World Missionary Conference Records: The Sequel

World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh, 1910. Credit to: WAB: World Council of Churches Records, series 4, box 103, The Burke Library Archives, Columbia University Libraries at Union Theological Seminary, New York. In terms of the Missionary Research Library, the World Missionary Conference of 1910 literally “started it all.” History The 1910 World Missionary Conference (WMC) was […]

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Something Fun – MRL May 1961

The Quintessential Librarian! While most people today do not get to see the room pictured in the above image, staff and student workers are well-acquainted with it. The Missionary Research Library, created in 1914, moved to Union Theological Seminary in 1929 after financial difficulties became too much to bear. MRL rented space from Union in […]

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A Selection of MRL Pamphlets

Recently while researching for MRL10: American Home Missionary Society Records, I had to pull some material from the MRL pamphlet collections.  The MRL pamphlet collection, which has been individually item-level cataloged and is available in CLIO, contains over 30,000 missionary reports and other publications. Many of these pamphlets are primary source materials and can often […]

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Interns Wanted!

Are you currently enrolled in a library science/archives degree or in a related field, such as history, anthropology or theology, and are you looking to earn credit and increase your skills on a practical level? We are looking for interns to help with the processing of these collections, specifically for the Spring 2013 semester. However, […]

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Gustavus Elmer Emanuel Lindquist Papers, 1897–1955

G.E.E. Lindquist with American Indian Man. Credit to MRL10: Lindquist Papers, in The Burke Library Archives, Columbia University Libraries, at Union Theological Seminary, N. Y The Burke Library is happy to announce the processing and availability of the GEE Lindquist Papers, 1897-1955, part of MRL10: North America! Please see the finding aid HERE. Gustavus Elmer […]

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