Helen G. Moore Oral History Interview

9 June 1977
Oral History #OH0045
Creator(s)
Lennon, Donald R.; Moore, Helen G.
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 2 audiocassettes, 2.5 hours, 55 pages
Preferred Citation
Helen G. Moore Oral History Interview (#OH0045), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions


Biographical/historical information

Helen G. Moore was a native of Albany, New York born in 1903. As a missionary for the Methodist Episcopal Church, she travelled to Japan in 1931 to teach at the Kwassui Girls School in Nagasaki. After four years she returned to New York, where she taught school for two years. Moore then returned to Japan in 1937 and remained there until evacuated to the Philippines in March 1940. During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines she was interned and for 72 days she was imprisoned at Santiago Prison in Manila. In 1945 she was liberated and returned to the U.S. She once more returned to Nagasaki in 1947 where she resumed her missionary work for the Methodist Church.


Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Helen G. Moore

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

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General note

1931-1977


Related material

Helen G. Moore Papers (#1239), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.


Key terms
Personal Names
Moore, Helen G., 1903-
Corporate Names
Methodist Episcopal Church--Missions--China
Methodist Episcopal Church--Missions--Japan
Methodist Episcopal Church--Missions--Korea
Topical
Missionaries--China
Missionaries--Japan--Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
Missionaries--Korea (South)--Seoul (Korea)
Missionaries--New York (State)--Albany (N.Y.)
Teachers--New York (State)--Albany (N.Y.)
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Japanese