Church of Sweden Mission, Records of the
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Administrative/Biographical history: The Church of Sweden Mission was founded in 1874 and has since then been the extended arm of the Church of Sweden in its mission in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The first missionaries of the Church of Sweden Mission went to South Africa and India in 1876. They were soon followed by others who set out for Zimbabwe, China and Tanzania. The churches that were built up with the help of the Church of Sweden at the beginning of the twentieth century are now independent and have their own leadership. During recent years the Mission has also established forms of cooperation with other churches and Christian organisations. One of the objectives of the Church of Sweden Mission is to decrease the financial dependency of the churches with which it works and to increase the influence these churches can exert over the priorities of the mission. The goal is mutual benefit and equality in relationships.
Custodial history: This collection was formerly held by the Selly Oak Colleges Library although the original provenance is unknown. It was then transferred to the Orchard Learning Resources Centre which was opened in 1997 following the merger of the Selly Oak Colleges Library and the Westhill College Library.
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CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: Copies of minutes of Mission Executive and Board of the Church of Sweden Mission, 1973-82; and copies of its newsletter, 1975-84
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ACCESS AND USE
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
Finding aids: This collection is uncatalogued. Please address any enquiries about the collection to the University Archivist
Date(s) of descriptions: Created 19/10/2001, modified 17/09/2002