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Matilda Calder Thurston papers, 1902-1956, bulk 1902-1945

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 8529390 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Thurston, Matilda Calder, 1875-1958
Title Matilda Calder Thurston papers, 1902-1956, bulk 1902-1945
Physical Description 12 linear feet (12 linear feet 14 boxes 1 oversize horizontal box 1 slide box 1 tube)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description https://library.columbia.edu/resolve/clio8529390
Access

Collection open for research by appointment. For preservation reasons, Series 7, boxes 2 and 3 are Restricted.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 7 series: 1. Personal correpondence, 1902-1942; 2. General correpondence, 1902-1956; 3. Ginling College, 1907-1950; 4. Conferences and organizations, 1917-1938; 5. General, 1910-1958; 6. Images of Ginling[19??]; 7. Oversized documents and slides, 192?-1938.

Description

Summary

The collection consists of correspondence and materials relating to Ginling College including addresses, bulletins, reports, newsletters and conferences, as well as maps of Nanjing and glass lantern slides of missionary work.

Using the Collection

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Restrictions on Access

Collection open for research by appointment. For preservation reasons, Series 7, boxes 2 and 3 are Restricted.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Subject Headings

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Subject

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"CUL Collections:"
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"ArchivedGRID"
China -- Religious life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Christians -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ginling College (Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Missions -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Protestant churches -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thurston, Matilda Calder, 1875-1958 -- : Archives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women's colleges -- China -- Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Matilda Calder Thurston was a Protestant missionary in China and the founder and first president of Ginling College, the first Christian women's college in China.

Ginling College was founded in 1915; registered with Chinese Ministry of Education in 1930; it moved to Szechuan cooperating with West China Union University in Chengtu during the war; and returned to own campus in 1946.