Central Literature Committee for Moslems: literature and records

Reference code(s): GB 0151 DA7
Held at: Birmingham - University of, Information Services, Orchard Learning Resources Centre
Domain: archival
Title: Central Literature Committee for Moslems: literature and records
Date(s) of contents: 1932-1942
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 1741 pages of documents or items.


Name of creator(s): Central Literature Committee for Moslems

Administrative/Biographical history: The Central Literature Committee for Moslems existed as an informal organisation to help the various mission publishing bodies (circa 1932-1942). Literature and records of the organisation were circulated by Constance E. Padwick, Church Missionary Society missionary, and Miss K. H. Henrey, evangelistic missionary, acting jointly as Editorial Secretary.

Custodial history: Deposit of unknown provenance to the Selly Oak Colleges Central Library [later forming part of the Orchard Learning Resources Centre]. However, it is possible that James Windrow Sweetman acquired these records and that they were deposited at the same time as his own papers. Cataloguing of the records was undertaken by the Special Collections Department, University of Birmingham, in June and July 2000, as a result of the University of Birmingham's relationship with Selly Oak Colleges endowment trust.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Scope and content/abstract: Literature and records generated by and/or circulated to its members by the Central Literature Committee for Moslems, represented by Padwick and Henrey.

System of arrangement: Loose circulars are arranged chronologically, by date stamped or typed on papers (previously in no discernible order).


Language: English.

Conditions governing access: Open.

Conditions governing reproduction: Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections (email: special-collections@bham.ac.uk). Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Physical characteristics: Previously contained in boxes labelled 'Central Literature Committee for Moslems'; any other notes on previous storage conditions are included with the physical description; one envelope addressed to James Windrow Sweetman is included with the circulars.

Finding aids: A catalogue of this collection to file and item level is available on the University of Birmingham Information Service Online Archive Catalogue. A paper copy of this catalogue is also available for consultation at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre and in the Special Collections Department reading room.


Related material: The Orchard Learning Resources Centre holds the papers of James Windrow Sweetman (GB 0151 DA42) which may contain related material and also holds a small collection of Constance Padwick's papers (GB 0151 DA33). The Special Collections Department holds the official archive of the Church Missionary Society (GB 0150 CMS) and the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers (GB 0150 CMS/ACC), an artificial collection of privately deposited papers relating to CMS missionaries and missionary activities. Both these collections include material relating to Constance Padwick and her service with Central Literature Committee for Moslems and as a CMS missionary.


Date(s) of descriptions: Created 06/23/2000, modified 09/5/2002 Bassettp

Evangelistic missionary work
Missionary societies
Missionary support organizations
Missionary work
Religious activities
Religious groups

Personal names
Henrey | K H | fl 1938-1942 | missionary
Padwick | Constance Evelyn | 1886-1968 | missionary with the Church Missionary Society in the Middle East
Sweetman | James Windrow | d 1966 | Professor of Islamics

Corporate names
Central Literature Committee for Moslems
Near East; Central Literature Committee for Moslems