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Letter from Katharine McBride, Bryn Mawr College President, to MBS acknowledging and congratulating her on her recent appointment to Headmistress of the Shipley School.
Decade: 1940s
 
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A letter from the remaining Yenching faculty after the war begging MBS to return to her role as dean at the Women's College.
Decade: 1940s
 
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MBS writes to her parents of trouble with the police coming to arrest a student for suspected Communist leanings. She serves on the Committee on Appointments and writes of tiresome happenings there. She regrets that they will be losing an excellent physical director who has just been engaged to be…
Decade: 1930s
 
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MBS writes to her parents about her decision toaccept the job of Dean if Miss Soohoo should turn down the offer, mainly because there is nobody else to do it.
Decade: 1920s
 
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MBS describes two violent incidents: in the first (the "Taku incident of last week"), Feng's army had closed off a channel to the port which led to a miscommunication and military clash with two Japanese destroyers. In the second, a student demonstration led to a violent outburst in the streets,…
Decade: 1920s
 
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In this letter to her parents, MBS writes a very detailed description of the political tensions brewing in China. She focuses on war (fighting between Feng and Li Chin-lin) and on the growth of the Anti-Christian movement. The second page features a particularly insightful paragraph about the…
Decade: 1920s
 
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MBS writes to her parents about accepting a year of deanship out of necessity, and of the remaining tensions between the Women's College and the University.
Decade: 1930s
 
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MBS writes to her parents announcing that, due to an inability to find a Chinese dean for the women's college, she will be forced to step in for at least a year as acting dean. She also gives an update on relations between the University and the women's college.
Decade: 1930s
 
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MBS writes to her parents to give an update on two recent student demonstrations, which passed without bloodshed. She reports about daily life during the student strike, and how the students and administration are handling it. She also meditates on the "tremendous psychological barrier between the…
Decade: 1930s