Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Miner Searle Bates papers, 1927 -- 1984

Miner Searle Bates papers, 1927 -- 1984

This series is open for research.

0.25 linear feet; 0.25 linear feet; 1 box

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.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Publications and pamphlets, 1927 -- 1963

Box 1 Folder 2 Japan and China reports, 1935 -- 1937

Box 1 Folder 3 Articles on narcotics, 1938 -- 1940

Box 1 Folder 4 Hunan Synod reports and Delegates Second meeting minutes, 1941 -- 1949

Box 1 Folder 5 Reports on missionary activities, circa 1940 -- 1950

Box 1 Folder 6 Missionary rork in China project drafts, 1956, circa 1950 -- 1959

Box 1 Folder 7 "Gleanings Manuscripts of M. Searle Bates: Protestant Endeavor in Chinese Society, 1890-1950", 1984

Box 1 Folder 8 Provenance notes and signature cards, circa 1970 -- 1984

Box 1 Folder 9 Excerpts from communications by Bates, 1932 -- 1936