African Missions Postcard collection
Scope and Contents
The African Missions Postcards collection documents numerous catholic and protestant religious orders conducting missionary works on the African continent. Some of the earliest missionaries arrived in Africa in the late 1850s and many of these orders are still in operation today. Religious orders include both catholic and protestant denominations and then are separated by gender. A small number of cards refer to the anniversary of Angola's independence and pro-communist propaganda. The captions on the majority of the postcards are in Dutch and French.
- Circa 1858-1970
Conditions Governing Access
The African Postcard Collection is open for research.
4 Hollinger Boxes
Language of Materials
The African Missions Postcard Collection contains over 500 postcards depicting indigenous African peoples, landscapes, religious orders, missions and missionary workers.
The African Missions Postcard Collection is seperated into four boxes and arranged in numerical order.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This African Missions Postcard Collection was aquired on June 16, 2007.
This collection received container level processing. This finding aid may be updated to reflect new descriptions as well as acquisitions to the collection.
- African Missions Postcard
- Afua Ferdnance
- January 2021
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