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International Association for Mission Studies Records

Call Number: RG 199
Scope and Contents

The "Archives Index" used by IAMS lists the following categories: 0. Manual, 1. Conferences, 2. Members, 3. Executive Committee, 4. Groups, 5. Administration, 6. Publications, 7. Liaison, 8. Projects, 9. Miscellaneous. Of these categories, numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9 were received in 2005. Materials added in 2012 bring much of the documentation up to date. Some of the more recent materials spread across the series listed here are held exclusively in electronic form. See: Administration, Secretariat, Document Record.

The Conference records of Series I include records for all of the IAMS conferences, including some photos. Density of material archived varies widely from conference to conference. Records related to Members in Series II include correspondence, applications for membership, address lists, membership directories, and questionnaires. The Executive Committee and other organizational records in Series III include meeting minutes, correspondence and papers dating from 1955 to 2012, including early memos and reports proposing the formation of the organization.

Documentation of Special Interest Groups in Series IV includes material related to the Documentation, Archives, and Bibliography group (DAB), Women in Mission, Biblical Studies and Mission (BISAM).

Administration records in Series V are divided into two broad categories. One part dates from 1976 to 1990 and is primarily financial in nature. In a second part, there are records relating to changes in the organization's constitution as well as documentation of the transfer of the secretariat and organizational records dating from 1970-2012.

Series VI, Publications, consists of correspondence relating to subscription to the IAMS periodical, Missions Studies, volumes of this periodical, IAMS brochures, issues of the IAM News Letter, and issues of IAMS Matters. The collection includes a complete run of Missions Studies through 2012 in addition to the holdings of Missions Studies held in the Yale Divinity School's regular cataloged collection.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the International Association for Mission Studies, 2005-2012, and Gerald Anderson, 2012

  1. I. Conferences
  2. II. Membership Records
  3. III. Organizational and Policy Records
  4. IV. Special Interest Groups
  5. V. Administration
  6. VI. Publications
20 Linear Feet (49 boxes)
Related Names
International Association for Mission Studies
Language of Materials