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Latin Link

Identifier: CSWC 51

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of material (mainly from 1914 onwards) relating to the mission in general and to the work in Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia. It includes: 1. Minutes and reports produced in the mission offices in London and in the fields from 1914 onwards. 2. Correspondence with missionaries in the field, with regional and national councils, with other missions operating in the same areas, and with other evangelical agencies. 3. Publications and printed material including issues of the mission's journal South America (later South America Now), newsletters produced by missionaries in the field, and leaflets and pamphlets produced for publicity or information. 4. Material in the language or dialects of the countries in which the missionaries worked which was used for language learning or evangelical purposes. 5. Material on the different missions uniting (6) lantern slides, slides, photographs and pictures. 6. Audio material including a large collection of soundslides (slides with accompanying audio cassettes used in deputation work). 7. Films showing the mission's work in various fields.

The collection contains little pre-1911 material (ie, predating the merger of EUSA and RBMU); this early material includes small amounts from the SAEM, the AEM and Help from Brazil.

Comprises minutes, correspondence, printed materials, personnel records, slides, films, photographs


  • Creation: 1896-1991

Language of Materials

English Spanish or Castilian Portuguese Quechua

Conditions Governing Access

Some material in this collection is subject to UK General Data Protection Regulations and may be closed or have restricted access.

Conditions Governing Use

If you wish to re-use Latin Link collections, contact Latin Link Britain and Ireland as they retain the copyright in their materials. Address: Latin Link Britain and Ireland, 87 London Street, Reading, RG1 4QA. Website:

Biographical / Historical

The Evangelical Union of South America (EUSA) was formed in 1911 by Regions Beyond Missionary Union (RBMU; founded 1894) and the South American Evangelical Mission (SAEM; founded 1895) in response to the Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference (RBMU passing responsibility for its South American work over to EUSA, and continuing its own work elsewhere). EUSA worked in Argentina and Peru. Two years later EUSA was joined by the Help for Brazil Mission (founded 1892). In 1932 the Peru Inland Mission (PIM) was formed; this became part of RBMU in 1948. The Andes Evangelical Mission (AEM; originally known as the Bolivian Indian Mission) was founded in 1907 by New Zealander George Allan in Bolivia to minister to the Quechua Indians. In 1982 AEM UK united with EUSA. EUSA worked in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Peru. On the 5th of June 1990 EUSA united with the Peru section of Regions Beyond Missionary Union to form Latin Link. The work done by these missions included church planting, medical and educational work, and Bible and Christian literature distribution. All of the missions that formed Latin Link were interdenominational.


120 boxes (approx)


Arrangement in progress.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Latin Link at the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World on 15th August 2002.


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Related Materials

The Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World also holds the archive of the Regions Beyond Missionary Union.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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