Archives for maritime ministry exist in these locations:
1. Public Collections
Archive of the Lutheran Association for Maritime Mission (LAMM) – Southern Lutheran Seminary, Columbia, SC which is now the School of Theology, Lenoir-Rhyne University, 4201 North Main Street, Columbia, SC 29203. The Library had a LAMM display in the Seminary library for many years. The work of LAMM was folded into that of Seafarers’ International House in 2015.
The Archive of the Center for Migration Studies, 307 East 60th Street, New York, New York, 10022. The CMS Archive consists of more than 100 collections that document the immigrant experience in North America from the mid-19th to the 21st century. Among the papers are a large deposit of papers of the Apostleship of the Sea in North America and the personal papers of Rev. Dr. Roald Kverndal (referred to informally as the archive of IASMM).
Hull History Centre, Worship Street, Hull, UK, HU28BG – archive of The Mission to Seafarers, (documents 1837-ca. 1995, 105 linear metres), The Apostleship of the Sea (UK), (38 boxes), The International Christian Maritime Association (15 boxes). The Hull History Centre contains the archives of a number of other smaller maritime missions and maritime-related charities as well.
Seamen’s Church Institute of New York and New Jersey Archive -SCI’s archives consists of seventy boxes (approximately 90 linear feet) of correspondence, ledgers, deeds, articles, memos, financial records, and subject files that date back to the inception of the organization in 1834. Additionally, scrapbooks, lantern slides, annual reports, issues of The Lookout and thousands of photographs can be found in the digital collection here.
2. Private Collections
Archive of the Apostleship of the Sea – The Vatican – by appointment only
Archive of Sailors’ Society – Southampton, UK – by appointment only