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Herbert H. Pommerenke papers, 1923-1946

Overview of the Collection

Pommerenke, Herbert H.
Herbert H. Pommerenke papers
1923-1946 (inclusive)
1.0 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 722
Herbert H. Pommerenke and his wife Jean were missionaries in China for over twenty years. The collection contains correspondence to and from China regarding the life and customs of Chinese people and the activities and problems of the missionaries, and also newsletters, 1923-1946.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
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Collection is open to the public.

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Herbert H. Pommerenke was a missionary in China for over twenty years. From 1924 to 1927 Pommerenke was in Canton teaching at the Canton Christian College. He returned to the U.S. to marry Jean MacPherson in 1927.

In 1930 he and his wife, who was also a missionary, returned to China where they worked in Canton, Yeung Kong, and Ko Chow until 1936. In late 1936-1937 Pommerenke attended the Kennedy School of Missions in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1938 they returned to Yeung Long, staying until 1941, when they travelled to New York City.

The couple then traveled through Europe and India from 1943-1944 in an attempt to return to China, which was in the midst of War. They finally re-entered China in late 1944. In 1945-1946 Pommerenke taught at Lingan University in China.

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Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Herbert H. Pommerenke papers, Ax 722, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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