iconography and language any more. This might create new problems as secular
historians may ask new and original questions about the history of Christian
Both groups, Christian and secular scholars do need sources, however. They need
archives and visual material such as photographs, films and also interviews.
The research guide for Dutch missionary archives 1800-1960, a publication of
the Huygens Institute of Netherlands History will list sources to researchers and
supply them with a lot of useful information.
COLONIAL LEGACY IN SOUTH EAST ASIA -
THE DUTCH ARCHIVES
Religious men and women played an important role in the Catholic mission by teaching
children and adults in schools.
Sisters Ursulines on Flores (Indonesia), c. 1967.
Archive Sisters Ursulines in the Netherlands
Heritage Centre for the Religious Life in the Netherlands, St. Agatha