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Administrative/Biographical history: The Evangelical Union of South America (EUSA) was formed in 1911 by Regions Beyond Missionary Union (RBMU; founded 1894) and the South American Evangelical Mission (SAEM; founded 1895) in response to the Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference (RBMU passing responsibility for its South American work over to EUSA, and continuing its own work elsewhere). EUSA worked in Argentina and Peru. Two years later EUSA was joined by the Help for Brazil Mission (founded 1892). In 1932 the Peru Inland Mission (PIM) was formed; this became part of RBMU in 1948. The Andes Evangelical Mission (AEM; originally known as the Bolivian Indian Mission) was founded in 1907 by New Zealander George Allan in Bolivia to minister to the Quechua Indians. In 1982 AEM UK united with EUSA. EUSA worked in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Peru. On the 5th of June 1990 EUSA united with the Peru section of Regions Beyond Missionary Union to form Latin Link. The work done by these missions included church planting, medical and educational work, and Bible and Christian literature distribution.
All of the missions that formed Latin Link were interdenominational.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Latin Link at the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World on 15th August 2002.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: The collection consists of material (mainly from 1914 onwards) relating to the mission in general and to the work in Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia. It includes:
The collection contains little pre-1911 material (ie, predating the merger of EUSA and RBMU); this early material includes small amounts from the SAEM, the AEM and Help from Brazil.
System of arrangement: Arrangement in progress.
ACCESS AND USE
Language: Most of the material is in English but there is some in Spanish, Portuguese and Quechua.
Conditions governing access: Contact the repository for details.
Conditions governing reproduction: Copyright remains with Latin Link, which should be contacted at:
Physical characteristics: The slides can be viewed without special equipment but a projector is needed to view them at full size. A tape player is needed to listen to the audio cassettes. The films need a projector.
Finding aids: A handlist is in progress.
Related material: The Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World also holds the archive of the Regions Beyond Missionary Union.
Date(s) of descriptions: 30th September 2002.