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MBS writes to parents to give a daily life update, mainly reflecting on the effects of the war on prices and availability of supplies.
Decade: 1930s
 
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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, describing the factors leading to the resignation of the dean of the Women's College, Miss Nettie Soo-Hoo.
Decade: 1930s
 
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MBS writes to her parents relating gossip from home and daily activities. Also a luncheon she had with the League of Nations Commission on Cultural Cooperation with China. She also has a new domestic servant. She reports that the faculty have generally stopped entertaining and having parties, out of…
Decade: 1930s
 
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MBS writes to her parents describing the equality of male and female faculty at the college, and the difference in the burdens that they shoulder outside of work.
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 and mentions that her salary does not seem to be in danger (unlike those of the Methodists and various other groups) and she continues to live quite comfortably. She gives a general idea of economic circumstances.
Decade: 1930s
 
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MBS writes to her parents about seeing horrific images of the damage from WWII in Time and Life magazines, and war-time hardship. She also writes of a fundraiser that the Peking Assocation of University Women held, in the form of a satirical sketch show.
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