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By the time this scrapbook was compiled, Overseas Missionary Fellowship or OMF (formerly known as China Inland Mission or CIM) had been functioning for one hundred years, most of them in China, and in Thailand for a decade and a half. It was only when CIM missionaries were expelled from China in 1951 that its leaders and missionaries began exploring other possibilities among the Chinese communities of Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan, and later in their indigenous populations as well.
The administrative records of OMF's United States Council, Collection 215, are housed at the Archives, including not only the featured scrapbook but correspondence, minutes, reports, photographs and much more. The Archives also has oral history interviews with CIM & OMF workers, including Collection 392 with Dorothy Mainhood, who worked in Thailand.
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