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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 be valuable for the information contained within.

They also can have interesting topics or cover art. Below are a few that stood out during my search:

Henry F. Colby, “Five Great Reasons for Foreign Missions.” [1903]


Titus Coan, “
The Sailor's Sabbath; or, A Word from a Friend to Seamen.” [1846]


Doris M. Cochran, “Poisonous Reptiles of the World: A Wartime Handbook.” [1943]


Edwin L. Jones, “The Church in an Atomic Age.” [1947?]


All of the pamphlets are non-circulating, but they can be requested and reviewed during Special Collections hours. To do so, please fill out our Rare Books & Archives Request Form: http://library.columbia.edu/indiv/burke/materials_request_form.html.