The research archive and library of Mission 21 document extensively and in many facets over 200 years of world history. Most of the archive material comes from the Basel Mission, founded in 1815, which was primarily active in Ghana, Cameroon, South India, South China and Kalimantan (Indonesia).
Here you will find service information on the subject areas, opening hours and use of the reading room, as well as advice and usage information on digital Online archive bmarchives. The unique photo collection on the history of the Basel Mission as well as maps and plans are accessible online on the bmarchives website. The patrons' club "Friends of the Archives" supports our work.
As a specialized library for Intercultural Theology, African Studies, Missiology and Development Policy, the library of Mission 21 is open to a broad public. Its holdings - including historical ones - are listed in the online catalog Swisscovery.