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.

In Focus

Missionary Portrayals of World Religions

Much of what the American and European public learned about world religions during the 19th and early 20th centuries came from writings and images supplied by missionaries working overseas. A new exhibit in the rotunda area features images, writings, and artifacts from the Divinity Library’s Day Missions Collection that provide a glimpse of how religious practices were portrayed.

CMS periodicals
New Digital Collections Focused on World Christianity

The Divinity Library has added two major digital collections, the Church Missionary Society Periodicals (Adam Matthews) and the Archives of the Presbyterian Church of Cuba Online (Brill), to its extensive holdings on missions and world Christianity.