The Presbyterian Mission Archive is an indispensible resource for those investigating the history of missions conducted by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and Irish Presbyterians, in Ireland and further afield. It contains diaries, letters, scrapbooks, photographs, posters, audio recordings and minutes relating to the Presbyterian Church in Ireland's and numerous Irish Presbyterians' mission interests in Ireland and abroad, and complimentary mission organisations. Items related to key figures involved in missions are held in the collection. Countries covered include India, Manchuria, Africa and Ireland.
The Presbyterian Mission Archive includes letters, scrapbooks, photographs, audio recordings, postcards, minutes and diaries relating to foreign missions conducted by Irish Presbyterians or the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, in places such as India, Manchuria and Africa, as well as missions delivered in the north and south of Ireland. Documents detailing the history of several related mission organisations are also available for consultation. Items connected with key Presbyterian mission's figures are held in the collection.
A vital resource for those investigating the history of missions conducted by Irish Presbyterians and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, locally and internationally, related mission organisations and key personalities.
Approximately three bays of rolling shelves.
The library holds an electronic inventory of the Presbyterian Mission Archives which may be consulted within the main reading room with the help of library staff.
The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has legal ownership of this collection. Copyright does not rest with the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Researchers must arrange copyright permission.
In the mid 1990s a Presbyterian Missionary began to collect together materials related to the church's missionary interests for the benefit of the Church as a whole. Towards the end of the decade the materials were transported to Union Theological College and have remained there until the present day. The collection came to be known as the Presbyterian Mission Archive and is owned by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
Occasional additions are made to the Presbyterian Mission Archive through donations.