United Mission to Nepal, Records of the

Reference code(s): GB 0151 DA45
Held at: Birmingham - University of, Information Services, Orchard Learning Resources Centre
Title: United Mission to Nepal, Records of the
Date(s) of contents: 1954-2000
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 22 volumes, 13 pages of documents, 1 printed history, 1 leaflet and 2 newsletters


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Administrative/Biographical history: The UMN originated in 1954 when, at the invitation of the Nepal Government and with the help of 8 mission organisations, a group of pioneering individuals set up a mission hospital in Tansen. A copy of the printed history of the UMN, 1954, is included with the archive.
The UMN is interdenominational and has worked with the people of Nepal and various church organisations to develop and empower communities through special projects relating to education, engineering and industrial development, health, rural development , etc The UMN has also participated in the national church.

Custodial history: The first deposit of records was made by the United Mission to Nepal with the Selly Oak Colleges Central Library [later forming part of the Orchard Learning Resources Centre] in 1988. Additional deposits have been made on a regular basis. Cataloguing of the records was undertaken by the Special Collections Department, University of Birmingham, in June 2000, as a result of the University of Birmingham's relationship with Selly Oak Colleges endowment trust.

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Scope and content/abstract: Copy minutes of Board and Executive meetings; includes correspondence and printed material

System of arrangement: Volumes are in chronological order


Language: English

Conditions governing access: Open This collection is held at Orchard Learning Resources Centre on the Selly Oak campus. All collections housed at the OLRC are currently made available for consultation in the Special Collections Department in the Main Library on the Edgbaston campus. Researchers are therefore required to make an appointment with the University Archivist to consult this collection and to give at least one week's notice of a visit in order for the material to be made available. Researchers are required to bring a letter of introduction with them on their first visit in order to obtain a reader's ticket.
This collection is also open, by appointment, to officials of the United Missions to Nepal member bodies: Methodist Church Overseas Division, Baptist Missionary Society, The Church of Scotland, Interserve BMMF, Regions Bengal Missionary Union and Tear Fund in the UK

Conditions governing reproduction: United Missions to Nepal

Finding aids: A catalogue of this collection to file and item level is available on the University of Birmingham Information Services 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.



Date(s) of descriptions: Created 06/6/2000, modified 09/5/2002 Bassettp

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