American Presbyterian Shantung Mission photograph album (ca. 1923-1928)

Collection processed and finding aid created by Erin Berger, September 2019
Graphics Division, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

Summary Information

Title: American Presbyterian Shantung Mission photograph album
Creator: Anonymous
Inclusive dates: ca. 1923-1928
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract:
This photograph album contains 57 photographs of the Jinan Station of the American Presbyterian Shantung Mission from ca. 1923 to 1928. Much of the images show the Murray High School for Girls and its students.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu

Access and Use

Acquisition Information

1996. F-341.2.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright status is unknown

Preferred Citation

American Presbyterian Shantung Mission Photograph Album, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan

Biography

Dr. Evalena S. C. Fleming (1872-1934) was Executive Director of the Louisa Y. Boyd Hospital for Women with the Jinan Station of the American Presbyterian Shantung Mission beginning in 1923. Jinan Station was located in Jinan, the capital of Shandong province in Eastern China.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This photograph album 57 photographs of the Jinan Station of the American Presbyterian Shantung Mission from ca. 1923 to 1928. Many of the images show the Murray High School for Girls and its students. Young girls are shown in the school yard being led through routines and stretches, in class portraits, on a riverboat, and likely participating in May Day celebrations dancing around a maypole. The girls are shown wearing two-piece qipao uniforms with a white blouse and black skirts or trousers. In several photographs students can be seen waving the first national flag of the Republic of China. Two images include a stamp on the back that reads, "Dr. Evalena S. C. Fleming, American Presbyterian Mission, Tsinanfu North China." Dr. Fleming was an amateur photographer and likely the owner of the album. The accordion style album also contains five loose photographs in a mylar sleeve.

The album is 18.25 x 12 cm with decorative cloth covers.

Subject Terms

Subjects:
  • Photographs shelf.
Visual Subjects:
  • Church schools--China--1920-1930.
  • Jinan (Shandong sheng, China)
  • Missionaries--American--China--1920-1930.
  • Physical education--China--1920-1930.
  • Qipao.
  • School children--China--1920-1930.
  • Students--China--1920-1930.
  • Teachers--China--1920-1930.
  • Uniforms--China--1920-1930.
Contributors:
  • Fleming, Evalena S. C., 1872-1934.
Genre Terms:
  • Photograph albums.
  • Photographs.

Contents List (Request Materials)

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Container / Location Title
Volume   1 [A.1.1925.1]  
American Presbyterian Shantung Mission photograph album [series]

Additional Descriptive Data

Bibliography

American Presbyterian Mission. The Forty-Fifth Annual Report of Tsinan Station Shanghai: Presbyterian Mission Press, 1919.

American Presbyterian Mission. The Forty-Fifth Annual Report of Tsinan Station Shanghai: Presbyterian Mission Press, 1924.