Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC1014
TitleAccession 1014: Background notes to CMS picture broadsheets
Extent35 items
DescriptionSeries of typescript notes issued by the CMS Publishing Department approximately once monthly from January 1967. The notes were intended to be used alongside picture broadsheets [not present] to stimulate discussion, aid study and prayer. Several of the notes also refer to encouraging recruits.

Comprising notes dated January 1967- [1969], numbered 4 - 35 with three unnumbered papers at the beginning of the sequence.

The notes are written in a questioning, educational style with detailed explanatory comments on the subjects illustrated as well as suggestions as to how to make the most of the picture broadsheets. They are a useful source of supplementary information about different aspects of CMS work overseas, including work undertaken at CMS medical and educational institutions, and the wider context in which CMS was operating. Missionaries depicted in the photographs are named. For example, the notes for March 1967 illustrate changes occasioned by the industrialization of India with reference to Dr Gladys Jeffree, CMS missionary in rural Western India, advising a family on the installation of a septic tank.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Official Papers
Finding AidsThis is a preliminary description and will be enhanced at a later date.
Access StatusOpen
Custodial HistoryThe papers were initially forwarded to the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide by the donor, prior to being offered to Cadbury Research Library. Nothing is known of the history of the papers prior to this date.
AcquisitionPresented per Cambridge Centre for Mission Worldwide, Henry Martyn Trust October 2015.
Archival NoteCatalogued by I. Frlan. Cataloguing completed November 2015. Prepared in accordance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000 and Church Missionary Society cataloguing guidelines.
Related MaterialFurther records arising from the work of the CMS Publishing Department are held in the CMS archive with the records of the Home Division.


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