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Religion: primary sources

Princeton Theological Seminary

Princeton Theological Seminary has strong collections of materials on the history of religion. Some of the microform material is uncataloged, and the researcher is advised to consult the reference staff at PTS. Of particular note are several microfilm sets on missions & missionaries:

  • IMC/CBMS Archives (International Missionary Council/Conference of British Missionary Societies)
  • Presbyterian Church of England Foreign Missions Archives 1847-1950
  • Christianity and the Encounter with World Religions (ATLA)
  • Church Missionary Society Archive

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Finding missions & missionaries in the library catalog

To locate material on missions and missionaries, try these search strategies:

  • Society for Propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts as Author (see especially The Journals, 1701-1850 [microform]. RECAP 5488.864.2)
  • Church Missionary Society as Author
  • Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Great Britain as Author
  • Missions [place] as Subject
  • Missionaries as Subject
  • Church of England Missions as Subject

Librarian for (United States) History & African American Studies

Steven Knowlton