|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
Miner Searle Bates papers, 1927 -- 1984
This series is open for research.
This series contains papers, meeting minutes, articles, reports, and other publications collected or created by Bates regarding missions in 20th century China, most of which are connected to the research project on which he was working after his retirement (and which remained incomplete at the time of his death). The publication in folder 7 was an attempt to collect his notes and drafts from this project. The Hunan 湖南 Synod of the Church of Christ in China is well represented in the collection, as is Bates' experience in Nanjing 南京 in the late 1930s, dealing with the Japanese occupation. This series also contains some provenance information and signature cards.
This series is arranged in rough chronological order.