St Andrews University Missionary Society Records


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0227 UYUY911/Missionary
Held at: St Andrews University Library, Special Collections Department
Domain: archival
Title: St Andrews University Missionary Society Records
Date(s) of contents: 1824-1963
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent and medium: 18 volumes/pamphlets of archival material plus one packet.

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): St Andrews University Missionary Association St Andrews University Missionary Society

Administrative/Biographical history: The Missionary Society was a student-run society, affiliated to the Students Association of St Andrews University. The Missionary Society was instituted in 1824 by students from the Faculty of Divinity, to promote and support the work of foreign missions. The Missionary Association (as it had been renamed in 1896) closed in 1963.

See also:
Scottish Missionary and Philanthropic Register, 1826, pp 107-10.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: University of St Andrews.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: The collection includes: minutes 1824-1963, cash books 1827-1951, presbytery books 1927-1929, catalogue of books in the library 1824-1907, borrowing register 1840-1857, Rules of the Society (undated), Reports 1882-1940, Annual appeal 1889-1890, letters from other university missionary societies.

System of arrangement: The collection is a subfonds of the Records of Student Societies (UYUY911) of St Andrews University.
The records have been arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items related by format and/or function.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English.

Conditions governing access: Access is dependent upon the conditions of individual documents.

Conditions governing reproduction: Applications for permission to quote should be sent to St Andrews University Archivist.

Finding aids:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: St Andrews University Library, Special Collections Department also holds the St Andrews University Missionary Society Library.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Compiled with the aid of a description from the Gateway to Archives of Scottish Higher Education.

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2002.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Educational administrative structure
Educational associations
Educational organizations
Home mission administration
Mission administration
Mission policy
Missionary societies
Missionary support organizations
Religious organizations
Student organizations

Personal names

Corporate names
St Andrews University Missionary Association
St Andrews University Missionary Society

Places
Europe
St Andrews
UK
Western Europe