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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series in original order. Where possible, folder titles were taken from the title of the materials.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains material related to Inman's work with missions and aid and assistance to Latin America, including a survey of Panama, South American travel notes, and an essay on the Hispanic America Congress of Evangelical Churches in Havana, Cuba in 1929. The focus of the papers is on Panama, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Chile.
Burke Library record group:
Missionary Research Library Archives: MRL9, Latin America
Using the Collection
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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, MRL9: Samuel Guy Inman papers, 1914-1929, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Samuel Guy Inman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
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
Folded materials were flattened. Staples, rubber bands, and metal clips were removed and replaced with plastic clips. All materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes. The finding aid was created by Miguel Escobar in 2006, reviewed and updated by Brigette C. Kamsler in 2014 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation (at which time folders 6 and 7 were added to the collection), and edited by Leah Edelman in 2020.
2020-07-21 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Dr. Samuel Guy Inman was an accomplished educator and authority on Latin American affairs. He was instrumental in the crafting of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Good Neighbor Policy, the policy of the U.S. in relation to Latin America and Europe from 1933-1945. Holding academic appointments both in the U.S. and abroad, he was named a League of Nations commissioner to the Latin American Republics in 1935 and in 1945 participated in the Conference for the Organization of the United Nations held in San Francisco. Dr. Inman was an active member of the Disciples of Christ and organized conferences on Christian Work in Latin America and the Caribbean. Having attended Pan American Conferences on Christian missionary efforts since 1923, Inman later became executive secretary of the Committee on Cooperation in Latin America in 1925. This committee aimed to gather all the Protestant denominations in Latin America to focus on a variety of issues including education, evangelism, health ministry, religious education, and the Indians of South America. He was also a founder of La Hermosa, a Disciples of Christ Church for Puerto Ricans in New York City.