From the papers of William and Charlotte Wiser

The Yale Divinity Library is world-renowned for its Day Missions Collection, documenting the missionary movement and world Christianity. This image comes from the papers of William and Charlotte Wiser, who were missionaries in India from 1915 to 1960.

Africa Postcard

Detail of postcard in the Yale Divinity Library’s Missionary Postcard Collection.

Map of Jamaica

This map of Jamaica from an 1871 missions atlas is among the many items made available online through the Divinity Library’s Special Collections digitization projects.

China Poster

 This fragment of a poster is from the China Records Project of the Yale Divinity Library.

Detail of postcard in the Yale Divinity Library’s Missionary Postcard Collection


Strengths of the library's special collections include documentation of the Protestant missionary endeavor, documentation of religious work among college and university students, records related to American clergy and evangelists, and unofficial records related to the life of the Divinity School.

Recent acquisitions

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.

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