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Lingnan University papers


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

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Lingnan University (formerly known as Christian College at the time) was founded in 1888 by a group of American Presbytarian missionaries. The first president of the college was Andrew Hopper. In 1893, the college cut ties with the American Presbytarian Church, and was then governed by a board of trustees in New York. In 1900, following political instability and anti-foreign sentiment during the Boxer Rebellion, the college temporarily relocated to Macau, a portuguese colony at the time. In 1904, the college returned to Guangzhou. In 1926, nationalist policies led the college to create a Chinese board of trustees and change their name from Canton Christian College to Lingnan University. The university continued to grow in size, resources, and prestige, however, that came to an end in 1952 as higher education reform merged the univeristy with other colleges under the title, "Yat-sen University." A group of alumni, beginning in 1967, were later able to reestablish Lingnan University. The college continues to run today, offering a liberal arts education that ties in Chinese and Western culture in Hong Kong.

This collection consists of a budget for the 1935-1936 school year, with expenses such as rent, wages, electricity, and school supplies, and shows a defecit of $4182, leading to a note written at the end about the struggle of making ends meet since being disapproved for a government subsidy. There are also two letters present pertaining to the status and current conditions of Lingnan University Macao Branch Yuet Wah Middle School.One of the letters from the principal's office is addressed to Mary Hoxie Jones. All materials in this collection are in some reference to the school's expenses and budget.

Arranged as found.

Unknown acquisition.

Processed by Sakina Gulamhusein, completed November 2022.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Sakina Gulamhusein
Finding Aid Date
November, 2022
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Lingnan University materials.
Box 60

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