Katie Murray Oral History Interview

May 23, 1973
Oral History #OH0008
Murray, Katie, 1897-1982; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 2 audiocasette, 2 hour, 41 pages
Preferred Citation
Katie Murray Oral History Interview (#OH0008), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Scope and arrangement

Miss Murray, a missionary to China and Taiwan (1922-1959), recounts her experiences on the mission field. Included are descriptions of China and Chinese people, mission schools, Japanese invasion, refugee work, flight from China, conditions after World War II, attitudes toward foreigners, the breakdown of civil and moral authority, and the communist takeover of China. Particular note is made of idolatry, polygamy, ancestor worship, marriage customs, warlords, mountain tribes in Kwangsi Province, and work in Taiwan after expulsion from the continent. For related material see Collection #216.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Katie Murray

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

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.

General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Murray, Katie, 1897-1982
World War, 1939-1945--China
China--History--Warlord period, 1916-1928
China--Politics and government--20th century
China--Social life and customs--20th century