This collection provides extensive documentation related to education, health services, industrial development, and rural development in Nepal from the mid 1950s to 2010. The operations and policies of The United Mission to Nepal are also well documented. This collection is complementary to three other collections that were originally housed with it at the University of Edinburgh and now are held by the Yale Divinity School Library: the archives of the Central Asia Fellowship (RG213), International Nepal Fellowship, Worldwide (RG 214), and Nepal Church History Project (RG 215).
The archives have been maintained as they were organized by Betty Young, UMN archivist. This finding aid provides an outline of available materials, listed in alphabetical order by topic, with the classification system used by Betty Young. Some description of the files is provided in the finding aid, but not every document is listed. A complete listing of documents is available in a notebook compiled by Betty Young, which is available in the repository. Also available in the respository is an Access database listing individual documents . Researchers who are interested in sections of the archive may contact the Yale Divinity Library Special Collections Librarian to obtain a more detailed listing of available documents. Some files are restricted, as indicated in the finding aid; these may be viewed only with written permission from UMN.
Additional materials were sent from Nepal in 2010. These were organized by Helen Parsons in Nepal and have been integrated into the original arrangement. Classification numbers for the added materials are less detailed and appear in parentheses, e.g. (A-01.02).
The last series represents material sent from Nepal since 2010.