|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
This collection is organized in one series arranged by format.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains photographs depicting the "World in" Exhibitions, held in major cities throughout the United States, from 1910-1911, as well as an item-level list of each photograph and persons in them. This collection also contains reports and information for members.
Burke Library record group:
Missionary Research Library Archives: MRL12, Ecumenical/World Mission
Using the Collection
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research, but contains some fragile material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.
Item description, MRL12: Missionary Education Movement records, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
WAB: National Council of Churches Records, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada Records. NCC RG 20. Presbyterian Historical Society, 425 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516 USA.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Formerly part of the independent Missionary Research Library (MRL), these records were accessioned by the Burke Library at the time of the MRL's closure in 1976.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Metal clips and staples were removed from materials and folded items were flattened. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. The finding aid was created by Brigette C. Kamsler in 2014 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2021.
2021-06-15 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Originally called the Young People's Missionary Movement, the Missionary Education Movement began in 1902, and is one of the oldest constituents that would later form the National Council of Churches in 1950. In 1911, the movement officially took the name Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada. The purpose of the Movement was "to serve as a cooperative organization in which denominational home and foreign mission boards, departments of missionary education, boards of Christian education, and other agencies responsible for missionary education in the United States and Canada unite to publish missionary education materials, hold training schools and conferences, and carry on any other activities, which may be decided upon to further the cause of missionary education and carry out the desires of the constituent boards and agencies." The Movement published many articles, books, pamphlets and other materials to educate on its central mission. In 1950, the Missionary Education Movement became part of the National Council of Churches.