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Andover Theological Seminary Records

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Call Number: RG 275
Overview: These are the official archives of Andover Theological Seminary, a seminary with Congregational roots that affiliated with the Newton Theological Institution in 1965 to become Andover Newton Theological School.
Dates: 1780-2003, bulk 1807-1965

Anglican Church of Congo Records

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Call Number: RG 196
Overview: Correspondence, reports, and other collected material document the development of the Anglican Church of Congo, or Province de L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo, which grew out of the Church Missionary Society work in Uganda, was part of the Province of Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, and Zaire, and then was established as a separate entity in 1992. These records were photocopied or scanned in the Congo or Uganda and sent to the Yale Divinity Library for safekeeping,.
Dates: 1923-2002

Eva Asher Papers

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Call Number: RG 139
Overview: Substantive correspondence with Fukien Christian University students and administrators and extensive diary entries document the operations of a Christian university and the way of life of a single woman missionary in China. Eva Asher worked as treasurer and administrative assistant at Fukien Christian University, a Protestant mission-supported university in China, from 1923 to 1950.
Dates: 1917-1983

Asian Women's Institute - North American Office Records

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Call Number: RG 106
Overview: Minutes, correspondence, printed material, and administrative records document the creation of the AWI and its development into an organization led primarily by Asian women. The archives also contain documentation related to the Asian women's colleges that were members of the AWI. The Asian Women's Institute was created in 1975 as a catalyst organization motivating Christian colleges for women in Asia to focus attention and resources on the major needs of women in their respective countries and...
Dates: 1960-1993

Associate Board of the Women's Christian College (Madras, India) Records

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Call Number: RG 187
Overview: The Associate Board of the Women's Christian College, Madras, was the American governing body of the College, which was founded in 1915 in Chennai (Madras), India, as a joint venture of several British and American mission boards.
Dates: 1942-1973

Association for Case Teaching records

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Call Number: RG 245
Overview: The Association for Case Teaching was established in 1978 to promote the use of case studies for improving the quality of theological teaching. The “case method” is a means of participatory and dialogical teaching and learning by group discussion of actual events. ACT was a professional association of college and seminary faculty members, pastors, denominational and ecumenical staff persons, lay leaders, church professionals and other interested persons who utilized the methodology of “case...
Dates: 1972-2014

Association for College and University Religious Affairs Records

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Call Number: RG 327
Overview: Administrative records, correspondence, reports, and publications document the Association for College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA) primarily from its founding in 1959 through the 1980s. ACURA was an organization for college and university staff tasked with caring for the religious affairs of multi-faith student bodies. It merged with the National Association of College and University Chaplains to form the Association for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Life in Higher Education (ACSLHE) in...
Dates: 1958-2008

Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education Records

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Call Number: RG 154
Overview: Correspondence and organizational records document the work of the Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education and its predecessor organization from 1963 to 1995. The Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education grew out of the Professors and Research Section of the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches. The group decided to move in the direction of a separate autonomous society that would become more ecumenical and...
Dates: 1963-1998

Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education Records - Addendum A

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Call Number: RG 154A
Summary: The papers document the history of the APRRE from 1995 to 2004, when the organization merged with the Religious Education Association. They are an addition and accession for Record Group 154, which covered the years from the founding of the organization in 1970 to 1995, with pre-APRRE documents dating back to 1963. There is some overlap with a few records from 1993 and 1994. Included are records of the Executive Committee, annual business meetings, as well as correspondence, publications and...
Dates: 1995-2004

Backus Historical Society Records

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Call Number: RG 306
Overview: The Backus Historical Society Records, 1853-1961, are primarily records of administration and documentation of library accessions. In addition, there is a group of material identified as Collected Papers, although there is no record to verify provenance of these manuscripts.
Dates: 1853-1961

Isaac Backus papers

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Call Number: RG 280
Overview: Personal papers of Backus document his professional work and include diaries, travel journals, autobiographical statements, sermons, published and unpublished writings, and extracts from readings. Collected papers include correspondence and narratives chronicling the Separate Baptist struggle for religious freedom, gathered by Backus.
Dates: 1660-1806

Kenneth E. Bailey papers

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Call Number: RG 274
Overview: This collection documents the life and work of Kenneth E. Bailey, a renowned Presbyterian missionary in the Middle East, innovator in New Testament contextual studies, seminary professor, author, and international lecturer.
Dates: circa 1950 - 2016

Roland Herbert Bainton Papers

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Call Number: RG 75
Overview: Extensive correspondence, writings, notes, and illustrations document Bainton's roles as lecturer, researcher, artist, world traveler, friend to the oppressed, ardent pacifist, teacher, and mentor. Bainton was born in England and emigrated first to Canada in 1898 and then to the United States in 1902. He taught church history at Yale Divinity School from 1920 to 1962, serving as Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History from 1936. Bainton wrote prolifically and was an authority on Luther...
Dates: 1886–1988

Earle and Thelma Ballou Papers

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Call Number: RG 165
Overview: Substantive correspondence, photographs, and slides document the Ballous' life and work in China. Earle and Thelma Ballou were missionaries in Tianjin (Tientsin), North China, serving under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) from 1916 to 1948.
Dates: 1911-1997

Miner Searle Bates Papers

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Call Number: RG 10
Overview: These papers document Bates' career as a missionary, academic, and author. They also include an extensive collection of information for his book on Christian effort in Chinese society from 1900 to 1950, which he was in the process of writing at the time of his death. There are over 3,000 pages of drafts for this book included in the collection. The papers include correspondence, notes, writings, and printed material related to Bates' work in Nanjing (Nanking), China, particularly his role in...
Dates: 1836-1979

David Nelson Beach, Jr. Papers

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Call Number: RG 60A
Overview: Correspondence, writings, collected material, and biographical records provide valuable documentation of Beach's Yale education, his work with the YMCA in France during World War I, his ministry, his contributions to the Congregational denomination, and the work of the Connecticut Civil Rights Commission. David Nelson Beach, Jr. (1894-1990) was a clergyman in New England and Minnesota, including at First Church of Christ (Center Church) in New Haven from 1943 to 1960. He served on the...
Dates: 1862-1989

Beach Family Papers

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Call Number: RG 60
Overview: The papers document various aspects of the lives of brothers David Nelson Beach and Harlan Page Beach, including their student days at Yale (1868-1878), Harlan's work in North China (1883-1890), and David's work as a clergyman and with the Anti-Saloon League while in Cambridge, Minneapolis and Denver. David Nelson Beach, 1848-1926, was a prominent Congregational clergyman in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Denver, Colorado and was active in temperance reform. He was...
Dates: 1858-1961

Gerald H. Beard Papers

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Call Number: RG 65
Overview: Gerald Hamilton Beard was born in Hammersmith, England in 1862. He received the B.A., B.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale. He was a Congregational clergyman with pastorates in Norwalk and Bridgeport, Connecticut and Burlington, Vermont during the years 1892-1921. He was an Alumni Lecturer at Yale Divinity School in 1910. He died in 1921. Of particular interest in the collection is the fairly complete file of sermons and addresses delivered during the period 1888-1921. These sermons, in conjunction...
Dates: 1866-1938

Willard Livingstone Beard Family Papers

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Call Number: RG 108
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, writings, and collected material provide valuable documentation of the work of Willard Livingstone Beard and his family. Beard was a missionary in China from 1894 to 1941, serving in Fujian (Fukien) Province under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) and the YMCA.
Dates: 1892-1964

Nils Arne Bendtz Papers

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Call Number: RG 202
Overview: This collection documents the life and work of Lutheran theologian and ecumenist Nils Arne Bendtz. Bendtz received his B.D. and Ph.D. from Yale. He served as a missionary in China under the Board of Swedish Missions, with prisoners of war during World War II under the YMCA World's Committee, in Sumatra under the Commission of Younger Churches and Orphaned Missions of the National Lutheran Council, as a professor at Augustana Theological Seminary, as a pastor at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church...
Dates: 1927-2003 1953-1990, bulk 1953-1990