Grace McClurg Carson papers (MS-0243)
This digital collection features select correspondence and visual materials from the Grace McClurg Carson papers (MS-0243) and documents the experiences of Carson - an unmarried woman missionary in China - from 1912 to 1926. As such, they shed light on the role of women in a working situation as educators; the prejudices and biases of Christian Americans against the religion, culture, and educational practices of those amongst whom they are living; and the changing political landscape within China, as viewed through the eyes of an outsider.
Significant portions of the collection remain undigitized. The items represented here as well as the remainder of the collection are available for access at the Center for Archival Collections
This project was supported in part by federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, granted through the State Library of Ohio. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of IMLS or the State Library of Ohio, and no official endorsement by either agency should be inferred.
Letter from Grace McClurg to her family, October 30, 1911
Letter from Grace McClurg to her family in which she describes the work she is doing in the Bullard family home, her plans for sewing, and a visit to an organ concert, amongst other things.
Letter from Grace McClurg to her parents, accompanied by a printed excerpt from same letter, December 25, 1922
People ready for an evangelistic trip; circa 1910
"Off on an evangelistic trip. Cooly has the missionary's food & bedding baskets."
Letter from Grace McClurg to her family, September 15, 1925
Letter from Grace McClurg to her family, describing ominous weather, a week spent in Kuliang on vacation and hiking around the area - seeing sights such as Moon Temple and White Cloud Cave - and other events in her life as a missionary.
Letter from Kuo H Chang to Miss McClurg and Miss Apple, October 3, 1925
Letter from Kuo H Chang to Miss McClurg and Miss Apple describing their position on Christian versus government schools in China
Postcard depicting a pavilion surrounded by water with two men standing next to a tree, Nanking