ABCFM Project

                           Documenting the content of the microfilm collection

concerning the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions

in the Near East, 1817-1919

 

The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) was organized by the General Association of Congregational Churches of Massachusetts in 1810 "for the purpose of devising ways and means, and adopting and prosecuting measures, for promoting the spread of the gospel in Heathen lands." The missionaries reported back regularly to the Board in the U.S. and the collection contains their letters, journals, reports, minutes, accounts, statistics, and miscellaneous documents. The ABCFM project in the Department of History is designed to index or otherwise document the content of the microfilm collection concerning ABCFM activities in the Near East between 1817 and 1919. This will make the material more accessible to future researchers in the Department.

 

A summary guide to the reels upon the Near East


Unit 5: The Near East, 1817-1919 (ABC 16): (Reels 502-720)

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous papers relating to the Near East missions (ABC 16.5): Reels 502-512

Reel 502     Reel 507   Reel 512

Reel 503     Reel 508    

Reel 504     Reel 509    

Reel 505     Reel 510    

Reel 506   Reel 511     

 

Mission to the Jews (ABC 16.6): Reels 513-515

Reel 513

Reel 514

Reel 515

 

Mission to the Armenians (ABC: 16.7.1): Reels 516-533

Reel 516     Reel 521      Reel 526     Reel 531

Reel 517      Reel 522     Reel 527     Reel 532

Reel 518     Reel 523     Reel 528     Reel 533

Reel 519     Reel 524     Reel 529

Reel 520     Reel 525     Reel 530
     
 

Mission to the Armenians. Treasury department (ABC: 16.7.2): Reel 534

Reel 534

 

Mission to the Armenians. Miscellaneous (ABC: 16.7.3): Reels 535-536

Reel 535

Reel 536

 

Syrian mission (ABC 16.8.1): Reels 537-549

Reel 537     Reel 542     Reel 547

Reel 538     Reel 543     Reel 548

Reel 539     Reel 544     Reel 549

Reel 540     Reel 545

Reel 541     Reel 546 

 

Syrian mission. Treasury department (ABC 16.8.2): Reel 550

Reel 550

 

Syrian mission. Miscellaneous (ABC 16.8.3): Reel 551

Reel 551

 

Assyrian mission (ABC 16.8.4): Reel 552

Reel 552

 

Nestorian mission (ABC 16.8.87): Reels 553-560

Reel 553     Reel 558

Reel 554     Reel 559

Reel 555     Reel 560

Reel 556

Reel 557  

 

Mission to Turkey (ABC 16.9): Reels 561-581

Reel 561     Reel 566     Reel 571     Reel 576     Reel 581

Reel 562     Reel 567     Reel 572     Reel 577

Reel 563     Reel 568     Reel 573     Reel 578

Reel 564     Reel 569     Reel 574     Reel 579

Reel 565     Reel 570     Reel 575     Reel 580

 

Western Turkey mission (ABC 16.9.3): Reels 582-638

Reel 582     Reel 587     Reel 592     Reel 597     Reel 602    Reel 607     Reel 612     Reel 617      Reel 622     Reel 627     Reel 632     Reel 637

Reel 583     Reel 588     Reel 593     Reel 598     Reel 603    Reel 608     Reel 613     Reel 618     Reel 623     Reel 628     Reel 633     Reel 638

Reel 584     Reel 589     Reel 594     Reel 599     Reel 604    Reel 609     Reel 614     Reel 619     Reel 624     Reel 629     Reel 634

Reel 585     Reel 590     Reel 595     Reel 600    Reel 605     Reel 610     Reel 615     Reel 620     Reel 625     Reel 630     Reel 635

Reel 586     Reel 591      Reel 596     Reel 601     Reel 606    Reel 611      Reel 616     Reel 621     Reel 626     Reel 631     Reel 636

   

Western Turkey mission. Miscellaneous (ABC 16.9.4.5): Reel 639

Reel 639

 

Central Turkey mission (ABC 16.9.5): Reels 640-672

Reel 640    Reel 645     Reel 650     Reel 655     Reel 660    Reel 665     Reel 670

Reel 641     Reel 646     Reel 651     Reel 656     Reel 661     Reel 666     Reel 671

Reel 642     Reel 647     Reel 652     Reel 657     Reel 662     Reel 667    Reel 672

Reel 643     Reel 648     Reel 653     Reel 658     Reel 663     Reel 668

Reel 644     Reel 649     Reel 654     Reel 659     Reel 664     Reel 669

 

Central Turkey mission. Miscellaneous (ABC 16.9.6.1): Reels 673-675

Reel 673

Reel 674

Reel 675

 

Eastern Turkey mission (ABC 16.9.7): Reels 676-717

Reel 676     Reel 681     Reel 686    Reel 691     Reel 696     Reel 701     Reel 706     Reel 711      Reel 716

Reel 677     Reel 682     Reel 687     Reel 692     Reel 697     Reel 702     Reel 707     Reel 712      Reel 717

Reel 678     Reel 683     Reel 688    Reel 693     Reel 698    Reel 703     Reel 708    Reel 713

Reel 679     Reel 684     Reel 689    Reel 694     Reel 699     Reel 704     Reel 709     Reel 714

Reel 680    Reel 685     Reel 690    Reel 695     Reel 700    Reel 705     Reel 710     Reel 715

 

Eastern Turkey mission. Miscellaneous (ABC 16.9.7): Reels 718-720

 

Reel 718

 

Reel 719

 

Reel 720