Aug
02

Update 7: July in Williamsburg

After I returned from my archival trip, I stayed on campus to continue working on my project. I met with my advisor and we made a plan of categorizing the archives I read into four major categories and reading through the rest of them based on the categories. I would like to share some interesting…
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Jul
04

Update 6: Finally, I’m Back!

After an eight-hour greyhound bus trip, I finally got back to Williamsburg this afternoon. On Tuesday and Wednesday, I was working at the Legacy Center of Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. This visit to the Legacy Center is quite different from my previous trips to other archives. During this visit, besides collecting some biographical…
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Jun
29

Update 5: A Week in New York

It’s the end of June and my research trip is also approaching the end. I spent my last week in New York looking for more archives. On Monday and Wednesday, I was working at the Burke Library of Union Theological Seminary. There, I checked some pamphlets of the annual reports of different hospitals in China.…
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Jun
23

Update 4: Short but Rewarding Trip

How time flies! It’s my six and a half week on my long research trip which will end in early July. Last week, I visited the United Methodist Archives at Drew University in New Jersey. This stop was not in my original plan, but I am so glad that I was there. This archival visit…
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Jun
17

Update 3: Fraught with Crisis

It started with a Monday without my morning coffee. In the past two weeks, I was working at Yale Divinity School Library Special Collections. However, this trip did not turn out as I expected it to be — in a rather negative way. As usual, I requested some materials before I arrived and then asked the archivists…
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