Jane Gregory Marrow Oral History Interview, January 26, 1976

Oral History #OH0031

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Jane Gregory Marrow Oral History Interview
    Creator: Lennon, Donald R.
    Marrow, Jane Gregory, 1916-2006
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocassettes, 2.25 hours, 39 pages ,
  • Description

    In her interview, Mrs. Marrow discusses her father's career and how he came to go to China; the role of foreigners in China and their communities and schools; daily lives of American women in China; the power of Chinese warlords (especially Chiang Kai-Shek); Chinese politics, including the lack of centralized government, corruption of local officials, and the rise of the Communist Revolution; hardships involved in travel within China and dangers from river pirates; the effects of various wars, from the Sino-Russian to World War II, on the lives of foreign nationals; and the relationship between the business community and missionaries in China and how each group approached the Chinese people.

    Mrs. Marrow also comments on anti-German feelings generated during World War I and the pre-World War II period, and how these feelings affected Germans living in China; and the lack of anti-Semitic feeling among the foreign population in China as opposed to the anti-Semitism she later found in the U.S.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Mrs. Marrow was born in Shanghai, China (1916), where her father, Richard Henry Gregory, was a tobacconist employed by the British-American Tobacco Company. She grew up in Shanghai and came to the U.S. (1935) for college.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information Acquisition Information

    Gift of Jane Gregory Marrow

    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

    Jane Gregory Marrow Oral History Interview (#OH0031), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Beard, April 1985

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