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Frank A. Keller collection


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Frank Arthur Keller was born May 26, 1862, in Fort Plain, New York. After graduating from Yale University and the Albany Medical School, he joined the China Inland Mission (CIM; now the OMF International or the Oversees Missionary Fellowship), an interdenominational Protestant Missionary Society. Keller arrived in China in October 1898, and settled in Changsha, Hunan, the provincial capital, in 1901. He married Elizabeth Tilley in 1902. He was one of the founders of the Hunan Bible Institute, which opened in 1916, and remained deeply involved with it throughout his life. Keller retired in 1937, and left China in 1940. He died July 24, 1945, in Los Angeles, California.

About 100 photographs of people, buildings, and scenery taken in early 20th century China. Many of the people were involved with the Hunan Bible Institute or were photographed there, and many of the images are from the Hunan area.

Arranged by content of the photographs, with identified and unidentified materials separated.

The Frank A. Keller collection was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in April, 2004 by Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gray.

Processed by Sarah Horowitz; completed May, 2017.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Horowitz
Finding Aid Date
May, 2017
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Photographs of Identified Buildings and Structures.
Box 1
Photographs of Identified Individuals and Groups.
Box 1
Photographs of Identified Country and Miscellaneous .
Box 1
Photographs from a Photo Album.
Box 1
Photographs of Unidentified People and Groups.
Box 1
Photographs of Unidentified City and Country Scenes.
Box 1
Photographs of Unidentified City and Boat Scenes.
Box 1
Photographs of Unidentified Buildings and Miscellaneous.
Box 1
Award from Governor of Province, 1935.
Box 1

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