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Daisy Maiden Papers

Identifier: C-0275

Scope and Contents

This collection contains both professional and personal correspondence to and from Daisy Maiden, ase well as notes on speakers, articles, school and missionary concerns. It also includes Chinese memorabilia and photographs.


  • Creation: 1907 - 1978


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Biographical / Historical

Daisy V. Maiden Boone was born April 1, 1883, in Grant, Grayson County, Virginia, and grew up in Kansas, then in Lincoln County, Washington. In order to obtain a high school education, Daisy lived in people’s homes doing housework and caring for children, and while still in her teens she became a school teacher, teaching at a regular school during the weekdays and doing Christian education work among the prisoners at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, on the weekends. At age 21 she became a Christian and devoted her life to serving the Lord and missionary work. In 1914 she went to Anderson, Indiana, to work with the Gospel Trumpet Company, and from 1916-1922 she answered the call to go to China, where she learned the Chinese language and worked on Sunday School materials as well as visiting in Chinese homes and conducting Bible studies and prayer sessions. In 1927 she and other Americans were driven from China by Communist forces and she entered mission work in India for a while. She returned to China for a time, then came home to America to earn her bachelor of Theology degree in 1944 and then her Bachelor of science degree. She met and married Samuel M. Boone in 1951, and they spent 21 years together traveling to visit their friends and family on Sam’s railroad pass until Sam died in 1972.


10.2 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Anderson University and Church of God Archives Repository

1100 E. 5th St
Anderson IN 46012 United States