Allison, O.C.

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 33 SAD[171]
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      22.5 boxes

Scope and Content

Official papers including correspondence from missionaries, between church and government and concerning such official church matters as the dedication of Khartoum Cathedral, relief aid to refugees in southern Sudan and divisions within the diocese of Khartoum; church newsletters 1938-89 ; papers re the Sudan Church Association and Unity High School; papers relating to political affairs, particularly the north/south situation; articles and speeches; historical material, chiefly correspondence of Allison's predecessor, Bishop Gwynne; 280 postcards, 836 photographs and 1,768 slides covering O.A.'s service in the Sudan, both north and south; 15 cinefilms from the 1940s with VHS copies, most shot in and around Juba, with some scenes from Kenya and Uganda; 18 audio cassettes mostly of church services in southern Sudan, 1960s and 1970s; 4 maps; miscellanea; museum objects; newspaper cuttings and press releases; printed material.

Administrative / Biographical History

C.M.S. missionary, Equatoria 1938-1947 ; Assistant Bishop in the Sudan, 1948-1953 ; Bishop in the Sudan, 1953-1974

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

Presented by Allison, 1982-1984, & by his brother Rev. G. Allison, 1990-1992


Part of : Sudan Archive

Other Finding Aids


Allison, O.C., Travelling light: Bishop Oliver Allison of the Sudan remembers (Bexhill-on-Sea, 1983)