|Access Conditions||This 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|
|Administrative History||The 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 History||The 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.