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Kirby Page China-related papers

 Collection
Identifier: Y.USA.83

SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

A 1916 dissertation written by Page on the history of the YMCA in China and a detailed report on the YMCA movement in China prepared by Page in 1922 for use by John R. Mott on his tour of the area planned for that spring. The latter report includes observations concerning the political, social, educational, and religious environments in China at the time, as well as an assessment of the YMCA's status, achievements, and problems in that field. The report also includes additional details on a number of specific cities where the YMCA was active. The dissertation was an attempt to fill what was at the time a void in the area of comprehensive histories of YMCA work in China and covers the origins of the movement in that country, subsequent development, and its activities in the areas of educational, physical, religious, and student work.

Dates

  • 1916, 1922

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

BIOGRAPHY OF KIRBY PAGE

Kirby Page was born in Tyler County Texas on August 7, 1890. He graduated from Drake University 1915 and later attended the University of Chicago. He was ordained as Disciples of Christ minister. His YMCA work began at Drake University, when he served as president of the student YMCA for three years. During World War I, he served as secretary to George Sherwood Eddy, the Associate General Secretary for Foreign Work of the International Committee. During this period he traveled to Japan, China, Russia, and France. Later in life Page was known for his writing and speeches in support of pacifism, authoring twenty books on peace and religious life and lecturing widely on behalf the American Friends Service and the Fellowship for Reconciliation. Page was married to Mary Alma Folse and had two children. He died in December 1957.

Extent

.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

A 1916 dissertation written by Page on the history of the YMCA in China and a detailed report on the YMCA movement in China prepared by Page in 1922.

Related Materials

Additional material related to Page can be found in the YMCA Biographical Files (Y.USA.12). Several pamphlets authored or co-authored by him can be found in the YMCA Pamphlet Collection (Y.USA.52) .

Processing Information

Catalog Record ID number: 9976383998101701
Title
KIRBY PAGE
Subtitle
An Inventory of his China-Related Papers
Author
Lara Friedman-Shedlov
Date
August 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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