The archive of the Berlin Mission Society contains a valuable collection of
hand- written sources (diaries, reports, correspondence since about 1800)
from the work of the Mission Society in South Africa, Tanzania (former
German-East Africa) and China.
After a long period of temporary storage, the archive found a permanent
home in the newly built Kirchliches Archivzentrum (archive of the
Protestant Church of the Land of Berlin and Brandenburg).
At the moment, a security copy of the whole collection is being
established on microfiche. This might make parts of the collection
inaccessible at certain times. As a consequence, potential users are
requested to contact the director of the archive, Dr. Wolfgang Krogel,
ahead of time and to discuss their visit with him. Please indicate to him
which topics you would be working on and which parts of the collection
you would be interested in.
The address is:
Kirchliches Archivzentrum, Bethaniendamm 29, 10997 Berlin, Germany
You can contact Dr. Wolfgang Krogel under the telephone number:
+49/(0)30/225 0450, direct line: +49/(0)/225 045 30
Fax: +49/(0)30/225 4510
If you have any queries about the scientific use of the archive, please
contact Dr. Dr. Ulrich van der Heyden at the Humboldt University of Berlin.
Most of the documents in the archive of the Berlin Mission are written in
the old German Sütterlin script. For a sample of a typical document,
please click here