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Campbell Family papers, 1912-1993.

 Collection
Identifier: MS0043

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, narratives, manuscripts, photographs, biographical materials, diaries, and other papers related to Iain C. G. Campbell, Gladys Perry Campbell, and Dorothy Blatter Ross. For Gladys and Dorothy, most of the material is related to their service as ABCFM missionaries. Also includes information pertaining to Iain Campbell's activities as an archeologist and teacher in Turkey and his return to the U.S., manuscripts and drawings by Dorothy Blatter Ross and reports related to the Nebraska Conference.

Dates

  • 1912-1993

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Access to this collection is unrestricted and open to the public.

Restrictions on Use

Items in this collection are subject to U.S. Copyright Law. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine the copyright status of collection items and to secure any permissions necessary for their reproduction and publication. Requests for permission to publish material must be discussed with the archivist or librarian.

Biographical Note

Iain C. G. Campbell was born in St. Albans, England on June 15, 1912. He graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in 1935. He was ordained as a Congregationalist in Omaha, NE in June 1952. He served as pastor in Albion, NE from 1950-1970, Fairmont, NE from 1957-1958, Weeping Water in NE, 1958-1974 and was a pastor emeritus from 1974-1997. He died in Lincoln, NE on December 22, 1997. Iain, an archaeologist and teacher, met missionary Gladys Perry Campbell in Turkey. Gladys worked for the American Board of Commissions for Foreign Missions, working in Istanbul and Merzifon. The two would get married in Izmir, Turkey in 1943. They returned to the United States in 1947 and settled in Nebraska, where Iain became a Congregational minister. Gladys worked in Turkey alongside her friend, Dorothy Blatter Ross. Ross served the mission in Merzifon and Istanbul, writing many children's books. She would return to the United States for good in 1967 and married Frank Ross in 1968. They would both settle in Kansas City.

Extent

2.31 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Iain C. G. Campbell was born in St. Albans, England on June 15, 1912. He graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in 1935. He was ordained as a Congregationalist in Omaha, NE in June 1952. He served as pastor in Albion, NE from 1950-1970, Fairmont, NE from 1957-1958, Weeping Water in NE, 1958-1974 and was a pastor emeritus from 1974-1997. He died in Lincoln, NE on December 22, 1997. Iain, an archaeologist and teacher, met missionary Gladys Perry Campbell in Turkey. Gladys worked for the American Board of Commissions for Foreign Missions, working in Istanbul and Merzifon. The two would get married in Izmir, Turkey in 1943. They returned to the United States in 1947 and settled in Nebraska, where Iain became a Congregational minister. Gladys worked in Turkey alongside her friend, Dorothy Blatter Ross. Ross served the mission in Merzifon and Istanbul, writing many children's books. She would return to the United States for good in 1967 and married Frank Ross in 1968. They would both settle in Kansas City. This collection consists of correspondence, narratives, manuscripts, photographs, biographical materials, diaries, and other papers related to Iain C. G. Campbell, Gladys Perry Campbell, and Dorothy Blatter Ross. For Gladys and Dorothy, most of the material is related to their service as ABCFM missionaries. Also includes information pertaining to Iain Campbell's activities as an archeologist and teacher in Turkey and his return to the U.S., manuscripts and drawings by Dorothy Blatter Ross and reports related to the Nebraska Conference.

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into four series. Each series is arranged chronologically.
Series 1: Dorothy Blatter Ross papers, 1912-1977.
Series 2: Iain C.G. Campbell papers, 1930-1993.
Series 3: Gladys Perry Campbell papers, 1931-1948.
Series 4: Photographs and narratives, 1930-1939, undated.

Acquisition Information

The original collection does not have accession number, but was processed in 1991. An additional accrual took place in 2014; Accession 2014-31.

Processing Information

Collection was accessioned and processed in 1991 and additional accruals in 2014. Fully processed by William McCarthy in June 2018.
Title
Campbell Family Papers, 1912-1993.
Status
Completed
Author
William McCarthy
Date
2018-06-15
Description rules
3
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Congregational Library & Archives Repository

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