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Rift Valley Academy (Kijabe, Kenya)


Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Africa Inland Mission Records

Identifier: CN 081
Brief Description Correspondence, reports, personnel files, minutes of meetings, films, videos, audio recordings, and other materials documenting the work of the mission in east Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Zaire, Tanzania, Sudan, the Central African Republic) and other regions of the continent. The bulk of the collection consists of the files of the US branch of the mission, although there are also significant amounts of material from the international office and the Tanzanian field office. Topics covered include...
Dates: Created: 1888-2009

Collection 248 Papers of William J. Barnett

Identifier: CN 248
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews and booklet of short stories and photographs created by William John Barnett, relating to his upbringing in Kenya as the son of missionaries with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) and his own later medical missionary service in Tanzania, Kenya, and the Comoro Islands from 1950-1990.Series: Audio TapesOral history interviews with William John Barnett in which he describes his childhood in Kenya with his missionary parents;...
Dates: Created: 1983-1997

Collection 251 Oral History Interview with Herbert Downing

Identifier: CN 251
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Herbert Downing (1905-1986) in which he describes his childhood as a child of missionaries in Kenya, attending Rift Valley Academy in Kenya, a visit of Theodore Roosevelt to the Academy, his father's work as pastor and administrator, Africa Inland Mission's policy on the education of missionary children, and Downing's own work as an educator at Rift Valley Academy. The time period covered by the interview is 1905-1983Herbert Downing was intereviewed by...
Dates: Created: 1983

Collection 281 Papers of John and Florence Stauffacher

Identifier: CN 281
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, notes, clippings, and photographs relating to the Stauffachers' work as missionaries with Africa Inland Mission, chiefly from 1911 to the early 1940s. The materials document their careers from the earliest stages, describing their responsibilities and everyday life, primarily in Kenya and the Belgian Congo, but also in Uganda & Tanzania, their developing relationship by correspondence prior to Mrs. Stauffacher's arrival in Kenya and their subsequent...
Dates: Created: 1902-1973

Collection 422 Papers of Laura Neva Collins

Identifier: CN 422
Scope and Contents Glass negatives, negatives, and photographs relating to the ministry of Laura Neva Collins, missionary to Kenya with Africa Inland Mission from 1907-1952. Shots include missionaries, Africans, indigenous artifacts, church architecture, etc., relating to mission work in Africa.This collection originally consisted of ninety-seven black and white glass negatives of missionary activities in Africa before 1914. There are two series of glass negatives. The first series may have taken...
Dates: Created: 1899-1914

Collection 452 Papers of Elwood L. Davis

Identifier: CN 452
Scope and Contents Diaries, photographs, and miscellaneous materials about Elwood L. Davis and his medical missionary work in Kenya for the Africa Inland Mission (AIM). Topics covered include brief descriptions of daily life in Africa, of his army medical service during World War I, places visited, colleagues entertained, services held, birth of his sons, death of his wife, etc.; diaries cover, with a few gaps, the years 1902 until his death in 1961; includes information on his father, various licenses and...
Dates: Created: 1882-1961

Collection 508 Oral History Interviews with Barbara L. Collins

Identifier: CN 508
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Barbara Lynn (Miner) Collins in which she describes her childhood; family's religious background; conversion to Christianity; spiritual development in college and young professional life; acceptance as a missionary by Africa Inland Mission (AIM); arrival on the mission field in Kenya; work among the Rendile and Kikuyu peoples; raising children on the mission field; development of women's program at Africa Inland Church Missionary College; work among women refugees...
Dates: Created: 1995

Collection 510 Oral History Interviews with Erik S. Barnett

Identifier: CN 510
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Erik Stanley Barnett (1910-2006) in which he describes his childhood in Kenya as the son of missionary parents; his own work in that country as pastor, church planter, educator and administrator with Africa Inland Mission (AIM); the internal developments of AIM and of the Africa Inland Church in Kenya during the twentieth century. Other topics discussed include: his parents’ missionary service in Kenya among the Maasai people; changes in AIM missionary training...
Dates: Created: 1995

Collection 513 Oral History Interview with John R. Stauffacher

Identifier: CN 513
Scope and Contents Oral history interview in which John Raymond Stauffacher in which he describes his childhood in Kenya, missionary parents John and Florence Stauffacher, his brother Claudon, missions in Kenya, the Masai people, Mrs. Westervelt and the Westervelt Home, studying and teaching at Rift Valley Academy, Charles Hurlburt, the Mau Mau Rebellion, Great Britain's colonial administration of Kenya, Christian life, conversion, missionary call, language learning and missionary work with Africa Inland...
Dates: Created: 1995

Downing Family papers.

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 3
Identifier: 2017-036
Dates: 1876-2015

Herbert Downing home movies.

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 1
Identifier: 2018-016
Dates: 1937-1953

James and Lila Propst photographs.

 Unprocessed Material — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2005-066
Dates: 1960-1969

Phil Dow's oral histories about Rift Valley Academy.

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 1
Identifier: 1999-054
Dates: 1997-1999

Robert and Sally Olsen papers.

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 1
Identifier: 2001-047
Dates: 1964-1993

Ruth and Harry Johnson papers.

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 1
Identifier: 1990-062
Dates: 1962-1990

Additional filters:

Collection 9
Unprocessed Material 6
Missions -- Kenya. 13
Children of missionaries. 9
Missions -- Educational work. 7
Missionaries -- Appointment, call, and election. 6
Missionaries. 6
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Evangelistic work -- Kenya. 5
Evangelistic work. 5
Indigenous church administration -- Kenya. 5
Bible. 4
Family. 4
Great Britain 4
Indigenous church administration 4
Kenya 4
Kijabe (Kenya) 4
Missionaries -- Training of. 4
Missions -- Congo (Democratic Republic). 4
Missions. 4
Animism. 3
Bible -- Translating. 3
Boarding schools -- Kenya. 3
Boarding schools. 3
Children of missionaries -- Education. 3
Christian education -- Kenya. 3
Christian education. 3
Conversion. 3
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Africa. 3
Great Britain -- Colonies. 3
Kenya -- Description and travel. 3
Kikuyu (African people) 3
Language in missionary work. 3
Masai (African people) 3
Missionaries -- Leaves and furloughs. 3
Missions -- Tanzania. 3
Missions, Medical. 3
Tribes -- Kenya. 3
Tribes. 3
Women missionaries. 3
Animism -- Kenya. 2
Baptism. 2
Catholic Church -- Relations -- Protestant churches. 2
Christian life. 2
Christianity and culture. 2
Church and state. 2
College students -- Religious life. 2
College students. 2
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History -- Civil War, 1960-1965. 2
Conversion -- Personal narratives. 2
Courtship. 2
Evangelicalism. 2
Evangelistic work -- Congo (Democratic Republic) 2
Evangelistic work -- Tanzania. 2
Indigenous church administration -- Congo (Democratic Republic) 2
Kenya -- Religion. 2
Kenya--History--Mau Mau Emergency, 1952-1960 2
Leprosy. 2
Maasai (African people) 2
Marriage. 2
Missionaries' spouses. 2
Missions -- Central African Republic. 2
Missions -- Comoros. 2
Missions -- Uganda. 2
Missions -- Zaire. 2
Nairobi (Kenya) 2
Polygamy. 2
Rural missions. 2
Women 2
Women -- Religious life. 2
World War, 1914-1918. 2
AIDS (Disease) 1
African American missionaries. 1
Belgium -- Colonies -- Africa. 1
Bible -- Inspiration. 1
Boarding schools -- Africa. 1
Bulu (African people) 1
Children of missionaries -- Kenya. 1
Christian education -- Congo (Democratic Republic) 1
Christian education -- Tanzania. 1
Christian leadership. 1
Christian literature -- Publication and distribution -- Africa, East. 1
Christian literature -- Publication and distribution. 1
Christianity and culture -- Africa. 1
Christianity and culture -- Kenya. 1
Church and social problems -- Africa, East. 1
Church and state -- Africa, East. 1
Church and state -- Kenya. 1
Church architecture. 1
Church architecture. -- Kenya. 1
Church work with refugees -- Kenya. 1
Church work with refugees. 1
Church work with women. 1
College students -- United States -- Religious life. 1
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Description and travel. 1
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History 1
Congo (Democratic Republic)--Social life and customs 1
Conversion -- Christianity. 1
Crime and criminals 1
Crime and criminals -- United States. 1
Culture shock. 1
Decolonization--Kenya--History--20th century 1
Education (Christian theology) 1
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