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Pearle McCain Oral History Interview, February 6, 1981

Oral History #OH0068

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Title: Pearle McCain Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
McCain, Pearle
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocassettes, 2.25 hours, 24 pages .

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General note

1929-1971

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Repository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.

Preferred Citation

Pearle McCain Oral History Interview (#OH0068), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Pearle McCain

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Dr. McCain, a native of Arkansas, was educated at Scarritt College, Columbia University, and Union Theological Seminary. She arrived in China in 1929 where she remained until 1942 when World War II forced her to return to the United States. She returned to China in 1946 only to be forced out by the Communist government in 1949. In 1951 Dr. McCain was sent to Japan where she taught for twenty years.

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Included are discussions of work in Peking, Shanghai, and Sungkiang. Commentaries concern educational work, Japanese invasion, personal relationships, travel, local customs, seminary work, and the effect of World War II on China. Also of interest are views of the Communis government, departure from China, college eaching in Japan, and a return visit to Japan and Shanghai in 1980.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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