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Collection 081 Records of Africa Inland Mission

Identifier: CN 081

Scope and Contents

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 the recruiting, training, and support of missionaries; the church planting, evangelistic, educational, medical and development ministries of AIM; the government of the mission and the relations between the various home councils (United States, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, etc.) and the filed councils in African countries; the publications, films, videos, radio broadcasts and other outreach efforts of the mission; the origins and development of Africa Inland Church in various countries and especially the changing relationship of the church with the mission; African Christianity in the late 19th and throughout the 20th century; the impact of political and social events, particularly the achievement of independence by African nations from colonial powers and the impact of these events on African Christianity and on the work of the mission.


  • Created: 1888-2006


Conditions Governing Access

Some files closed for a period of time.

Some personnel files of living persons closed during that person’s lifetime except by written permission of subject of personnel file.

Individual files are closed when all materials in them are less than ten years old.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Nondenominational mission agency active in several East African countries. Founded in 1895 by Peter Cameron Scott, the mission operated in Kenya, Zaire, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Central African Republic, the Comoro Islands, the Seychelles and other countries and works closely with the African Inland Church. Home councils, which supply workers and financial support, are based in several countries, including the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and South Africa.


71.53 Cubic Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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