Papers of James Windrow Sweetman

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Research and other papers of James Windrow Sweetman (d 1966), comprise boxes of notes and folders containing: transcripts, extracts, outlines, planning notes, correspondence, bibliographies and printed material; relating to Christianity, Islam, and relations between the religions' missions.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Windrow Sweetman was Vice-Principal of the Henry Martyn School of Islamics at Aligarh, and then Professor of Islamics at the Selly Oak College, Birmingham. His publications include: Islam and Christian theology: a study of the interpretation of theological ideas in the two religions(Part 1, volume 1, Preparatory historical survey of the early period Volume 2, The theological position at the close of the period of Christian ascendancy in the Near East. Part 2, Volume 1, Historical survey of the second period Volume 2, Mediaeval scholastic developments (Lutterworth Press, 1945, 1947, 1955, 1967), and The Bible in Islam (British and Foreign Bible Society, 1953). He died in 1966.

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

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Access to all bona fide researchers. All papers held at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre will be viewed at the Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department. Please contact the University Archivist for further information.

Acquisition Information

The provenance of this collection is unknown.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of a part of the collection is available on the University of Birmingham Online Archive catalogue: http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/ and in paper format within the Department.

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 Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.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. Related material may be found in the records of the Central Literature Committee for Moslems.