|Description||Research and other papers of James Windrow Sweetman comprising boxes of notes and folders containing transcripts, extracts, outlines, planning notes, correspondence, bibliographies and printed material. These papers relate to Christianity, Islam, and relations between the religions' missions.|
|Administrative History||James Windrow Sweetman (d 1966) was Vice-Principal of the Henry Martyn School of Islamics at Aligarh in India, and then Professor of Islamics at the Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham. His publications include: 'Islam and Christian theology: a study of the interpretation of theological ideas in the two religions' (Pt 1, Vol. 1: Preparatory historical survey of the early period; Vol. 2: The theological position at the close of the period of Christian ascendancy in the Near East. Pt 2, Vol. 1: Historical survey of the second period; Vol. 2: Mediaeval scholastic developments) (Lutterworth Press, 1945, 1947, 1955, 1967). He also wrote 'The Bible in Islam' (British and Foreign Bible Society, 1953). |
|Custodial History||The original provenance of this collection is unknown. It was transferred from the Selly Oak Colleges Library 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|
A small part of the collection has been catalogued in conjunction with the records of the Central Literature Committee for Moslems. Cataloguing of these records was undertaken by the Special Collections Department, University of Birmingham, in August 2000, as a result of the University of Birmingham's relationship with Selly Oak Colleges endowment trust.