Thelma Chandler Moorhead Autobiography - Accession 1672 - M804 (861)
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Accession 1672 M804 (861)
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Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of a 2006 DVD prepared by Meggan Moorhead that includes a recording of Thelma Chandler Moorhead (1917-2014) in 1996 presenting her “Autobiography in Scripture” in Claremont, California to a group of ecumenical missionaries from Japan. Thelma Chandler Moorhead was born in Hopewell, Virginia to Thomas Jefferson and Theodus Bramlett Chandler and was orphaned at 5 years old. She grew up with her brother Douglas at the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood, SC. She later graduated from North Greenville Junior College in 1937, Winthrop College with an AB in History in 1939, and Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas with a Master’s degree in Religious Education. She married Dr. Marion Francis Moorhead in 1940. They were both appointed as Southern Baptist Missionaries to Japan in 1946 and Thelma served in Fukuoka, Sapporo, Kokura, and Tokyo for 36 years until she retired in 1982.
The Thelma Chandler Moorhead Autobiography was donated to the Archives by Meggan Moorhead via the Winthrop Alumni Office in 2019.
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Thelma Chandler Moorhead Autobiography - Accession 1672 - M804 (861)". Finding Aid 1151.
LC Subject Headings
Moorhead, Thelma Chandler, 1917-2014; North Greenville Junior College--Alumni and alumnae; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Alumni and alumnae; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary--Alumni and alumnae; Connie Maxwell Orphanage; Southern Baptist Convention--Missions--Japan; Women missionaries--Japan--Biography; Missionaries--Japan--Biography; Baptists--Missions--Japan--Biography; Women in missionary work--Japan