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Francis S. Hutchins, Yale-in-China Association Records
Berea College Special CollectionsBerea, Kentucky 40404
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[Identification of item], Francis S. Hutchins, Yale-in-China Association Records, Accession number, 1925-1970Special Collections, Berea College, Berea, Ky.
Hutchins taught at Oberlin Shansi Memorial School in Shansi, China during his years as an undergraduate. He returned to China around 1925 as an English instructor for the Yale-in-China educational project established in Changsha. From 1928 to 1939 Hutchins was a representative of the American Trustees of the Yale-in-China Association, but was forced to leave China in 1939 during the Japanese invasion. Having been appointed a member of the trustees in 1939, Hutchins served as vice-president (1939 - 1949) of the Association and in 1950 was made an honorary trustee for life. Following Hutchins's retirement from the Berea presidency in 1967, he returned to China as a representative of the Association, residing in Hong Kong from 1967 to 1970.
These are photostatic copies of Yale University Archives materials relating to Francis S. Hutchins's participation in the Yale-in-China program.
Papers include photocopies of Hutchins's correspondence with Yale-in-China staff and various family members, including his parents, William J. and Anna M. Hutchins, and his brother, Robert Maynard Hutchins. These letters, along with miscellaneous reports and telegrams, document Hutchins's role as a representative of the Trustees, the work and programs of Yale-in-China, and the social and political developments in China during the period.
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