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Arthur S., an alumnus of Wake Forest College (Class of 1926), and his wife Pauline (Pittard) Gillespie were Southern Baptist missionaries to China from 1931 to 1952. Their papers consist of biographical data; correspondence between the Gillespies, and from Roland Quinche Levell (1891-1963), president of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and W. Edwin Richardson; Pauline Gillespie's life of her husband; photographs of the Gillespies and of buildings, teachers, and missionaries in China; and printed materials.

Biographical and Historical Note

Arthur S., an alumnus of Wake Forest College (Class of 1926), and his wife Pauline (Pittard) Gillespie were Southern Baptist missionaries to China from 1931 to 1952.

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Collection Overview

Their papers consists of biographical data; correspondence between the Gillespies, and from Roland Quinche Levell (1891-1963), president of the  New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and  W. Edwin Richardson; Pauline Gillespie's life of her husband; photographs of the Gillespies and of buildings teachers, and missionaries in China ; and printed materials.

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Collection Inventory

  • Biographical Information (1934; 1953) / Box 1 Folder 1
    • Biographical Data (1934) / Box 1 Folder 1
    • Obituary Clipping (1952) / Box 1 Folder 1
    • Reidsville First Baptist Church, Rockingham county, North Carolina, The Monthly Visitor, Vol. 1, No. 11 ((1844), January 15, 1953) / Box 1 Folder 1
  • Correspondence (1941; 1950)
    • Gillespie, Arthur Samuel, Letters to and from Pauline (wife), China Baptist Theological Seminary, American Southern Baptist Mission, Kaifeng, Honan, China (1941.) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Leavell, Roland Q., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1950) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Richardson, W. Edwin, Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee (1950) / Box 1 Folder 2
  • Printed Materials (Undated)
    • Gillespie, Pauline Pittard, Contributed in Full: The Life of Arthur Samuel Gillespie (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 3
  • Photographs (15) (1920-1952)
    • China Baptist Theological Seminary, Faculty and Student Body, Shanghai, China (May 16, 1942) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Gillespie, Arthur Samuel (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Gillespie, Arthur Samuel, as a Ph.D. graduate from Louisville Baptist Seminary (1945) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Gillespie, Arthur Samuel, last photograph taken ten days before death (December 28, 1952) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Gillespie, Arthur Samuel with a co-worker in Honan Bible School (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Gillespie, Arthur Samuel with Dr. Baker J. Cauthen, and Dr. Roland Leavell, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1952) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Gillespie, Arthur Samuel with one of his first graduates from Bible School (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Gillespie, Arthur Samuel with Pauline Pittard (wife) and twin sons, (2) (1931) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Gillespie, Arthur Samuel with twin sons, Arthur Jr., and James (1932) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Missionaries repatriated from China after World War II invited to the White House and received by President Truman / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Missionaries stationed in Kaifen, Honan, China (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Faculty (1950-1952) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Sallie Memorial Baptist Church, Sacred Light Senior B.Y.P.M.O., Kaifeng, China (May 13, 1941) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Sligo Baptist Church, Louisville, KY. dedicated (October 31, 1920) / Box 1 Folder 4
  • Life of Arthur Samuel Gillespie by Pauline P. Gillespie / Box 1 Folder 5
    • Kaifeng (China) Baptist Seminary, Pamphlet in Chinese (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 5
    • Vicksburg, MS. First Baptist Church, Poster with Dr. Gillespie's Photograph advertising Missionary Emphasis Week (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 5

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Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Gillespie, Arthur Samuel, 1902-1952
Creator
Gillespie, Pauline P. (Pauline Pittard)
Title
Arthur Samuel and Pauline P. Gillespie Papers
ID
MS288
Date [inclusive]
1920-1952
Extent
0.42 linear feet 1 letter box
Mixed materials [Box]
1

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2004
Revision Description
 Paige Horton 2014
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Acquisitions Information
Received as a gift from Mrs. A.S. (Pauline) Gillespie, Stovall, North Carolina, May 24, 1983. 
Processing Information
Processed by John Woodard, Encoded by Apex, December, 2004. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), with support provided through North Carolina ECHO
Preferred Citation
MS288, Arthur Samuel and Pauline P. Gillespie Papers, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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