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HIS2070: Doing History: Primary Sources

A research guide for Dr. Bill Wood's Doing History course.

19th-Century Books and Journals

The below resources provide books and/or journals from the 19th century. Search for your missionary's name, denomination or region in each.

Yale University Day Missions Collection

The Day Missions Collection at Yale University focuses on institutional histories, missionary biography, the annual reports of missionary societies, periodicals, and works prepared by missionaries for the use of the peoples of mission fields, as well as related literature in areas such as ethnology, geography, comparative religions, and linguistics. It includes report, periodicals, and images.

Wesleyan Holiness Digital Library including The Other Sheep

The Wesleyan Holiness Digital Library (WHDL) provides global access to a wealth of Wesleyan-Holiness resources, including archival materials. WHDL was initiated by the global Church of the Nazarene and serves as the institutional repository for Nazarene universities. 


The WHDL contains digital copies of issues from 1931 to 1935 of The Other Sheep, a monthly journal devoted to the Foreign Missionary interests of the Church of the Nazarene.


Herald of Holiness (general publication of the Nazarene denomination; later changed names to Holiness Today): sporadic digitized coverage between 1935-1998:

Holiness Today collaboration with the WHDL: several digitized sources on missions are highlighted:  

Primary Sources Online: Open Access

Keyword search for your missionary's name, denomination, and/or region. Try alternate spellings, if needed.