Scope and Contents note
The collection contains a 1923 letter from Mrs. Downs and a 1944 note to her, the manuscript of the thesis Mr. Downs wrote to a requirement for his master's degree, and printed matter. The latter consists of a newsletter and a report, both regarding Christian missions in Asia during World War II.
- Creation: circa 1923-1944
- Downs, Darley (Person)
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Darley Downs served as a Christian missionary in Japan until August 1941 when he left the country due to restrained relations between Japan and the United States. He went to Mindanao, Philippines, and was eventually interned at Baguio by the Japanese, a common practice with missionaries during World War II. During this time, his wife stayed in Massachusetts as Assistant Secretary of the Foreign Department of the American Board of Missions.
Upon his return to the United States, Downs wrote a thesis on the effects of the war on missions to Japan. Completed in 1946, it helped earn him a Master of Sacred Theology degree from Union Theological Seminary.
1.5 linear feet (1 container)
Language of Materials
Darley Downs (1894?-1969) was a missionary in Japan before World War II. The collection contains correspondence, a manuscript, and printed matter related to missionary work.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Gift of Mrs. Darley Downs in 1979
Collection processed by staff.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Guide to the Darley Downs papers
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- Finding aid prepared by Mike Waler, Manuscripts Processor
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- Finding aid is in English
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.