Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA45
TitleRecords of the United Mission to Nepal
Extent11 boxes
DescriptionCopy minutes of Board and Executive meetings; includes correspondence and printed material.
ArrangementVolumes are in chronological order
Access ConditionsThis collection is open, by appointment, to officials of the United Missions to Nepal member bodies: Methodist Church Overseas Division, Baptist Missionary Society, The Church of Scotland, Interserve BMMF, Regions Bengal Missionary Union and Tear Fund in the UK
Finding AidsA catalogue of this collection is available on the online archive catalogue. Click on the Finding Number to display the summary contents list of the catalogue and to view the full catalogue, or view the catalogue as a PDF file by clicking in the document field below. A paper copy of this catalogue is also available for consultation at Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections.
DocumentDA45 Records of the United Mission to Nepal.pdf
Access StatusRestricted access
Administrative HistoryThe UMN originated in 1954 when, at the invitation of the Nepal Government and with the help of 8 mission organisations, a group of pioneering individuals set up a mission hospital in Tansen. A copy of the printed history of the UMN, 1954, is included with the archive.
The UMN is interdenominational and has worked with the people of Nepal and various church organisations to develop and empower communities through special projects relating to education, engineering and industrial development, health, rural development , etc The UMN has also participated in the national church.
Custodial HistoryThe first deposit of records was made by the United Mission to Nepal with the Selly Oak Colleges Central Library [later forming part of the Orchard Learning Resources Centre] in 1988. Additional deposits have been made on a regular basis. In 2000, the custodianship of all archive collections held at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre was transferred to the University of Birmingham

Cataloguing of the records was undertaken by the Special Collections Department, University of Birmingham, in June 2000, as a result of the University of Birmingham's relationship with Selly Oak Colleges endowment trust.
OriginalsThe original minutes and other records of the UNM are held at the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the non-Western World, New College
Associated MaterialsAll records of the UMN except for material less than five years old (unless published material, e.g., Annual Reports) are located at The Centre for the Study of Christianity in the non-Western World, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh. EH1 2LU.


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