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Collection 152 Records of the Presbyterian Mission to American Indians

 Collection
Identifier: CN 152

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 35 reels of microfilm containing nearly 14,000 letters by missionaries of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, focused on evangelizing American Indians. All letters are numbered and catalogued, and indexed by both author and tribe in the printed guide. Originals are in the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia. The letters date from 1833 to 1893.

Dates

  • Created: 1833-1893

Conditions Governing Access

Material in this collection is the property of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia. Information on copyright and quotation can be obtained from:

The Presbyterian Historical Society 425 Lombard Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

Historical Information

The nineteenth century has been described as the "Great Century" of Protestant missions, when the gospel was sent to more peoples than ever before. The Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America was an active participant in this phenomenal expansion. After its founding in 1837 it brought the Christian civilization to peoples on four continents and, for the first fifty-six years of its existence, to the Indians of the United States, serving a variety of tribes.

[This information was excerpted from the published guide, kept on the Pennsylvania shelf in the Reading Room. For a more detailed historical background, see the Introduction to that guide.]

Extent

35 Reels of microfilm

Language of Materials

English

Accruals and Additions

The microfilm in this collection was purchased by the Billy Graham Center Archives. The originals are maintained by the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

No Accession #
Title
Collection 152 Records of the Presbyterian Mission to American Indians
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Billy Graham Center Archives Repository

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