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Hazel Marie Adams papers

Identifier: MSD-1914-001

Collection Statement

This large collection contains many letters all in alphabetical and chronological order. Also included in this collection is a scrapbook and a book by Marie Adams, The Jumping Off Place, pages 54 and 57.


  • 1934 - 1972
  • Majority of material found within 1934 - 1943

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to DePauw University.

Biographical Sketch

Marie Adams was born in Anderson, Indiana, May 18, 1890. During her last two years in high school and a year between high school and college, she served on the Muncie District Epworth League cabinet. In 1914, Marie graduated from DePauw University. She was on the Y.W.C.A. cabinet three years, serving as president her senior year - at that time the highest honor for a girl in DePauw. In the fall of 1915, Miss Adams went to China. Her first ten years were spent in Taianfu, Shantung, where she was principal of the Edna Terry Woman's Training School. 1939-1942, Miss Adams did a set of six books for the National Christian Council, which could be used either in senior high school Sunday School classes, or in colleges for Bible study. At Pearl Harbor time, Miss Adams was in Peiping and automatically, along with all other "Army nationals" became a prisoner of the Japanese Military. After six months in a concentration camp Miss Adams was one of the 1500 Americans repatriated on the second trip of the Gripsholm, arriving in New York just before Christmas 1943. When it was evident that missionaries could not return to China, Miss Adams asked to be sent to Japan, where she spent five happy years in Tokyo Woman's Christian College (1950-1955). Miss Adams left Japan in October 1955, returning by Suez and Europe for the second time. She retired the following year.


0.43 Cubic Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials



Collection includes an autobiography, photograph albums of the Confucian Temple, the Imperial City, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace and Peking Street Scenes containing descriptions and comments by Miss Adams, a diary of her experiences as a prisoner of the Japanese Military and six textbooks written by Miss Adams for Biblical Knowledge courses, published by The Council on Christian Literature for Overseas Chinese.

See also

See also: Grose file - DC 176 for letters "A" miscellaneous.

Hazel Marie Adams papers Class of 1914
Wesley Wilson
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
405 S. Indiana St.
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States