Archive for August, 2008

New Display in Special Collections

August 15th, 2008

“Wooster’s Missionary Community: At Home and Abroad” will be on display in the Department of Special Collections, The College of Wooster Libraries, August 18 – October 10, 2008. Materials from our College Archives Collection include minutes, programs and photographs related to Wooster’s missionary homes, the Women’s Foreign Missionary Society, and books from the Missionary Alcove Collection.

The exhibit highlights materials from The Noyes Collection. Donated by Henry Noyes, this collection includes family diaries, correspondence, clippings, and primary resources that he gathered while writing his work, China Born. The materials and Henry’s manuscript document his family’s long involvement with missionary work both at Wooster and abroad. Emily Noyes was the first woman to graduate from the college in 1874 and, over the years, several family members have followed in her footsteps.

Also featured are materials from The Rice Collection, the personal collection of Mary Compton Rice and her husband, Dr. C. Herbert Rice. They both dedicated their lives to work with educational missions in India. Dr. Rice served as a professor of psychology for six years at Forman Christian College in Lahore and then later served as the principal of Ewing Christian College in Allahabad. They both witnessed the upheaval when India and Pakistan were partitioned in August 1947. The collection includes scrapbooks, journals, diaries, photographs, and correspondence.

The exhibit is available for viewing Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Special arrangements can be made to view additional works from our collections. For more information, contact Denise Monbarren (ext. 2527) or Elaine Smith Snyder (ext. 2155).