The Archive of the Berlin Mission Society
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