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Missionary Ephemera Collection

Call Number: RG 221
Scope and Contents
This finding aid represents an inventory of "missionary ephemera" held by the Yale Divinity Library. Images of some of the materials in the collection are featured in an online exhibit: Spreading the Word: A Selection of Missionary Posters, Games, and Ephemera from the Day Missions Collection. The descriptions of materials will be refined as possible in the future and additional images made available.

More than 100 Chinese posters in this collection have been digitized and described as part of the Chinese Christian Posters project at Boston University. See
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The items were acquired by donation and purchase.
  1. I. Artifacts
  2. II. Calendars
  3. III. Cards
  4. IV. Children's Materials / Missions Teaching Tools
  5. V. Diplomas, Certificates, Receipts
  6. VI. Games
  7. VII. Maps
  8. VIII. Obituary Cards, Biographical Documentation
  9. IX. Posters, Illustrations, Banners
  10. X. Stamps, Stationery
  11. XI. Miscellaneous Items
  12. XII. Photographs and Filmstrips
  13. XIII. Lantern Slides and Glass Negatives
39 Linear Feet (77 boxes + 25 portfolios)
Language of Materials