to China, Hayes spent a year in Zhenjiang 鎮江 before returning to work in Wuhu from 1930 to 1935. During his time in China, Hayes served as secretary - treasurer of the Kuling Methodist Sanatorium, was English secretary of the Central China Annual Conference, and was a member of the Wannan Medical Academy 皖南醫學院 Board of Managers. In 1935 he retired from mission work and returned to the United States, earning a D.D. from the Wesley College of the University of North Dakota in 1949. Hayes held several pastorates in Minnesota and North Dakota before retiring in 1977. In 1987 he entered a long-term health care center, and passed away in 1994.