Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a small section of manuscripts and correspondence, including transcriptions and synopses, of both the Cady and Rockey families as well as a larger collection of published materials collected by the Cady and Rockey families. The collection was gathered by Harold "Hal" Rockey.
- Majority of material found within 1887 - 1970
- Cady, Henry Olin, 1856-1916 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
The Rockey and Cady families were American Methodist missionaries to India and China, respectively. The marriage of Clement Rockey (1889-1975) to Helen Cady links the two families. Clement Rockey was born in India to Noble Lee Rockey, another Methodist missionary. He served as a missionary in India before being electing to the Episcopacy of the North India Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1914.
Helen Cady was the daughter of Henry Olin Cady (1856-1916) and Hattie Yates, American Methodist Missionaries to China. She is the author of stories and books including The Promise, a collection of stories adapted from the Souther Asia Methosidst Centenary Celebrations pageant of 1956.
Clement and Helen Cady Rockey had three sons, Harold "Hal" Rockey (1927-2009), Kenneth Rockey, and Lee Rockey.
12 linear feet (8 boxes) : 7 record storage boxes, 1 oversize flat box
Language of Materials
The Rockey and Cady families were American Methodist missionaries to India and China, respectively. The collection consists of a small section of manuscripts and correspondence of both the Cady and Rockey families and a larger collection of published materials about India and China.
Collection is organized into the following series:
Series I: Correspondence and Manuscripts Series II: Published Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Harold (Hal) Rockey, 2006.
Collection processed by processing staff, 2015.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents. Box lists are generalizations and should be used as a starting point to locate materials. For example, a box labeled “correspondence” may contain mostly correspondence, but other materials such as meeting minutes or speeches may be found in the same box. Folder titles are based on those created by the creators or previous custodians. Titles have not all been verified against the contents of the folders. In some cases, staff supplied folder titles during initial processing.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Manuscripts (documents) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Methodist Church -- Missions -- China Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Methodist Church -- Missions -- India Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Missionaries Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Missionaries -- China Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Missionaries -- India Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Rockey, Cady Family Missionary Papers
- Complete Description
- Austin Munsell
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English