Archival Lecture & Workshop

Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Archives
HKSKH Ming Hua Theological College


Martha Lund Smalley served as head of Special Collections and Curator of the Day Missions Collection at the Yale University Divinity School Library from 1975 to 2015 and continues as a consultant for the Library. Co-author of the Rescuing the Memory of our Peoples archives manual, which has been translated into six languages, she has served as a consultant and has conducted archives workshops worldwide. Her published works related to mission history include American Missionary Eyewitnesses to the Nanking Massacre and Hallowed Halls, Protestant Colleges in Old China. Smalley has been active in projects such as the International Mission Photography Archive, the American Context of China’ s Christian Colleges project, and the Western Medicine in China project. She coordinates the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity, a group of scholars that was formed to facilitate discussion and exchange of information about historical aspects of the missionary movement and the development of world Christianity, with special emphasis on the sources for documentation


“Archives in a Digital Age”

13 April 2016 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall of Ming Hua Theological College (Glenealy, Central, Hong Kong)

This lecture will describe the role of digitization in libraries and archives, using the program of the Yale University Divinity Library as a case study. The lecture will discuss guidelines for metadata creation, scanning specifications, delivery of digital files, digital preservation, and treatment of “born digital” materials.


“Developing a School or Parish Archive”

16 April 2016 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Venue: Lecture Hall of Ming Hua Theological College
(Glenealy, Central, Hong Kong)

This workshop will provide an overview of issues and operations relevant to the retention of institutional records, including deciding what to keep, how to organize and describe the records, and how to preserve them for future generations. Hands-on exercises will address practical issues and prepare participants for developing an archive. The workshop is designed for HKSKH schools and parishes.



  • Lecture and Workshop will be conducted in English
  • No. of Seats : 100
  • Free admission. First come first served
  • Registration is required. Please download the registration form from the HKSKH Ming Hua Theological College Website and email the filled-out form to for processing.
  • For Enquiry: Ms. Michelle Lin (Tel. No. : 2526 5221)