The memory of the centuries is not lost with us: Our written archives and library collect, secure and make accessible documents of the work of the UEM, its predecessor organizations (the Rhenish Missionary Society and the Bethel Mission) and the member churches of the UEM.
We are prepared for guests: We offer a total of four reading stations, a photocopier and a microfilm reader as well as the possibility of digitalization on site or by order on our premises in the Mission House in Wuppertal.
And of course we are always happy to help with any questions.
Online finding aids are available for some of the holdings. The Written Archives are divided into seven groups/departments:
Finding aids of the Written Archives can be viewed online:
The library complements the Written Archives. It contains mission literature as well as brochures and pamphlets from the Rhenish and Bethel Mission, but also from many other German and non-German mission societies.
We also collect literature on the history and present of UEM countries and UEM churches: Cameroon, Congo, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa (only related to the time of the Rhenish Mission Society), Rwanda, Tanzania and Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Hong Kong/China, Philippines. Since 1990, about 300 documents (dissertations, master's theses, etc.) have been collected, resulting from work with the sources in the Written Archives.
Monday to Thursday
9 am - 3 pm
Friday 9 am - 1 pm
and by appointment
We kindly ask for a prior registration.
1 - 3 days: 5 Euro
more than 3 days (up to one year): 10 Euro
IBAN: DE45 3506 0190 0009 0909 08