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Guide to The Records of the American and Foreign Christian Union 1851-1884
 MC 20

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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Title: Records of the American and Foreign Christian Union
Dates: 1851-1884
Abstract: The American and Foreign Christian Union (AFCU) was founded in 1849 as an interdenominational organization with the purpose of converting Roman Catholics to evangelical Protestantism. Headquartered in New York City, the AFCU was founded by the union of the American Protestant Society (1844-1849), the Christian Alliance (1842-1849), and the Foreign Evangelical Society (1839-1849). The AFCU employed domestic missionaries; supported individual missionary efforts and kindred societies in Europe, Canada, and South America; published a monthly journal, The Christian World (1850-1884). In 1884 the AFCU discontinued its active missionary work but continued to support the American Church in Paris.
Quantity: 7.5 linear feet
Location: This collection is located in off-site storage. Please contact the repository to access it.
Call Phrase: MC 20