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Digital Image and Text Collections


The Yale Divinity Digital Image and Text Library is a faculty-library initiative that provides digital resources for teaching and research. It can be searched as a whole, or browsed and searched within the two subsections listed below:

EIKON: Image Database for Biblical Studies

A web-searchable database providing digital resources for teaching and research in the field of Biblical studies.


The AdHoc Image and Text Database on the History of Christianity

A web-searchable database that contains electronic images and texts related to the history of Christianity.

United Board for Christian Higher Education in AsiaArchives of the Trustees of Lingnan University

China Christian Colleges and Universities Image Database

The China Christian Colleges and Universities Image Database provides detailed description of photographs and films held in the archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia and the Lingnan University Board of Trustees, and a growing number of digital images of photographs in the archives.


International Mission Photography Archive (IMPA)

The Divinity Library is a partner with five other repositories in creating this database of mission photography. The photographs date from the mid 19th to the mid 20th century.

Missionary Periodicals Database

Missionary Periodicals Database

The database aims to record all periodicals on foreign missions published in Britain between the eighteenth century and the 1960s by missionary societies and commercial publishers. It is compiled by Terry Barringer and David and Rosemary Seton.


American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative

The Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative of the American Theological Library Association and the Association of Theological Schools is a repository of digital resources contributed by member libraries. In CDRI Phase One Yale Divinity Library contributed 300 maps and charts documenting the expansion of Christianity.

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Nanking Massacre Project

Digital archive of documents and photographs from American missionaries who witnessed the Japanese invasion and occupation of Nanking in 1937.

American Christian Colleges in China

The American Context of China's Christian Colleges and Schools

A cooperative project to provide access to primary source materials documenting the interaction between the China Christian colleges and American liberal arts colleges between 1900 and 1950.

This file last modified 7/21/11 .
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