AFRICAN MISSIONS, EDUCATION AND THE ROAD TO INDEPENDNCE:
The SUM in Nigeria, The Cameroons, Chad, Sudan and other African Territories
Part 4: Lantern Slides, Slides and Photographs
The visual part of the SUM archive is a fascinating record of SUM activities in Northern Nigeria, Chad, the Cameroons and Sudan and forms a very important part of the colection. Lantern Slides, used by the missionaries at home and abroad in the early days of the mission contain stunning views of the African countryside, people and their daily life. Lantern slides, often used on recruitment drives, were discontinued in later years and regular slides were then used to record important events, mission life and other activities. They provide researchers with useful evidence on different mission stations, local tribes and customs, SUM initiatives amongst the indigenous population and the growth of Native African Churches. The many photographs in the archive are organised by location.