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Keston, USA Records

 Collection — Container: Books
Identifier: SC-042

Scope and Contents

Occupying approximately five linear feet, the collection includes Board Materials, Correspondence, Financial and Legal Records, Publications, Secondary Material, Addresses, and Media Items.   Though basic information exists for the Board Materials series, the largest portion of the collection consists of Correspondence dating from 1983 to 1990. This correspondence is by or between Keston, USA board members. Another series that occupies a large percentage of the collection is the Financial and Legal Records series. Due to the hiring of David Ziomek as Executive Director clear financial records exist for the years 1985 to 1989.


  • Created: 1971-2014
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1985-1990
  • Other: Date acquired: 1990


Conditions Governing Access

Access to correspondence is restricted to those persons having permission of the donors. The container list enumerates the restricted folders.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.


7 boxes

17 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Source of Acquisition

The Keston USA archive materials were given as donations from various board members to Wheaton College in 1990.

Method of Acquisition


Other Descriptive Information

The Keston USA Records document the work of an agency that studies religious life and persecution in Communist and totalitarian nations and publishes various newsletters and other organs to inform Western churches and leaders.


Keston, USA Records
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

501 College Ave.
Wheaton IL 60187-5593 USA