Church Mission Society missonary archive and library
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Crowther Library at CMS

Crowther Library at CMS

With some 29,000 volumes in the collection, it's one of the most important mission libraries in the UK. More >

Church Mission Society Archives


One of the richest collections of mission and international history in Britain, the CMS archives contain more than two million items.

CMS Archives, Birmingham

CMS Archives, Birmingham

All primary source material is held in the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham. Please apply directly to them. Find out more >

Archive resources in Oxford

Archive resources in Oxford

A variety of useful archival resources is available in Oxford, together with some publications.
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SAMS archive

SAMS archive

The South American Mission Society and CMS integrated in 2010. The SAMS archive includes the diaries of the founder, Capt Allen Gardiner RN. Find out more >
What we can offer researchers

What we can offer researchers

We are happy to advise on using the collections but unfortunately we cannot undertake research. Read more >