Religious Studies

Archives of the Church of Uganda Online

Archives of the Church of Uganda Online

The records in this collection document the history of the Church of the Province of Uganda. Christianity came to Uganda late compared with many other parts of Africa. The first Church Missionary Society missionaries arrived at King Mutesa's court on June 30, 1877. This was seventy-eight years after the founding of the Church Missionary Society in Great Britain. However, within eight decades, after having passed through much persecution, Uganda had become one of the most successful mission fields in the world. By 1914, through its indigenous teachers and a few European missionaries, nearly the whole of the area today called Uganda had already been evangelized. In 1961 the growth of the Church of Uganda was recognized in the Anglican Communion with the establishment of the Church of the Province of Uganda, Rwanda-Burundi and Boga-Zaire.

Start: 1877
End: 1980
Place: Mukono
Archives of the Presbyterian Church of Cuba Online

Archives of the Presbyterian Church of Cuba Online

Editor: Luis Martínez-Fernández, University of Central Florida

This collection makes available for research the records of the Iglesia Presbiteriana-Reformada en Cuba (IPRC) and predecessor Presbyterian churches and missions in Cuba, including a complete run of Heraldo Cristiano, the church’s newsletter, 1919 – 2010, which provides a framework for the history of the church. Also included are the periodicals Juprecu and Su Voz, early mission records, originally maintained in English and then in Spanish as the congregations took over management of their churches and schools from the mission workers. These include session minutes and membership/baptism/marriage/death records, as well as minutes of men’s, women’s, and youth groups, including their mission work in their communities.

Start: 1600
End: 2000
Place: Cuba
Missionary Archives from Lesotho, 1832 - 2006

Missionary Archives from Lesotho, 1832 - 2006

Missionary Archives from Lesotho, 1832-2006 contains both the ethnographic and historical archives of the first missionary in Lesotho, D.F. Ellenberger, as well as the complete run of the bi-weekly magazine, the Leselinyana, from 1863 till 2006. The collection also includes historical maps, church archives, personal registers (birth, baptism, and marriage), missionaries’ correspondence, and it features the first written documents from the region. The collection is an important source for historians, theologians, anthropologists, ethnographers and linguists, working on Southern Africa or with an interest in Southern Africa.

Start: 1832
End: 2006
Place: Lesotho
The Archives of the Church in North India - Archival Collection

The Archives of the Church in North India - Archival Collection

A collaboration with Yale University, the online version of The Archives of the Church in North India comprises archival and printed material from the Gujarat Diocese of the Church of North India. The archives have been divided into two sections: the archival collection, consisting of meetings, correspondence and reports, and the monograph collection of early printed monographs from mission presses. Title lists and MARC21 records are available.

Start: 1851
End: 1965
Place: India
The Archives of the Church in North India - Monograph Collection

The Archives of the Church in North India - Monograph Collection

A collaboration with Yale University, The Archives of the Church in North India Online comprises archival and printed material from the Gujarat Diocese of the Church of North India. The Monograph collection includes: - Monographs printed by the Irish Presbyterian Mission Press in Surat, India. - Monographs printed by other mission presses in India. - Monographs printed outside India and relevant for research purposes.

Start: 1851
End: 1965
Place: India
World Council of Churches Online: World War II Era Records

World Council of Churches Online: World War II Era Records

Editor: Advisor: Fernando Enns, VU University Amsterdam

Collection of documents from a section of the World Council of Churches Archives, dealing with Germany and fifteen other countries during the period 1932-1957. Documents include: newspapers, press clippings, press releases, telegrams, correspondence, minutes, manuscripts and personal notes. The collection includes correspondence and personal letters of such notable individuals as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, George Bell, Hans Schönfeld, Karl Barth, James McDonald, Georges Casalis, Adolf Freudenberg, Martin Niemöller, Otto Dibelius, Gerhart Riegner, Marc Boegner, and Willem Adolf Visser 't Hooft. The archives document not only the issues and events of the War, but also the beginning years of the World Council of Churches.

Start: 1932
End: 1957