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Katie Murray oral history interview, May 23, 1973.

Author/creator Murray, Katie, 1897-1982 creator, interviewee.
Other author/creatorLennon, Donald R., interviewer.
Format Archival & Manuscript Material
Production Info 1973.
Descriptionsound recording 2 audiocassette (2 hours)
Descriptiontranscript 41 pages
Supplemental Content Finding aid
Scope and content Katie 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.
General noteInterviewer: Donald R. Lennon. Interview date: May 23, 1973.
Access restrictionNo access restrictions.
Cite as Katie Murray Oral History Interview (#OH0008), Special Collections Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Terms of useRepository 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.
Acquisitions source Joyner- Gift of Katie Murray.
Biographical noteKatie Murray was a Christian missionary to China and Taiwan.

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