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Ephemera of Winifred Rand - Collection 606


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Table of Contents

Title Page and Restrictions

Brief Description of This Collection

Biography

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)


Lists of Artifacts, Audio Tape in This Collection (Location Records)
    Audio Tapes
List of the Contents of Boxes of Paper Records in This Collection (Box List)


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Collection 606

[August 11, 2009]

Winifred Rand; 1913-2008

Interview; 2004

1 cassette tape, 1 folder


Restrictions: None


Brief Description. Oral history interview in which Rand discusses: her teaching ambitions as a young girl; reason for move to missions; Portland Bible Institute; Christian and Missionary Alliance missions policy toward single women on the mission field; China Inland Mission training; Chinese language school; doing rural work with Chinese Bible woman in Shansi, China; using evangelism posters and giving testimony in Chinese; Chinese worship services; relationship between men and women in Chinese church; effects of the Second Sino-Japanese War on Chinese Christians; experience as an unmarried woman missionary in China.


Biography

Full name Winifred Rand
Birth

May 21, 1913 in Rockford, Washington

Death July 14, 2008 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Family
Parents Ernest D. M. & Rose I. Rand
Siblings Helen Graves (older sister), three younger siblings
Conversion Through family witness as a child, about 4 years old
Education
1931-1933 (?) Portland Bible Institute, Portland, Oregon
1933-1934 Christian & Missionary Alliance Training Institute, Nyack, New York
Career
September 1936 Arrived as China Inland Mission missionary in Shanghai, China.
1937-1938 CIM missionary in Wuwei, Kansu
1938-1941 Rural door-to-door evangelistic work in Shansi, China.
1941-1945 Held evangelistic meetings for prisoners in Chuhsien, Chekiang.
1945 On furlough in the United States
1945(?)-1951 Chuhsien, Chekiang
1951 Hong Kong, China to United States to Singapore
1951-1955 Evangelistic work among Chinese populations in refugee camps in Chaah and Malaya, Malaysia.
1955-1965 CIM missionary in Singapore in various locations including : Bukit Supit, Central Language School, Gemas Bahru, Machap Bahru and Gemas.
1965-1967 Health concerns and reassignment.
1967-1974 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States home office
1974-1977 Robesonia, Pennsylvania, United States home office

 


[Note: In the Scope & Content section, the notation "folder 2-5" means "Box 2, Folder 5"]

Scope and Content

Series: Paper records
Date Range: 1936-2004
Volume: .1 cubic feet
Geographic Coverage: United States, China, Malaysia, Singapore
Type of Documents: Articles, personnel cards, miscellaneous
Subjects: China Inland Mission work in China, Malaysia and Singapore
Notes: The paper records in this collection include: hand-written answers to a questionnaire filled out in preparation for the interview (recorded by Lucile Opperman) containing further biographical information not included in the interview, a simple biography compiled for her 90th birthday, a story about her continued missionary work after retirement, photocopies of Rand's personnel cards (also found in 215-4-97), and photocopies of articles found in OMF's publication "China's Millions" written by or about Rand, copied by an Archives staff person.



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Series: Oral History Interview
Date Range: 2004
Geographic Coverage: United States, China
Type of Documents: Cassette tape
Notes: This series consists of one oral history interview with Winifred Rand who was interviewed by Bob Shuster on October 22, 2004 at the OMF Retirement Home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The events described in the interview cover the time period 1913-1951.


T1 (78 minutes). Childhood; family life; teaching ambitions as a young girl; growing interest in missions work; Portland Bible Institute; attending Nyack Training School; Christian and Missionary Alliance missions policy toward single people; applying to China Inland Mission; CIM training; Chinese language school; impressions of Kansu, China; doing rural work with Chinese Bible woman in Shansi, China; using evangelism posters and giving testimony in Chinese; Chinese worship services; relationship between men and women in Chinese church; holding evangelistic meetings in Chushien, China; effects of the Second Sino-Japanese War on Chinese Christians; experience as an unmarried woman missionary in China; thanksgiving for the Chinese church in the midst of persecution.



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Provenance
The materials in this collection were given to the Archives of the Billy Graham Center by Ms. Rand in 2004.

Accession: 04-55
May 8, 2009
Noel Collins Pfeifer



LOCATION RECORD
Acc. 04-55
Type of Material: Audio Tapes

The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE file.
Item# - Reel or cassette, speed, length, number of sides, contents (title of sessions, participants according to the program, date.

# R/C length Contents Dates
T1 C 78 Oral history interview of Winifred Rand by Bob Shuster 10/22/2004


BOX LIST
Box Folders Title & Description Dates
1 1 Material of Winifred Rand 1936-2004


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