Collection comprises papers of American missionaries to China, Jay C. and Lucile C. Oliver, including family and professional correspondence, personal and travel diaries, and official records of the Y.M.C.A and the Salt Inspectorate in China. Jay Charles Oliver (b. 1886) served as Y.M.C.A. secretary in Hangchow and Shanghai, China from 1917 to 1943, and as district inspector, Inspectorate of Salt Revenue in China, from 1934 to 1936. He was interned in Chapei Civil Assembly Center near Shanghai, repatriated on the Gripsholm, and returned to the U.S. with his wife Lucile Priscilla Cummings Oliver, in 1943.