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Collection 091 Records of the Committee to Assist Ministry Education Overseas

Identifier: CN 091

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Correspondence, minutes, reports, monographs, financial records, mailing lists, questionnaires, and photographs related to the origin and activity of CAMEO.

Subjects covered include theological education in developing countries throughout the world, programmed learning, a self-evaluation program for institutions, Theological Education by Extension (TEE), education of prospective pastors and Christian workers, IFMA and EFMA as the sponsoring bodies of CAMEO and activities of US-based mission agencies.  Questionnaires returned from hundreds of institutions on priorities, staff methods, future plans, accrediation, etc; responses were later published as THE WORLD DIRECTORY OF MISSION-RELATED EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.  Featured correspondents include Ted Ward, Ralph Winter, Fred Holland, Sam Rowen, Delbert Kuehl, Milton Baker, C. Peter Wagner, Philip Armstrong and CAMEO's leaders such as Raymond Buker, Sr., Lois McKinney, and H. Wilbert Norton.


  • Created: 1956-1991
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1964-1975

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Evangelical mission support agency; founded in 1964 as a joint committee of the Evangelical Foreign Missions Association (EFMA) and the Interdenominational Foreign Mission Association (IFMA) to provide liaison with and communication to mission-related educational institutions, primarily in developing countries throughout the world; later emphasis shifted to helping develop indigenous seminaries and Bible schools in developing countries; committee board membership evenly divided between EFMA and IFMA; subcommittees addressed specific aspects of educational policy; circulated resources on theological education and programmed learning; leadership provided by Raymond B. Buker, Sr. (1967-1975), John Gilmore (1975-1978), Lois McKinney (1978-1982), and H. Wilbert Norton (1982-1989); renamed Committee to Assist Ministry Education Overseas, 1978; dissolved in 1991; also known by its acronym, CAMEO.


22.10 Cubic Feet

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