|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
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.
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
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.