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Related to "The 19th Century" essay:
The Foreign Missionary Movement in the 19th and early 20th Centuries
by Daniel H. Bays, History Dept. and Asian Studies Program, Calvin College
Professor Emeritus, Dept. of History, The University of Kansas
©National Humanities Center

MOA/Cornell
The American Missionary
    • FOREIGN MISSIONS
    • HOME MISSIONS (U.S.)
    • DIGITAL IMAGE COLLECTIONS

 
• FOREIGN MISSIONS

Mission Park [Williams College]: Birthplace of American Foreign Missions
http://www.williams.edu/library/archives/
buildinghistories/missionpark/contents.html

Brief illustrated history of the Haystack Movement; from William College Library.

Witness the Good News: Our Mission Heritage in Korea (Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.)
http://www.history.pcusa.org/cong/heritage/2002/intro.html
Concise overview with photographs.

Agricultural Missions in India: The Gospel and the Plow (Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.)
http://history.pcusa.org/cong/heritage/2003/exhibit/
Illustrated overview based on the 1938 publication by the founder of Presbyterian agricultural mission work, Samuel Higgenbottom.

Images of Colonial Africa (Africa Inland Mission)
http://www.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/exhibits/collins/colins01.htm
Annotated collection of photographs taken of the Africa Inland Mission by missionary Laura Neva Collins in the early 1900s; presented by the Billy Graham Center Archives, Wheaton College.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (Southern Baptist Convention)
http://ime.imb.org/lottiemoon/gallery.asp
Presentation of 23 photographs and documents relating to the missionary work of Lottie Moon in China.

International Mission Board Archives & Records Services (Southern Baptist Convention)
http://archives.imb.org/solomon.asp
Three online databases:
  • Correspondence and journal articles of China missionary Lottie Moon, 1873-1912.
  • Foreign Mission Board meeting minutes, 1845 to 1979, and annual reports, 1846-1953.
  • African American Heritage database: articles in board publications from articles from early missionaries to Liberia and Sierra Leone, 1846-1861.

"The Rise of Foreign Missions among American Baptists"
http://www.reformedreader.org/history/christian/ahob2/IIIchapter05.htm
Chapter of the 1845 publication by John T. Christian, A History of the Baptists of the United States from the First Settlement of the Country to the Year 1845; from The Reformed Reader.

Adoniram Judson, American Baptist Missionary in Burma
http://www.wholesomewords.org/missions/judson/judsontoc.html#toc
Text of 1894 biography by Judson's son, on the site Wholesome Words.

Albion's China Connection: Judson Dwight Collins and Methodist Missionaries in China
http://www.albion.edu/library/specialcollections/collins_exhibit1.asp
Illustrated overview of Collins's work in the mid 1800s century, from Albion College, Michigan.

Missionary Biographies
http://digital.lib.msu.edu/collections/index.cfm?CollectionID=65
Online texts from Michigan State University Libraries, including
Histories & Memoirs in the digital collection Making of America, University of Michigan Library (a representative sample):
The American Missionary, publication of the American Missionary Association
http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/browse.journals/amis.html
Monthly issues from 1878 to 1901, in digital-image format, in Making of America, Cornell University Library

Journal articles, other than those in The American Missionary (above) in the digital collection Making of America, University of Michigan Library. A search produces numerous titles, including (a representative sample):
 
HOME MISSIONS (U.S.)

Whitman Mission, Washington
http://www.nps.gov/whmi/history.htm
Resource-rich history of the Whitman Mission to the Cayuse Indians, from the Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Washington (National Park Service).

Kate and Sue McBeth: Missionary Teachers to the Nez PercÚ http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/mcbeth/
Photographs, documents, and maps clearly presented and contextualized, by the University of Idaho Library.

Moses and Eliza Merrill in Nebraska, 1833-1840
http://www.campmerrill.com/Moses-Eliza.htm
Stirring account of the ill-fated mission established by the Merrills among the Indians of the "Great American Desert"; from Camp Moses Merrill, American Baptist Churches of Nebraska.

The American Missionary, publication of the American Missionary Association
http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/browse.journals/amis.html
Monthly issues from 1878 to 1901, in digital-image format, in Making of America, Cornell University Library

Biographies and journal articles in the digital collection Making of America, University of Michigan Library. A search produces numerous titles, including (a representative sample):
 
DIGITAL IMAGE COLLECTIONS

Internet Mission Photography Archive
http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/arc/digarchives/mission/
Images from Protestant and Catholic missionary collections in centers in Britain, continental Europe, and North America, documenting American and European missions from the mid 19th to the mid 20th centuries; in the online collections of Yale Divinity Library.

The American Missionary Association and the Promise of a Multicultural America: 1839-1954
http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/AMA/Pages/home.html
Over 5000 photographs documenting the work of the American Missionary Association; in LOUISiana Digital Library Collections Online.

Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (Digital Resources for the Study of Religion)
http://www.atla.com/digitalresources/
Among the numerous digital collections provided in this initiative from the Princeton Theological Seminary Library and the American Theological Library Association are:
  • Presbyterian Missionary Work to Korea during the 1890s-1990s (photographs/documents)
  • Christian Missions and Social Progress; a Sociological Study of Foreign Missions, by James S. Dennis, 1897 (digitized publication)

Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives
http://www.sbhla.org/photo_gallery.asp
At "Select a Category," choose "Missions, Foreign" and "Missions, Home" to access several hundred photographs of Southern Baptist missionary work.

China Christian Colleges and Universities Image Database
http://research.yale.edu:8084/ydlchina/index.jsp
Photographs and other images from the Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia and the Archives of the Trustees of Lingnan University, in the online collections of Yale Divinity Library.


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