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LCA Collection 277. Powicke, Hilda Benson. Hilda Benson’s Memoirs of China, 1941-1995: Overview

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Powicke, Hilda Benson.  Hilda Benson’s Memoirs of China, 1941-1995.  LCA Collection 277.  3 folders.

ABSTRACT:
Hilda Benson’s Memoirs of China collection includes correspondence, memoirs, and reunion programs.  Correspondence is primarily between Hilda Benson Powicke and her family, although it does include a letter she wrote to Edgar Carlson, president of Gustavus Adolphus College.  Powicke’s memoirs are largely autobiographical and pertain to her childhood in China while her parents, John and Lillie Benson, served as Lutheran missionaries.  Also included are stories focused solely on her parents’ experiences.  Reunion programs for the American School of Kikungshan (ASK) consist of descriptions of topics discussed by an event panel of ASK alumni and their responses to questions from the audience.

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