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Small Collection 41 - Papers of Hwa Nan College

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Small Collection 41
[July 20, 2005]
Hwa Nan College; 1914-1949?
Papers; 1920-1931, n.d.

1 Folder, Photographs


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Historical Background

Hwa Nan College in the city of Foochow, China was founded by Lydia A. Trimble of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Protestant Church in 1914. It was one of the first women's colleges in South China. For its first ten years, the school curriculum consisted of college preparatory classes. In 1917, the first college class was registered (graduated in 1921), and in 1922 Hwa Nan was chartered by the University of the State of New York. By 1931, the college had one hundred and six alumni, most of whom were in education or medicine. It seems probable that the college was closed, or at least its association with the Women's Foreign Missionary Society terminated, after the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Scope and Content

This collection includes a letter, some articles, and some photographs, which contain information about the college or people connected with the college. The letter is dated 1930 and is by missionary Dorothea Keeney. She describes the inauguration of the college's first Chinese president, Lucy C. Wang; the school's commencement; and a wedding of one of the staff. One of the articles is by Lucy Wang and from the July 31 issue of Woman's Missionary Friend. It gives a little of the school's background and describes the careers of the graduates.


The materials for this collection were received by the Center in February 1979 from Mrs. Lewis Mead.

Accession 79-15 February 9, 1979
Robert Shuster
M. Schimmels

Accession 79-15
Type of material: Photographs

The following items are located in the PHOTO FILE; request by Folder Titles (in bold) at the beginning of each entry below.

CARTWRIGHT, FRANK SR. Photo of the family of Frank Cartwright, Sr., missionary pastor in Foochow, China; n.d. 1 b&w.

KEENEY, FREDERICK T. Bishop and Mrs. Keeney in Peking, the home where Bishop Keeney was born, and Bishop and Mrs. Keeney and daughter Dorothea before they sailed for China; 1920, n.d. 3 b&w.

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