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This collection consists of articles, brochures, maps, pamphlets, pictures, and publications associated with the Reformed Church in America’s (RCA) mission in Arabia, begun in 1889 through the works of James Cantine and Samuel M. Zwemer. A 50th anniversary was celebrated in 1939. There are materials about specific missions in the nations of Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman, whereas the majority of the collection deals with Saudi Arabia in particular. There is also information on the missionaries of the Arabia mission, including the books History of the Arabian Mission (n.d.) and Who’s Who in the Arabian Mission (1938) by Dorothy Van Ess; DVD al-Amrikani (The American Mission) about the work of the American Mission hospitals in Kuwait from 1911 to May 1967; and Kuwait Before Oil: Memoirs of Dr. C. Stanley Mylrea, Pioneer Medical Missionary of the Arabian Mission, Reformed Church in America (written between 1945-1951).


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