Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions records, 1878 -- 1958

Series 1: Board records, 1921 -- 1937

This series is open for research.

0.25 linear feet; 0.25 linear feet; 1 box

This series contains Board Records of the Prudential Committee, which was the Executive Committee of the ABCFM; bulletins and correspondence related to ABCFM missions throughout the world. The bulletins were sent to members of the ABCFM discussing their major objective with foreign missions; what the American board was asking of its constituency; goals and other financial figures for 1932. The correspondence entails further financial matters; the list of materials relating to ABCFM held by the Missionary Research Library and their geographic locales; and which newspapers will run articles on ABCFM matters. The Department of Missionary Education includes notes on missionary materials; books and their authors. The Prudential Committee records include reports on staff vacancies; administrative year information, and reports on the speaker's bureau.

This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Bulletins, 1932

Box 1 Folder 2 Correspondence, 1933 -- 1934

Box 1 Folder 3 Department of Missionary Education Papers, 1921 -- 1931

Box 1 Folder 4 Prudential Committee, 1933 -- 1937