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Background Information

History of Grinnell-in-China, 1910-1980
An independent project by Lisa M. Bowers. Includes questionnaires completed by Don Fessler (1931), John Chapman (1924), Grace Matthews (1916) Alice Reed (1913) and Lyman Cay (1910) Also includes an interview with Helen MacEachron.

Primary Sources

John Forrest Chapman papers
Chapman graduated from Grinnell College in 1924. He taught 1924-26 in the Grinell-in-China program at the Porter Middle School near Techow in the northern part of Shantung province. Includes photographs and a short memoir of his time in Techow.
Alice Reed Letters from China, 1916-1948 (Excerpts)
Alice Reed taught in China for 32 years and these excerpts from her letters describe her life teaching in Northern China.
DeHaan Grinnell-in-China papers
Includes correspondence, articles, and clippings from the collection of A.B. DeHaan.
Grinnell-in-China Correspondence, 1922-27
Includes financial statements, annual reports and personal correspondence.
Letters from China, 1919-1920
Alice Reed's correspondence from China, 1919-1920.
MacEachron Letters from China, 1919-20
Letters written by Paul and Helen MacEachron.
Mission Station Techow
Reminiscences of Dr. Fritz Baumgarten, published in 1940.

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American Context of China's Christian Colleges and Schools
A cooperative website whose purpose is to investigate the interaction between the China Christian colleges and American liberal arts colleges between 1900 and 1950. Grinnell is one of eleven colleges participating in the project.
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Additional materials on the early Grinnell-in-China program may be found in the College Archives under the call number 56 p1-