The Nordic Africa Institute

Church of Sweden Mission, CSM

History

The Church of Sweden Mission (CSM) was founded in 1874 and has since then been the extended arm of the Church of Sweden in its mission in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The first missionaries of the Church of Sweden Mission went to South Africa and India in 1876. They were soon followed by others who set out for Zimbabwe, China and Tanzania.

The churches that were built up with the help of the Church of Sweden Mission at the beginning of this century are now independent and have their own leadership. (http://www.svenskakyrkan.se/skm/skmeng.htm#history)

In the following series the most relevant documents concerning the liberation struggle of Namibia and South Africa are to be found. The codes refer to the CSM archive catalog. Numbers attached to the code show the volume number.

The Church of Sweden Mission Archive is not completely cataloged. The diary is marked up with volume and diary number and keeps the same number throughout the years between 1970 and 1988. From 1989 there is an organizational change. After being a manual diary sorted by items it is now computer-based and sorted by outgoing and received documents. It is possible to search in this data-based diary even though it has not been used since the beginning of 1995 and has been replaced by another system. There are 74 volumes of received documents for 1989 and 14 volumes of outgoing documents. For 1990 there are 77 volumes of received documents and 14 volumes of outgoing documents.

The most relevant information concerning the independence struggle of South Africa is to be find in diary number 6141 Rasrelationer (Race relations). For Namibia this information has diary number 6011. Each of the different organizations involved has a number.

Contents

[Series] The Missionary Director's incoming official letters (correspondence). South Africa
[Volume] Letter
[Volume] Press Clipping
[Volume] Letters
[Volume] Letters
[Volume] Documents
[Volume] Documents
[Volume] Letters and documents
[Volume] Letters
[Volume] Statement

[Series] Subject related documents. Field Department. Africa
[Volume] Dnr 6141 Rasrelationer (Race relations)
[Volume] Dnr 6112 Barn- och ungdomsverksamhet
[Volume] Dnr 6141 Race Relations South Africa
[Volume] Dnr 6145 Community development
[Volume] Dnr 6158 Besök från Sydafrika (Visits from South Africa)
[Volume] Dnr 6169 Litteratur/massmedia (Literature/Mass media)
[Volume] Dnr 6180 Principiella utredningar
[Volume] Dnr 6181 ELCSA related partners
[Volume] Dnr 6183 South African Institute of Race Relations
[Volume] Asingeni
[Volume] Dnr 6002 Afro-Art
[Volume] Dnr 6002 Afro-Art
[Volume] Dnr 6011 Namibia
[Volume] Dnr 6041 Rasrelationer (Race Relations)
[Volume] Dnr 6121 Skolfrågor (School Questions)
[Volume] Dnr 6122 ELC Art and Craft Centre Rorke's Drift
[Volume] Dnr 61 Sydafrika (South Africa)
[Volume] Dnr 6011 Namibia
[Volume] Dnr 6002 Afro-Art
[Volume] Dnr 6145 Community development
[Volume] Dnr 6169 Litteratur/ massmedia (Literature/Mass media)
[Volume] Dnr 6181 ELCSA related partners
[Volume] Dnr 6182 Christian Institute
[Volume] Dnr 6183 Institute of Race Relations
[Volume] Dnr 6188 South African Council of Churches
[Volume] Dnr 6011 Namibia
[Volume] Dnr 6169 Litteratur/ massmedia (Literature/Mass media)
[Volume] A 880 Mänskliga rättigheter (Human Rights)
[Volume] Dnr 6002 Afro-Art
[Volume] Dnr 6011 Namibia
[Volume] Dnr 6122 Rorke's Drift Art and Craft Centre
[Volume] Dnr 6141 Race Relations South Africa
[Volume] Dnr 6169 Litteratur/ Massmedia (Literature/Mass media)
[Volume] Dnr 6183 South African Institute of Race Relations
[Volume] Dnr 880 Asingeni
[Volume] Dnr 6158 Besök (Visits)
[Volume] Dnr 6169 Litteratur/ massmedia (Litterature/Mass media)
[Volume] Dnr 6188 SACC South African Council of Churches
[Volume] Dnr 6144 Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa South-Eastern, Diocese. ELCSA
[Volume] Dnr 6145 Community development
[Volume] Stipendiefonden (The Scholarship Fund)
[Volume] Dnr 6158 Besök från Sydafrika (Visits from South Africa)
[Volume] Dnr 6169 Litteratur/ Massmedia (Literature/Mass media)
[Volume] Dnr 6188 South African Council of Churches
[Volume] Dnr 6122 Rorke's Drift
[Volume] Dnr 6141 Separata kapslar
[Volume] Dnr 6145 Community development
[Volume] Dnr 6141 Rasrelationer januari-juni (Race Relations January-June)
[Volume] Dnr 6141 Rasrelationer juli-december (Race Relations July-December)
[Volume] Dnr 6158 Besök från Sydafrika (Visits from South Africa)
[Volume] Dnr 6169 Litteratur/ Massmedia (Literature/Mass media)
[Volume] Dnr 6183 South African Institute of Race Relations
[Volume] Dnr 6188 South African Council of Churches
[Volume] Mission churches and apartheid, 1960
[Volume] Dnr 6122 Rorke's Drift
[Volume] Dnr 6011 Namibia
[Volume] Dnr 6183 South African Institute of Race Relations
[Volume] Dnr 6011 Namibia
[Volume] Dnr 6122 Rorke's Drift Art and Craft Centre
[Volume] Dnr 6183 South African Institute of Race Relations
[Volume] Dnr 6188 South African Council of Churches (se 3 separata kapslar Tutus Fredspris General Secretary SACC)
[Volume] Dnr 6011 Namibia
[Volume] Dnr 6122 Rorke's Drift
[Volume] Dnr 6183 South African Institute of Race Relations
[Volume] Dnr 6188 South African Council of Churches
[Volume] Dnr 6011 Namibia
[Volume] Dnr 6122 Rorke's Drift
[Volume] Dnr 6145 Vukani
[Volume] Dnr 6147 ELCSA, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa
[Volume] Dnr 6169 Litteratur/ massmedia (Literature/Mass media)
[Volume] Dnr 6181 ELCSA documents
[Volume] Dnr 6183 South African Institute of Race Relations
[Volume] Arts and Crafts Centre in Lesotho 1967
[Volume] Dnr 6002 Afro-Art
[Volume] Dnr A 6182 The Christian Institute of Southern Africa
[Volume] Dnr 6183 South African Institute of Race Relations
[Volume] Dnr 6185 FELCSA, Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Southern Africa
[Volume] Dnr 6188 The South African Council of Churches
[Volume] Dnr 6011 Namibia
[Volume] Dnr 6122 Rorke's Drift
[Volume] Dnr 6141 Rasrelationer (Race Relations South Africa)
[Volume] Dnr 6145 Community development
[Volume] Dnr 6147 ELCSA, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa
[Volume] Dnr 6149 Documents correspondence concerning scholarships
[Volume] Dnr A 6158 Besök (Visits)
[Volume] Dnr 6181 ELCSA related partners
[Volume] Dnr 6182 The Christian Institute of South Africa
[Volume] Dnr 6183 South African Institute of Race Relations
[Volume] Dnr 6188 SACC, South African Council of Churches
[Volume] Dnr 6011 Namibia
[Volume] Dnr A 61 81 JCSA, Joint Committee on Southern Africa
[Volume] Dnr 6158 Besök från Sydafrika (Visits from South Africa)
[Volume] Dnr 6141 Race Relations South Africa
[Volume] Dnr 6182 Christian Institute of South Africa
[Volume] Dnr 6141 Rasrelationer (Race Relations South Africa)
[Volume] Dnr A 6180 Principiella utredningar (Principle reports)
[Volume] Dnr A 6181 JCSA, Joint Committee on Southern Africa
[Volume] Dnr A 6182 Christian Institute
[Volume] Dnr A 6183 South African Institute for Race Relations
[Volume] Dnr 6186 Lutheran Publishing House (Durban)
[Volume] Dnr 6188 SACC South African Council of Churches
[Volume] Dnr 6189 Other
[Volume] Dnr 6002 Afro-Art
[Volume] Dnr 6011 Namibia
[Volume] Dnr 6110 Principiella utredningar (Principle reports)
[Volume] Dnr 6122 Rorke's Drift
[Volume] Dnr 6125 Lokalfrågor (Housing/room questions)
[Volume] Dnr 6141 Rasrelationer (Race Relations South Africa)
[Volume] Dnr 6122 Rorke's Drift
[Volume] Dnr 6141 Race Relations South Africa
[Volume] Dnr 6145 Community Development
[Volume] Dnr 6158 Besök från Sydafrika (Visits from South Africa)
[Volume] Dnr 6169 Litteratur/massmedia (Litterature/Mass media)
[Volume] Dnr 6181 JCSA-ELCSA Stand. Comm. ELCSA related partners
[Volume] Dnr 6182 Christian Institute of Southern Africa
[Volume] Dnr 6002 Afro-Art
[Volume] Dnr 6011 Namibia
[Volume] Dnr 6141 Rasrelationer (Race relations)
[Volume] Dnr 6145 Community development
[Volume] Dnr 6169 Litteratur/ Massmedia (Literature/Mass media)
[Volume] Dnr 6181 ELCSA related partners
[Volume] Dnr 6182 Christian Institute
[Volume] Dnr 6183 South African Institute of Race Relations
[Volume] Dnr 6185 FELCSA, Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Southern Africa
[Volume] Dnr 6186 Lutheran Publishing House
[Volume] Dnr 6188 The South African Council of Churches
[Volume] A 880 Mänskliga rättigheter (Human Rights)
[Volume] Dnr 6145 Community development
[Volume] Dnr 6141 Rasrelationer (Race relations)
[Volume] Dnr 6182 The Christian Institute of South Africa
[Volume] Dnr 6183 South African Institute of Race Relations
[Volume] Dnr 6185 FELCSA, Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Southern Africa
[Volume] Dnr 6188 SACC, South African Council of Churches
[Volume] Dnr 6011 Namibia
[Volume] Dnr 6041 Rasrelationer. Sociala och politiska förhållanden ­ Gemensamt Afrika (Race relations. Social and political state. General Africa)
[Volume] Dnr 6122 Rorke's Drift
[Volume] Dnr 6141 Rasrelationer (Race relations)
[Volume] Dnr 6145 Community development
[Volume] Dnr 6158 Besök från Sydafrika (Visits from South Africa)
[Volume] Dnr 6169 Litteratur/massmedia (Literature/mass media)
[Volume] Dnr 6182 The Christian Institute of South Africa
[Volume] Dnr 824 Radio Voice of the Gospel (RVOG)
[Volume] Dnr 6011 Namibia
[Volume] Dnr 6122 Rorke's Drift
[Volume] Dnr 6125 Lokalfrågor (Housing/room questions)
[Volume] A 880 Mänskliga rättigheter (Human Rights)

[Series] Uncatalogued records concerning the liberation struggle

Address

The Church of Sweden Mission
SE-751 70 Uppsala
Sweden

Visiting Address: Sysslomansgatan 4, Uppsala
Telephone: +46 (0)18-16 95 00
Fax: +46 (0)18-16 96 40
E-mail: skm@svenskakyrkan.se
http://www.svenskakyrkan.se/skm/
http://www.svenskakyrkan.se/skm/skmeng.htm

Extent:

Unknown.

Period:

1990-1990

Keywords:

Church of Sweden Mission CSM Svenska Kyrkans Mission SKM Namibia South Africa Zimbabwe History Anti-apartheid movements Solidarity movements Liberation organizations Anti-racism movements Religious organizations Religious missions Missionaries