William J. Hutchins Foreign Travel Papers,1897-1954

Descriptive Summary

Title
William J. Hutchins Foreign Travel Papers,1897-1954
Creator
Hutchins, William J.
Extent
4.8 lin. ft.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
Repository
Berea College

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Hutchins made two extensive trips to India, in 1918 and in 1930 and 1931. The former was apparently made in connection with the Young Men's Christian Association missionary programs in India and China and the latter for the Commission on Higher Christian Education in India. The Commission studied mission college programs in India and attempted to determine how these might be more effectively coordinated.
Scope and Content
Materials consist of correspondence from abroad, travel notes, diary excerpts, and photographs which document Hutchins's trips to India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Turkey, and other countries.
Correspondence from Hutchins to his wife Anna and family for various trips made from 1918 to 1940 is present. This details the activities at YMCA facilities in China and India; Commission work in India; Hutchins's observations on the culture and religion of the Middle and Far East; and personal activities of Hutchins and friends or family during trips. Also present are miscellaneous travel notes and diary excerpts (1918 - 1939) which form a record of Hutchins's travel and augment comments made in his letters home. Photographs (ca. 4 l.f.) from these trips and travel in Italy, Syria, Israel, and other countries, consisting of black and white snapshots, are also present.
Folder list; unpublished guide.