United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Commission on Ecumenical Missions and Relations.|
Secretaries' files: Hong Kong Mission, 1964-1971.
Finding Aid to Record Group 136
Presbyterian Historical Society
425 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516
Beginning in 1958, Presbyterian foreign missionary work was carried out by the Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations (COEMAR). In Hong Kong, this body worked with North American and British missions and with the Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China. Mission work included, as it always had, the building of churches and schools, the evangelization of the natives, and the education of youth. The missions and the Council worked with refugees from mainland China through the Case Work Center for Mandarin-speaking refugees, dispensing medical help, foodstuffs and grants of money.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
Record Group 136 contains correspondence and reports from a seven-year period of mission work in Hong Kong.
The collection is arranged chronologically. Within each year, the material is divided between general correspondence and reports and those dealing with specific institutions.
NOTES TO THE RESEARCHER
"Institutions" in the folder listing signifies UPCUSA institutions. The following non-Presbyterian organizations are represented in the general correspondence:
the Hong Kong Council
the Church of Christ in China
the Hong Kong Christian Council
the Hong Kong Interboard-Missionary Maintenance Committee
Collection processed and container list prepared: 1978
Robert A. Goldstein, Assistant Records Researcher
Finding aid revised and notes added: March 1992
Stephanie Muntone, Processing Archivist
Box Folder Description
1 1 Finding Aid to Record Group 136
2 General correspondence, reports; Institutions-- correspondence, reports; Budget correspondence
3 General correspondence, reports
4 Institutions--correspondence, reports
5 General correspondence, reports
6 Institutions--correspondence, reports
7-8 General correspondence, reports
9 Institutions--correspondence, reports
10-11 General correspondence, reports
12-13 Institutions--correspondence, reports
14 General correspondence, reports
15 Institutions--correspondence, reports
16 General correspondence, reports (incomplete)
17 Institutions--correspondence, reports