Geographical index

This page is intended to assist researchers in identifying personal papers and archival collections at the Yale Divinity Library that relate to specific geographical areas. These collections may be in original, microform, or digital format.  Also noted are digitized periodicals and reports from the Day Missions Collection that provide supplemental documentation.

Africa​

In​dividual​s:

  • Aitkin, R. D. (Film Ms37): re. medical missions in South Africa 1928-1936
  • Boer, John (RG 228): resource material related to Islam-Christian relations in Nigeria 1950-2008
  • Blair, J. Andrew (RG 30): printer for Universities' Mission to Central Africa 1861
  • Breman, Christina (RG 134): resource material related to Association of Evangelicals in Africa 1962-1996
  • Bridgman, Henry and Laura (RG 30): ABCFM missionaries to the Zulus in Natal, South Africa 1860-1946
  • Brosius, Charles Henry (Film Ms549): Lutheran missionary at the Muhlenberg Mission in Liberia 1901-1922
  • Colenso, J. W. (RG 129): Anglican Bishop of Natal, South Africa 1854-circa 1875
  • Cushman, Mary Floyd (RG 30): ABCFM medical missionary in Ochileso, Angola, Portuguese West Africa 1922-1942
  • Danielson, Elmer and Lillian (Film Ms539): Lutheran missionaries in Tanzania 1928-1969
  • Ellenberger, D. F. (Fiche Ms108): missionary in Lesotho 1860-circa 1905
  • Frost, Caroline (RG 30): ABCFM missionary in South Africa 1897-1940, primarily at Adams College, M.S., Natal
  • Goodyear, Henry Charles (RG 30): Universities' Mission to Central Africa 1883-1889
  • Grant, George and Ida (RG 30): UCBWM missionaries in Rhodesia 1967-1978
  • Grout, Aldin (RG 30): ABCFM missionary to the Zulus, South Africa 1834-1870
  • Hoyle, William (RG 30): missionary of the Church Missionary Society in Uganda 1903-1933
  • Ingelet, Louis (RG 30):served under the Missionnaires D'Afrique (Pères Blanc) in Algeria until death in 1944
  • Johnston, Geoffrey (RG 30): taught at Trinity College, Nigeria; notes re. Nigerian churches
  • Knight-Bruce, G. W. (Microfilm: Film Ms33): Church of England clergyman in South Africa from 1885
  • Love, Olive (RG 30): missionary serving under the Africa Inland Mission in Blukwa, Djugu, Belgian Congo 1950s
  • Marsh, John S. and Dorothy V. (RG 30): ABCFM missionaries in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe 1926-1956
  • Maxwell, J. L. (Microfilm: Film Ms42): missionary to Africa with the Sudan United Mission 1908-1934
  • Menkel, Peter: (Microfilm: Film Ms46): Presbyterian missionary in Gabon, West Africa, captain for mission boats 1873-1905
  • Nassau, R. H. (Microfilm: Film Ms47): Presbyterian medical missionary in West Africa 1861-1906
  • Officer, Morris (Microfilm: Film Ms3): Lutheran clergyman who toured missions in Western Africa 1852-1854
  • Olson, Howard and Louise (RG 238): Lutheran missionaries and educators in Tanzania from 1946 to 1988
  • Quaque, Philip (Microfilm: Film Ms4): African Church of England clergyman, sent to England by missionary, letters 1766-1811
  • Ramseyer, Friedrich August (RG 44): Basel Mission missionary in Ghana; photographs of Ashanti scenes, mission activities 1875-1885
  • Reddy, E. S. (RG 30): church-related documentation related to apartheid from South Africa 1970-1989
  • Regan, Catherine  (RG 30): Roman Catholic missionary, Sisters of the Good Shepherd, in Johannesburg, South Africa 1904-1968 
  • Reuling, John and Eleanor (RG 120): ABCFM missionaries in Natal, South Africa 1927-1941; JAR later Africa Secretary of ABCFM
  • Seiple, W. H. (RG 30): Christian and Missionary Alliance missionary Soudan Mission, Sierra Leone, Africa circa 1895-1902
  • Seys, John (RG 30): Protestant Episcopal clergyman, missionary in Liberia circa 1844
  • Sheffey, Charles and Joy (RG 219): Methodist medical missionaries in Wembo Nyama, Belgian Congo 1922-1944
  • Spear, F. Gordon (RG 30): British Baptist medical missionary in Belgian Congo 1922-1923
  • Summers, William (RG 30): Methodist missionary in Congo; journal from 1887-1888
  • Van Der Kallen, Wim (RG 30): priest in Lesotho; photos circa 1960-1965
  • Waller, Horace (RG 72): Universities' Mission to Central Africa missionary 1861-1863; colleague of David Livingstone
  • Waln, Duane and Marian (RG 181):  ABCFM missionaries to Angola 1929-1962

Organizations: 

  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (Microfilm: Film Ms32): work in South, West, and East Africa 1834-1960; see guide to originals held at Harvard for detailed listing
  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions Mt. Silinda Mission (Microfilm: Film Ms39): work in Rhodesia 1894-1934
  • American Lutheran Church, Board of Foreign Missions (Microfilm: Film Ms457): work in Ethiopia 1956-1968
  • Anglican Church of Congo (RG 196): reproductions of documents generated 1923-2002
  • Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, Board of World Missions (Microfilm: Film Ms506): work in Tanganyika 1923-1965
  • Baptist Missionary Society (Microfilm: Film Ms56): work in Sierra Leone, the Cameroons, Fernando Po, Congo, Angola 1795-1916
  • Berliner Missionsgesellschaft, Rhodesia Mission (Microfilm: Film Ms36): Berlin Mission in Rhodesia 1883-1892
  • Catholic Church in Zaire (Microfilm: Film Ms38): reports of Catholic missionaries in Bandundu, Zaire (n.d.)
  • Church Missionary Society (Microfilm: Film Ms109): British mission work in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Sudan, Egypt, Kenya, Uganda, etc. -  see links to guides 
  • Church of Scotland, Women's Association for Foreign Missions (Microfilm: Film Ms309): work in Nyasaland 1888-1926
  • Church of Uganda (Microfilm: Film Ms575 and digital: records of Anglican Church in Uganda 1901-1997
  • Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa (RG 102): primarily related to church situation in Namibia 1960-1990
  • Evangelische Missionsgesellschaft in Basel, Ghana Mission (Microfilm: Film Ms29): Basel Mission work in Ghana 1829-1917
  • International Missionary Council/Conference of British Missionary Societies (Microfiche: Fiche Ms50): ecumenical work 1910-1945
  • Ladies’ Society for Female Education in Africa and India (Microfilm: Film Ms309): work in South Africa 1878-1904
  • Livingstonia Mission (Microfilm: Film Ms559): Scottish mission work in Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia  1874-1934
  • London Missionary Society / Council for World Mission (Microfiche: Fiche Ms59): work in Central Africa, South Africa, Madagascar 1797-1940
  • Methodist Missionary Society (Microfiche: Fiche Ms69): British mission in Sierra Leone, Gambia, Gold Coast (Ghana), Nigeria, South Africa circa 1807-1945
  • Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, Nigeria Mission (Microfilm: Film Ms28)
  • Paris Evangelical Missionary Society (Microfiche: Fiche Ms94): work in Lesotho, Senegal, Algeria, Congo, Madagascar, Cameroon, Togo circa 1827-1935
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (Microfilm: Film Ms11): work in Liberia, Gabon, West Africa circa1837-1910
  • Regions Beyond Missionary Union (Microfilm: Film Ms312 ): work in Congo 1888-1955
  • Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (Microfilm: Film Ms17 and others): British work in Gold Coast (Ghana), Madagascar, South Africa 1753-1933
  • Sudan United Mission (Microfilm: Film Ms387): work in Nigeria, the Cameroons, Chad, Sudan and other African territories 1898-1960
  • United Brethren in Christ Home, Frontier and Foreign Missionary Society (Microfilm: Film Ms182): work in Sierra Leone 1895-1948
  • United Presbyterian Church of Scotland (Microfilm: Film Ms562): work in Nigeria, Gold Coast (Ghana), South Africa 1883-1928
  • United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (Microfilm: Film Ms379): British work in South Africa 1819-1900
  • Universities' Mission to Central Africa (Microfilm: Film Ms97): British work in Central Africa 1860-1900
  • University Christian Movement of Southern Africa (Microfilm: Film Ms31): organization for ecumenical student work 1967-1972
  • Washington Office on Africa (RG 105, RG 105a, RG 105b): ecumenical clearinghouse for programs and information primarily related to South Africa 1980-1996
  • World Student Christian Federation (RG 46): ecumenical student work in South Africa circa 1897-1937
  • World Student Christian Federation Africa Region (RG 46D): ecumenical student work 1971-2012

Digitized periodicals related to Africa from the Day Missions Collection:  See also: https://guides.library.yale.edu/missionperiodicals

Digitized annual reports related to Africa from the Day Missions Collection:

Middle East

Individuals:

  • Chambers, William N. (RG 30): ABCFM missionary in Turkey: Erzroom and Central Turkey Mission 1879-1920s
  • Dewey, Albert (RG 30): ABCFM medical missionary in Aintab (Gaziantep) Turkey 1919 to 1959
  • Heinrichs, Waldo Huntley (RG 115): YMCA secretary in Jerusalem 1931-1934
  • Isely, Merrill (RG 158): ABCFM missionary in Gaziantep, Turkey 1920-1960
  • Jessup, Henry Harris and Theodosia (RG 117): ABCFM missionaries in Syria and Lebanon 1856-1910
  • Miller, William McElwee (RG 30): Presbyterian missionary to Iran 1919-1962
  • Richardson, Sanford (RG 311): ABCFM missionary to the Armenians in Ottoman Turkey 1857- 1879
  • Shepard, Lorrin (RG 30): medical doctor involved in earthquake relief in Turkey 1940
  • Smith, Eli (RG 124): ABCFM missionary in Malta and Syria 1826-1857
  • Williams, William Frederic (RG 30): ABCFM missionary with Eastern Turkey Mission circa 1850-1867
  • Wittler, Melvin (RG 201): ABCFM, UCBWM missionary in Turkey 1956 to 1993

Organizations:

  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (Microfilm: Film Ms32): ABCFM Near East records on microfilm cover missions to Armenians, Assyrians, and Nestorians, and work of the Syrian and Turkey missions 1817-1919; see guide to originals held at Harvard for detailed listing.
  • Jerusalem and the East Mission (Microfiche: Fiche Ms71): Anglican mission for work in Jerusalem, Palestine, Cyprus, Egypt, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon 1841-1976
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (Microfilm: Film Ms11): work in Lebanon-Syria 1869-1910 and Iran (Persia) 1847-1911

Digitized periodicals related to Middle East from the Day Missions Collection:  See also: https://guides.library.yale.edu/missionperiodicals

Digitized annual reports related to Middle East from the Day Missions Collection:

North America 

Individuals engaged in missionary work:

  • Asbury, Francis (Microfilm: Film Ms8): British Methodist missionary to America, founder of American Methodism; letters 1768-1808
  • Bingham (Abel) family  (Microfilm: Film Ms60): missionaries to North American Indians in New York  and Michigan 1822-1855
  • Campbell family (RG 7): missionaries to China who worked with Chinese on West Coast of the U.S. 1900-1908
  • Colman, Benjamin (Microfilm: Film Ms54). American clergyman; worked among Indians of North America on behalf of Society for the Propagation of the Gospel 1728-1745
  • Eliot, Ellsworth (RG 210): documentation re. Eliot's ancestor, John Eliot, “Apostle to the Indians”
  • Ettwein, John (Microfilm: Film Ms505): Moravian Bishop who worked among Indians of North America 1700s
  • Hartwell, J. Boardman (RG 4); missionary to Chinese community in San Francisco circa 1879-1893
  • Jackson, Sheldon (Microfilm: Film Ms111): Presbyterian missionary in the American West and Alaska circa 1855-1900
  • Wheelock, Eleazar (Microfilm: Film Ms10): Congregational clergyman, founder of Dartmouth College; founded Moor's Indian Charity School in 1754

Organizations:

  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (Microfilm: Film Ms32): work with several Native American tribal groups during the 19th century.  See guide to microfilm and a more detailed guide to the original holdings at Harvard
  • Methodist Episcopal Church Isabella Indian Mission (Microfilm: Film Ms59): work among Native Americans in Michigan, 1844-1941
  • Moravian mission among the Indians of North America (Microfilm: Film Ms115): work primarily with Delawares, Mahicans, and Cherokees 1735-1900
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Mission to American Indians (Microfilm: Film Ms179): work with several Native American tribal groups 1833-1893. See guide to originals at Presbyterian Historical Society  
  • Russian Church in Alaska (Microfilm: Film Ms110): includes work with indigenous Alaskan peoples 1730s-1930s.
  • Society of Jesus, Oregon Province (Available online through Indigenous People: North America database for Yale community; microfilm also available): Catholic mission work with tribal groups in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska

Digitized annual reports related to missions in North America from the Day Missions Collection:

Oceania / New Guinea

NB: Yale is a member of the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, which has microfilmed and digitized many documents and photos related to the Pacific area. Yale community members can access digital holdings through the PMB database. From the PMB website use the Catalogue to identify relevant material. If the materials are not available digitally, locate Yale microfilm holdings by first identifying the PMB number, e.g. 709, and then searching Orbis or Quicksearch for PMB 709 to find the Yale call number (or see list below).

Individuals:

  • Arnold, John Kissack (Microfilm: Film Ms122): Methodist missionary in the Dobu circuit of Papua 1923-1926
  • Bergmann, H.F. W. (RG 30): German Lutheran missionary in New Guinea 1928-1968
  • Binet, Vincent LeCornu (Microfilm: Film Ms123): missionary of New Zealand Methodist Church in Solomon Islands 1917-1932
  • Brown, George (Microfilm: Film Ms371): British Methodist missionary in Pacific Islands 1835-1917
  • Churchward, C. Maxwell (Microfilm: Film Ms125): Methodist missionary at Rotuma in the 1930s
  • Eastman, George Herbert (Microfilm: Film Ms99): London Missionary Society missionary in Cook Islands 1913-1918 and Gilbert Islands 1918-1947
  • Fellows, Samuel Benjamin (Microfilm: Film Ms127): missionary of New Zealand Methodist Church in British New Guinea, Trobriands 1890-1901
  • Fox, Charles Elliott (Microfilm: Film Ms82): missionary with the Melanesian Mission from New Zealand on Norfolk Island, New Hebrides, Solomon Islands 1902-circa 1963
  • Geddie, John (Microfilm: Film Ms80): Canadian Presbyterian missionary in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) 1848-1872
  • Gray, William (Microfilm: Film Ms130): missionary of Australian Presbyterian Church in New Hebrides
  • Gribble, Cecil F. (Microfilm: Film Ms81): missionary in Tonga, general secretary for Overseas Missions of the Methodist Church of Australasia 1939-1970
  • Kuder, John (Microfilm: Film Ms558): Lutheran missionary to Papua New Guinea 1934-1973
  • Leggatt, T. Watt (Microfilm: Film Ms135): Presbyterian missionary on Malekula, New Hebrides 1901-1908
  • Mann, Ira James (Microfilm: Film Ms136): Methodist missionary who served at Piniqidu, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea 1919-1941
  • Margaret of the Cross (Microfilm: Film Ms83): Anglican/Catholic teaching sister in New Hebrides and Solomon Islands 1929-1966
  • Metcalfe, John R. (Microfilm: Film Ms140): Methodist missionary in Solomon Islands 1920-1957
  • Milne, Peter (Microfilm: Film Ms137): Presbyterian missionary in the New Hebrides 1869-1893
  • Page, Rodger C. G. (Microfilm: Film Ms84): Methodist missionary in Tonga 1908-1947
  • Steadman, Hilda M. (Microfilm: Film Ms100): Australian Methodist missionary in Fiji 1912-1940
  • Tekoro, Ekonia (Microfilm: Film Ms85): Methodist clergyman on Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, born circa 1916
  • Tuilovoni, Setareki (Microfilm: Film Ms98): Methodist clergyman in Fiji, born 1916

Organizations:

  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (Microfilm: Film Ms32): Pacific Islands Mission included work in to Hawaii, the Caroline, Marshall, and Gilbert islands, and the Philippines 1811-1919. See detailed guide to originals at Harvard.
  • American Lutheran Church, Board of Foreign Missions (Microfilm: Film Ms519, Film Ms522, Film Ms523, Film Ms524, Film Ms525, Film Ms541): work in New Guinea 1907-1968
  • Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Papeete (Microfilm: Film Ms103, Film Ms104, Film Ms105): work in Tahiti 1933-1969
  • Catholic Church, Diocese of Rarotonga & Niue (Microfilm: Film Ms101): work in Cook Islands 1891-1993
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Microfilm: Film Ms79): work in French Polynesia, Hawaii, Samoa and Tonga 1850-1959
  • Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Iowa and Other States (Microfilm: Film Ms511): work in New Guinea 1918-1946
  • Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga (Microfilm: Film Ms78): Church records 1822-1982
  • London Missionary Society (Microfilm): work on Niue 1910-1953 (Film Ms73), Ellice Islands 1935-1968 (Film Ms74), Samoan District  1836-1951 (Film Ms75), South Seas and Papua 1915-1966 (Film Ms119)
  • Methodist Missionary Society (Microfilm: Film Ms13: British mission work in Oceania 1804-1889
  • Paris Evangelical Missionary Society (Microfiche: Fiche Ms94): work in New Caledonia, Tahiti, and the Loyalty Islands 1865-1935
  • Presbyterian Church in the New Hebrides (Microfilm: Film Ms76): work in New Hebrides / Vanuatu 1857-1974
  • Regions Beyond Missionary Union (Microfilm: Film Ms312): work in Irian Jaya 1954-
  • Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Microfilm: Film Ms72): work in Pitcairn Islands circa 1790-1854
  • Unevangelised Fields Mission (Microfilm: Film Ms536): Work in Papua New Guinea 1931-1992

Digitized periodicals related to Oceania /New Guinea from the Day Missions Collection: See also:  https://guides.library.yale.edu/missionperiodicals

Digitized annual reports related to Oceania / New Guinea from the Day Missions Collection:

South America

Individuals:

  • Carter, Louise Brackett (RG 30): American Baptist educator in El Salvador 1917-1926
  • Goff, James and Margaret (RG 170): Presbyterian missionaries/fraternal workers in Colombia, México, Peru, Nicaragua 1947-1986
  • Kidder, Daniel Parish (RG 30):Methodist missionary in Brazil 1837-1840
  • Sinclair, John (RG 30): Presbyterian missionary in Latin America and mission board secretary of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. 1960-1973

Organizations:

  • American Lutheran Church, Commission on Mexican Missions (Microfilm: Film Ms551, Film Ms552, Film Ms553, Film Ms554, Film Ms555): work in Mexico and Texas 1923-1966
  • Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, Board of World Missions (Microfilm: Film Ms492): work in Uruguay 1957-1964
  • Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Iowa and Other States (Microfilm: Film Ms503): work in Mexico and Texas 1919-1930
  • Methodist Church (U.S.) / Methodist Episcopal Church (Microfilm: Film Ms170): work in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru 1841-1912
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (Microfilm: Film Ms11): work in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela 1854-1911
  • Regions Beyond Missionary Union (Microfilm: Film Ms312): work in Argentina and Peru 1898-1940
  • South American Missionary Society (Microfilm: Film Ms376): work throughout South America 1844-1919
  • United Lutheran Church in America, Board of Foreign Missions (Microfilm: Film Ms489, Film Ms459): work in Argentina 1919-1923, British Guiana 1943-1966

Digitized annual reports related to South America from the Day Missions Collection:

South Asia

Southeast Asia​ (Burma/Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand)

Individuals:

  • Bucher, Henry Hale, Sr. and Louise Scott (RG 249): Presbyterian fraternal workers in Thailand 1956-1972
  • Burke, Harry Taylor (RG 30): Episcopal educational missionary in the Philippines 1935-1945
  • Carson, Arthur (RG 30): President of Silliman University, Philippines 1939-1953, Trinity College, Philippines 1963-1967
  • Cooley, Frank (RG 30): Presbyterian missionary and researcher in Indonesia 1956-1982 
  • Erkens, Gerard (RG 30): documentation and photographs of Catholic missions in Sulawesi, Toraja, Indonesia 1979-2000
  • Judd, Laurence and Virginia (RG 188): Presbyterian missionaries/fraternal workers in Thailand 1948-1970
  • Judson, Adoniram (RG 295):  Baptist missionary in Burma from 1812 to 1849
  • Klappert, Erich (RG 30): Rheinische Missionsgesellschaft missionary in the Mentawai Islands off the west coast of Sumatra, 1953-1960
  • Mattoon, Stephen (RG 30): Presbyterian missionary in Siam (Thailand) from 1847-1864
  • Tong, Walter and Margaret (RG 189): ABCFM missionaries in Philippines 1931-1947

Organizations:

  • Catholic Church in Indonesia, Archbishopric of Batavia/Jakarta (Microfiche: Fiche Ms77): Official church archives, travel accounts, diaries, correspondence, archives of third parties 1807-1949
  • Presbyterian Church of England (Microfiche: Fiche Ms91): work in Malaya 1897-1950
  • United Lutheran Church in America (Microfilm: Film Ms451): work in Malaya 1952-1962 
  • United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (RG11-11i): support agency for colleges and universities in Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar, The Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam 1950-

Digitized annual reports related to Southeast Asia from the Day Missions Collection:

West Indies/Caribbean

Organizations:

  • Baptist Missionary Society (Microfilm: Film Ms56): British work in Jamaica, British Honduras, Bahama Islands, Trinidad, Dominican Republic, Haiti circa 1813-1903
  • Christian Faith Society (Microfilm: Film Ms71): British work in West Indies, including Jamaica 1642-1929
  • Church Missionary Society (Microfilm: Film Ms109): British work in West Indies 1819-1861
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America (Microfilm: Film Ms502): work in Latin America and Puerto Rico 1899-1917
  • London Missionary Society / Council for World Mission (Microfiche: Fiche Ms59): work in Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago
  • Methodist Church (U.S.) / Methodist Episcopal Church (Microfilm: Film Ms170): work in West Indies and Puerto Rico 1912-1949
  • Methodist Missionary Society (Microfiche: Fiche Ms69): British work in Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Trinidad, Jamaica, etc. 1833-1947
  • Presbyterian Church of Cuba (Microfilm: Film Ms574 and available in digital format to Yale community): church records 1904-2010
  • Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (Microfilm: Film Ms96): British work in West Indies 1901-1950

Digitized annual reports related to West Indies / Caribbean from the Day Missions Collection:

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