The Day Missions Reading Room at the Divinity Library

China missionary

The Yale Divinity Library is world-renowned for its Day Missions Collection, documenting the missionary movement and world Christianity.  This photo of a missionary riding along a rice paddy comes from the papers of Rolland and Lottie Welch, who served in Hunan, China from 1917 to 1923.

Henry Harris Jessup journal

The Yale Divinity Library is world-renowned for its Day Missions Collection, documenting the missionary movement and world Christianity.  This image comes from a journal in the papers of Henry Harris Jessup, who was a missionary in Syria from 1856 to 1910.

Rotunda

Entrance to the Trowbridge Reference Room from the Divinity Library’s rotunda area.

Trowbridge Reference Room

Divinity School students in the Trowbridge Reference Room.

In Focus

Current Exhibit: Missionary Journeys

Prior to the advent of modern transportation, missionaries faced journeys of enormous peril and adventure as they sought to spread the gospel. Using documentation from the Divinity Library’s renowned Day Missions collection, this exhibit provides glimpses into the stories of several individuals who traveled to the Middle East, Oceania, China, and elsewhere.

United Missionary Society collection box (detail)

The Divinity Library is delighted to announce the arrival of many of the special collections and archival materials of Andover Newton Theological School. The collection is in the process of being transferred to the Yale University Library system and will be made available for researchers during the Fall 2017 semester. The collection includes institutional records and the personal papers of over sixty individuals and families.