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Collection 58 [March 13, 2000]
1 Reel of Audio Tape
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A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT TO THE INTERVIEW IN THIS COLLECTION IS
Mrs. Carol Carlson, the former Carol S. Hammond, lived in Wheaton, Illinois, and attended Wheaton Academy. She later married a Wheaton College graduate, Mr. C. Edwin Carlson. The couple became affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance mission board.
Under the auspices of the C&MA, the Carlson's served twenty-seven years on the China-Tibet
border. Other fields of service for the Carlson's include the school for missionaries' children in
Quito, Equador; American Community Church in Saigon, Vietnam; and the Alliance Bible
Seminary in Hong Kong. After Edwin's death in Hong Kong, Carol returned to Wheaton to live.
Scope and Content
Mrs. Carlson was interviewed in her home by Ellen Balmer, a Wheaton College student, on November 11, 1978. Time elapsed in minutes and seconds is recorded to the left of the topics discussed in the interview. The index is keyed to the cassette copy and not to the reel-to-reel original. There is a section of blank tape which resulted in the loss of the bulk of the interview material.
T1 - side 1 (Click to
link to the transcript of this tape)
00:00 Beginning of tape
02:00 Family background of Mr. and Mrs. Carlson
03:30 Left for mission field in 1922
04:15 Entry into Tibet
05:30 Tibetan clans
06:00 White Wolf Raid on mission station
08:00 Friends with Chone Prince
09:15 First lived in Tibet - 1929
09:45 Muslim rebellion
10:15 Went to out mission station Lupasi
10:30 Taken care of by Christian Chinese merchant - Su-ta
11:30 Refugees take refuge in shopkeepers home; eventually he becomes the first convert
12:00 Rented them upstairs of his house
13:00 Tolerance of Tibetan people to them
13:15 Medical aid to the people, first case
14:30 Their son - foreign child being so blond - offensive to them
15:15 The first time foreign missionaries had come and stayed with favorable results
15:45 Reason for distrust of foreigners
16:45 Must have friends to be safe
17:00 Travel between United States and Tibet
18:57 [Recording off or malfunctioning]
45:00 End of side 1
T1 - side 2
00:00 Beginning of tape
00:05 [Recording off or malfunctioning]
05:45 Tebu's perception of the Carlson's and habits -- soap, etc.
07:15 Bathtub they devised
07:30 Tebu god house
08:30 Descriptions of "stomach's of butter"
10:15 Missionaries' diet - frozen foods
12:00 Any unusual habits of Tebu people
12:15 End of tape
The tape was given by Balmer and Carlson to the Center in January 1979.
February 29, 1980
Type of Material: Audio Tapes
The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE FILE. Request by the Tape number at the beginning of each entry below:
ITEM AND DESCRIPTION
T1 - Reel-to-reel, 3-3/4 ips, 57 minutes. One side. Interview of Mrs. Carol Carlson by Ellen
Balmer. November 11, 1978.