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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Roderick Scott papers
    Dates: 1916-1967
    Collection Number: 72002
    Creator: Scott, Roderick, 1885-
    Collection Size: 3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (1.6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: The papers include correspondence, reports, newsletters, writings, photographs, and memorabilia from both Scott and his wife, Agnes Kelley Scott, relating to missionary activity and Christian education in China. Also includes materials generated by and about Fukien Christian University (FCU), where Scott spent almost thirty years of his life.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: The collection is in English with some materials in Chinese

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Roderick Scott papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1972.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

    Roderick Scott (Series 15), American Missionaries and Educators in China Collection, Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium, Claremont, CA

    Biographical Note

    1885 Born, Auburn, New York
    1902 Graduated from Haverford School, Haverford, Pennsylvania
    1906 Bachelor of Arts, Haverford College
    1907 Master of Arts, Haverford College
    1908 Master of Arts, Harvard University
    1908-1909 Instructor in English, Bowdoin College
    1909-1913 Assistant professor of English, Earlham College
    1913-1914 Secretary in the Foreign Student YMCA, Petrograd, Russia
    1914-1915 Secretary of the city YMCA, Vincennes, Indiana
    1915-1916 Assistant professor in English, Oberlin College
    1916 Appointed by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to build a new Christian college in Fuzhou, China
    1916-1923 Professor of English, Fukien Christian University (FCU), Fuzhou, China
    1919-1920, 1921-1925 Acting president, FCU
    1920-1930 Dean, FCU
    1922-1923 Graduate student, Columbia University
    1922-1923, 1930-1931 Graduate student, Union Theological Seminary
    1925-1940 Professor of philosophy, FCU
    1930 Author, The Seeker Finds
    1933 Author, A Logic for Living
    1940 Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Pacific School of Religion
    1940-1949 Professor of western culture, FCU
    1946 Doctor of Philosophy in Chinese philosophy, University of Southern California
    1947-1949 Associate dean, FCU
    Circa 1950-1957 Professor of philosophy, Olivet College, Michigan
    1954 Author, Fukien Christian University
    1971 Died, Claremont, California

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers include correspondence, reports, newsletters, writings, photographs, and memorabilia from both Scott and his wife, Agnes Kelley Scott relating to missionary activity and Christian education in China. Also includes materials generated by and about Fukien Christian University (FCU), where Scott spent almost thirty years of his life.
    The papers as a whole offer a perspective on the social conditions in China during very turbulent times, including World War II and the Chinese civil war in 1949. "[The papers] document the rise of anti-foreigner sentiment in the 1920s, the debates over the Sinicization of western institutions in the years that followed, the solidarity displayed by foreign missionaries toward the Chinese" at such a volatile time.
    Source:
    Bauer, Brad. "Wading into the stream of Chinese life: the life and missionary career of Roderick Scott in China, 1916-1949." Journal of Modern Chinese History, 3:1, 71-88.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into 6 series: Correspondence, Fukien Christian University (FCU) file, Speeches and writings, Subject file, Photographs, and Memorabilia

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
    Fukien Christian University.
    Education--China.
    Missions--China.
    Universities and colleges--China.
    Missionaries.