Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia
The Yale Divinity School holds the official archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education and its antecedent bodies. The records date from 1882-2006 and are divided into ten accessions. Images from the archives are available in the China Christian Colleges and Universities Image Database.
Please contact the Special Collections Librarian for information about research use.
Record Group 11: (1882-1977; linear footage 206') This is the initial accession of materials, received in 1982. It contains records related to the Board's early work in China, including regarding the following institutions: Fukien Christian University (7.5'); Ginling College (15'); Hangchow Christian University (1.5'); Huachung Christian University (5'); Hwa Nan College (1'); Lingnan University (4'); University of Nanking (21'); St. John's University (.25'); Shanghai University (.5'); Shantung Christian University (Cheeloo) (11'); Soochow University (1.5'); West China Union University (10'); Yenching University (33').
- Series I - IV of RG 11 have been microfilmed. Please see the RG11 microfilm reel listing for information on which reels correspond to the archival boxes. The microfilm can be purchased or requested via interlibrary loan.
- Portions of Series IV of RG 11 have been digitized: see the highlighted reel numbers in the microfilm guide for an indication of which boxes and folders are available in digital format. Some of the digital files are currently available online at Digital Collections: UBCHEA while copies of others can be obtained for research purposes by contacting the Special Collections Librarian.
Record Group 11A: (1904-1983; linear footage 115') Record Group No. 11A represents a continuation of the archives of the United Board, supplementing and overlapping with the papers in Record Group No. 11. These archives document the work of the United Board as it sought to redefine its policies and goals following the closing of mainland China in 1951.
Record Group 11B: (1938-1988; linear footage 68') This group contains continuing documentation of the Board's programs and initiatives as it supported educational work primarily in India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, The Philippines, Republic of China (Taiwan), Thailand, and Vietnam.. Records for individual institutions are most substantial for Satya Wacana Christian University in Indonesia, Silliman University in the Philippines, Tunghai University inTaiwan, and Yonsei University, Korea.
Record Group 11C: (1895-1994; linear footage 38') These records date primarily from 1979 to 1990 and cover the period of time when the UBCHEA was beginning to reinstitute programs in the People's Republic of China.
Record Group 11D: (1978-1996; linear footage 7.5')
Record Group 11E: (1968-2001; linear footage 12')
Record Group 11F: (1974-2001; linear footage 8')
Record Group 11G: (1905-2004; linear footage 15') Early materials in this record group include charters of the original China colleges and universities.
Record Group 11H: (1927-2006; linear footage 15') Early materials in this record group include charters of the original China colleges and universities.
Record Group 11i: (1983-2006; linear footage 13')