Fukien Christian University (Fujian xie he da xue) campus from the Min River in Fuzhou (Fujian, China)

View of the Fukien Christian University (Fujian xie he da xue) campus from the Min River in Fuzhou (Fujian, China).

Floatplane on the Min River in Fuzhou (Fujian, China)

Floatplane on the Min River in Fuzhou (Fujian, China). The photograph was taken by a  student as part of final exams at Fukien Christian University (Fujian xie he da xue).

Chinese Street View

Glass lantern slide from the Lin Collection, acquired by the Yale Divinity Library in 2016. The Lin Collection is a curated set of photographs and printed materials visually documenting Chinese society through the eyes of Western missionaries. Consisting of ca. 900 original photographs, printed materials, rare books, and other artifactshis, the collection pays particular attention to cross-cultural interactions between China and the West, the growth of Christianity in China in the early 20th century, and the development of the indigenous Chinese church.

Victor Animatograph glass lantern slide from the Lin Collection

Victor Animatograph glass lantern slide from the Lin Collection, acquired by the Yale Divinity Library in 2016. The Lin Collection is a curated set of photographs and printed materials visually documenting Chinese society through the eyes of Western missionaries. Consisting of ca. 900 original photographs, printed materials, rare books, and other artifactshis, the collection pays particular attention to cross-cultural interactions between China and the West, the growth of Christianity in China in the early 20th century, and the development of the indigenous Chinese church.

Camels at rest

Glass lantern slide from the Lin Collection, acquired by the Yale Divinity Library in 2016. The Lin Collection is a curated set of photographs and printed materials visually documenting Chinese society through the eyes of Western missionaries. Consisting of ca. 900 original photographs, printed materials, rare books, and other artifactshis, the collection pays particular attention to cross-cultural interactions between China and the West, the growth of Christianity in China in the early 20th century, and the development of the indigenous Chinese church.

Bamboo Plantation in Nanking (Nanjing, China). Glass lantern slide from the Lin Collection

Bamboo Plantation in Nanking (Nanjing, China). Glass lantern slide from the Lin Collection, acquired by the Yale Divinity Library in 2016. The Lin Collection is a curated set of photographs and printed materials visually documenting Chinese society through the eyes of Western missionaries. Consisting of ca. 900 original photographs, printed materials, rare books, and other artifactshis, the collection pays particular attention to cross-cultural interactions between China and the West, the growth of Christianity in China in the early 20th century, and the development of the indigenous Chinese church.

Yenching University Students Perform As You Like It (August 1, 1930)

In this photograph dated August 1, 1930, two Yenching University students act in a school performance of As You Like It. The Yale Divinity Library holds a large amount of documents and images related to Yenching University, as part of the Archives of the United Board of Christian Higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA).

Karl Ludvig Reichelt's notes on Chinese religion

Detail of a manuscript page of the handbook Kinas religioner. Haandbok i den kinesiske religionshistorie (1913 and 1922), by the Norwegian missionary and religious scholar Karl Ludvig Reichelt (1877-1952). Digital copy of an original preserved in the library of the Tao Fong Sghan Christian Centre (道風山基督教叢林), founded by Reichelt in 1930 in Shatin, Hong Kong. 

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The William L. Holladay papers are now available for research!

William L. Holladay papers
 

The William L. Holladay papers, 1926-2016 (RG 302), document his life and professional career as a scholar of the Old Testament, minister and missionary for the United Church of Christ, and editor of various Biblical journals. The papers comprise Holladay’s personal and professional correspondence, teaching files, writings, and public talks and sermons. They document Holladay's study of ancient languages, including Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, as well as his interest in archaeology. Of particular note are the collected materials that provide a snapshot of the global concerns and the response of the American academic community living in the Middle East during the 1960s to tensions between Israel and Palestine.

After earning his doctorate in theology in 1958 from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, Holladay joined the faculty at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1970, Holladay returned to the United States to begin a professorship as the Samuel Edgar Lowry Professor of Old Testament at the Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, Massachusetts, where he taught until his retirement in 1997. Holladay is most known for his study and publications on the prophets, especially Jeremiah, and the Book of Psalms.

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In Focus

Collage of YDS Women

This online exhibit celebrates the personal accomplishments and contributions of the women of YDS to the life and legacy of the school. It spotlights twelve “Trailblazers”: some of first women students, faculty, and administrators of Yale Divinity School.

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Special Collections staff continue to provide remote research assistance for patrons while the physical space of the Yale Divinity Library is temporarily closed. You can reach out to us with reference requests at divinity.library@yale.edu.

You can search our digitized materials while we are unable to provide access to our physical archival collections. You can also search the Archives at Yale database for more information on our over 300 archival collections https://archives.yale.edu/.