Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA7
TitleLiterature and records of the Central Literature Committee for Moslems
Extent1741 pages of documents or items
Date[Sep 1932-Jul 1942]
DescriptionLiterature and records generated by and/or circulated to its members by the Central Literature Committee for Moslems, represented by Constance E. Padwick, CMS missionary, and K. H. Henrey, evangelistic missionary, acting jointly as Editorial Secretary
ArrangementLoose circulars are arranged chronologically, by date stamped or typed on papers [previously in no discernible order]
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers
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Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionPreviously contained in boxes labelled 'Central Literature Committee for Moslems'; any other notes on previous storage conditions are included with the physical description; one envelope addressed to James Windrow Sweetman is included with the circulars
Administrative HistoryThe Central Literature Committee for Moslems existed as an informal organisation to help the various mission publishing bodies [circa 1934-1942]. Literature and records of the organisation were circulated by Constance E. Padwick, CMS missionary, and Miss K. H. Henrey, evangelistic missionary, acting jointly as Editorial Secretary.
Custodial HistoryDeposit of unknown provenance to the Selly Oak Colleges Central Library [later forming part of the Orchard Learning Resources Centre]. However, it is possible that James Windrow Sweetman acquired these records and that they were deposited at the same time as his own papers. In 2000, the custodianship of 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 and July 2000, as a result of the University of Birmingham's relationship with Selly Oak Colleges endowment trust.
Related MaterialCadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham holds the papers of James Windrow Sweetman (GB 0151 DA42) which may contain related material and also holds a small collection of Constance Padwick's papers (GB 0151 DA33). The Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections holds the official archive of the Church Missionary Society (GB 0150 CMS) and the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers (GB 0150 CMS/ACC), an artificial collection of privately deposited papers relating to CMS missionaries and missionary activities. Both these collections include material relating to Constance Padwick and her service with Central Literature Committee for Moslems and as a CMS missionary.


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