Bible Churchmen's Missionary Society
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Administrative/Biographical history: The Bible Churchmen's Missionary Society was founded in 1922 following a division within the Church Missionary Society. Its earliest missionaries were sent to Canada, China, Burma and Africa. It changed its name to Crosslinks in the early 1990s. In 1925, the society founded the Bible Missionary Training College in Bristol to train its missionaries and it subsequently opened Dalton House for training women. The men's college was renamed Tyndale Hall in 1952 and in 1972 it merged with Dalton Hall and Clifton Theological College to become Trinity College.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Crosslinks, 6 March 2001
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: Minutes, administrative files, missionary files, publications and literature of the Bible Churchmen's Missionary Society [BCMS]and records of the BCMS College, Bristol, the BCMS Northern Council and the BCMS Bristol Auxiliary.
System of arrangement: The collection is arranged into the following sections: Boxes 1-28 Missionary files Boxes 29-31 Minutes of the Bible Churchmen's Missionary Society Box 32 Administrative files Boxes 33-41 Publications Boxes 42-43 Records of the BCMS College, Bristol Box 44 Records of the BCMS Northern Council Box 44 Records of the BCMS Bristol Auxiliary Box 45 Private deposits of papers relating to the BCMS.
ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: Open. Access to all registered researchers.
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. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.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: A collection level description is available in electronic format on the University of Birmingham Information Services Online Archive Catalogue. A temporary box list is available for consultation on request.
Archivist's note: Processed by Caroline Hughes July 2002 and adapted for Mundus in 2004.
Date(s) of descriptions: 2002, 2004