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Foundation for Theological Education in South East Asia Records - Addendum A

Call Number: RG 180A

Scope and Contents

This record group is a continuation of the archives of the Foundation for Theological Education in South East Asia contained in Yale Divnity Library Record Group 180. The material primarily dates from 2010 to 2022. Earlier materials have largely been filed with the earlier record group, except as they have relevance to ongoing issues.

Series I, Administrative Records, is divided into five subseries representing the different records and committees of the FTESEA: a) Legal documents; b) Board of Trustee records; c) Executive director records; d) Strategic planning; and e) Events and reports. The administrative records include documentation of FTESEA meetings, including agendas, minutes, committee documents and reports, and executive director reports, as well as material related to strategic planning and FTESEA special events. These records provide valuable insight into the FTESEA and its administration over time.

Series II, Financial and Grant Records, includes financial records such as audits, budgets, grants, and invoices.

Series III contains publications of the FTESEA including newsletters, the Chinese Theological Review, the Nanjing Theological Review, and the FTESEA's history project, which resulted in the book titled Supporting Asian Christiantiyt's Transition from Mission to Church, A History of the Foundation for Theological Education in South East Asia by Samuel C. Pearson,.

Series IV contains materials related to the FTESEA's partners and related organizations, including documents from organizations such as the Association for Theological Education in South East Asia (ATESEA), the Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, and the World Council of Churches.

Series V includes audio and visual materials related to the FTESEA and collected materials related to FTESEA, theological education and globalization, and religion in China. Series VI includes various collected material on subjects related to the work of the FTESEA.


  • 1938 - 2022
  • Majority of material found within 2010 - 2022


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by the FTESEA


  1. I. Administrative Records
  2. II. Financial and Grant Records
  3. III. Publications
  4. IV. Partners and Related Organizations
  5. V. Audio-Visual Materials
  6. VI. Collected Material


4 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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This collection is a continuation of the Archives of the Foundation for Theological Education in South East Asia found in Record Group No. 180. It includes historical and administrative records related to the FTESEA dating from 1938 to 2022. It also includes publications of the FTESEA, photographs, financial records, and resources from its partners and related organizations. The Foundation for Theological Education in South East Asia supports Christian theological education in South East Asia in a variety of ways including grants to institutions and projects, scholarships, consultations, and publications. Funds initially devoted to the work of Nanking Theological Seminary were expanded to theological education institutions outside of China following the closure of China to mission work in 1949. As China become more open to the West, FTESEA resumed programs supporting theological education there.

Biographical / Historical

See earlier historical information in the finding aid for Record Group 180. The Foundation for Theological Education in South East Asia celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2012 and initiated a revisioning process that has led to structural and policy changes.

Guide to the Foundation for Theological Education in South East Asia Records - Addendum A
Morgan Gagne and Martha Lund Smalley
2015, 2017, 2020
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Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Divinity Library Descriptive Practices
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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