Chapin, Mae, 1885-1962. Papers of Mae Chapin, 1885-1972 (inclusive), 1913-1962 (bulk):
A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: MC 724
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Mae Chapin, 1885-1962
Title: Papers of Mae Chapin, 1885-1972 (inclusive), 1913-1962 (bulk)
Quantity: 9.59 linear feet (23 file boxes) plus 1 folio folder, 2 folio+ folders, 2 oversize folders, 1 supersize
folder, 17 photograph folders, 3 folio+ photograph folders)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, photographs, etc., of Presbyterian missionary Mae Chapin.
Accession numbers: 2008-M194, 2009-M15, 2009-M191
The papers of Mae Chapin were given to the Schlesinger Library by her great nephew,
Dan Hazen, between November 2008 and September 2009.
Processed: September 2012
By: Johanna Carll, with assistance from Samuel Bauer.
Access. Unrestricted, except for F+D.2, which is closed due to its fragile condition.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mae Chapin is held by the President
and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers
in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Mae Chapin Papers, 1885-1972; item description, dates. MC 724, folder #. Schlesinger
Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Donors: Dan Hazen
Accession numbers: 2008-M194, 2009-M15, 2009-M191
Processed by: Johanna Carll
The following items have been transferred to the Schlesinger Library books and printed
materials collection (pending review by curator):
- Women and Missions, Volume VII, Number 10, January 1931
- Women and Missions, Volume VII, Number 11, February 1931
- Women and Missions, Volume XVI, Number 3, June 1939
Presbyterian missionary Mae Chapin, daughter of Edward B. and Lucy Margaret Pierce
Chapin, was born May 11, 1885, in Toledo, Illinois. She graduated from the University
of Illinois in 1908 and taught high school in Williamsport, Indiana, for two years
before attending the Presbyterian Training School in Chicago, Illinois. From 1911
to 1912, she served with the Association House in Chicago, working with factory girls.
Between 1911 and 1927, she served as a teacher and principal (1917-1925) at the Albert
J. Pitkin School for Girls in Kiungchow, Hainan, China, under the auspices of the
Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions. When Communists took over the Pitkin School
in 1927, Chapin went to the Philippines, where she was principal of the Union High
School in Manila and a teacher of religious education working under many denominations.
In 1929, Chapin returned to China and remained there until 1935, when she returned
to the Philippines. In 1937, Chapin suffered from deteriorating health due to arthritis,
anemia, and an ulcer, and returned to the United States to recuperate. Instructed
by doctors to remain in the United States for a year, Chapin spent four months teaching
Navajo Indians in Ganado, Arizona, and the remaining time in Champaign, Illinois,
and Pasadena, California, where she frequently lectured on her experiences in China
and the Philippines. In 1940, she traveled to the Philippines, returning to the United
States in 1941. From 1942 to 1948, Chapin was Director of the Champaign Council on
Religious Education in the Champaign, Illinois, school system, a position that was
discontinued following the Supreme Court ruling in McCollum v. Board of Education.
Chapin was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign, Illinois, which
established the Mae Chapin Guild to help support the mission work of Chapin and other
missionaries; in 1951, she was the first woman elected elder in the congregation.
Chapin was also a member of the Alliance, Illinois, chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, the Illinois branch of the National Society, Sons and Daughters
of the Pilgrims, the Illinois National Society of Daughters and Patriots of America,
and the Champaign-Urbana Business and Professional Women's Club. She died January
The collection is arranged in four series:
- Series I. Biographical and Personal, 1885-1972 (#1.1-10.13, OD.1)
- Series II. Correspondence, 1900-1972 (#10.14-16.3, OD.2)
- Series III. Missionary and Religious Work, 1894-1963 (#16.4-23.7, FD.1, F+D.1-F+D.2,
- Series IV. Photographs, 1907-1952 (#PD.2-PD.20f+)
The papers of Mae Chapin include correspondence, diaries, financial documents, newsletters,
printed material, photographs, etc., documenting Chapin's work as a Presbyterian missionary
and religious educator. Papers also provide insight into the lives of her sister,
Lucy Chapin, and her parents, Edward B. and Lucy M. Chapin. Some files arrived at
the library in folders; those folder titles were retained and appear in quotation
marks. The archivist created folders for the loose materials. The file arrangement
was also created by the archivist.
Series I, BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, 1885-1972 (#1.1-10.13, OD.1), includes diaries,
address books, financial documents, clippings, etc. Diaries contain detailed accounts
of Chapin's daily activities, including teaching, religious activities, illnesses,
and travels, but do not provide insight into her thoughts or feeling about events
or people. Clippings include excerpts of Chapin's letters from China which were printed
in the local newspaper, and accounts of the many public talks Chapin gave detailing
her experiences as a missionary. Some materials in this series, particularly address
books and financial documents, may have been created by Chapin's sister, Lucy Chapin.
Files are arranged alphabetically.
Series II, CORRESPONDENCE, 1900-1972 (#10.14-16.3, OD.2, PD.1), contains letters written
to Chapin, her sister Lucy, and her parents, Edward and Lucy M. Chapin. Files labeled
"correspondence" contain letters containing general news from members of the Chapin
family, excluding Mae Chapin, as well as friends of the family. Correspondence files
also contain a small number of letters written by missionary friends telling of their
work. Chapin's letters to her family were filed separately by an unknown member of
her family in chronological order with each folder noting the place where the letters
were written from. Letters in this grouping document Chapin's service as a missionary
mostly in Hainan, China, and Manila, Philippines. Folders are arranged alphabetically.
Chapin's letters from China contain accounts of the local culture, including housing,
food, and celebrations. She also writes about the weather and its effect on her efforts
to grow vegetables from seeds ordered from the United States. Chapin often comments
on local politics, particularly on punishments for crimes, expressions of anti-western
sentiment, and skirmishes between the Kuomintang-led Nationalist Government of the
Republic of China and the Communist Party of China. In 1927, the skirmishes escalated
into a civil war and the Presbyterian Church pulled its missionaries out of Hainan
due to concerns for their safety. Chapin chronicles the increasing levels of violence
and the uncertainty she and other missionaries had concerning how the violence would
impact their work, particularly after they received word from the Church that they
would be leaving Hainan. Following her evacuation from Hainan in April, Chapin spent
several months in Hong Kong where she assured her family of her safety and told them
she was being transferred to Manila, Philippines.
In Manila, Chapin worked as a teacher in the Union High School. She frequently writes
that she finds her work in Manila to be much easier than the work in China, due to
the fact that the Pitkin School in China was a boarding school while Union High School
was a day school. She also reflects that her students in Manila are better educated
than those in China. Chapin frequently includes news she has heard about the current
situation in China and its impact on the Presbyterian mission. In 1929, the Church
reopened the Pitkin School and Chapin volunteered to return. In her letters, Chapin
frequently expresses her desire to remain in Manila where her work is easier, but
she feels obligated to return to Hainan to help rebuild the school.
From 1929 to 1935, Chapin served as a teacher in the Pitkin School. While she continued
to write about the weather and other details of local life, her letters during this
period focus more on her satisfaction with her work. In particular, she frequently
writes of how difficult she finds the work and the toll it is taking on her physically.
Suffering from arthritis and anemia, she increasingly states her desire to return
to the Philippines where she feels the climate is better for her health and the work
is much less taxing. In 1935, the Church granted her request for a transfer, but her
health continued to deteriorate and she was forced to return to the United States
Chapin generally did not write detailed accounts of her work in China or the Philippines.
Letters occasionally include accounts of students misbehaving and being punished for
their actions, particularly when the result is expulsion. Chapin also includes details
of outbreaks of illnesses such as smallpox, measles, typhoid, malaria, and dengue
fever among the students. She generally states how many children are ill and the effect
it has on the healthy children, particularly when one of the ill children died. During
her second tenure in Hainan, the school was run by the local government rather than
by the mission and Chapin frequently comments on the challenge the school faced in
finding and retaining administrators.
Most of the letters from Chapin are written to her sister, Lucy Chapin. Lucy acted
as Chapin's business agent, procuring goods for Chapin and handling banking and other
financial transactions in the United States for her. Chapin had a portion of her salary
diverted to a Champaign, Illinois, bank and Lucy would use the money in the account
as Chapin instructed in her letters. Letters frequently contain requests for goods
such as fabric to make clothes, stockings, corsets, and embroidery floss, which were
not readily available in China or were more expensive in China than in the United
States. They also include investment and other financial instructions, including those
relating to students Chapin sponsored at the Pitkin School and former students pursuing
advanced degrees in the United States. As the Great Depression deepened, Chapin's
letters document her decreases in salary and her concerns about the stability of local
banks and the safety of her investments.
There are no letters after April 1941, which is when Chapin returned to Champaign,
Illinois, where she lived with Lucy until her death in 1962.
Series III, MISSIONARY AND RELIGIOUS WORK, 1894-1963 (#16.4-23.7, FD.1, F+D.1-F+D.2,
SD.1), includes mission reports written by Chapin, correspondence between Chapin and
the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, newsletters of the Hainan Mission, printed
materials, etc., documenting Chapin's service as a missionary and as a religious educator
in Champaign, Illinois. Much of the material in this series is printed material, including
annual reports, newsletters, books, and pamphlets documenting the work of the Presbyterian
Board of Foreign Missions for which Chapin served as a missionary. Materials relating
specifically to Chapin's missionary service include correspondence with the Presbyterian
Board of Foreign Missions and reports Chapin wrote for them, as well as materials
such as yearbooks and catalogs published by the schools that employed Chapin, which
feature her as a member of the staff.
From 1942 to 1948, Chapin was Director of the Champaign Council on Religious Education
in the Champaign, Illinois, school system. Chapin also served as an instructor for
the Protestant religion classes offered by the Council in Champaign public schools.
In 1945, Vashti McCollum sued the Champaign school system, stating that religious
instruction in the public schools violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
The case was eventually decided in McCollum's favor in the Supreme Court ruling in
McCollum v. Board of Education. Chapin's files relating to her work with the Council
include letters from supporters of religious education in public schools, clippings
about the case, and legal briefs from the state and federal court cases. Chapin testified
in the state case, but was not involved in the federal case.
This series also includes a number of books and small publications about missionaries,
China, the Philippines, and Protestantism collected by Chapin after her service as
a missionary. These publications reflect Chapin's continuing interest in religion
and the areas of the world in which she worked, but may also have been used by Chapin
in her religion classes. Files are arranged alphabetically.
Series IV, PHOTOGRAPHS, 1907-1952 (#PD.2-PD.20f+), contains portraits and snapshots
of Chapin, students and faculty at the Pitkin School and Union High School, and daily
life in China and the Philippines. Photographs in folders labeled "photographs of
Albert J. Pitkin School and Bible school students and faculty" mostly contain formal
group photographs mounted onto decorative mat boards. Most of these photographs feature
borders containing identifying information in Chinese. Photographs documenting daily
life in China and the Philippines are snapshots captioned by Chapin featuring scenes
including animals, local idols, lepers, and a bride's chair being carried down a street.
Photographs are arranged with those featuring Chapin first, followed by an alphabetical
arrangement of the remaining files.
Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be cataloged in VIA, Harvard
University's Visual Information Access database. Others, referred to as "uncataloged"
photographs, are not of sufficient research interest to warrant cataloging and are
simply treated as part of the documents they accompany; they are marked on the back
with an asterisk in square brackets [*].
- Series I. BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, 1885-1972 (#1.1-10.13, OD.1)
- 1.1-2.1. Address books, 1949-1960, n.d. (6 folders)
- 2.2. Appointment book, 1938
- 2.3. Appointment book, 1953
- 2.4. Biographical: birth certificate, biography, etc., 1885-1929, n.d.
- 2.5. Certificates, membership cards, directories, 1944-1962
- 2.6. Clippings re: Chapin, 1914-1962
- 2.7. Daily program of the Central City Conference, Williams Bay on Lake Geneva, Wisconsin,
August 13-22, 1912; includes Chapin notes
- 2.8. Death: obituaries, funeral book, memorial programs, will, etc., 1962
- 2.9. Diary, 1924: mostly blank, includes correspondence register
- 3.1. Diary, 1925: Hainan, China: teaching, church services, visits to prison, illnesses
in community, travel home via ship and train on furlough in July, record of talks
re: missionary work
- 3.2. Diary, 1926: attending school in New York City (January-March), talks re: missionary
work, blank from mid-August
- 3.3. Diary, 1926-1930: 5-year line-a-day diary, all years incomplete, China (1926-1927,
1929), Philippines (1927-1929)
- 3.4. Diary, 1927: Hainan, China (January-April), anti-Christian movement in China, Manila,
Philippines (April-December), dengue fever
- 3.5. Diary, 1933: Hainan, China
- 4.1. Diary, 1935: Hainan, China (January-April), Manila, Philippines (April-December)
- 4.2. Diary, 1936: Manila, Philippines, illnesses (arthritis, ulcers, anemia)
- 4.3. Diary, 1937: Manila, Philippines (January-April), illnesses, return home on medical
furlough via ship, appendix removed, tooth extracted, rectal operation
- 4.4. Diary, 1938: ulcer, Ganado, Arizona mission (August-November), Pasadena, California
- 4.5. Diary, 1939: Pasadena, California (January-June), Manila, Philippines (October-December)
- 4.6. Diary, 1940: Manila, Philippines, World War II, refugees from China
- 5.1. Diary, 1941: Manila, Philippines (January-April), World War II
- OD.1. Education: Champaign High School diploma, 1902; University of Illinois diploma, 1908
- 6.5. Education: class notes re: religion, n.d.
- 6.6. Education: high school and college graduation programs, college reunion address list,
etc., 1900-1908, 1958
- 6.7. Education: Presbyterian Training School of Chicago annual report, 1909, program, 1911
- 6.8. Financial: First Presbyterian Church? pledge ledger, 1903-1905
- 6.9. Financial ledger, notes, etc., 1915, 1920
- 7.1-7.2. Financial ledger, notes, etc., 1930-1939
- 7.3-7.6. Financial ledger, notes, etc., 1940-1949
- 8.1-8.5. Financial ledger, notes, etc., 1950-1959
- 8.6. Financial ledger, notes, etc., 1960-1965
- 9.1. Financial ledger, notes, etc., n.d.
- 9.2. Financial: Presbyterian mission statements, 1938-1940
- 9.3. Financial: taxes, 1936-1939
- 9.4. Financial: taxes, 1940-1949
- 9.5-9.6. Financial: taxes, 1950-1959
- 9.7. Financial: taxes, 1960-1961, n.d.; includes uncataloged photographs
- 9.8-9.9. Florida land: legal documents, tax records, correspondence with real estate agent,
- 9.10. "Medical," 1936-1937, 1961
- 10.1. Notes re: diet, n.d.
- 10.2. Notes re: religion and faith, n.d.
- 10.3. Passports, 1919-1938; ship passenger lists, 1919-1941
- 10.4. Professional: Williamsport High School graduation program listing Chapin as instructor,
1909; Association House brochure, n.d., annual report, 1913
- 10.5. Speeches, 1942, n.d.
- 10.6. Tributes to Chapin, ca.1941
- 10.7. Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Champaign, Illinois, membership directories, 1909-1912,
- 10.8. World War II ration books, 1945
- 10.9. Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, 1904-1911
- 10.10. Young Women's Christian Association printed materials, membership card, 1903-1907
- 10.11. Arlo Chapin (Chapin's brother) funeral book, 1942
- 10.12. Chapin family clippings, 1924-1972
- 10.13. Lucy Chapin record of birthday and Christmas cards given and received, 1951-1964;
draft obituary, n.d.
- Series II. CORRESPONDENCE, 1900-1972 (#10.14-16.3, OD.2, PD.1)
- 10.14. Correspondence, 1905-1909
- 11.1. Correspondence, 1910-1914
- 11.2. Correspondence, 1915-1919
- 11.3. Correspondence, 1920-1922
- 11.4. Correspondence, 1923-1924
- 11.5. Correspondence, 1925-1929
- 11.6. Correspondence, 1930-1936; includes uncataloged photographs
- 11.7. Correspondence, 1937-1939
- 11.8. Correspondence, 1940-1944
- 12.1. Correspondence, 1945-1947; includes letter from Ruth Swanson, missionary imprisoned
at Santo Tomas internment camp
- 12.2. Correspondence, 1948-1949; includes uncataloged photographs
- 12.3. Correspondence, 1950-1954; includes uncataloged photographs
- 12.4. Correspondence, 1955-1956; includes uncataloged photographs
- 12.5. Correspondence, 1957-1959
- 12.6. Correspondence, 1960-1961
- 12.7. Correspondence, 1962; includes sympathy cards re: Chapin's death
- 12.8. Correspondence, 1963-1972
- 13.1. Correspondence, n.d.; includes uncataloged photographs
- 13.2. Correspondence re: "Chapin genealogy," 1939-1951; includes uncataloged photographs
- 13.3. Letters from Chapin, 1900-1912
- 13.4. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1913"; includes letter to parents asking permission to
- 13.5. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1914"
- PD.1. Photograph removed from #13.5.
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 13.6. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1915"
- 13.7. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1916"
- 13.8. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1917"
- 13.9. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1918"
- OD.2. Letters from Chapin, 1918; letters to Chapin (addressed "teacher") from students,
- 14.1. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1919-1920"; no letters while on furlough in United States
August 1919 - August 1920
- 14.2. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1921"
- 14.3. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1922"
- 14.4. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1923"
- 14.5. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1924"; includes re: George D. Byers' murder
- 14.6. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1925"; no letters while on furlough in United States
starting in June
- 14.7. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1926"; no letters while on furlough in United States,
return to China in August
- 14.8. Letters from Chapin: "China, [January-June] 1927"; includes re: order to leave Hainan
in April due to start of Chinese Civil War, in Hong Kong April-June
- 14.9. Letters from Chapin: "Philippines, [June-December] 1927"
- 14.10. Letters from Chapin: "Philippines, 1928"
- 15.1. Letters from Chapin: "Philippines, China, 1929"; returns to Hainan, China, in April
- 15.2. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1930"
- 15.3. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1931"; no letters while on furlough in United States
starting in July
- 15.4. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1932"; no letters while on furlough in United States,
return to China in August, includes mentions of purchase and use of Icy Ball
- 15.5. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1933"
- 15.6. Letters from Chapin: "China, 1934"
- 15.7. Letters from Chapin: "Philippines, 1935"; in China until April
- 15.8. Letters from Chapin: "Philippines, 1936-1937"
- 15.9. Letters from Chapin: "Ganado, Arizona, 1938," "Philippines, [October-December] 1939"
- 15.10. Letters from Chapin: "Philippines, 1940-1941"; no letters after return to United States
- 16.1. Letters from Chapin: "Mae's letters without date, mostly from China," n.d.; includes
- 16.2. Letters to Chapin from mother, Lucy M. Chapin, 1920-1923
- 16.3. Letters to Chapin from students, 1919-1920
- Series III. MISSIONARY AND RELIGIOUS WORK, 1894-1963 (#16.4-23.7, FD.1, F+D.1-F+D.2,
- 16.4. Board of Christian Education of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. publications,
1944-1946; includes A Brief History of the Presbyterians, by Lefferts A. Loetscher, 1944, Know Your Church! The Presbyterian Church: Its History, Organization, and Program-Revised, by William Thomson Hanzsche, 1946
- 16.5. Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. annual reports,
- 16.6. Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. annual reports,
- 16.7. Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. annual reports,
- 17.1-17.2. "Board of Foreign Missions [of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.] correspondence,"
- 17.3. Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. publications, 1894-1921;
includes Christmas Missionary Exercise and Album, 1894, The Yearbook of Prayer for Foreign Missions, 1911
- 17.4. Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. publications, 1921:
The Why and How of Foreign Missions, by Arthur Judson Brown, revised edition, 1921
- 17.5. Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. publications, 1930-1940;
includes The Health of Our Missions, by Edward M. Dodd and contributors, 1940
- 17.6. Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. publications, 1941-1945;
includes War Letters, 1941, This is Our World Mission, 1943
- 17.7. Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. publications, 1946-1954;
includes One World A-Building, 1946
- 18.1. Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. publications, 1957,
n.d.; includes After This Manner, by Margaret Shannon, 1957, Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, n.d., Over Seas Service with the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, n.d.
- 18.2. Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. reports by Chapin,
- 18.3. Board of Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. publications, 1925-1946;
includes The Story of Our Missions, by Edwin E. White, 1925
- 18.4-18.5. Champaign Council of Religious Education: McCollum v. Board of Education, 1945-1949
- 18.6. Champaign Council of Religious Education: record of rent due to board, teacher's weekly
- 19.1. China: China Council of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.: The China Council Bulletin (number 59-60) April-May 1926; meeting program, 1931; A Monthly Cycle of Prayer for the China Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the
U.S.A., 1919, 1925
- F+D.1. China: "China Teaching Pictures," Friendship Press, n.d.
- 19.2. China: Fifty Years in Hainan American Presbyterian Mission 1881-1931, 1931
- 19.3. China: The Fifty-ninth Annual Report of the Tsinan Station-Shantung Mission American Presbyterian
Church (North), June 30, 1930
- 19.4. China: Hainan Alphabet for New Recruits, illustrated by Caroline M. Creery, verses by M. [Margaret] M. Moninger, January
1, 1925, satirical alphabet book re: life in Hainan, China
- 19.5. China: Hainan Mission meeting programs, 1934-1935, 1948
- 19.6. China: Hainan Newsletter, 1914 (volume 1, numbers 4-5, July-December), 1915 (December), 1916 (September),
1917 (February, August), 1918 (January, April, July, November), 1919 (March, July,
November), 1920 (February, July, November)
- 19.7. China: Hainan Newsletter, 1921 (June, September), 1922 (Summer, Autumn), 1923 (Spring, Summer, Autumn)
- 19.8. China: Hainan Newsletter, 1924 (Spring, Summer, Christmas), 1925 (Spring, Christmas), 1926 (Summer, Autumn)
- 19.9. China: Hainan Newsletter, 1927 (Spring), 1930 (Spring, Autumn), Winter 1930-1931, 1931 (Spring), 1932 (Spring,
- 20.1. China: Hainan Newsletter, 1934 (Spring, Autumn, Christmas), 1935 (Spring, Autumn, Christmas), 1936 (Spring,
Autumn, Christmas), 1937 (centennial number, Fall photocopy), 1938 (Summer, Christmas),
- 20.2. China: The Isle of Palms: Sketches of Hainan, published by The American Presbyterian Mission, Island of Hainan, South China, 1919
- FD.1. China: Pitkin School game day program, Chinese exercise sheet, n.d.
- 20.3. China: Pitkin School literary magazine (in Chinese), 1937
- 20.4. China: Program for Morning Worship, prepared by Miss Marie Adams for middle schools-first term, written in Chinese,
contains translated passages by Chapin into Hainanese dialect, n.d.
- 20.5. China: publications, 1919-1934, n.d.: Yeunckong Station Quarterly, Winter 1919; Christian Middle Schools in China Enrollment Statistics, 1933-1934, published by the China Christian Educational Association; Christian Endeavor in Kachek, by M.M. Moninger, n.d.
- 20.6. China: publications re: China, 1940-1945; includes Lan Ying's Birthday, by Nina Millen, 1940; If You Were in China, by Eva Morris Hayes, 1940; The People of China: Who They Are, How They Live, What They Like, Why They are Fighting, The East and West Association, 1943; China Sings: Folk-songs and Fighting Songs of China, collected by Liu Liang-Mo, arranged and translated by Evelyn Modoi, 1945
- 20.7. China: publications re: China, 1948; includes Fun & Festival from China, by Margaret G. Hummel; Look Again at China, by Willis Lamott; Tales From China, by Alice Hudson Lewis
- 20.8. China: publications re: China, 1948, n.d.; includes A New China, by Viola S. Winn, 1948
- 20.9. China: Station Reports, 1930-1931, Kiungcho-Nodoa-Kacheck, American Presbyterian Mission,
Island of Hainan, South China, 1931
- 20.10. Eastern Clergy Bureau railroad clergy fair certificate book (unused), 1931, 1943
- 20.11. First Presbyterian Church programs, etc., listing Chapin, 1906-1957
- 21.1. First Presbyterian Church Women's Association, 1949-1960
- 21.2. First Presbyterian Church Women's Missionary Society, 1917-1948
- 21.3. Ganado Mission publications, 1938-1958; includes Ganado News Bulletin (Volume 9, Number 4, September 1938; Volume 8, Number 2, Fall 1958), Forty Years in the Desert: A History of Ganado Mission 1901-1941, compiled by Cora B. Salsbury
- 21.4. Mae Chapin Guild programs, 1937-1948
- SD.1. Mission maps: Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.:
"China Missions," n.d.; "China," n.d.; "Presbyterian Mission Map of Philippine Islands,"
1929. Woman's Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., "Work
in the West Indies," 1922.
- 21.5. Philippines: Ellinwood Bible School (later Ellinwood College of Christian Education),
1936, 1957, 1963
- 21.6. Philippines: Philippine Christian Colleges catalog, 1951-1952
- 21.7-21.9. Philippines: The Philippine Presbyterian: Volume XXVI, Number 4 - Volume XXVII, Number 3, October 1934 - September 1935; Volume
XXVIII, Number 1 and 3, June, September 1936; Volume XXIX, Number 1 - Volume XXX,
Number 3-4, January 1937 - March 1938; Volume XXX, Number 3-4, September - December
1938; Volume XXXI, Number 2 - Volume XXII, Number 3, June 1939 - September 1940; Volume
XXIII, Number 1-4, March-December 1941; Volume XXIV, Number 1, October 1947
- 21.10. Philippines: Philippine Presbyterian Mission of the Board of Foreign Missions of the
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. executive committee minutes, 1936-1941
- 22.1. Philippines: publications A-N, 1939-1962; includes Manila and the Philippines, published by American Express, 1939-1940, Faith Triumphant in the Philippines, by E.K. Higdon, 1946
- 22.2. Philippines: publications P-Z, 1906, 1941-1959; includes The Philippine Evangelist (Volume 9, Number 8-9, May-June 1941), Philippine Story: The Church in the War Years, 1946, Protestant Work in the Philippines, 1906, Sack of Manila, 1945
- 22.3. Philippines: Union College in Manila yearbook, 1937, history, 1939
- 22.4. Philippines: Union High School catalogs, 1928, 1936, 1940
- 22.5. Philippines: Union High School graduation programs, history, 1929-1935
- 22.6. Philippines: Union High School newspaper, Union Echo (incomplete set), 1936-1941
- 22.7. Philippines: Union High School yearbooks, 1929-1932
- 22.8. Philippines: Union High School yearbooks, 1936-1939
- 22.9. Philippines: Union High School yearbooks, 1940-1941
- 23.1. Philippines: Young People's Conference, Los Baños, December 1935 - January 1936
- 23.2. Presbyterian Summer Conference, 1931
- 23.3. Religious publications, 1901-1929; includes How a Thousand Missionaries Are Supported, by John H. Converse, et.al., 1901; The Amethyst: Official Temperance Organ of the Presbyterian Church, Volume 1, Number 1, September 1914; Missionary Hymnal, compiled by Elsie Stewart Hand, 1915; The Missionary Review of the World, Volume XLVII, Number 7, July 1924
- 23.4. Religious publications, 1937-1956, n.d.; includes A Day of Good Tidings, by Aphra White, n.d.
- 23.5. Religious publications re: Russia, India, Thailand, 1938-1957
- 23.6. Synod of Illinois, 1926-1951
- 23.7. Unidentified religious conference program with Chapin notes, 1954
Religion in the public schools--Illinois
Religious education--United States
Chapin, Edward B., 1856-1936
Chapin, Lucy, 1883-1972
Chapin, Lucy M., 1857-1924
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Foreign Missions
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Hainan Mission