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Frank M. Toothaker papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 217

Scope and Contents note

The papers include nine volumes of diaries (1918-1926), 268 letters received, and 104 letters sent (1918-1950). Major correspondents include: Frank A. Argelander, Frederick Bankhardt, Harry R. Caldwell, Mrs. Martha H. Chen, William I. Lacy, Frederick T. Keeney, James E. Skinner, Russell Steininger. There is also a series from the Board of Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Miscellaneous manuscripts include a lecture on Foochow, with a set of slides. Publications with the papers include Minutes of the Yenping Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1918, 1920-1922, 1924-1932, 1934-1936; Reports of the Yenping Woman's Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1934, 1935.

Dates

  • 1918-1950

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

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 note

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 note

Frank M. Toothaker (1891-1984) was born in Tennessee and educated at the University of Southern California and Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N.J. He went to China in 1918, a Methodist missionary, serving in Nanking, Kuling, Yenping, Shanghai, and Kuliang. In 1923-1924 he managed the Yen Ping Electric and Light and Water Works. After the second revolution in China, he returned to the United States and served various pastorates in Arizona and California.

Extent

2 linear feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection comprises papers of Frank M. Toothaker, Methodist missionary to China, and includes 9 volumes of diaries, 1918-1926, 268 letters received, and 104 letters sent, 1918-1950. Major correspondents include: Frank A. Argelander, Frederick Bankhardt, Harry R. Caldwell, Mrs. Martha H. Chen, William I. Lacy, Frederick T. Keeney, James E. Skinner, and Russell Steininger. There is also a series from the Board of Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Miscellaneous manuscripts include a lecture on Foochow, with a set of slides. Publications with the papers include minutes of the Church's Yenping Conference, 1918, 1920-1922, 1924-1932, 1934-1936, and reports of the Church's Yenpring Woman's Conference, 1927-1928, 1931, 1934-1935.

Other Finding Aids note

Printed finding aid with additional information available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Title
Guide to the Frank M. Toothaker Papers
Status
Complete Description
Author
Finding aid prepared by Manuscripts Processor
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA