Joseph Leroy Dodds correspondence, 1914-1957  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Dodds, Joseph Leroy, 1891-
Joseph Leroy Dodds correspondence
1914-1957 (inclusive)
0.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
A 292
Joseph LeRoy Dodds (1891 - ) worked in India as a Presbyterian missionary in 1917, and in 1932, Dodds was appointed secretary of the India Council of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, and four years later he became secretary of the Board itself. The collection (1917-1958) contains correspondence and notes pertaining to trips Dodds made to China, the Near East, and Iran, as well as to his early experiences in India as teacher and instructor at the seminary.
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Joseph LeRoy Dodds (1891 - ) graduated from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. After teaching high school for two years, he entered the Western Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh and earned a Bachelor of Theology degree.

Dodds went to India as a Presbyterian missionary in 1917. In 1922, was appointed instructor of Old Testament literature at the North Indian United Theological College (mission seminary), in Saharanpur, India, and was elected president of the seminary in 1928.

In 1932, Dodds was appointed secretary of the India Council of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, and four years later he became secretary of the Board itself. He traveled extensively while in that office.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Dodd wrote personal letters and also sent out newsletters. Personal correspondence is organized by date, 1917-1940, and the newsletters are also organized in date order from 1930; 1938 to 1958.

There are folders of incoming correspondence organized alphabetically. A section of letters from his wife, Ora Dodds, and filed by date, 1917-1957.

There is also a folder of transcriptions from a diary/journal and include information about a trip to Iran, trips to China, notes, and travel logs.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph Leroy Dodds correspondence, A 292, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Missionaries--India
  • Presbyterian Church--Missions--India
  • Personal Names :
  • Dodds, Joseph Leroy, 1891-
  • Geographical Names :
  • China--Description and travel
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence