The Corpron Parker Papers is a collection containing textual and visual artifacts of early 20th-century Christian mission and medical work in China. The collection features a series including more than 600 correspondences in the form of letters, postcards, newsletters, and telegrams, as well as photo albums, antique bibles, and hand-painted images from the mission of Doug and Grace Corpron in Hefei, China, during the first half of the 20th century. Together these materials construct an image of an American family in China, their interactions with local culture, politics, and society, and the ways their story intertwined with those around them during their missionary service.

The Corpron Parker Papers offer a valuable scholarly resource for students, scholars, and researchers interested in missiology, Christian missions in China, Christian medical missions, Chinese history from an American missionary perspective, missionary literature, “unofficial” missionary literature, travel literature, gender dynamics in storytelling, and other topics at the intersection of Christian, American and Chinese history. Researchers are encouraged to contact Amanda Clark (amandaclark@whitworth.edu) if there is interest in utilizing the Corpron Parker Papers for research projects.

This collection was generously donated by the Corpron family, in honor and memory of Whitworth’s own Dr. Pamela Corpron Parker.

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Submissions from 1977

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Letter from Sally to Florence Anne, Sally (Corpron)

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Letter from Sally to Florence Anne, Sally (Corpron)

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

Submissions from 1961

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

Submissions from 1951

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Corespondance between the Goulters and "Friends and Co-Workers", Irene Goulter

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Corespondance between the Goulters and "Friends and Co-Workers", Irene Goulter

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Letter from Irene Goulter to Virgil, Irene Goulter

Submissions from 1950

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Letter from Oswald Gouter to Doug and Grace Corpron, Oswald Goulter

Submissions from 1949

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Letter from Verla Elliot, Verla Elliot

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Letter from Verla Elliot, Verla Elliot

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Letter from Irene Goulter, Irene Goulter

Submissions from 1948

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Letter from Douglas Corpron to Cowins, Douglas Corpron

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Letter from Douglas Corpron to "Friends in the USA", Douglas Corpron

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Letter from Justice W. Orville Douglas to Orville, Orville Douglas

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Letter from Wenona Wilkinson to Grace and Doug Corpron, Wenona Wilkinson

Submissions from 1947

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Letter from Douglas Corpron to Mae, Douglas Corpron

Submissions from 1935

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Letter from Douglas Corpron to Grandmother, Douglas Corpron

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Anna Corpron, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

Submissions from 1934

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Anna Corpron and Sally, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

Submissions from 1933

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

Submissions from 1932

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Letter from Douglas Corpron to May and Ernie; Letter from Grace Stevens to Anne Florence, Douglas Corpron

Submissions from 1931

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

Submissions from 1926

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

Submissions from 1925

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Letter from Douglas Corpron to Anna Corpron, Douglas Corpron

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

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Letter from Grace Stevens to Florence Anne, Grace Stevens

Submissions from 1923

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Letter from Douglas Copron to Anna Corpron, Douglas Corpron

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Letter from Douglas Corpron, Douglas Corpron

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Letter from Douglas Corpron, Douglas Corpron

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Letter from Douglas Corpron to William Douglas Corpron, Douglas Corpron

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Letter from Douglas Corpron to William Douglas Corpron, Douglas Corpron

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Letter from Douglas Corpron to William Douglas Corpron, Douglas Corpron

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Letter from Douglas Corpron to William Douglas Corpron and Anna Corpron, Douglas Corpron

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Letter from Douglas Corpron to William Douglas Corpron and Anna Corpron, Douglas Corpron

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Photograph of the Northwestern Regional Young Peoples Conference, Unknown Unknown

Submissions from 1900

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Medical Missions in Occupied China, Grace Stevens

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Photograph of Dr. Corpron Examining Indian Chief, Floyd Whitmore