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Day Missions Collection Digitization Projects

Day Missions Room

The Day Missions Collection developed from a core of materials donated by Professor George Edward Day in 1891. The collection originally focused on institutional histories, missionary biography, the annual reports of missionary societies, periodicals, and works prepared by missionaries for the use of the peoples of mission fields, as well as related literature in areas such as ethnology, geography, comparative religions, and linguistics. From its inception, the Day Missions Collection was envisioned as a resource not only for Yale, but also for the wider scholarly community. It was to be not only for Yale students, but also "for that expert outside constituency who will come here for special investigation and work."

In this spirit, the Yale Divinity Library has engaged in a number of projects to digitize and make freely accessible online important primary sources from the Day Missions Collection:

Day Missions Annual Reports: Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2012) and the Arcadia Foundation (2009) have supported the digitization of more than 5,000 volumes of annual reports of mission agencies and church bodies. Work is ongoing to add digital files to a new Yale University Digital Collections site.
Reports currently available online
Full list of reports to be digitized in current NEH project

Day Missions Periodicals: The National Endowment for the Humanities 2012 grant also included digitization of periodicals published by mission agencies and church bodies. Work is ongoing to add digital files to the new online site.
Periodicals currently available online
Titles digitized to date

International Mission Photography Archive: The Yale Divinity Library is one of several archival repositories from around the world that are contributing mission photographs to the IMPA database.

China Missionary Papers: Selected personal papers of missionaries to China have been digitized in response to patron requests and in collaboration with the Center for Christian Studies at Shantou University

The Nanking Massacre Project: With the support of the Japan International Christian University Foundation, letters, diaries, and photographs from missionaries stationed in Nanjing during the Japanese occupation have been digitized.

Africa Missionary Papers: Selections from the Horace Waller Papers have been digitized in response to patron requests.

Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia: With the support of the United Board, the Divinity Library is engaged in an ongoing project to digitize selections of the their archives that relate to the colleges and universities founded in China by missionary agencies.

For more information contact divinity.library@yale.edu

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Annual reports digitized to date:

You may request assistance from the Special Collections Librarian if the title of interest to you is not yet available on the current online site.

Full list of reports to be digitized :  
  • American Baptist Missionary Union /Foreign Mission Society
  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Mexico Mission
  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. North China Mission. Chihli District
  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. North China Mission. Shansi District
  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. North China Mission. Tungchau District
  • American Church Missionary Society
  • American Marathi Mission
  • American Seamen's Friend Society
  • Association for the Support of the Jessie Taylor Memorial School for Moslem and Druse Girls
  • Baptist Missionary Society
  • Central Morocco Mission
  • China Inland Mission
  • Episcopal Church. Board of Missions. Indian Commission
  • Episcopal Church. Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society
  • Evangelische Missionsgesellschaft in Basel. Indische Mission
  • Federal Council of Protestant Evangelical Missions in Korea
  • Federation of Women's Foreign Mission Boards of North America
  • Foreign Missions Conference of North America
  • Genoa Harbour Mission
  • League in Aid of the Mexican Branch of the Church
  • Mennonites of North America. Board of Foreign Missions
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Bengal Woman's Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Board of Foreign Missions
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Bulgaria Mission Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Central China Annual Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Central China Woman's Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Central Conference of Europe
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. East Japan Mission Council
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. East Japan Woman's Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. East South America Conference. Woman's Foreign Missionary Society
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Foochow Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church Hawaii Mission
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. India Mission Conference.
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Japan Woman's Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Kiangsi Annual Conference / Mission Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Kiangsi Woman's Conferenc
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Malaysia Chinese Mission Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. North-West India Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. North India Annual Conference. Woman's Conference.
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. South Japan Mission Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. West Japan Woman's Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Korea Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Siberia Mission
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Central China Mission
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. East Persia Mission
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Hainan Mission
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Hunan Mission
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Iran Mission
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Kiangan Mission
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Kiangan Mission. Nanking Station
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Korea Mission
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Korea Mission. Sen-chhen Station
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Laos Mission
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Mexico Mission
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. North India Mission
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Philippine Mission
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Punjab Mission
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Shantung Mission.
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Shantung Mission. Weihsien Station
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Shantung Mission. Chefoo Station
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. South China Mission
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. South China Mission. Canton Station
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Synod of China
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Western India Mission.
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Woman's Board of Foreign Missions
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Woman's North Pacific Presbyterian Board of Missions
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Womans' Presbyterian Board of Missions of the Northwest
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Yunnan Mission
  • Reformed Church in America. American Arcot Mission
  • Reformed Church in America. Women's Board of Foreign Missions
  • Reformed Church in the United States. China Mission
  • Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Board of Foreign Missions
  • United Presbyterian Church of North America. Board of Foreign Missions.
  • Woman's Board of Missions. New Haven Branch
   
Titles currently available on Yale Divinity Library digital platform:  
  • American and Christian Foreign Union
  • American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. Philippine Islands Mission.
  • American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. Assam Mission.
  • American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. Burma Mission.
  • American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. East China Mission
  • American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. Japan Mission
  • American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. South China Mission
  • American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. West China Mission
  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Foochow Mission
  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Foochow Mission. Ing-hok Station
  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Japan Mission
  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. North China Mission
  • American Ceylon Mission
  • American Madras Mission
  • American Madura Mission
  • American Marathi Mission. Ahmednagar Station.
  • American Marathi Mission. Rahuri Station.
  • American Ramabai Association
  • American Zulu Mission
  • Anglo-Indian Evangelisation Society
  • Baakleen Medical Mission to the Druses
  • Bahamas Baptist Union
  • Bangalore Tract and Book Society
  • Baptist Missionary Society
  • Bible and Medical Mission
  • Bible Christians. Home and Foreign Missionary Society
  • Bible Lands Missions' Aid Society.
  • Bombay Representative Christian Council
  • British Guiana Missions to East Indians and Chinese Immigrants
  • Burma Baptist Missionary Conference
  • Burma Baptist Missionary Convention
  • Burma Christian Council
  • Calcutta Baptist Missionary Society
  • Calcutta Christian Tract and Book Society
  • Calcutta Ladies' Association for Native Female Education in Calcutta
  • Canton Hospital (Canton, China)
  • Central Asian Mission
  • Central China Religious Tract Society, Han-kau
  • Chefoo Industrial Mission
  • Chinese Religious Tract Society
  • Chinese Tract Society, Shanghai
  • Christian Educational Association of Korea
  • Church Students' Missionary Association
  • Congo Inland Mission
  • Congregational Union of British Guiana. Annual Assembly
  • Congregational Union of Jamaica
  • Convenc¸a~o Batista Brasileira
  • Council of Missions Cooperating with the Church of Christ in Japan - Report
  • Door of Hope
  • Egreja presbyteriana no Brasil. Assemblea geral
  • Egreja presbyteriana no Brasil. Synodo
  • Faith Mission, Basim, India
  • Foochow Missionary Hospital
  • Friends' Armenian Mission Committee
  • Friends Foreign Mission Association. Missionary Helpers Union
  • Friends' Syrian Mission
  • Galilee Baptist Church (Denver, Colo.). China Mission
  • Greek Evangelical Union of Smyrna
  • Guiana Diocesan Church Society
  • Hill-Murray Institute for the Blind
  • Home Missionary Society of India
  • India Christian Mission
  • Jamaica Baptist Missionary Society
  • Japan Book and Tract Society
  • Japan Continuation Committee
  • Jungle Tribes Mission, Nilgiri Hills, Coonoor, South India
  • Kumiai kyokwai (Congregational Churches) 1917
  • Lord's Day Union for India
  • Madras Christian Benefit Fund, Limited
  • Madras Religious Tract and Book Society
  • Maine Missionary Society
  • Mar Thoma Syrian Christian Evangelistic Association
  • Medical Missionary Society in China
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. North India Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Rhodesia Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Angola Mission Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Bengal Annual Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Bengal Woman's Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Bombay Annual Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Bombay Woman's and Woman's Missionary Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Congo Mission
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Congo Mission Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. East Central Africa Mission Conference.
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Foochow Conference. Minutes
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Foochow Woman's Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Hinghwa Annual Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Korea Annual Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Korea Woman's Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Korea Woman's Conference. Minutes
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Lucknow Annual Conference. Woman's Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Malaysia Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Mexico Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Missions and Mission Conferences. Pacific Japanese
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. North China Annual Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. North China Woman's Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. North India Annual Conference. Woman's Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. North India Conference. Minutes and Reports
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Northwest India Annual Conference. Rajputana District
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Pacific Coast Mission
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Philippines Islands Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. South India Woman's Missionary Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. West China Annual Conference
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Woman's Foreign Missionary Society
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Woman's Missionary Conference (Bengal, India)
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Yenping Woman's Conference
  • National Christian Council of India
  • National Christian Council of India. Executive Committee
  • National Christian Council of India. Proceedings
  • Nepal Mission
  • North India Christian Tract and Book Society
  • Peking Union Medical College Hospital
  • Poona (India). Zenana Training Home
  • Rangoon sgaw Karen Association
  • Religious Tract Society (Great Britain) East China Branch
  • Religious Tract Society in China
  • Santal Mission of the Northern Churches
  • Sierra Leone Mission
  • Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain). Delhi Mission
  • South Arcot Highways and Hedges Mission
  • South Fukien Religious Tract Society
  • South India United Church
  • South Indian Missions Association
  • Southern Morocco Mission
  • Tibetan Mission
  • West China Religious Tract Society, Chung-king 19
  • Woman's Union Missionary Society of America for Heathen Lands
  • Xie he yi yuan (Beijing, China) (Peking Union Medical College)
  • Zhong Hua Sheng Gong Hui General Synod
Periodicals digitized to date: You may request assistance from the Special Collections Librarian if the title of interest to you is not yet available on the online site.
Titles that have been digitized but are not yet available online:
 
  • African Tidings (Universities' Mission to Central Africa)
  • American Baptist Magazine
  • Arabia Calling. (RCA Arabian Mission)
  • Bulletin (China Christian Educational Association)
  • Catholic directory of India, Ceylon and Burma.
  • Ceylon Church Missionary Gleaner
  • China's Millions
  • Christian Instructor and Missionary Record - Madras
  • English weekly: Ying-yu chou-pao
  • The Gospel on the continent : the quarterly review of the Foreign aid society.
  • The Harvest Field (National Christian Council of India, Burma and Ceylon)
  • Hearing and Doing (Africa Inland Mission)
  • Illustrated Christian World.
  • Inhambane Christian Advocate
  • International Hospital News
  • Jaffna College Miscellany
  • Liberia (American Colonization Society)
  • Light for the Line: The South African Church Railway Mission Magazine
  • The Lone Star (American and Canadian Baptist Telugu missions)
  • Missionary Advocate (Methodist Episcopal Church)
  • The Missionary Helper (Woman's Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention)
  • Les Missions de Chine et du Japon.
  • New Guinea Tidings / Kwato Mission Tidings
  • Ramabai Mukti mission: Prayer Bell
  • Tidings from A.B.F.M. Society in Bengal-Orissa India
  • Woman's Work in the Far East
  • Young Women of Japan
Titles currently available on existing Yale Divinity Library digital platform:  
  • China Medical Journal
  • China Medical Missionary Journal
  • West China Missionary News

 


This file last modified 3/26/14.
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