Guide to the Grace Terrell Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Terrell, Grace
Title: Grace Terrell papers
Dates: 1931-1966 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.0 linear foot (3 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 264
Summary: Grace Terrell was a Christian missionary and teacher at a girl's school in Seoul, Korea (later, South Korea), from 1931 to 1966. This collections consists almost entirely of correspondence Terrell received during those years from family, fellow missionaries, and students.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Grace Terrell was a Christian missionary and teacher at a girls' school in Seoul, Korea, from 1931 to 1966. She maintained correspondence with family members, other missionary educators, and students over the course of her career.

Content Description

The Grace Terrell Papers consist primarily of letters received by Terrell from 1931 to 1966. Terrell received letters from only a handful of people, but the correspondence is relatively comprehensive; for example, she corresponded with fellow missionary Dorothy Ling over the course of twenty years. The content of the letters generally consists of personal information but does occasionally include information on political events, such as the Japanese take-over of Manchuria in the early 1930s. The Terrell Papers also include correspondence with Terrell's daughter-in-law, former students, and other missionaries throughout Korea and China. Because the collection consists almost entirely of incoming letters there is little information in this collection on major events in Korea, such as the Korean War (unofficially from 1950 to1953). The letters are arranged chronologically by sender, and they include a photograph, newspaper clippings, postcards and acupuncture needles. The photograph and needles have been removed from their accompanying letters and are housed separately.

Use of the Collection

Alternative Forms Available :  

Partially available in microfilm as part of: Women's lives. Series 3, American women missionaries and pioneers collection (MICROFILM BV3703 .W66 2006, reel 56); Primary Source Microfilm, 12 Lunar Dr., Woodbridge, Conn. 06525.

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Grace Terrell Papers, Ax 264, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series: Series I. Correspondence; Series II. Artifacts; Series III. Photograph.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Correspondence
1 1 Incoming letters from Choung Sun Lee 1963
1 2 Incoming letters from Choung Sun Lee 1962
1 3 Incoming letters from Hyung Chin Kim and Hyung Jin Kim 1958-1962
1 4 Incoming letters from Hyung Chin Kim and Hyung Jin Kim 1963-1966
1 5 Incoming letters from Choung Sun Lee 1964
1 6 Incoming letters from Choung Sun Lee 1964
1 7 Incoming letters from Choung Sun Lee 1965-1966
1 8 Incoming letters from William Seong Cho and William Cho 1965-1966
1 9 Incoming letters from Dorothy Ling 1931-1950
1 10 Incoming letters from Emma Wilson 1934-1953
1 11 Incoming letters from Emma Wilson 1952-1953
1 12 Incoming letters from Emma Wilson 1954-1957
1 13 Incoming letters from Emma Wilson 1958
1 14 Incoming letters from Emma Wilson 1959-1960
1 15 Incoming letters from Emma Wilson 1961-1962
1 16 Incoming letters from Emma Wilson 1963-1965
1 17 Incoming letters from Park Sung Hun 1959
1 18 Incoming letters from Park Sung Hun 1960-1961
1 19 Incoming letters from Park Sung Hun 1961-1965
1 20 Outgoing letters from Grace Terrell to Park Sung Hun 1961

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Series II:  Artifacts
2 Two acupuncture needles

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Series III:  Photograph
3 1 Photograph of Chung Sun Lee

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  • Personal Names :
  • Ling, Dorothy
  • Ling, Dorothy--Correspondence
  • Terrell, Grace--Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Missions, American--Korea
  • Mukden, Incident, 1931
  • Women Christian educators--Korea--Seoul--Correspondence
  • Women missionaries--China--Correspondence
  • Women missionaries--Korea--Seoul--Correspondence
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Photographs

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