Yale Divinty to digitalize records of missionary agencies

This is exciting news for any person doing research in the history of Christian missions. Than you Yale Divinity!

From the e-mail notification regarding this exciting project:

> The Yale Divinity Library is in the midst of a project to digitize 1200+ volumes of mission agency annual reports from the Day Missions collection. These reports will be posted online over the next several months. A sample batch is available at http://divdl.library.yale.edu/dl/Browse.aspx?qc=AdHoc&qs=1159 – annual reports (1907-1940) of the Door of Hope Mission in Shanghai, which was a nondenominational mission focused on prostitutes and other disaffiliated women and girls.
> Other agencies for which reports will be available online include:

  • > American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. Assam Mission
  • > American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. East China Mission
  • > American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Foochow Mission
  • > American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Japan Mission
  • > American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Mexico Mission
  • > American Ceylon Mission
  • > American Christian Literature Society for Moslems
  • > American Madras Mission
  • > American Marathi Mission
  • > American Ramabai Association
  • > American Seamen’s Friend Society
  • > American Zulu Mission
  • > Anglo‐Indian Evangelisation Society
  • > Archbishop of Canterbury’s Assyrian Mission.
  • > Association for the Diffusion of the Gospel in Spain.
  • > Association for the Support of the Jessie Taylor Memorial School for Moslem and Druse Girls
  • > Baakleen Medical Mission to the Druses
  • > Bahamas Baptist Union
  • > Bangalore Tract and Book Society
  • > Baptist Missionary Society, Bengal native
  • > Bible and Medical Mission
  • > Bible, Book and Tract Depot, Hongkong
  • > Bible Lands Missions’ Aid Society
  • > Bombay Representative Christian Council
  • > British Guiana Missions to East Indians and Chinese Immigrants Committee
  • > Burma Baptist Missionary Convention
  • > Burma Christian Council
  • > Calcutta Baptist Missionary Society
  • > Calcutta Ladies’ Association for Native Female Education in Calcutta
  • > Central Asian Mission
  • > Central China Religious Tract Society, Han‐kau
  • > Central Morocco Mission
  • > Chefoo Industrial Mission
  • > Choson Kamni Kyohoe. Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society
  • > Congo Inland Mission
  • > Congregational Union of Jamaica
  • > Convenção Batista Brasileira
  • > Door of Hope and Children’s Refuge
  • > Egreja presbyteriana no Brasil. Assemblea geral
  • > Federal Council of Protestant Evangelical Missions in Korea
  • > Friends’ Syrian Mission
  • > Friends’ Armenian Mission Committee
  • > Genoa Harbour Mission
  • > Greek Evangelical Union of Smyrna
  • > Hill‐Murray Institute for the Blind (Glasgow)
  • > Hill‐Murray Institute for the Blind (Peking)
  • > Home Missionary Society of India
  • > India Christian Mission
  • > Jamaica Baptist Missionary Society
  • > Jungle Tribes Mission, Nilgiri Hills, Coonoor, South India
  • > Kumiai kyokwai (Congregational Churches)
  • > Ladies’ Seamen’s Friend Society, New Haven
  • > Lord’s Day Union for India
  • > Maine Missionary Society
  • > Mar Thoma Syrian Christian Evangelistic Association
  • > Methodist Episcopal Church. Central Conference of China
  • > Methodist Episcopal Church. Congo Mission
  • > Methodist Episcopal Church. Rhodesia Conference.
  • > National Christian Council of India
  • > Nepal Mission
  • > North China Tract Society
  • > Poona (India). Zenana Training Home
  • > Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Central China Mission
  • > Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Hainan Mission
  • > Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Shantung Mission
  • > Rangoon Sgaw Karen Association
  • > Santal Mission of the Northern Churches
  • > Sierra Leone Mission
  • > Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain), Delhi Mission
  • > South Arcot Highways & Hedges Mission
  • > South India United Church
  • > Southern Morocco Mission
  • > Tibetan Mission, Darjeeling
  • > Tinnevelly Children’s Mission
  • > West China Religious Tract Society, Chung‐king
  • > Woman’s Union Missionary Society of America for Heathen Lands
  • > Yotsuya Mission
  • > Zhong Hua Sheng Gong Hui. General Synod
  • > Zhong Hua Sheng Gong Hui. Kiangsu (Diocese) Synod
  • > Etc.

> Martha Lund Smalley
> Special Collections Librarian & Curator of the Day Missions Collection
> Yale Divinity School Library

Author: duanemiller

I was born in Montana and grew up in Colorado and Puebla (in Mexico). I completed a BA in philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and then an MA in theology at St Mary's University (also in San Antonio). Later life took me to Jordan where my wife and I studied Arabic, to Israel where I helped found a seminary, and to Scotland for doctoral work, among other places. I'm highly interested in the interactions of Islam, Christianity and secularism in modern contexts. My main areas of research for my PhD in divinity were religious conversion from Islam to Christianity, contextual theology, and the shari'a's treatment of apostates. I've also published research on global Anglicanism and the history of Anglican mission in the Ottoman Empire. I've had the pleasure of teaching in many places over the years: from Costa Rica to Turkey, and Kenya to Tunisia. Presently, I live in San Antonio where I am lecturer and researcher in Muslim-Christian relations at The Christian Institute of Islamic Studies (ticks.org), and sometime adjunct professor of theology at St Mary's University. Visit my blog (duanemiller.wordpress.com) or academia.edu page for more information or to have me speak at your church, university or seminary.

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