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Dr. Avery M. Church was an alumnus of Wake Forest College (Class of 1930), and pastor of Baptist churches in North Carolina.

His files contains biographical data, correspondence, photographs, diplomas; and information relating to his education at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., and North Carolina churches that he served as pastor including Arlington First Baptist Church, Arlington; Beaver Creek Baptist Church, Ferguson; Little Rock Baptist Church, Boomer; Mission For Christ Baptist Church, Forsyth county; Parkway Baptist Church, Winston-Salem; Waughtown Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, and Wilkesboro Baptist Church, Wilkesboro.

Biographical and Historical Note

Dr. Avery M. Church was an alumnus of Wake Forest College (Class of 1930), and pastor of Baptist churches in North Carolina.

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Collection Overview

His files contains biographical data, correspondence, photographs, diplomas; and information relating to his education at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., and North Carolina churches that he served as pastor including  Arlington First Baptist Church, Arlington;  Beaver Creek Baptist Church, Ferguson;  Little Rock Baptist Church, Boomer;  Mission For Christ Baptist Church, Forsyth county;  Parkway Baptist Church, Winston-Salem;  Waughtown Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, and  Wilkesboro Baptist Church, Wilkesboro.

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Collection Inventory

  • Biographical:
    • Biography file, (undated) / Box 1 Folder 1
    • Audiorecording. Cassette, (1979.) / Box 1 Folder 2
  • Correspondence:
    • A-W, (1940-1988) / Box 1 Folder 3
    • Family [primarily greeting cards] / Box 1 Folder 4
  • Diaries:
    • Diary, (June 8, 1965-Dec. 31, 1966) / Box 1 Folder 5
    • Diary, (1967-1982, 1986) / Box 1 Folder 6
  • Family Papers:
    • Church, Eulah Lowe, Bulletins, letter, study tour of Israel, [broken series] (1931-1971) / Box 1 Folder 7
  • Educational File:
    • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, (1944 and undated) / Box 1 Folder 8
  • Pictorial:
    • Photographs, (undated) / Box 1 Folder 9
    • Photograph album. Church groups, trips, weddings, etc., (1962-1974) / Box 1 Folder 10
  • Printed Materials:
    • Who Was Who in Religion. Certificate, (undated) / Box 1 Folder 11
  • Professional Files:
    • Baccalaureate/Commencement speeches, (1928-1955) / Box 1 Folder 12
    • Baptist churches:
      • Arlington First Yadkin county, North Carolina, ((1936), 1975) / Box 1 Folder 13
      • Beaver Creek Wilkes county, North Carolina, ((1779), 1978-1979) / Box 1 Folder 14
      • Little Rock Wilkes county, North Carolina, ((1866), 1980, 1983) / Box 1 Folder 15
      • Mission for Christ Forsyth county, North Carolina, ((1965), 1964-1971) / Box 1 Folder 16
      • Mount Zion, Elizabethtown, KY, (1988) / Box 1 Folder 17
      • Parkway Forsyth county, North Carolina, ((1965), 1966-1972) / Box 1 Folder 18
      • Waughtown Forsyth county, North Carolina, ((1878), 1940-1978) / Box 1 Folder 19
      • Wilkesboro Wilkes county, North Carolina, ((1880), 1936-1980) / Box 1 Folder 20
      • Visiting sermons, (1947-1983) / Box 1 Folder 21
  • Scrapbooks:
    • Scrapbook containing family photographs, programs, letters, and clippings, [broken series] (1934-1986) / Box 1 Folder 22
  • Notes:
    • Notes, A-S, (undated) / Box 2 Folder 23
    • Notes, T-Y, (undated) / Box 2 Folder 24
  • Diplomas [framed]:
    • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Th.M., (1939) / Box 2 Folder 25
    • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, D. Theo., (1944) / Box 2 Folder 26

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Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Church, Avery Milton, 1909-1986
Title
Avery Milton Church Papers,
ID
MS350
Date [inclusive]
1928-1988
Extent
3.0 linear feet 2 Banker's boxes
General Physical Description note
2

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2004
Access Restrictions
Collection is open. 
Copyright Notice
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question or their descendants, unless otherwise designated. Users of this collection are responsible for using the materials in conformance with U.S. copyright law. 
Acquisitions Information
Gifts from his son Avery G. Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1986. MS 0350. 
Processing Information
Processed by John Woodard. Encoded by Apex, October, 2004. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), with support provided through North Carolina ECHO
Preferred Citation
MS350, Avery Milton Church Papers, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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