The Arcot Mission of the RCA in India began with Dr. John Scudder in 1836. The mission built up an indigenous church in which the Indians had full membership and equality. Francis Clark, president of Christian Endeavor, visited Arcot. By 1950, the mission claimed to have 35,000 converted Indians. With its independence granted in 1947, India put restraints on missionary activities. The collection consists of books, booklets, brochures, magazine articles, maps, pamphlets, and reports. There are materials on specific missions such as Vellore and Katpadi. This collection also includes biographical information on missionaries and converts.
Repository citation: Western Theological Seminary, "W88-0312. Arcot Mission, India. Records, 1860-2011. 1.50 linear ft." (2012). Collection Registers and Abstracts. Paper 62.
April 17, 2012.