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Collection 261 Records of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions

 Collection
Identifier: CN-261
Microfilm edition of the files of the ABCFM. The originals are at Harvard University. The units that the Archives has are: #1, letters from the offices of the Board to foreign missionaries (including letters to missionaries working with American Indians); #2, letters from missions in Africa; #3, letters from missions in Asia; #4, letters from missions in Central Asia (India, etc.); #5, letters from missions in the Near East; and #6, letters from missions on the American continents and the islands of the Pacific Ocean.

Dates

  • Created: 1827-1929

Extent

858.00 reels_of_microfilm

Biographical or Historical Information

First American foreign mission agency; established in 1810; Congregational in orientation while accepting missionaries of various denominational backgrounds; Bible translation, education, and medical care were consistently emphasized, with evangelism's priority diminishing over time; merged to form United Church [of Christ] Board for World Ministries, 1961.

Other Descriptive Information

The BGC Archives purchased this microfilm collection. The original collection from which the microfilm was made is held by Research Publications.

See http://www2.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/guides/261.htm for more information.
Title
Collection 261 Records of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Billy Graham Center Archives Repository

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