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Amnesty's Country Dossiers (1975- ) and Publications (1962- ).

Collection of documents from Amnesty International's Research Archives, containing Amnesty's Country Dossiers and Publications since 1975 and 1962, respectively, updated on a yearly basis. The reports and dossiers contain a variety of information on each country, sifted from published studies, contemporary archives, and press reports in all media. Legislation pertaining to the administration of justice in each country is quoted from official publications. Also included are interviews with former prisoners and government representatives, as well as reports of on-the-spot investigations of prisons.

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The Archives of the Church of Uganda
Kept at Uganda Christian University, Mukono

The records in this collection document the history of the Church of the Province of Uganda. Christianity came to Uganda late compared with many other parts of Africa. The first Church Missionary Society missionaries arrived at King Mutesa's court on June 30, 1877. This was seventy-eight years after the founding of the Church Missionary Society in Great Britain. However, within eight decades, after having passed through much persecution, Uganda had become one of the most successful mission fields in the world. By 1914, through its indigenous teachers and a few European missionaries, nearly the whole of the area today called Uganda had already been evangelized. In 1961 the growth of the Church of Uganda was recognized in the Anglican Communion with the establishment of the Church of the Province of Uganda, Rwanda-Burundi and Boga-Zaire.

This collection is an important source not only for the history of Christianity in Uganda, but also for the political and social development of the country, both before and after its independence.


Contents note
Correspondence, reports, minutes, development plans, policy statements, constitutions and legal documents, contracts, registers (for marriages, baptism and confirmation), publications, personal records, staff lists since the founding of the Church in 1877 up to early 1980s.

Subjects
Education; Political issues; Land; Sacraments; Finances; Church ministers; Church work

Language note
Predominantly English.
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Edited by Jean-Claude Lizé

Human Rights Documents
Supplements 2009

The collection is updated regularly. Typically, an update includes both supplemented and new titles. A detailed IDC guide, providing easy access to the microfiche collection, comes with every supplement and is cumulated regularly.
The material is organized into seven main sections:
• General
• Africa
• Asia
• Europe
• Middle East
• North America
• Latin America and the Caribbean

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Amnesty's Country Dossiers (1975- ) and Publications (1962- ).

Collection of documents from Amnesty International's Research Archives, containing Amnesty's Country Dossiers and Publications since 1975 and 1962, respectively, updated on a yearly basis. The reports and dossiers contain a variety of information on each country, sifted from published studies, contemporary archives, and press reports in all media. Legislation pertaining to the administration of justice in each country is quoted from official publications. Also included are interviews with former prisoners and government representatives, as well as reports of on-the-spot investigations of prisons.

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Amnesty International receives 30% of the revenues from this publication.

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Sephardic Editions, 1550-1820: Installment 3
Spanish and Portuguese books written and/or published by Sephardic Jews of Early Modern Europe

Library of Jewish heritage
The present selection reflects the impressive cultural achievements of these "New Jews" and former conversos, who are also called Western Sephardim. In communities such as Ferrara, Amsterdam, Hamburg, London, and Bayonne, these Iberians - who had been raised as Catholics, and were largely unaware of Hebrew and formal Judaism - reconnected with their ancestral faith through the creation of an authentic library of Jewish heritage in the Spanish and the Portuguese language.

Modern Jews
Numerous Bibles, prayer books, and a whole range of works on the essentials of Judaism and the duties of a Jew were published in the vernacular. However, book-printing was not limited to re-education in Judaism alone; many of the works written or printed by the former conversos also reflect the broad cultural interest, and the academic background, they had brought with them from Spain and Portugal. Precisely the encounter between Iberian Renaissance culture and the rediscovered Judaism in environments such as the cosmopolitan, tolerant city of Amsterdam, turned these Western Sephardim into the first "modern Jews," as is exemplified by the life and works of such eminent figures as Uriel da Costa, Menasseh ben Israel, and Joseph Penso de la Vega.

Most influential works
This selection comprises the most influential works written or printed by the Iberian Jews in the major centers of the Western Sephardi Diaspora (e.g., the Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany, England); it includes all genres and reflects both their religious and their secular culture. Many of the editions included in Meyer Kayserling's bibliography are exceedingly rare and are available only in specialized collections of Judaica. The aim of the present selection is to make the Sephardi heritage generally available in order to meet the needs of modern scholarship.

Harm den Boer, University of Amsterdam
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The Archives of the Church in North India

Now also available Online! in two collections. A Monograph collection and an Archival Collection. For more information on the online products, please visit: The Archives of the Church in North India: Monograph Collection Online and Archives of the Church in North India: Archival Collection Online

The archives of the Gujarat Diocese of the Church of North India, held at the Gujarat United School of Theology is an important archive for documenting the life of the church in India, with documentation dating back to the middle of the nineteenth century. Besides the regular contents such as minutes, correspondence and reports, the archives contain a selected set of monographs on various subjects in mostly English and Gujarati. The monographs that were printed by the mission presses in India are added to this collection because of their limited circulation.

The materials are also published online. MARC21 records for the monographs and an EAD finding aid for the archival section are available.

This important research collection came about with the support of the Kenneth Scott Latourette Fund, Yale Divinity School Library.

This collection includes the sections:
Minutes, Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents
Reports
Monographs Printed by the IP Mission Press in Surat, India
Monographs Printed by Other Mission Presses in India
Miscellaneous Monographs

The Monograph collection Online includes:
- Monographs printed by the Irish Presbyterian Mission Press in Surat, India, consisting of 105 volumes.
- Monographs printed by other mission presses in India, consisting of 58 volumes.
- A selection of monographs printed outside India, mostly in London and Belfast, and identified as relevant for research purposes.

The Archival collection Online includes:
- Minutes of meetings, correspondence and other documents of the Irish Presbyterian Mission Council in Gujarat and relevant local committees.
- Annual reports prepared by the Irish Presbyterian Mission Council that describe the achievements of the past year, including information about the financial situation of the IP Mission from 1851 to 1965.
- Annual reports of the Missions’ Orphanage from 1870 till 1958.
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This part of the archives of the Gujarat Diocese of the Church of North India contains minutes of meetings, correspondence and other documents of the Irish Presbyterian Mission Council in Gujarat and relevant local committees.
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Part of the archives of the Gujarat Diocese of the Church of North India is a selection of early printed monographs. This section contains a selection of monographs that were printed outside India, mostly in London and Belfast, and were identified as relevant for research purposes. The selection consists of 85 volumes. A separate title list and MARC21 records are also available.
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Part of the archives of the Gujarat Diocese of the Church of North India is a selection of early printed monographs. This section contains the monographs that were printed by mission presses but not in Surat and consists of 58 volumes. A separate title list and MARC21 records are also available.