Series I. Biographical File, 1990, 1991, 1999 (1 folder)
Included in this series are Robbins Strong’s four-page autobiographical
essay 1912-1990, a pre-interview for “The Dragon and the
Eagle Film Project,” 1991 and his obituary, 1999.
Series II. Writings File, 1934-1980, 1987, 1989 (6 folders, 0.4
This series consists of five manuscripts by Robbins Strong, including
his diary entitled “Three Transitional Years (1934-1937)-
Life in Shansi, China,” 1934-1937; a continuation of the
former journal entitled “Russia, 1937,” 1937; his MA
thesis “Christianity and China- A Study of Church and State,” 1938;
and two compilations of short essays and letters of correspondence
from friends and family entitled “Ten Tempestuous Years-
The Stronghold in China,” 1940-1950 and “Post-Asian
Strongholds,” 1950-1980. These writings were reproduced and
edited by Strong in 1987 and 1989 as typescript documents.
Series III. Photographic Albums, c. 1930s - c. 1950s (Six 12.25” x
9” albums, 1.2 linear feet)
Comprised of six photographic albums, this series generally spans
c. 1930s - c. 1950s and captures images of Strong’s personal
trips to Northern and Central China, other Oberlin in Shansi representatives
and life at the Oberlin Village in Shansi Province. For a complete
list of the photographic albums, please consult the inventory list.
Series IV. Photographic Prints and Negatives, 1966 (1 folder)
This series consists of a 3.5” x 4.5” photographic
negative, 1966, a student photograph, n.d., a photographic portrait,
1966 and three family photographs, n.d.