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Grace Terrell papers

Identifier: Ax 264

Scope and Contents note

The Grace Terrell Papers consist primarily of letters received by Terrell from 1931 to 1966. Terrell received letters from only a handful of people, but the correspondence is relatively comprehensive; for example, she corresponded with fellow missionary Dorothy Ling over the course of twenty years. The content of the letters generally consists of personal information but does occasionally include information on political events, such as the Japanese take-over of Manchuria in the early 1930s. The Terrell Papers also include correspondence with Terrell's daughter-in-law, former students, and other missionaries throughout Korea and China. Because the collection consists almost entirely of incoming letters there is little information in this collection on major events in Korea, such as the Korean War (unofficially from 1950 to1953). The letters are arranged chronologically by sender, and they include a photograph, newspaper clippings, postcards and acupuncture needles.


  • 1931-1966


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

Grace Terrell was a Christian missionary and teacher at a girls' school in Seoul, Korea, from 1931 to 1966. She maintained correspondence with family members, other missionary educators, and students over the course of her career.


0.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 manuscript box

Language of Materials



Grace Terrell was a Christian missionary and teacher at a girl's school in Seoul, Korea (later, South Korea), from 1931 to 1966. This collections consists almost entirely of correspondence Terrell received during those years from family, fellow missionaries, and students.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series: Series I. Correspondence

Existence and Location of Copies note

Partially available in microfilm as part of: Women's lives. Series 3, American women missionaries and pioneers collection (MICROFILM BV3703 .W66 2006, reel 56); Primary Source Microfilm, 12 Lunar Dr., Woodbridge, Conn. 06525.

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

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Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA