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Eastern Fellowship of Professors of Missions records, 1932 -- 1965

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, financial records, founding documents, minutes, reports, and other resource material relating to the Eastern Fellowship of Professors of Missions, established to promote fellowship, spiritual life, and professional usefulness of members.

At a Glance

Bib ID 9503920 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Eastern Fellowship of Professors of Missions
Title Eastern Fellowship of Professors of Missions records, 1932 -- 1965
Physical Description 0.50 linear feet (0.50 linear feet; 1 box)
Language(s) English .
Access

The collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is organized in one series arranged by format.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, financial records, founding documents, minutes, reports, and other resource material relating to the Eastern Fellowship of Professors of Missions, established to promote fellowship, spiritual life, and professional usefulness of members. Some records reference specific missionaries, including Robert Ernest Hume, Charles Fahs, and Daniel Fleming.

  • Eastern Fellowship of Professors of Missions records, 1932 -- 1965

    This series contains correspondence, financial records, founding documents, minutes, reports, and other resource material relating to the Eastern Fellowship of Professors of Missions, established to promote fellowship, spiritual life, and professional usefulness of members. Some records reference specific missionaries, including Robert Ernest Hume, Charles Fahs, and Daniel Fleming.

Burke Library record group:

Missionary Research Library Archives: MRL12, Ecumenical/World Mission

Using the Collection

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Conditions Governing Access

The 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, MRL12: Eastern Fellowship of Professors of Missions records, 1932-1965, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Related Materials

Records of the Fellowship of Professors of Missions, HR1195. Yale University Divinity Special Collections.

Records of the Association of Professors of Missions, HR1073. Yale University Divinity Special Collections.

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

Metal clips and staples were removed from some deteriorated materials and folded items were flattened. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. The finding aid was created by Brigette Kamsler in 2012 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2021.

Revision Description

2021-08-10 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Eastern Fellowship of Professors of Missions -- : Archives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Missions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Teachers of Missions Group was established to promote the fellowship, spiritual life, and professional usefulness of its members through papers, discussion, prayer, and social intercourse. Membership consisted of people in New England and the Mid-Atlantic area. The earliest records in this collection, recorded by secretary Henry Winters Luce, date from 1932; however, the group began to meet informally in 1917. Early discussions included those on the Laymen's Foreign Missions Inquiry; interacting with the International Missionary Council; and the discussion of training missionaries. The constitution was officially adopted in April 1940 and stated the name of the group as "The Fellowship of Professors of Missions." Regular meetings were held twice per year with annual dues set at fifty cents. By 1954, the updated constitution changed the name to "The Association of Professors of Missions." Membership was opened to professors of missions in the member institutions of the American Association of Theological Schools and by invitation. The meetings were also changed to once every two years. In 1964, the name again changed to "The Eastern Fellowship of Professors of Missions" to show its region, as the group was a faction of the national Association of Professors of Missions. The national group became closely allied with the American Association of Missiology beginning in 1972.