Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA41
TitleRecords of the Survey Applications Trust
Extent4 boxes
Datec 1957-1982
DescriptionMinute book, 1967-1981; copy General Purposes Committee minutes, 1961-1962; files of copy minutes, accounts and correspondence, 1972-1982; files of correspondence re World Dominion Press and its publications, 1957-1982; and other miscellaneous files. The collection also includes files of papers of the Grubb Institute for World Church Studies Trust (formerly World Church Studies Trust), 1970-1973
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers
Finding AidsThis is a preliminary description and will be enhanced at a future date. For further information please contact Special Collections.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryThe Survey Applications Trust was set up for two purposes: to survey missionary work overseas and to promote the ideas of Roland Allen. The World Dominion Press was its publishing arm and its titles included the journal, World Dominion (which in 1958 combined with the Christian News-letter, published by Frontier), and the World Christian Handbook. A history of the Trust is described by Kenneth Grubb in a collection of papers, mostly about Roland Allen, and edited by David Paton under the title 'Reform of the Ministry'.

The Trust ceased to exist in 1981 - at a time when Canon David Paton was President - and the Church Studies Unit of the Grubb Institute of Behavioural Studies ( GIBS) was the recipient of the remaining funds
Custodial HistoryThis collection was deposited with the Selly Oak Colleges Library in 1981. It was then transferred to the Orchard Learning Resources Centre which was opened in 1997 following the merger of the Selly Oak Colleges Library and the Westhill College Library. In 2000, the custodianship of all archive collections held at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre was transferred to the University of Birmingham
Related MaterialSpecial Collections, University of Birmingham, holds papers of David Paton (GB 0151 DA34) and records of Christian Frontier Council (GB 0151 DA8)