ULPA: Mission Archive Series

edited by Adam Jones
This series of guides to material on Africa in selected German-language mission archives began as a pilot project of the Universities of Bayreuth and Leipzig with support from the Volkswagen Foundation (1998-2000). The guides make it easier for anthropologists, historians, linguists and others interested in Africa to find written (unprinted) or photographic material before visiting the archive concerned. Those covered so far include Basel, Bremen, Herrnhut, Leipzig, Neuendettelsau, Nuremberg and St. Ottilien, as well as Moshi in Tanzania. The series also includes two collections of papers relating to the history and archives of German missions. [show most recent issue]

No. 1 Title: Afrikabestände im Landeskirchlichen Archiv Nürnberg
Price: 4 € Author:  Anette Volk, 1998
  ISBN: 3-932632-27-3
  Abstract: A guide to archival material in Nürnberg relating to Lutheran missionaries in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. Most of it concerns the papers of Johannes Raum (1875-1936), Fritz Wärthl (1884-1965) and Elisabeth Wärthl (1886-1975), all of whom worked for the Leipzig Mission. There is also material on Matthias Ittameier, who founded the Hersbruck Mission in 1886.
No. 2 Title: Afrikabestände im Archiv des Evangelisch-Lutherischen Missionswerkes Leipzig e.V.: I. Personalakten, Nachlässe
Price: 4 € Author:  Adam Jones et al., 1998
  ISBN: 3-932632-28-1
  Abstract: A guide to the personnel files and two collections of papers relating to Northern Tanzania and Southern Kenya in the Leipzig Mission's archive, covering the period since the 1880s.
No. 3 Title: Afrikabestände im Archiv des Ev.-Lutherischen Missionswerkes Leipzig e.V.: II. Kamba, Nord-Tanzania, Allgemeines
Price: 8 € Author:  Adam Jones et al., 1998
  ISBN: 3-932632-29-X
  Abstract: A guide to files relating to Northern Tanzania and Southern Kenya in the archive of the Leipzig Mission. Most of the material relates to the period 1885-1950.
No. 4 Title: Afrikabestände im Archiv des Ev.-Lutherischen Missionswerkes Leipzig e.V.: III. Führer zum Material über Ostafrika im Evangelisch-Lutherischen Missionsblatt 1893-1900
Price: 4 € Author:  Matthias Eger & Christoph Langer, 1998
  ISBN: 3-932632-30-3
  Abstract: A guide to references to East Africa (including photographs) in the Leipzig Mission's Evangelisch-Lutherisches Missionsblatt, 1893-1900. The articles, based on reports by missionaries in what are now southern Kenya and northern Tanzania, have been indexed.
No. 5 Title: Afrikabestände in deutschen Missionsarchiven: Perspektiven ihrer Erschließung
Price: 4 € Author:  Adam Jones & Gudrun Miehe (Hg.), 1999
  ISBN: 3-932632-41-9
  Abstract: Five short papers (by the editors, P. Jenkins, W. Liedtke, G. Mergner and U. van der Heyden) on the need for better guides to the material on Africa in German mission archives.
No. 6-7 Title: Afrikabestände im Archiv des Ev.-Lutherischen Missionswerkes Leipzig e.V.: IV. Das Bildarchiv (Teile 1-2)
Price: 16 € Author:  Viola Solluntsch 1999
  ISBN: 3-932632-31-1
  Abstract: The first two parts of a guide which lists approximately 3,500 photographs taken by Leipzig missionaries in what are now Kenya and Tanzania, mainly between 1890 and 1940.
No. 8 Title: Afrikabestände im Archiv des Missionswerkes der Ev.-Lutherischen Kirche in Bayern, Neuendettelsau
Price: 4 € Author:  Anette Volk, 1999
  ISBN: 3-932632-47-8
  Abstract: A guide to archival material on East Africa, held in Neuendettelsau (Bavaria). In addition to documents on the Hersbruck Mission's work among the Kamba in the 1880s it lists diaries, correspondence, reports, photos etc., mainly from the first half of the twentieth century, and the personnel files for missionaries sent to Tanganyika / Tanzania after the mid-1950s, when Neuendettelsau took over this task on behalf of the Leipzig Mission.
No. 9 Title: Afrikabestände in den ev.-luth. Missionsarchiven: Leipzig und Moshi
Price: 8 € Author:  Adam Jones, Christoph Langer & Steffen Lehmann, 2000
  ISBN: 3-932632-486
  Abstract: A guide to Leipzig Mission material in Moshi (Tanzania), with a list of missionaries to East Africa and information on material in Leipzig not covered in Nos. 2-3 or 6-7.
No. 10 Title: Afrikabestände im Unitätsarchiv  der Herrnhuter Brüdergemeinde: I. Schriftliches Material, Ethnographica, Bilder, Karten
Price: 10 € Author:  Adam Jones, 2000
  ISBN: 3-932632-49-4
  Abstract: A guide to unpublished written material, ethnographic artefacts, pictures, maps in the archive of the Herrnhut (Moravian) Mission relating to Ghana (1737-68), South Africa (1737-44, 1792-c.1960) and Tanzania (1891-c.1970).
No. 11 Title: Afrikabestände im Unitätsarchiv  der Herrnhuter Brüdergemeinde: II. Die in Afrika tätigen Geschwister; Literaturverzeichnis
Price: 10 € Author:  Adam Jones, 2000
  ISBN: 3-932632-50-8
  Abstract: A list of Moravian missionaries active in Ghana (1737-68), South Africa (1737-44, 1792-c. 1960) and Tanzania (1891-c. 1970), with a bibliography and an index of place-names.
No. 12-13 Title: Afrikabestände im Unitätsarchiv der Herrnhuter Brüdergemeinde: III. Das Bildarchiv (Südafrika), Teil 1 + Teil 2
Price: 20 € Author:  Petra Albert, 2000
  ISBN: 3-932632-51-6
  Abstract: A guide to photos from South Africa in the Herrnhut (Moravian) Mission's archive.
No. 14-15 Title: Afrikabestände im Unitätsarchiv der Herrnhuter Brüdergemeinde: IV. Das Bildarchiv (Ostafrika), Teil 1 + Teil 2
Price: 20 € Author:  Anette Volk, 2000
  ISBN: 3-932632-52-4
  Abstract: A guide to photos from East Africa in the Herrnhut (Moravian) Mission's archive.
No. 16 Title: Afrikabestände im Archiv des Ev.-Lutherischen Missionswerkes Leipzig e.V.: IV. Das Bildarchiv (Teil 3)
Price: 5 € Author:  Matthias Eger, 2000
  ISBN: 3-932632-76-1
  Abstract: The third part of a guide which lists photographs taken by Leipzig missionaries in what are now Kenya and Tanzania, mainly between 1890 and 1940.
No. 17 Title: Führer zum Material über Ostafrika im Evang.-Luth. Missionsblatt 1901-1905
Price: 8 € Author:  Anja Reimers, 2000
  ISBN: 3-932632-78-8
  Abstract: A guide to references to East Africa (including photographs) in the main journal of the Leipzig Mission (for previous years see No. 4). The articles, most of which were based on reports written by missionaries in what are now southern Kenya and northern Tanzania, have been indexed in order to facilitate research.
No. 18 Title: Führer zum Archiv des Ev.-Luth. Missionswerkes Leipzig
Price: 10 € Author:  Birgit Niquice, 2001
  ISBN: 3-932632-81-8
  Abstract: A concise systematic overview of the archival holdings of the Leipzig Mission, covering the central administration of the mission and its work in India, New Guinea, Brazil etc., as well as some holdings on East Africa not included in previous guides.
No. 19 Titel: Photographs from Pare. From the Archive of the Leipzig Mission c. 1900-1940
Price: 10 € Author:  Viola Solluntsch, 2001
  ISBN: 3-932632-83-4
  Abstract: 120 photographs from the Pare Diocese (northeastern Tanzania), mainly by Wilhelm Guth and Friedrich Nüssler.
No. 20 Title: Afrikabestände der Norddeutschen Missionsgesellschaft im Staatsarchiv Bremen
Price: 10 € Author:  Manuela Büttner & Sandy Martens, 2001
  ISBN: 3-932632-95-8
  Abstract: Protestant missionaries from northern Germany began work in the Ewe-speaking area of West Africa (today divided between south-eastern Ghana and south-western Togo) in 1847. This guide is based on notes made by Rainer Alsheimer, with the addition of an index and a preface.
No. 21 Titel: Archivbestände zu Tansania in der Benediktiner-Erzabtei St. Ottilien
Preis: 10 € Autor:  Anette Volk, 2002
  ISBN: 3-935999-05-4
  Auszug: A guide to the archival holdings in Bavaria of a Catholic missionary order, relating to southern Tanzania since 1887.
No. 22 Title: Transculturation: Mission and Modernity in Africa
Price: 12 € Author:  Edited by Adam Jones, 2003
  ISBN: 3-935999-14-3
  Abstract: A collection of papers dealing with cultural interaction between Europe and Africa resulting from missionary activity in Africa. The main focus is on the premises and impact of Protestant missionary work, both in Africa and in Europe; one paper deals with similar processes in Islam. Papers by Sonia Abun-Nasr, Rainer Alsheimer, Jatti Bredekamp, Klaus Hock, Roman Loimeier, Andrea Schultze and Albert Wirz.
No. 23 Title: Guide to the Basel Mission's Ghana Archive
Price: 12 € Author:  Paul Jenkins et al., 2003
  ISBN: 3-935999-17-8
  Abstract: This guide lists written material relating southern Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast) in the Basel Mission holdings of Mission 21. It covers  the period 1828-1914 and some more recent material.
No. 24 Title: Afrikabestände im Archiv der Breklumer Mission
Price: 11 € Author:  Kristin Schierenberg
  ISBN: 3-935999-40-2
  Abstract: Records of a Protestant missionary society based in Schleswig-Holstein, which sent three missionaries to what is now northwestern Tanzania in 1912. They founded three mission stations in the Uha-Ujiji region and continued to work there – with relatively little success - until taken prisoner by Belgian troops in 1916.
No. 25 Title: Fotos der Hermannsburger Mission aus Äthiopien im Archiv des ELM 1927-1958
Price: 20 € Author:  Uta Dierking, 2005
  ISBN: 3-935999-42-9
  Abstract: List of 1,712 photographs taken between 1927 and 1958 in western and southwestern Ethiopia, held  in the archive of the Evangelisch-Lutherisches Missionswerk in Hermannsburg (Germany).
No. 26 Title: Guide to the ELCT Northern Diocese Archive in Moshi, Tanzania 1906 – 1993
Price: 11 € Author:  Monika Rammelt, 2005
  ISBN: 3-935999-44-5
  Abstract: This Volume lists holdings in the archive of the Northern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, located in Moshi. The majority of the files deal with the last 40 years; but there is also some material from German mission stations (notably trained at Machame Theological College in 1933 – 1934.
No. 27 Title: Fotos und Texte von der Visitationsreise des Leipziger Missionsdirektors Carl Ihmels nach Tanganyika, 1927
Price: 12 € Author:  Matthias Kempke, 2006
  ISBN: 3-935999-52-6
  Abstract: 328 photographs connected with the visitation by the Director of the Leipzig Mission, to Tanganyika in 1927. About 150 were taken in Tanganyika itself, 130 on the outward and homeward voyages (Southwest Africa, South Africa, Mozambique, Egypt); the remainder were sent later by Leipzig missionaries in Tanganyika. Supplemented by an index and reports on the visitation published in the Evangelisches-Lutherisches Missionsblatt.
No. 28 Title: Digitized Records of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania in Moshi
Price: 10 € Author:  Monika Rammelt & Antonia Witt, 2007
  ISBN: 3-935999-05-4
  Abstract: A list of mission records from 1897-1930 digitized under a project sponsored by the British Library's "Endangered Archives" programme. Most are in German.
No. 29 Title: Führer zum Material über Ostafrika im Evangelisch-Lutherischen Missionsblatt 1906-1910
Price: 10 Author: Uta Frömel & Markus Rügamer, 2011
  ISBN: 3-935999-77-1
  Abstract; Third part of a guide to references to East Africa (including photographs) in the main journal of the Leipzig Mission (see Nos. 4 and 17), covering what are now northern Tanzania and southern Kenya.
No. 30 Title: Fotografien von Hermann Moritz Bau, Missionar in Südafrika 1892-1908
Price: 14 Author: Henning Bau, 2016
  ISBN: 3-935999-80-1
  Abstract: A selection of photographs taken by the Moravian missionary Hermann Moritz Bau in South Africa. Born into an old Herrnhut family in Surinam in 1865, he trained in Germany as a cabinetmaker and missionary. Arriving in Cape Town in 1891, he worked as a teacher and later as a missionary at several mission stations in the Western Cape. The photographs illustrate the life of missionaries and those around them, as well as landscapes of the Cape and the personal perceptions of the photographer.