Grace Rowley, American Missionary in China
Exhibit at the Special Collections department of the Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont Colleges, through May 18
Monday, March 10, 2003
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
800 Dartmouth Ave.
Exhibit from March 10 through May 18, 2003
From the mid-19th century to the early 1940s, American college graduates traveled to China to serve on Christian missionary posts. Most of the women missionaries, like Grace Rowley, were teachers in provincial schools run by the various Protestant and Catholic organizations, while others served the YMCA/YWCA in China. Miss Rowley, like many of her contemporaries, kept a diary while in China; she also gathered together a rich archive--photographs, letters, memorabilia such as Chinese paper dolls, and other documents--that provide an intimate glimpse into her life in China and serves as witness to an extraordinary period in Chinese and American history.
For more information, contact Special Collections at (909) 607-3977.
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tel: (909) 607-3977