Banks Photograph Collection


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 MS 380389
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Banks Photograph Collection
Date(s) of contents: Created c1897-1949
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium: 16 albums, 4 volumes

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Banks | Alexander L | fl 1897-1949 | missionary

Administrative/Biographical history: Rev. Alexander L. Banks was a missionary with the Regions Beyond Missionary Union, based at Siwan, Northern India. The Regions beyond Missionary Union is an inter denominational union, formed in 1899 to carry on the work begun by the East London Institute for Home and Foreign Missions in 1872 - especially in areas beyond those already evangelised. Their field included work in India, Africa and South America.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: The material was donated by the Andover United Reformed Church in 1983, and an additional donation was made in February 1999.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, c1897-1949, of Alexander Banks, comprising photographs taken chiefly by Alexander Banks showing groups of missionaries, including the Banks, Hicks and Hodge families, Indian Christians, including the Das family, Hindus and Muslims, local festivals, buildings and views. Also included are copies of circular letters (1900-1902) and letters (1903-1906) from Alexander Banks; his diary (1899-1900); a record of orphanage children in India (1906) including photographs; and publications of the Regions Beyond Missionary Union.

System of arrangement: Albums are in broadly chronological order.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

Conditions governing access: Unrestricted.

Conditions governing reproduction: No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.

Finding aids: Unpublished handlist.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The School of Oriental and African Studies also holds scanned photographs of Alexander Banks and Ethel Banks in Siwan and Almora (Ref: MS 380682).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: 15 May 2000


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ancient religions
Architecture
Asian cultures
Buildings
Child welfare
Christianity
Christians
Clergy
Diaries
Disadvantaged children
Disadvantaged groups
Evangelistic missionaries
Evangelistic missionary work
Literary forms and genres
Missionaries
Missionary work
Moslems
National cultures
Nonfiction
Ordained missionaries
Photographs
Prose
Protestantism
Protestants
Religions
Religious activities
Religious groups
Religious institutions
Religious movements
Religious practice
Residential child care
Social welfare
Travel
Travel abroad
Visual materials

Personal names
Banks | Alexander L | fl 1897-1949 | missionary
Banks | family | missionaries | of India
Das | family | Christians | of India
Hicks | family | missionaries | of India
Hodge | family | missionaries | of India

Corporate names
East London Institute for Home and Foreign Missions
Regions Beyond Missionary Union

Places
India
South Asia