Scope and Contents note
The Joseph W. Dyson papers consist of correspondence, reports, financial records, publications, and memorabilia from his service as head of the English Department at Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan (Formosa), 1959-1965. The papers retain Dyson's original order, and are roughly grouped into correspondence; personal and institutional financial papers; miscellaneous reports, notes and memorabilia; and choral music. Loose volumes include several years of the Soochow University Annual. The collection is primarily of interest as a record of the duties of a Christian educator at Soochow University, and his relationship with students and colleagues as documented in the correspondence.
Transcribed list of correspondents: Board of Missions of the Methodist Church (54 letters)Chalmers, Allen D.Chang, NancyChang, Y.S.Chu, Limin (4 letters)Corson, Fred P.Dwight, Norman E.Feng, Harry K.W.Godbold, AlbeaGrimm, Victor H.Haines, J. HarryHan, WilliamHarvey, M.S.Henry, Robert T.Hix, GeneHongkong Music Training Centre for the BlindHsieh, Paul Hong-KeeHsu, Franklin T.C.Hsu, Henry H.Hsu, Irving C.Huang, J.L.Huantay, ChiuJang, Eamon Y.Jones, Tracey K.Ju-fon, KaoKeng, Lin YüKnettler, Edward K.Kwang-chung, YuLane, Crawford, LimitedLee, Tommy W.J.Lewis, CecilyLormor, Hugh N.Matthias, virgiaMeyer, Samuel L.Monagan, Walter E.Moore, Arthur J.Moore, Clare R.Morrill, Miron A. (16 letters)New, L.S.Raines, Richard C.Shaw, RobertShen, ShirleyShih, C.Y.Smith, Franklin P.Smith, George G.Smith, W. AngieSoo-may, TangStone, C.Y.Strickler, AlanTaiwan Methodist Girls SchoolThelen, Edward F.Urrutia, Olga P.Ury, WilliamWhang, ChihWhite, RuthWood, NormanWoodward, Ralph L.Yang, Ching-maiYount, PaulYu, Erh-changYung, Yu
- Dyson, Joseph W., 1889-1965 (Person)
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Joseph W. Dyson (1889-1965) was a graduate of Central College, Fayette, Missouri. In 1919 he was sent as a missionary teacher to Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan (Formosa), supported by the Southern Methodist Church. In 1959, then retired, he was sent by the Board of Missions, Methodist Church, to Soochow University as head of the English Department. The papers consist of personal and official letters, reports, and mementos relating to Dyson's service at Soochow from 1959-1965.
1 linear feet (2 containers)
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Joseph W. Dyson (1889-1965) was a Southern Methodist missionary and educator at Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan (Formosa), from 1919 until 1949, and returned 1959-1965. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, publications, and photographs that reflect his work at the university, 1959-1965.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Gift of Joseph W. Dyson and his heirs in 1965-1967.
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Processing Information note
Collection processed by processing staff, October 2006.
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