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The Woman's Union Missionary Society, started in 1860,
was the first American mission board created specifically
to provide a means for single American women to go
overseas as missionaries. Collection 379 in the Archives
contains over 21 cubic feet of the WUMS' correspondence, reports,
minutes, photos and other records that describe the Society's
pioneering evangelistic, medical and educational work in China, India and Japan.
(Above: A poster commerating the fifty year anniverary of the WUMS. From folder 379-48-2.)
Below: the nursery at the Margaret Williamson Memorial Hospital in Shanghai, China, no date.
This photo is from file "Medical Care-China". The Williamson Hospital was also the site of a
medical school for training women doctors.