Records of the Central Literature Committee for Moslems

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Literature and records generated by and/or circulated to its members by the Central Literature Committee for Moslems, represented by Constance E. Padwick, Church Missionary Society missionary, and K. H. Henrey, evangelistic missionary, acting jointly as Editorial Secretary.

Administrative / Biographical History

The 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 a Church Missionary Society missionary, and Miss K. H. Henrey, an evangelistic missionary, acting jointly as Editorial Secretary.

Reference: University of Birmingham, Special Collections Online Archive Catalogue (http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/). Accessed April 2002.

Arrangement

Loose circulars are arranged chronologically, by date stamped or typed on papers [previously in no discernible order].

Conditions Governing Access

Open to bona fide research scholars on the production of a letter of introduction from their tutor, or at the discretion of the Librarian of Selly Oak Colleges. Researchers should apply initially to the University Archivist in the Special Collections Department, Main Library.

Acquisition Information

Unknown deposit to the Selly Oak Colleges Central Library [later forming part of the Orchard Learning Resources Centre]. It is possible that James Windrow Sweetman acquired these records and that they were deposited at the same time as his own papers.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue to file level is available in electronic format on the Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department website: http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/ and in paper format within the Department and at the National Register of Archives in London.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Custodial History

Following the merger of the Selly Oak Colleges and the University of Birmingham in 1999 the custodial ownership of collections belonging to the Selly Oak Colleges and held at the Orchard Learning and Resource Centre (OLRC) was transferred to the University. These collections now form part of the University's Special Collections Department and are available for consultation at the Main Library on the University's Edgbaston Campus.

Related Material

The University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department holds a rich collection of archives relating to missions, charities and other religious and ecclesiastical organisations and individuals. These include the papers of James Windrow Sweetman, (GB 150 DA42) and the official archives of the Church Mission Society (previously known as the Church Missionary Society for Africa and the East) (GB 150 CMS). There is also a small collection of Constance Padwick papers (GB 150 DA33).