Pickens Jr., Rev Claude L. Collection
The photographs in the Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. Collection of Muslim West China in the 1920s-1930s, are part of a large collection built up by Pickens (1900-1985) and his wife, Elizabeth Zwemer Pickens, held in the Harvard-Yenching Library. The couple were missionaries working with the China Inland Mission and they had an interest in Hui (Han Chinese Muslims). In 1933 and in 1936, Pickens and other missionaries undertook surveys of Hui, Tibetan and others groups in Western China. A total of 1,079 photographs are online here. See also images of pages of an album: Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr.'s trip to northwest China.