Church records and registers.
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Classbook and membership lists.
Abstract Minute books for Ideal Baptist Churches in Mississippi, including Petal, Oak Grove, and two Perry County Churches.
Dates: circa 1888-2000; 2006
Abstract This collection has immense research value. In its coverage of Paul B. Johnson's terms as lieutenant governor and governor of Mississippi, it documents one of the most critical periods in the state's history -- the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The State Sovereignty Commission records, along with the Highway Patrol records paint a graphic portrait of efforts to thwart civil rights activities in the state, and to preserve the separation of the races. Additionally, it documents (through...
Dates: circa 1910-1973
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one folder containing a photocopy of the handwritten minutes of Old Union Baptist Church (Jasper County, MS). The clerks who recorded the minutes of early Baptist churches in Mississippi were usually men with excellent penmanship, who took their tasks seriously. They prided themselves in the neatness and completeness of the records that they kept. The proceedings were set down in pen and ink, although later generations were sometimes apt to jot down facts in pencil.
Form of Material Church and personal files of Dr. Brooks H. Wester, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 1967-1982; chairman of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1978-1980; president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, 1979-1980; and president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention, 1980-1981. The collection includes:Personal correspondence.Travel memorabilia.Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee files....