Register of the Martha Job papers

Finding aid prepared by Tanya Yule
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Title: Martha Job papers
Date (inclusive): 1887-1962
Date (bulk): 1919-1941
Collection Number: 74056
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English and Chinese
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 3 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder (3.7 linear feet)
Abstract: Diary, maps, posters, pamphlets, photographic albums, newspaper clippings, and booklets relating to the Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A) in China. Collection includes letters from Chinese students regarding the May 30, 1925 Shanghai student police riot, and posters and photographs of the "Better Babies" campaign, the University of Peking, and internal problems in China from 1919 to 1929.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Job, Martha.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Martha Job papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1974.

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Biographical Note

Martha Job was a Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A) American Secretary in the Foreign Field worker, stationed in China from 1919 to 1929.

Scope and Content of Collection

Diary, maps, posters, pamphlets, photographic albums, newspaper clippings, and booklets relating to the Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A) in China. The collection includes letters from Chinese students regarding the May 30, 1925 ( 五卅运动) Shanghai student police riot, and posters and photographs of the "Better Babies" campaign.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Beijing da xue.
Young Women's Christian associations.
Education--China.
International relief.
Universities and colleges--China.
Women--China.

 

Subject File, 1887-1962

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Diary, 1923-1927

Scope and Contents note

Notes of Martha Job while working in China as an Y.W.C.A American Secretary.
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Printed matter relating to the University of Peking and internal problems in China, 1920-1945

Scope and Contents note

Contains the following material related to the 1925 Shanghai student-police riot:
- Letter dated June 7, 1925, from Chinese students at the University of Peking and the Union of Chinese Christian Churches of Peking to the United States of America regarding the Shanghai student-police riot, and discussing the actions by the Japanese and British soldiers against protesters on May 30, 1925.
- Open letter to Chinese members in all Christian Institutions, from Hangchow College, "Association of Shanghai Student-Police Riot Settlement," received in New York, July 25, 1925, regarding a list of duties which should be performed by all Christian Chinese in observation of the events and continued strife of the May 30, 1925 Shanghai student-police riot.
- Circular by the Peking Union Medical College Students Association, June 10, 1925, "Let Justice Be Done," discussing the May 30, 1925 event and the following June 1, 1925 event in which three protesters were killed and another twenty-eight were injured.
Also includes a circular from the Shanghai Laundry-men’s Guild discussing increases in fees for service and reduction in working hours, including price list (1927), as well as a variety of newspaper clippings and scrapbook pages pertaining to China, most notably from the San Francisco Chronicle and the North China Daily News.
Box/Folder 1 : 3

Printed matter relating to the Y.W.C.A and women in China, 1921-1941

Scope and Contents note

Contains pamphlets and loose book pages regarding the Y.W.C.A and women in China. Includes Supplement to "The Green Year" Concerning the Events On and Since May 30 in Shanghai (July 1, 1925), The Small Woman (pp. 85-188, 1957), Women Students in 1926 as Seen by a Y.W.C.A. Secretary (Macneil, E., 1926), New Women in a New China, A Directory of the Young Women’s Christian Association in China (1923), China in Black and White, A Portfolio of Wartime Woodcuts, Student Social Problems (Chang, Fu-Liang, pp. 329-336, 1921), and What Li Wen Saw, United China Relief (1941).
Box/Folder 1 : 4

Miscellaneous, 1887-1962

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters, magazine clippings, and "Catalogue of Kodachrome Slides of Chinese Life and Culture" (March, 1962).
Letter 1: Letter to Emperor Guang Xu and Empress Ci Xi (Empress Dowager) from Guang Yin of Jiang Nan Zhi Zao (Bureau of Weaving in regions south to the Yangtze River) 名称:江南织造广英奏光绪皇帝和慈禧皇太后 Date: September 6, 1887 日期:1886年9月6日(农历) Content: Report to the Emperor regarding the types, quantities, colors, expenses of supplies, fabric, papers, ink, etc. Mentioned General Zeng Guoquan participated in budget-related issues. 内容:上奏内容包括绢,纸,墨,等以及其款式,数量,颜色,材质,花销。内含曾国荃将军参办花费相关事宜。 The 5 red characters may be written by Emperor Huang Xu 亮点:“该衙门知道”5字具有光绪皇帝亲笔的可能性。
Letter 2: Correspondence between Zeng Chong of Bureau of Weaving and Guang Xu Emperor 名称:江南织造增崇向光绪皇帝请安 Date: undated 日期:不详 Content: Sending a courtesy to the Emperor (contains Emperor Guang Xu’s response in red) 内容:江南织造增崇向光绪皇帝请安,内含光绪皇帝亲笔回复。
Letter 3: Thank you letter to Emperor Guang Xu and Empress Ci Xi (Dowager) regarding Shi Gang’s appointment as the regional minister of custom at Huai An Gate (contains Emperor’s response) 名称:来自三院卿卫淮安关监督世纲的感谢信 (内含光绪皇帝答复) Date: November 28, 1902 日期:1902年11月28日(农历) Content: Shi Gang sends his appreciation and determination after his appointment as the regional minister of custom at Huai An Gate 内容:世纲向光绪皇帝表感谢和决心。
Letter 4: Empty envelope and empty letter to Qing Emperor from Ming Zhi/Zheng of Jiang Xi Province 名称:二品顶戴江西广饶九南道兼管九江关税务明徵奏清皇帝(空白信纸和信封) Date and Content: N/A 日期:不详
Magazine clippings contain images of Chinese architecture, including the Summer Palace and pagoda, and workers.
Box/Folder 1 : 5, Map case

Maps and posters, 1920s

Scope and Contents note

Contains a flood map of Shanghai; five posters that were used in the "Better Babies" campaign, Hangchow, China, about 1928 (see also: Photographs / Album 2, pp. 71-72); and a small folded travel map of Shanghai.
 

Photographs, 1919-1929

Boxes 2-3

Album 1, 1919-1923

Scope and Contents note

Pages 1-84, Box 2; pages 85-128 and covers with binding, Box 3. The album is a combination of travel photos and Y.W.C.A photos. Most pages contain handwritten names, dates, and accounts by Job.
Album starts in 1919 with Job's journey to China with other Y.W.C.A foreign field secretaries (Georgia Hill, Elizabeth Wetherell, C. Huie, William Lockwood). The album contains photographs of the board and staff of Tientsin Y.W.C.A, Peking Y.W.C.A, Soochow University (1921), a baby welfare exhibit at Better Homes Institute Mokanshan (1920), and the Hangchow winter conference for non-mission schools (1921 to 1923).
Boxes 3-4

Album 2, 1925-1929

Scope and Contents note

Pages 1-36, Box 3; pages 37-74 and covers, Box 4. The album is a combination of travel photos and Y.W.C.A photos. Most pages contain handwritten detail of names, dates, and accounts by Jobs.
Album starts in 1925 with Job's return journey to China. The album contains photographs of Peking Y.W.C.A, Hangchow Y.W.C.A, and photos of Pootoo, sacred island of Buddhists. Images feature: Y.M-Y.W.C.A conference, Y.W.C.A girls club activities, and "Better Babies" campaign from 1928 or 1929 (original posters as seen in photographs on pages 71-72 can be found in oversize folder in map case).
Box 4

Loose photographs, 1920s

Scope and Contents note

11 loose photographs depicting Peking, the Summer Palace, Hangchow, and Shanghai.