Over 1000 photos of Muslims and Christian missionaries working among them in Western China in the 1920s and 1930s form the core of this collection, which is supplemented by several hundred books, pamphlets, broadsides, etc., in several languages. Gift of Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. in memory of Joseph Fletcher Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History at Harvard University. The albums and photographs can be viewed in the VIA online catalog. A finding aid to the printed materials can be viewed in the OASIS online catalog.
Permission to publish any image, upon payment of a fee, is granted at the discretion of the curator (e-mail) upon receipt of an application for reproduction. Funding for the creation of the finding aid and the cataloging and digitization of photographs in the The Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. Collection on Muslims in China was provided by Harvard University's Library Digital Initiative (LDI).