Long, Loy and Edna. Missionary Papers, 1929-1968.

Collection Information

Loy Lewis and Edna Long Missionary Papers


Long, Loy Lewis

Long, Edna Margaret Johnson




0.45 linear feet; 1 legal size document box, 8 folders

Collection ID #:

MS 0914. -- Related to the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM / A.B.C.F.M.), collection number RG 1200

Conditions Governing Access:


Copyright: Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], in the Loy Lewis and Edna Long Missionary Papers, MS 0914. The Congregational Library and Archive, Boston, MA.



Processing information:

Collection processed by Jessica Steytler, Nov. 2010


Collection was donated by the authors, probably in the 1970s. Records document the couple's work in India as Missionaries with the ABCFM and then later when Loy Long was Personnel Secretary for the United Church Board for World Ministries.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Long, estimated in the 1970s. Processed 2010.

Biographical Information

Obituary notice from United Church of Christ's Whole Earth Newsletter, Spring 1979, p 14-15:

Loy L. Long, former missionary in India (1931-1945, 1949-1956) and staff member ABCFM and UCBWM (1945-1948, 1956-1968) died April 20, 1979 in Newton, Massachusetts at the age of 76.

Mr. Long was a social and industrial welfare worker in Ahmednagar. He organized the Probation and After-Care Association and served for two years as secretary. Mr. and Mrs. Long started the sisal fibre industry which has given regular and seasonal employment to hundreds in the area. They returned to the United States and Mr. Long served as Candidate Secretary with the ABCFM in Boston. Mr. Long was director of the Nagpada Neighborhood House in Bombay when he returned to India. The Longs left India in 1956 and Mr. Long served as Personnel Secretary for the ABCRM and UCBWM until his retirement.

Surviving is his wife, Edna (Wellesley, MA), two daughters, Joan Holmes (Westmoreland, NH) and Carol Steele (Concord, MA) and a son, Delmar (Rock Hill, SC). [All specific addresses redacted]


Scope of Collection

Papers relating chiefly to the missionary work of Loy and Edna Margaret (Johnson) Long (1906-?), for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in India, and to Loy Long's service as personnel secretary of the Board o and its successor, the United Church Board for World Ministries.



Maintained original order of the bound volumes created by Loy Long.


Access Terms



correspondence, annual letters

printed material


American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions

United Church Board for World Ministries


Detailed Description and Container List

1.  Loy Long's Life story as revealed mostly through their annual letters 1929-1968
2. Edna and Loy L. Long's first term of service in India 1929-1934
3. Edna and Loy L. Long's second term
[2 folders]
4. Edna and Loy L. Long's third term 1948-1956
5. Loy L. Long as Personnel Secretary (1945-1948; 1956-1968) appointments made by ABCFM and UCBWM with Charlotte Reid and Herbert Muenstermann
[2 folders]
6. Personnel Secretaries' tabulated data on new personnel appointed 1956-1968


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