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Call No.: MC 227
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Holway, Amy Richardson, 1894-1949
Title: Papers of Amy Richardson Holway, 1917-1949
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, notes, etc., of Amy Richardson Holway, missionary and teacher.
Amy Richardson Holway, missionary and school principal in China, was born in East Sandwich, Massachusetts in 1894, and was graduated from Sandwich High School in 1912 and then from Mount Holyoke College. In 1917 she went to Shanghai as a missionary; she was principal of the Mary Bridgman Normal School during the 1920's, but was replaced by a Chinese when the Republic was established in 1927. She remained at the school as a teacher, however, until a severe illness caused her to return to the United States. Holway brought with her one of her pupils, E-oong (Helen) Gaw: she wanted E-oong to have an American, Christian education so that she could return to China as a missionary.E-oong was graduated with honors from Mount Holyoke College, attended Yale University and there married Wu-chi Liu; together they returned to China as university professors, but numerous difficulties, described in E-oong's correspondence with Hope Holway, led to their eventual return to the United States.Amy Holway, after returning from China, taught at Rhode Island State College and later at Merrill-Palmer School in Detroit, Michigan; at the same time she did post-graduate work, earning a doctorate in education from Harvard just before her death in 1949.
This collection consists of Amy Holway's letters to her family and of diaries and notes she made while in China; a biographical sketch of Amy Holway; and notes about E-oong and her daughter. In addition to the originals, there are typed transcripts of almost all the letters and documents in the collection.