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Bruce and Anna Jarvis papers

Identifier: Ax 386

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, several publications, scrapbooks and photographs.


  • 1927-1928


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

Bruce W. Jarvis was born in 1885 in Estherville, Iowa and attended Willamette University, Salem, Oregon; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (B.S., 1911), and University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota (M.D., 1914).

Dr. Jarvis practiced many years in China: Peking, 1923-1929; Foochow, 1931-1937 and 1946-1949; and Chengtu, 1944-1946. He and Mrs. Jarvis were also in Nadiad, India from 1950-1943.

Anna Moffet Jarvis was born in 1892 in Bismarck, North Dakota and educated in Illinois schools, later attending University of Chicago (Ph. D, 1913); Kennedy School of Missions, 1920, 1925; and University of Wisconsin, 1925. She worked in Nanking, China, 1920-1945, and in Chengtu, China, 1944-1946. She married Dr. Jarvis in 1944 and served with him thereafter.

Dr. Jarvis' services were in the fields of general practice of medicine and X-ray, while Mrs. Jarvis served in Presbyterian missions in administrative capacities and, after her marriage, in administrative positions in Methodist organizations.


1.75 linear feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials



Bruce Jarvis (1885- )was a medical missionary and practiced in China and India from the 1920s through the 1940s. Mrs. Jarvis served in Presbyterian missions in administrative capacities and, after her marriage, in administrative positions in Methodist organizations. The collection includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, publications, scrapbooks, and photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Bruce and Anna Moffet Jarvis in 1967.

General Physical Description note

2 containers

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Collection processed by processing staff.

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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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA