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    Contributing Institution: Yale Divinity Library
    Description: Images of more than 100 Methodist churches from across the United States, dating primarily from the first half of the twentieth century. The postcards depict many architectural styles of Methodist churches in rural, suburban, and city settings. The names of individual churches are as they appear on the postcards.
  • Missionary Postcards

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    Contributing Institution: Yale Divinity Library
    Description: Images of more than 350 postcards documenting missionary work, primarily in Africa, with a few from Asia and Oceania. These postcards were produced by mission sending agencies and distributed throughout Europe and America with the intent of promoting support for the missions' work and providing information about non-Western peoples and customs. The postcards date primarily from the 1910s-1920s and provide an interesting glimpse into the Christian missionary enterprise and its impact on non-Western societies.
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    Creator: Yale University Map Collection and Smalley, Martha Lund, compiler
    Contributing Institution: Yale Divinity Library
    Description: Images of 300 historical maps and charts documenting the expansion of Christianity. Selected from historical atlases, histories of Christianity, and maps in the Yale University Map Collection, these maps and charts provide visual support for the teaching of church and mission history, and Biblical studies. The maps were published primarily in the 19th and early 20th centuries and illustrate the expansion of Christianity from the era of the early Church, through the height of the Western missionary movement, to the establishment of Christian churches throughout the world. The expansion of both Protestant and Catholic churches is documented. Geographical areas covered include Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America, and Oceania. Included among the sources from which materials were digitized is the 1922 work