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All Africa Christian Conference records, 1959 -- 1972

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains records of the All Africa Christian Conference, including correspondence, photographs, memos, publications, and meeting minutes and supplemental materials.

At a Glance

Bib ID 4492523 View CLIO record
Creator(s) All-Africa Church Conference
Title All Africa Christian Conference records, 1959 -- 1972
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (0.5 linear feet; 1 box)
Language(s) English , French .
Access

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one alphabetical series.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records of the All Africa Christian Conference that illustrate the early organization, composition, and goals of the Conference, as well as other directed programs such as Urban Africa, and Religion and Education in Africa. Records include correspondence, photographs, memos, publications, and meeting minutes and supplemental materials.

  • All Africa Christian Conference records, 1959 -- 1972

    This series contains records of the All Africa Christian Conference that illustrate the early organization, composition, and goals of the Conference, as well as other directed programs such as Urban Africa, and Religion and Education in Africa. Records include correspondence, photographs, memos, publications, and meeting minutes and supplemental materials.

Burke Library record group:

Missionary Research Library Archives: MRL1, Africa

Using the Collection

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

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.

Preferred Citation

Item description, MRL1: All Africa Christian Conference Records, 1959 – 1972, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Related Materials

Records of the All Africa Conference of Churches (HR 001), Special Collections, Yale Divinity School Library.

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

Processing Information

Material was cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-18. Metal clips and staples were removed from materials and folded items were flattened. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. Acidic items were separated from one another by interleaving with acid-free paper as needed. Photographs as well as items in an advanced state of deterioration were placed in Mylar envelopes. One box of AACC records were noted missing in May 2004. The finding aid was created by Brigette C. Kamsler in 2012 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2022.

Revision Description

2022-01-14 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.

Subject Headings

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Missions -- Africa -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Churches of Africa met at Ibadan, Nigeria for the first time in 1958; the establishment of a permanent organization of the Church of Africa was introduced at this time. The All Africa Christian Conference, also known as the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), was formed in April 1963 during the second meeting of the Assembly of the Churches of Africa held in Kampala, Uganda. This ended the missionary era and ushered in the independence of African Churches. The third meeting of the Churches of Africa met in 1969 during the Second Assembly. Since then, the Assembly has met in 1974; 1981; 1987; 1992; 1997 and 2003. The AACC served as a regional ecumenical body cooperating with the World Council of Churches. The organization now consists of a total of 173 members in 40 African countries comprised of churches, national Christian councils, theological and lay training institutions and other Christian organizations. The headquarters of AACC is based in Nairobi, Kenya and directs programs in the following fields: The Life of the Church in Africa; Urban Africa; Communications; Social Development and Change; Family Life; Inter-Church Aid; Christian Education; Youth; and International Affairs.

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All Africa Christian Conference records, 1959 -- 1972

This series is open for research.

0.5 linear feet; 0.5 linear feet; 1 box

This series contains records of the All Africa Christian Conference that illustrate the early organization, composition, and goals of the Conference, as well as other directed programs such as Urban Africa, and Religion and Education in Africa. Records include correspondence, photographs, memos, publications, and meeting minutes and supplemental materials.

This series is arranged alphabetically.



Box 1 Folder 1 AACC Headquarters in Nairobi, 1964 -- 1967


Box 1 Folder 2 AACC Pamphlets, 1967; 1972


Box 1 Folder 3 American Committee on Africa, 1966 -- 1971


Box 1 Folder 4 America Negro Leadership Conference on Africa, 1967


Box 1 Folder 5 Commissioned Reports, Studies and Consultations, 1963 -- 1965


Box 1 Folder 6 Ecumenical Programme for Emergency Action in Africa (EPEAA), 1965 -- 1969


Box 1 Folder 7 Minutes, 1967


Box 1 Folder 8 Presentations, 1965 -- 1967


Box 1 Folder 9 Religion and Education in Africa, 1962 -- 1969


Box 1 Folder 10-12 Second Assembly of the All Africa Conference of Churches, University of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 1969


Box 1 Folder 13 Supplemental News Articles, 1959 -- 1969


Box 1 Folder 14 Urban Africa Programme, 1968 -- 1969


Box 1 Folder 15 Bulletins, issues 21; 24 – 28; Urban Africa Programme, 1968 -- 1970