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World Christianity library resources will be found at a variety of locations in New College Library and the Main Library – check this on DiscoverEd. However, classmark BV for Practical Theology and Mission might be a useful place to start browsing the books.
The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is the main space for anyone using the University of Edinburgh's historic and special collections, including rare books and manuscripts and the University of Edinburgh archives. The University Archives hold mission related collections, including the papers of John William Arthur, Joseph Booth, William Scott and Helen M. Taylor.
All of these collections can be accessed at the CRC on the 6th floor, Main Library.
New College Library's historic collections for World Christianity are particularly strong in the area of Bibles from all over the world. The Paterson Bible Collection contains early Bibles in many languages, and particularly from Northern Europe where Paterson was a missionary. The Inglis Chinese Collections include several early printed Chinese New Testaments. New College's archive collections include the J.H. Oldham & Betty D. Gibson Papers, papers of New College Missionary Societies, the papers of Robert Laws and John Murray Mitchell.
The Centre for the Study of World Christianity Archives are managed by the School of Divinity, but can be accessed on request in the Funk Reading Room of New College Library. These collections include the papers of:
There are also extensive runs of nineteenth- and twentieth-century mission periodicals.
Search DiscoverEd to find print and electronic World Christianity reference books, or browse the shelves in the New College Library Hall. These include: