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United Mission to Nepal records

 Collection
Call Number: RG 212
Scope and Contents
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.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research except for materials noted as "Restricted" in the finding aid.
Conditions Governing Use
Rights are held by The United Mission to Nepal
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by The United Mission to Nepal, 2008 and 2010
Arrangement
The archives are arranged by the classification numbers supplied by UMN archivists, an arrangement that is largely alphabetical by topic, but not strictly so. There are some inconsistencies in the alphabetical classification system so it is recommended that the researcher use keyword searching in order to identify relevant materials. The last series is an addendum for 2015.
Dates
1949-2014
Extent
111 Linear Feet (265 boxes)
Related Names
United Mission to Nepal
Language of Materials
English