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First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0517

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a list of pastors, rules of decorum, the church covenant, and baptism lists, 1838-1904. It also includes an article, “Chronicles of the First Baptist Church,” by Tom Garner, clerk. The material is typescript, but pen and pencil annotations are seen throughout.

Dates

  • 1818-1927

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical / Historical

First Baptist Church is part of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) which has has grown to over 16 million members who worship in more than 42,000 churches in the United States. Southern Baptists sponsor about 5,000 home missionaries serving the United States, Canada, Guam and the Caribbean, as well as sponsoring more than 5,000 foreign missionaries in 153 nations of the world.

The term "Southern Baptist Convention" refers to both the denomination and its annual meeting. Working through 1,200 local associations and 41 state conventions and fellowships, Southern Baptists share a common bond of basic Biblical beliefs and a commitment to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world.

The Alabama Baptist State Convention is part of the Southern Baptist Convention and First Baptist Church is part of the Tuscaloosa County Baptist Association.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 item, 100 leaves)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

List of pastors, rules of decorum, the church covenant, and baptism lists, 1838-1904. It also includes an article, "Chronicles of the First Baptist Church," by Tom Garner, clerk.

Provenance

Unknown

General

To provide faster access to our materials, this finding aid was published without formal and final review. Email us at archives@ua.edu if you find mistakes or have suggestions to make this finding aid more useful for your research.

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, records
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500