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The archives document the work of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Caribbean region and North America. Of special interest is extensive material on Dr. Thomas Coke, assistant to Wesley. Also included is material on the Women’s Work organization and the Primitive Methodist Missionary Society.

The archives of the World Student Christian Federation Africa Regional Office include legal documents, minutes, financial records, and documentation of workshops and consultations dealing with issues such as human rights, women’s leadership, conflict transformation, HIV and AIDS, and economic justice. Contains some information on Caribbean human rights and public health issues.

Freeborn Garrettson became a Methodist minister due to the influence of Bishop Francis Asbury. He opposed slavery and freed his own slaves when he had begun his ministry. He was instrumental, along with Asbury, in organizing the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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