Arthur William Hummel papers
Scope and Contents
Collection includes notebooks, publications and writings, correspondence, Chinese language study materials, and ephemera created and collected by Arthur Hummel between 1905 and 1975. Most of the materials focus on Hummel's professional life and his work with Chinese materials. However, there is some biographical materials, including a diary and a interview transcript outlining Hummel's life and works.
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Arthur William Hummel papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Arthur William Hummel (1884-1975) was a missionary to China and Chief of the Orientalia Collection at the Library of Congress. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.S. and B.D., and worked as a English teacher and missionary in Peking and Fenchow, China. After his return he was hired to work at the Library of Congress, where he remained until his retirement in 1954. After his retirement he taught at the American University and renewed his missionary efforts.
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Organized in five series: I. Notebooks, undated. II. Publications and writings, 1915-1975. III. Correspondence, circa 1916-1970. IV. Chinese language and study materials, undated. V. Ephemera, circa 1905-1933.
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid Available in repository.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS3841.xml
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Sharman B. Hummel; 2007.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
- Beijing (China) -- History -- 20th century
- Drafts (Documents)
- Hummel, Arthur W. (Arthur William), 1884-1975 -- Archives
- Japan -- History -- 1912-1945
- Librarians -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Material Types
- Missionaries -- China -- History -- Sources
- Missionaries -- Japan -- History
- Printed ephemera
- Register of Arthur William Hummel papers
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 April 8
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.