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Early Life: family background; preparation for work in China; accepted as missionary by Reformed Church in the U.S. Board, 1921.
China Experiences: adjusting to China; experiences during language school in Nanking and transfer, through marriage, to Methodist Mission; involvement and activities with various groups in Wuhu, Anhwei; infant care reforms in Wuhu; Methodist hospital and elementary school in Wuhu; work with Chinese Bible women; visit of Charles and Anne Lindbergh; the flood of 1931 and associated relief efforts; social activities in Wuhu; positive and negative effects upon daughter as a result of being raised in China; adjusting to life in America after experiences in China; response to political persons/groups prominent during civil unrest of late 1920s and early 1930s; lessons learned from China experience; husband's work and responsibilities; response to the People's Republic of China; future of the church in China; memorable Chinese Christians.
Midwest China Center
missionary, Reformed Church, Nanking, Methodist Mission, Wuhu, Anhwei, Chinese Bible Women, Charles and Anne Lindbergh, civil unrest, People's Republic of China, Christians
Hayes, Helen, "Midwest China Oral History Interviews" (1977). China Oral Histories. 36.