|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series in rough alphabetical order.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These records may have been accessioned by the Burke Library after 1976, as they do not bear the imprint of the independent Missionary Research Library (MRL), which closed in that year. No further provenance information is available.
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. 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.
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.
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.