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The Alliance of Baptists, an organization of progressive Baptists, was founded in 1987. Known as the Southern Baptist Alliance until 1992, the group was dedicated to preserving Baptist freedoms, traditions, principles, mission, and ministry, especially those they felt were threatened by actions of the Southern Baptist Convention.In reaction to the fundamentalist movement in the SBC, the Alliance of Baptists promoted open inquiry, ecumenism, theological education, and social and economic justice. In contrast to most of the Southern Baptist Convention and much of the wider Baptist movement, the Alliance has emphasized women's ministry and encouraged women to seek ordination and senior pastorates. The Alliance of Baptists Records include correspondence and writings as well as printed and financial materials. Some of the writings document both the activities of committees and officers of the Alliance and reactions of concerned parties to Alliance stances. Printed and financial materials also record some administrative aspects of the organization, including personnel and membership recruitment. In addition, audiocassettes and videotapes document the Alliance's annual convocations and related conventions.

Biographical and Historical Note

The Southern Baptist Alliance was organized in December, 1986, by a group of ordained and lay individuals frustrated with the fundamentalist leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Founding members of the Alliance originally intended for the organization to be a fellowship of moderate and liberal baptists within the SBC. Its goal was to support churches and individuals hurt or threatened by decisions of SBC leadership, while offering support to ideas and projects that would otherwise receive none. Alliance members differed with SBC leadership at the time in espousing local church autonomy, the ordaining of both male and female ministers, and cooperation with other Christian organizations and denominations, while denouncing "landmarkism," inerrancy, and discrimination, especially bias based on sexual orientation. In 1991, the Southern Baptist Alliance formally distanced itself from the SBC, and in 1992, changed its name to the Alliance of Baptists.

The Southern Baptist Alliance (SBA) publically announced its formation on February 12, 1987, and three months later William Henry Crouch was elected president, with Frank Gilreath also performing a variety of administrative duties. Alan Neely served as provisional executive director until Stan Hastey assumed the role permanently in 1989, joined by assitant Jeannette Holt. Later presidents of the Alliance include John Thomason (1988), Anne Thomas Neil (1988-1990), Richard Groves (1990-1992), Ann Quattlebaum (1992-1994), Nancy Hastings Sehested (1996-1998), C. Welton Gaddy (1998-2000), Paula Clayton Dempsey (2000-2002), Craig Henry (2003-2004), Cherie Smith (2004-2006), and Jim Hopkins (2006-2007).

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Collection Overview

The Alliance of Baptists Records document some of the organization's activities from its inception in 1987 through its 2001 Convocation. The majority of the collection relates to the work of committees, documented through correspondence, meeting agendas, financial information, and proposal drafts. These committees addressed issues ranging from Alliance personnel, finances, Covenant, and missions appropriations to homosexuality, supporting ordained women, gender-inclusive hymn language, universal healthcare, new Sunday school curricula, and ecumenical affiliations. The records also contain writings and correspondence related to these issues sent to the Alliance, and are organized either by correspondent or subject.

The Alliance of Baptists Records also contains audiotapes recorded at Alliance Convocations of 1987, 1990, 1994-1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2008. Convocations generally included a  "State of the Alliance" address, Annual Business Meeting, and presentations on relevant topics, in addition to worship services and devotionals. Also included are recordings made at a conference entitled  "Baptist Journey" and at the Tenth Anniversary of the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond in 1999; the collection also contains 3 videotapes of conferences mentioned above.

The records are arranged in twelve series:

1. Administrative Files 2. Chapters 3. Board and Executive Board Agendas and Minutes 4. Committees 5. Constituion 6. Convocation 7. Correspondence 8. Meetings and Forums 9. Printed Materials 10. Subject Files 11. Task Forces/Work Groups 12. Audiovisual Materials

The contents of each series are arranged alphabetically with the exceptions of Series 3 (Board and Executive Board Agendas and Minutes) and Series 6 (Convocation), which are arranged chronologically. Series 12 (Audiovisual Materials) is also arranged chronologically (by conference), and then follows the original numbering system provided by the donor.

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Collection Inventory

  • History of the Alliance by Alan Neely (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 1
  • Administrative Files (1997-2004)
    • Financial Statements/Audit (1997-1999) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Financial Statements/Audit (2001-2002) / Box 1 Folder 3
    • Strategic Plan (2004-2009; 2003-2006) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Strategic Planning (2003-2004) / Box 1 Folder 5
  • Chapters (1897-2005)
    • Alabama Chapter- SBA (1988-1994) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Florida Chapter- SBA (1988-1991) / Box 1 Folder 7
    • Georgia Chapter- SBA (1989-2001) / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Kentucky Chapter- SBA (1987-1994) / Box 1 Folder 9
    • Lousiana Chapter- SBA (1989-1993) / Box 1 Folder 10
    • Mississippi Chapter- SBA (1989-1991) / Box 1 Folder 11
    • Missouri Chapter- SBA (1989-1992) / Box 1 Folder 12
    • North Carolina Chapter- SBA (1987-2005) / Box 1 Folder 13
    • North Carolina Chapter- SBA, Programs (1991-2003) / Box 2 Folder 1
    • North Carolina Chapter- SBA, Photographs / Box 2 Folder 2
    • Northeast Chapter- SBA (1988-2005) / Box 2 Folder 3
    • Northeast Chapter- SBA, Programs and Newsletters (1988-1992) / Box 2 Folder 4
    • South Carolina Chapter- SBA (1988-1996) / Box 2 Folder 5
    • Southeastern Seminary- SBA (1987-1994) / Box 2 Folder 6
    • Texas Chapter- SBA (1990-2002) / Box 2 Folder 7
    • Virginia Chapter- SBA (1992-2004) / Box 2 Folder 8
    • Virginia Chapter- SBA, Programs and Photographs (1989-1992) / Box 2 Folder 9
  • Board and Executive Board Agendas and Minutes (1986-2007)
    • First SBA Meeting, List of Members/Background (1/11-12, 1988; 1986-1987) / Box 2 Folder 10
    • Alliance Meeting (2/2-3, 1987) / Box 2 Folder 11
    • Board Meeting (3/23/1987) / Box 2 Folder 12
    • Board Meeting (6/14/1987) / Box 2 Folder 13
    • Board Meeting (9/14-15, 1987) / Box 2 Folder 14
    • Board Meeting (9/14-15, 1987) / Box 3 Folder 1
    • Executive Committee Meeting (11/19-20, 1987) / Box 3 Folder 2
    • Board Meeting (11/28-29, 1987) / Box 3 Folder 3
    • Second SBA Board of Directors Meeting (1/11-12, 1988) / Box 3 Folder 4
    • Board Meeting (6/13, 1988) / Box 3 Folder 5
    • Dialogue Meeting (1988) / Box 3 Folder 6
    • Board Meeting (11/28-29, 1988) / Box 3 Folder 7
    • Board Meetings (1988) / Box 3 Folder 8
    • Executive Committee (2/10-11, 1989) / Box 3 Folder 9
    • Executive Committee (2/28, 1989) / Box 3 Folder 10
    • Board Meeting (3/1, 1989) / Box 3 Folder 11
    • Board Meetings (1989) / Box 3 Folder 12
    • Executive Committee (7/28-29, 1989) / Box 3 Folder 13
    • Board Minutes (1987-1989) / Box 3 Folder 14
    • Board Meeting (3/8-9,1990) / Box 3 Folder 15
    • Board Meeting (3/8-9, 1990) / Box 3 Folder 16
    • Board Meeting (9/27-29, 1990) / Box 3 Folder 17
    • Board Meeting (3/13-14, 1991) / Box 3 Folder 18
    • Executive Committee (7/19-20, 1991) / Box 4 Folder 1
    • Directors Meeting (9/19-21, 1991) / Box 4 Folder 2
    • Directors Meeting (3/4-5, 1992) / Box 4 Folder 3
    • Directors Meeting (9/24-26, 1992) / Box 4 Folder 4
    • Directors Meeting (2/24-25, 1993) / Box 4 Folder 5
    • Board Meeting (9/30-10/2, 1993) / Box 4 Folder 6
    • Board Meeting (3/2-3, 1994) / Box 4 Folder 7
    • Board Meeting (9/22-24, 1994) / Box 4 Folder 8
    • Board Minutes (1990-1994) / Box 4 Folder 9
    • Executive Committee Retreat (1995) / Box 4 Folder 10
    • Board Meeting (3/2-3, 1995) / Box 4 Folder 11
    • Board Meeting (8/7-8, 1995) / Box 4 Folder 12
    • Board Meeting (3/13-14, 1996) / Box 5 Folder 1
    • Board Meeting (9/19-21, 1996) / Box 5 Folder 2
    • Board Meeting (3/13-14, 1997) / Box 5 Folder 3
    • Board Meeting (9/18-20, 1997) / Box 5 Folder 4
    • Board Meeting (9/17-19, 1998) / Box 5 Folder 5
    • Board Minutes (1995-1998) / Box 5 Folder 6
    • Board Meeting (3/10-12, 1999) / Box 5 Folder 7
    • Board Meeting (9/16-18, 1999) / Box 5 Folder 8
    • Board Minutes/Reports (1999-2000) / Box 5 Folder 9
    • Board Meeting (9/20-22, 2000) / Box 5 Folder 10
    • Board Minutes (1999-2000) / Box 5 Folder 11
    • Board Meeting (1/10-12, 2001) / Box 5 Folder 12
    • Board Meeting (4/19-22, 2001) / Box 5 Folder 13
    • Board Meeting (4/4-5, 2002) / Box 5 Folder 14
    • Board Meeting (4/23-24, 2003) / Box 5 Folder 15
    • Board Meeting (9/18-20, 2003) / Box 6 Folder 1
    • Board Meeting (4/15-16, 2004) / Box 6 Folder 2
    • Board Meeting (9/15-18, 2004) / Box 6 Folder 3
    • Board Minutes (2005) / Box 6 Folder 4
    • Board Meetings (2005-2006) / Box 6 Folder 5
    • Board Meeting (3/30-4/1, 2005) / Box 6 Folder 6
    • Board Meeting (9/15-17, 2005) / Box 6 Folder 7
    • Board Meeting (4/20-21, 2006) / Box 6 Folder 8
    • Board Meeting (4/12-13, 2007) / Box 6 Folder 9
  • Committees (1987-2000)
    • Audits/Budgets (1989-1994) / Box 6 Folder 10
    • Baptist Join Committee on Public Affairs (1987) / Box 6 Folder 11
    • Church-Ministry Relation (Placement) Committee (1989-1994) / Box 6 Folder 12
    • Committee Reports (1988) / Box 6 Folder 13
    • Denominational Relations (1991) / Box 7 Folder 1
    • Executive Committee (1987) / Box 7 Folder 2
    • Executive Committee (1987; 1989) / Box 7 Folder 3
    • Executive Committee Meeting (2/28/1989) / Box 7 Folder 4
    • Executive Committee (1990) / Box 7 Folder 5
    • Finance Committee Correspondence (1987-1991) / Box 7 Folder 6
    • Homosexuality Committee, Retreat (1999) / Box 7 Folder 7
    • Israel Tour (1998-2000) / Box 7 Folder 8
    • Membership (1989-1992) / Box 7 Folder 9
    • Missions Committee (1994-1997) / Box 7 Folder 10
    • Nominating Committee (1991; 1996) / Box 7 Folder 11
    • Personnel (1990-1995) / Box 7 Folder 12
    • Public Affairs Committee (1991-1995) / Box 7 Folder 13
    • Public Affairs Committee (Healthcare) (1990-1992) / Box 7 Folder 14
    • Public Affairs Committee, Interfaith Impact for Justice and Peace (1991-1993) / Box 7 Folder 15
    • Publications and Curriculum Committee (1988-1989) / Box 7 Folder 16
    • Publications and Curriculum Committee (1990) / Box 7 Folder 17
    • Publications and Curriculum Committee (1991-1992) / Box 7 Folder 18
    • Rapid Response Network (1992) / Box 8 Folder 1
    • Steering Committee Meeting (1/11-12, 1987) / Box 8 Folder 2
    • Women in the Church Committee (1987-1989) / Box 8 Folder 3
    • Women in the Church Committee (1990-1994) / Box 8 Folder 4
    • Women in the Church Correspondence, On Issue (1987; 1992) / Box 8 Folder 5
    • Worship Committee (1991-1994) / Box 8 Folder 6
    • Writings (Cooperative Program), Richard Groves (1988) / Box 8 Folder 7
    • Writings, Stephen Boyd (1991-1994) / Box 8 Folder 8
    • Writings (Young Baptists), Dennis Atwood (1994) / Box 8 Folder 9
    • Visioning Committee Retreat (1996-1997) / Box 8 Folder 10
  • Constitution
    • Constitution/By-laws (1987-1993) / Box 8 Folder 11
    • Consitution/By-laws (1993-1998) / Box 8 Folder 12
    • Constitution and By-laws, Alliance at Gardener- Webb (n.d.) / Box 8 Folder 13
    • Constitution, Undated / Box 8 Folder 14
    • Principles, Constitution and By-laws (1987) / Box 8 Folder 15
  • Convocation (1987-2008)
    • Southern Baptist Alliance Convocation (1987) / Box 8 Folder 16
    • Convocation (5/15/1987) / Box 8 Folder 17
    • Convocation Photographs (1987) / Box 9 Folder 1
    • Convocation (1988) / Box 9 Folder 2
    • Convocation, Clippings (1988; 1987-1988) / Box 9 Folder 3
    • Convocation, Correspondence (1988; 1986-1988) / Box 9 Folder 4
    • Convocation, Small Group Discussion, Goals for Convocations (1988) / Box 9 Folder 5
    • Southern Baptist Alliance Convocation (1988) / Box 9 Folder 6
    • Convocation (1989) / Box 9 Folder 7
    • Southern Baptist Alliance Convocation (1989) / Box 9 Folder 8
    • Southern Baptist Alliance Convocation (1989) / Box 9 Folder 9
    • Southern Baptist Alliance Convocation (1990) / Box 9 Folder 10
    • Southern Baptist Alliance Convocation (1990) / Box 9 Folder 11
    • Southern Baptist Alliance Convocation (1991) / Box 10 Folder 1
    • Southern Baptist Alliance Convocation Evaluations (1991) / Box 10 Folder 2
    • Convocation (1992) / Box 10 Folder 3
    • Convocation, Correspondence and Addresses (1992) / Box 10 Folder 4
    • Convocation, Correspondence and Workshops (1992) / Box 10 Folder 5
    • Convocation, Correspondence, Clippings, Publicity, Speakers (1993) / Box 10 Folder 6
    • Convocation Photographs (1993) / Box 10 Folder 7
    • Convocation Planning (1993) / Box 10 Folder 8
    • Convocation Program (1993) / Box 10 Folder 9
    • Convocation (1994) / Box 11 Folder 1
    • Convocation Photographs (1994) / Box 11 Folder 2
    • Convocation Planning (1994) / Box 11 Folder 3
    • Convocation Publicity (1994) / Box 11 Folder 4
    • Together... for Freedom's Sake, Jointly Sponsored Convocation: Alliance and Roger Williams Fellowship (1994; 1993-1994) / Box 11 Folder 5
    • Convocation (1995) / Box 11 Folder 6
    • Convocation (1995) / Box 11 Folder 7
    • Convocation (1995) / Box 11 Folder 8
    • Convocation Photographs (1995) / Box 11 Folder 9
    • Convocation Photographs (1995) / Box 11 Folder 10
    • Convocation Photographs (1995) / Box 12 Folder 1
    • Convocation Evaluations (1996) / Box 12 Folder 2
    • Convocation Photographs, Negatives (1996) / Box 12 Folder 3
    • Convocation Program (1996) / Box 12 Folder 4
    • Convocation Schedule (1996) / Box 12 Folder 5
    • Convocation Speakers (1996) / Box 12 Folder 6
    • Convocation 10th Anniversary (1997) / Box 12 Folder 7
    • Convocation Correspondence (1997) / Box 12 Folder 8
    • Convocation Photographs (1997) / Box 12 Folder 9
    • Convocation Photographs (1997) / Box 12 Folder 10
    • Convocation Programs (1997) / Box 12 Folder 11
    • Convocation Publicity (1997) / Box 12 Folder 12
    • Convocation Speakers (1997) / Box 12 Folder 13
    • Convocation (1998) / Box 13 Folder 1
    • Convocation (1998) / Box 13 Folder 2
    • Convocation Evaluations (1998) / Box 13 Folder 3
    • Convocation (1999) / Box 13 Folder 4
    • Convocation Photographs (1999) / Box 13 Folder 5
    • Convocation Speeches (1999) / Box 13 Folder 6
    • Convocation Workshops, Youth Convocation (1999) / Box 13 Folder 7
    • Convocation Evaluations (2000) / Box 13 Folder 8
    • Convocation Photographs (2000) / Box 13 Folder 9
    • Convocation Programs (2000) / Box 13 Folder 10
    • Convocation Talks (2000) / Box 14 Folder 1
    • Photographs (2000) / Box 14 Folder 2
    • Convocation (2001) / Box 14 Folder 3
    • Convocation (2001) / Box 14 Folder 4
    • Convocation Photographs (2001) / Box 14 Folder 5
    • Convocation (2002) / Box 14 Folder 6
    • Convocation Correspondence and Statements (2002) / Box 14 Folder 7
    • Convocation Evaluations (2002) / Box 14 Folder 8
    • Convocation Photographs (2002) / Box 14 Folder 9
    • Convocation Program / Box 14 Folder 10
    • Convocation Speeches (2002) / Box 14 Folder 11
    • Convocation (2003) / Box 15 Folder 1
    • Convocation Evaluations (2003) / Box 15 Folder 2
    • Convocation Photographs (2003) / Box 15 Folder 3
    • Convocation Photographs (2003) / Box 15 Folder 4
    • Convocation Planning (2003) / Box 15 Folder 5
    • Convocation Program (2003) / Box 15 Folder 6
    • Convocation (2004) / Box 15 Folder 7
    • Convocation Photographs (2004) / Box 15 Folder 8
    • Convocation Program (2004) / Box 15 Folder 9
    • Convocation (2005) / Box 15 Folder 10
    • Convocation (2005) / Box 15 Folder 11
    • Convocation Correspondence: First Baptist Church (2005) / Box 15 Folder 12
    • Convocation Evaluations (2005) / Box 16 Folder 1
    • Convocation Program (2005) / Box 16 Folder 2
    • Convocation Speeches (2005) / Box 15 Folder 3
    • Convocation (2006) / Box 16 Folder 4
    • Convocation (2007) / Box 16 Folder 5
    • Convocation Programs (2007) / Box 16 Folder 6
    • Convocation (2008) / Box 16 Folder 7
  • Correspondence (1987-2006)
    • Correspondence (A) (1992) / Box 16 Folder 8
    • ABC Task Force (1990-1996) / Box 16 Folder 9
    • Acting Executive Director Alan Neely: Correspondence, Notes, Writings (1987-1988) / Box 16 Folder 10
    • Alliance Founding (1987) / Box 17 Folder 1
    • American Baptist Churches (1988-1992) / Box 17 Folder 2
    • Atlantic Baptist Fellowship (1987-1997) / Box 17 Folder 3
    • Correspondence (B) (1989-2002) / Box 17 Folder 4
    • Baptist Joint Committee (1992-1993) / Box 17 Folder 5
    • Baptist Studies- Wesley Seminary (1988-2004) / Box 17 Folder 6
    • Baptist World Alliance (1989-1994) / Box 17 Folder 7
    • Baylor University (1991) / Box 17 Folder 8
    • Board Meeting, Board Correspondence (1989) / Box 17 Folder 9
    • Board Meetings/Early Alliance Issues (1987-1988) / Box 17 Folder 10
    • Correspondence (C) (1989-2004) / Box 17 Folder 11
    • Candler School of Theology (1991-1995) / Box 17 Folder 12
    • Connecticut- American Baptist Churches (1995-1996) / Box 17 Folder 13
    • Contributions (1989-1991) / Box 17 Folder 14
    • Correspondence (1987-1990; 1996-1997; n.d.) / Box 18 Folder 1
    • Correspondence (1989-1993) / Box 18 Folder 2
    • Crossroads (2004) / Box 18 Folder 3
    • Correspondence (D) (1989-1995; 2001) / Box 18 Folder 4
    • Denominational Relations Committees in Local Churches (1989) / Box 18 Folder 5
    • Duke Divinity School (1991-1994) / Box 18 Folder 6
    • Correspondence (E) (1989-1994) / Box 18 Folder 7
    • Editorial Responses (1988-1989) / Box 18 Folder 8
    • Executive Committee (2001-2002) / Box 18 Folder 9
    • Executive Committee (2003-2004) / Box 18 Folder 10
    • Correspondence (F) (1991-1997) / Box 18 Folder 11
    • First Baptist Church in America (1994) / Box 18 Folder 12
    • Correspondence (G) (1990-2003) / Box 18 Folder 13
    • Groves, Richard (1991) / Box 18 Folder 14
    • Correspondence (H) (1989-1999) / Box 18 Folder 15
    • Hastey Column Responses (1992-1993) / Box 18 Folder 16
    • Honesty/Texas (1995) / Box 19 Folder 1
    • Correspondence (I) (1989-1997) / Box 19 Folder 2
    • Interfaith Alliance (1995-2000) / Box 19 Folder 3
    • Correspondence (J) (1989-1997) / Box 19 Folder 4
    • Correspondence (K) (1990-2002) / Box 19 Folder 5
    • Correspondence (L) (1989-2003) / Box 19 Folder 5
    • Correspondence (M) (1989-2003) / Box 19 Folder 6
    • Mann Foundation (1997-2006) / Box 19 Folder 7
    • Members (1987-1988) / Box 19 Folder 8
    • Mexico-Baptist Theological Seminary (1997) / Box 19 Folder 8 / Box 19 Folder 9
    • Mobilizing for Baptist Principles (1994-1996) / Box 19 Folder 10
    • Correspondence (N) (1989-1998) / Box 19 Folder 11
    • Newssheet (1989-1990) / Box 19 Folder 12
    • Correspondence (O) (1991-1996) / Box 19 Folder 13
    • Correspondence (P) (1989-1999) / Box 19 Folder 14
    • Progressive National Baptist Convention (1991-1995) / Box 20 Folder 1
    • Progressive National Baptist Dialogue (1991-1992) / Box 20 Folder 2
    • Correspondence (Q) (1992) / Box 20 Folder 3
    • Correspondence (R) (1989-2004) / Box 20 Folder 4
    • Correspondence (S) (1989-2003) / Box 20 Folder 5
    • Correspondence (T) (1991-1997) / Box 20 Folder 6
    • Task Force on SBA and Chapters (1989-1991) / Box 20 Folder 7
    • Theological Education (1987) / Box 20 Folder 8
    • Correspondence (U) (1990; 1994) / Box 20 Folder 9
    • Correspondence (V) (1989-2006) / Box 20 Folder 10
    • Wake Forest University Divinity School (1989-1991) / Box 20 Folder 11
    • Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (Association) (1996, 2004) / Box 20 Folder 12
    • William Henry Crouch (1987-1988) / Box 20 Folder 13
    • Correspondence (W, X, Y, Z) (1989-2003) / Box 20 Folder 14
  • Meetings and Forums (1986-2003)
    • Alan Neely Memorial (2003) / Box 21 Folder 1
    • Called to Responsible Freedom, Conference in Baptist Distinctives (1996) / Box 21 Folder 2
    • Division, Diversity, Dialogue: A Baptist Journey- Colloquium (1995) / Box 21 Folder 3
    • Interview with W. Henry Crouch (ca. 1987) / Box 21 Folder 4
    • Meeting of Concerned Southern Baptists (9/23/1986) / Box 21 Folder 5
    • Middle East Forum (2002) / Box 21 Folder 6
    • Open Forum on Homosexuality and the Church (1992) / Box 21 Folder 7
    • SBA Fellowship Meeting (11/15/1988) / Box 21 Folder 8
  • Printed Materials and Clippings (1987-2001)
    • Clippings (1987) / Box 21 Folder 9
    • Printed Materials (ca. 1988-2001) / Box 21 Folder 10
    • Posters
      • Frontiers of Hope, 1996 Mission Offering / Box 21 Folder 10
      • On Thy People Pour Thy Power, 1994-1995 Global Mission Offering / Box 21 Folder 10
  • Subject Files (1987-2004)
    • Alliance Statements on Jewish Relations- Correspondence, Thesis (1995-1996; 1993) / Box 21 Folder 11
    • Dialogue with United Church of Christ (1998-2004) / Box 21 Folder 12
    • Jewish-Christian Relations (SBC Resolutions to Convert Jews) (1996) / Box 21 Folder 13
    • Peace and Justice Committee (2005, n.d.) / Box 21 Folder 14
    • Political Prisoners- Puerto Rico (1996) / Box 21 Folder 15
    • Proposed Models for Cooperative Giving (Second Draft Brochure) (1/25/1989) / Box 22 Folder 1
    • Public Relations (1987) / Box 22 Folder 2
    • Reflections on the Alliance (1987) / Box 22 Folder 3
    • United Church of Christ Discussions (1997) / Box 22 Folder 4
    • United Church of Christ Synod (1997) / Box 22 Folder 5
  • Task Forces/Work Groups
    • Baptists Relations Task Force (1988-1995) / Box 22 Folder 6
    • Bibliography and Resources: Gender, Ecology, and Spirituality (1991-2001) / Box 22 Folder 7
    • B.J. Herring Resource Project (2005-2006) / Box 22 Folder 8
    • "Care for the Earth" Work Group on Ecology (1999) / Box 22 Folder 9
    • Ecumenical Relations (1998) / Box 22 Folder 13 / Box 22 Folder 10
    • Gender Equality Task Force (2000) / Box 22 Folder 14 / Box 22 Folder 11
    • Human Sexuality Task Force (1993-1995) / Box 22 Folder 12
    • Interfaith Committee (1998, n.d.) / Box 22 Folder 13
    • Interns/Education (1996-1999) / Box 22 Folder 14
    • Israel Seminar (2000) / Box 22 Folder 15
    • Literature Task Force (1987) / Box 22 Folder 16
    • Progressive National Baptist Convention: Special Project in Racism (1996) / Box 22 Folder 17
    • Seminary Task Force (1989) / Box 22 Folder 18
    • Statement on the Death Penalty (2000) / Box 23 Folder 1
    • Statement on Jewish-Christian Relations (1995; 2000-2002) / Box 23 Folder 2
    • Statement on Muslim-Christian Relations/Peace Primer (n.d., 2002) / Box 23 Folder 3
    • Strategic Plan (2004-2006, 2003) / Box 23 Folder 4
    • Task Force in Cuba (1995-1996) / Box 23 Folder 5
    • Task Force on Human Sexuality (1992-1996) / Box 23 Folder 6
    • Task Force on Human Sexuality (1992-2003) / Box 23 Folder 7
    • Task Force Report on Human Sexuality (2001) / Box 23 Folder 8
    • Task Force- Placement (1987-1988) / Box 23 Folder 9
    • Task Group on Ecology/Faith (1999-2000) / Box 23 Folder 10
  • Audiovisual Materials
    • 1987 Convocation (Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, May 14-15)
      • "Call to Repententance and Evangelization," Anne Neil / Box 24
      • "A Drama on our Baptist Heritage," C. Michael Hawn, dir. / Box 24
      • "Freedom of the Individual," Cecil Sherman / Box 24
      • "Freedom of the Local Church," Richard Groves / Box 24
      • Overview of the SBA Covenant / Box 24
      • "Principle of a Free Church in a Free State," Norman Cavender / Box 24
      • "Servant Role of Leadership," Bill Turner / Box 24
      • "Theological Education," Walter Shurden / Box 24
      • Worship, Susan Lockwood Wright and Paul Duke / Box 24
      • Worship and Communion, Bill Leonard and Nancy Hastings Sehested / Box 24
    • 1990 Convocation (Third Baptist Church, St. Louis, MO, March 9-11)
      • Friday evening service (address by John Sundquist, Chair of ABC Task Force) (3/9/90) / Box 24
      • Friday evening service (sermon by John Hewett, Pastor of FBC Asheville, NC) (3/9/90) / Box 24
      • Annual Business Meeting (3/10/90) / Box 24
      • Saturday evening sessions (3/10/90) / Box 24
    • 1994 Convocation (First Baptist Church, Greenville, SC, March 3-5)
      • Covenant Address, Ralph Elliot (3/4/1994) / Box 24
      • Presidential Report, Ann Quattlebaum (3/4/1994) / Box 24
      • "State of the Alliance" address, Stan Hastey (3/4/1994) / Box 24
      • Sermon, Linda Weaver-Williams (3/3/1994) / Box 24
      • Sermon, Cindy Weber (3/5/1994) / Box 24
    • 1995 Convocation (Vienna Baptist Church, Vienna, VA, March 3-5)
      • Annual Business Meeting / Box 24
      • Addresses, Stan Hastey and John Roberts / Box 24
      • Worship service - festival of hymnody / Box 24
      • Worship service - Paul Duke and the VBC choir / Box 24
      • Worship service - Northminster Baptist Church / Box 24
    • Baptist Journey: Division, Diversity, and Dialogue (Providence, RI, Oct. 27-29, 1995)
      • Tape 1: J. Stanley Lemons/Thomas R. McKibbens (10/27/95) / Box 24
      • Tape 2: Edwin S. Gaustad (10/28/95) / Box 24
      • Tape 3: William H. Brackney (10/28/95) / Box 24
      • Tape 4: Kate Penfield (10/28/95) / Box 24
      • Tape 5: Bill J. Leonard (10/28/95) / Box 24
      • Tape 6: Jeannette Holt and Stan Hastey (10/29/95) / Box 24
      • Tape 7: Worship service, Wallace Charles and Elaine Smith (10/29/95) / Box 24
    • 1996 Convocation (Meyers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC, March 14-16)
      • Thursday evening worship service (3/14/1996) / Box 24
      • Forums: Glenn Hinson, Thompson, Mary Causby, Jim Wallace (3/15/95) / Box 24
      • Annual Business Meeting (3/15/95) / Box 24
      • Friday evening worship service (3/15/95) / Box 24
      • Saturday morning worship service / Box 24
    • 1998 Convocation (Calvary Baptist Church, Washington DC, March 13-14)
      • Tape 1: Thursday evening worship service, sermon by Yvonne Delk / Box 25
      • Tape 2: Thursday evening worship service / Box 25
      • Tapes 3-4: Friday evening - Covenant Address, Ken Sehested / Box 25
      • Tape 5: Friday evening service, Nancy Ammerman / Box 25
      • Tape 6: Friday evening service/ "State of the Alliance" address, Stan Hastey/ Welton Gaddy address / Box 25
      • Tape 7: "State of the Alliance" address, Stan Hastey / Box 25
      • Tape 8: Annual Business Meeting / Box 25
      • Tape 9: Annual Meeting with President's Address / Box 25
      • Tape 10: Closing service, James and Liz Lamkin / Box 25
    • Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Tenth Anniversary Celebration (March 13-14, 1999)
      • Thomas Graves, Stan Hastey, and Mary M. Strauss / Box 25
      • "Take Back the Bible," Phyllis Tribble / Box 25
      • Take Back the Bible, Phyllis Tribble (Video Tape) (3/14/99) / Box 25
    • 2001 Convocation (April 20-22)
      • Tape 1: Session 1 / Box 25
      • Tape 2: Session 2 - "State of the Alliance " address / Box 25
      • Tapes 3-4: Session 3 / Box 25
      • Tape 5: Evening worship service / Box 25
      • Tape 6: Bible study / Box 25
      • Tape 7: Morning worship service and communion / Box 25
    • 2003 Convocation (April 24-26, 2003)
      • Alliance of Baptists: Annual Convocation, Keynote Address by Jay McDaniel (Thursday, April 24, 2003) / Box 26
      • Alliance of Baptists: Annual Convocation - The Wisdom of Old Turtle: A Musical with Choir & Orchestra (Friday, April 25, 2003) / Box 26
      • Alliance of Baptists: Annual Convocation - State of the Alliance Address, Stan Hastey (Friday, April 25, 2003) / Box 26
      • Alliance of Baptists: Annual Convocation - Annual Meeting Plenary Session - Greetings (Friday, April 25, 2003) / Box 26
      • Alliance of Baptists: Annual Convocation - Plenary Session, Annual Meeting (Friday, April 25, 2003) / Box 26
      • Alliance of Baptists: Annual Convocation - Plenary Session - Business, Annual Meeting (Friday, April 25, 2003) / Box 26
      • Alliance of Baptists: Annual Convocation- Covenant Address- Elizabeth Barnes (Pt. I) (Saturday, April 26, 2003) / Box 26
      • Alliance of Baptists: Annual Convocation - Dr. Elizabeth Barnes (Pt II) -Worship (Saturday, April 26, 2003) / Box 26
    • 2005 Convocation
      • State of Alilance Address: Stan Hastey (2005) / Box 26
      • Adult Study Hour: Jeff Rogers (2005) / Box 26
      • Worship: C.H. Chiromo (2005) / Box 26
      • Worship: April Baker (2005) / Box 26
      • Annual Meeting 1: Cherie Smith and Chris Copeland (2005) / Box 26
      • Annual Meeting 2: Cherie Smith and Chris Copeland (2005) / Box 26
    • 2007 Convocation (4/13-4/15, 2007)
      • Friday Evening (4/13/07, 7 PM) / Box 26
      • Saturday AM (4/14/07, 9 AM) / Box 26
      • "Stoney the Road We Trod," Haggray et al (4/14/07 2:30-4 PM) / Box 26
      • Saturday Evening (4/14/07) / Box 26
      • Sunday AM Worship (4/15/07) / Box 26
    • 2008 Convocation (3/28-29, 2008)
      • Friday (3/28/08) / Box 26
      • Saturday AM (3/29/08) / Box 26
      • Saturday PM (3/29/08) / Box 26
      • 3/28/08 / Box 26
      • AM #1 (3/29/08) / Box 26
      • AM #2 / Box 26
      • PM / Box 26
    • Videotapes, Misc.
      • Being Baptist Means Freedom (Alliance promotional video) / Box 25
    • Audio
      • Alliance of Baptist Annual Meeting (2/26/93) / Box 28
      • Lifting Our Lights Together: Alliance of Baptists 18th Annual Convocation, Charles Kimball (April 17, 2004) / Box 28
      • Alliance of Baptist: Worship, Charles G. Adams (27 Feb 93) / Box 28
      • Lifting Our Light Together: Alliance of Baptists 18th Annual Convocation, Karen Thomas Smith (April 18, 2004 ) / Box 28
      • Jeremiah Wright (April 16, 2004) / Box 28
      • Lifting Our Lights Together: Alliance of Baptist 18th Annual Convocation, Jeremiah Wright (April 16, 2004) / Box 28
      • Lifting Our Lights Together: Alliance of Baptists 18th Annual Convocation, Stan Hastey (April 17, 2004 ) / Box 28
      • The Alliance of Baptists 9th Annual Convocation: "For the Living of These Days" Vienna Baptist Church, Worship-Festival of Hymnody (Friday, March 3, 1995 ) / Box 28
      • TAOB 9th Annual Convocation: "For the Living of These Days" Vienna Baptist Church, Annual Business Meeting (Saturday, March 4, 1995) / Box 28
      • TAOB 9th Annual Convocation, Stan Hastey and John Roberts (Saturday, March 4, 1995) / Box 28
      • Lifting Our Lights Together: Alliance of Baptists 18th Annual Convocation, James Fowler (April 18, 2004 ) / Box 28
      • Alliance of Baptist Convocation: Annual Meeting (March 13, 1998 ) / Box 28
      • Alliance of Baptist Convocation: Evening Worship Service (March 13, 1998) / Box 28
      • Alliance of Baptist Convcation: 10:45 am (March 13, 1998) / Box 28
      • Alliance of Baptist Convocation: Sermon-Postlude / Box 28
      • Alliance of Baptist Convocation: Evening Worship Service (March 13, 1998) / Box 28
      • Alliance of Baptist Convocation: Evening Worship Service (March 13, 1998) / Box 28
      • Is The Right to Vote Secure? 209 / Box 28
      • Stan Hastey (April 17, 2004) / Box 28
      • Alliance (Saturday Night 4/22/2006) / Box 28
      • Alliance of Baptist (April 23, 2006) / Box 28
      • A Vision of Redemptive Intimacy, Willie Jennings / Box 28
      • White Priviledge and the Work of Racial Reconciliation / Box 28
      • Charles Kimball (April 17, 2004) / Box 28
      • Karen Thomas Smith (April 8, 2004) / Box 28
      • Plenary Business C / Box 28
      • Plenary Business A (April 17, 2004) / Box 28
      • James Fowler (April 18, 2004) / Box 28
      • Alliance of Baptists, Stan Hastey's State of the Alliance Address (April 17, 2004 ) / Box 28
      • Worship: 8th Annual Convocation - Alliance of Baptists - Greenville, SC,Lynda Weaver - Williams, Preacher (Thursday, March 3, 1994 - 6:45 p.m) / Box 28
      • Business Meeting (4/22/2006) / Box 27
      • AWAB Workshop II (4/22/06) / Box 27
      • A Vision of Redemptive Intimacy - Sanctuary / Box 27
      • Cross-Cultural Issues in Worship - Sanctuary / Box 27
      • AWAB - It's not just for Gay People Any More - Sanc. / Box 27
      • Resisting Attempts to Divide - 111 / Box 27
      • State of Alliance (4/22/06) / Box 27
      • A Local Church Ministry to College Students - 110 / Box 27
      • White Priviledge and the Work of Racial Reconciliation - 211 / Box 27
      • Discerning God's Will for your Church - Chapel / Box 27
      • Beneficio Coffee: A Socially and Economically Just Business - 109 / Box 27
      • Plant dates, not just pumpkins - Heritage Room / Box 27
      • Turning Poverty-Wage Jobs into Living-Wage Jobs - 110 / Box 27
      • Reparations, Justice, and Spiritual Formation - 209 / Box 27
      • Reconciling Racial and Tribal Differences: 4 Case Studies - 203 / Box 27
      • Friday Night, 7 pm (4/21/2006) / Box 27
      • Teaching the Bible to Children and Youth - Heritage Room / Box 27
      • Caring For Caregivers - 203 / Box 27
      • Harvesting Justice - 109 / Box 27
      • Southern Baptist Convention, Thursday Evening/Night (March 14, 1991) / Box 27
      • Southern Baptist Convention, Friday Morning (March 15, 1991) / Box 27
      • Southern Baptist Convention, Friday Afternoon (March 15, 1991) / Box 27
      • Southern Baptist Convention, Friday Night (March 15, 1991) / Box 27
      • Joel Gregory, SBC, San Antonio (1988) / Box 27
      • Unidentified Audio
        • 8 audio CDs / Box 26  Scope and Contents

          8 cds:4 recordings with a duplicate of each.

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Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Alliance of Baptists
Title
Alliance of Baptists Records
ID
MS588
Date [inclusive]
1987 - 2008
Extent
11.92 linear feet 25 letter boxes, 1 oversized letter box, 2 shoeboxes, 1 oversized folder

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Updated by: Kristin Weisse 2014
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z.Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. . 
Acquisitions Information
Gift of the Alliance of Baptists and Alan Neely, 2003. 
Processing Information
Processed by Cat S. McDowell, Jan. 2005. Encoded by Cat S. McDowell, Jan. 2005. Updated by Kristin Weisse, May 2014. 
Preferred Citation
Alliance of Baptist Records, MS 588, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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Bibliography

See also Alan Neely, "The History of the Alliance of Baptists" in  The Struggle for the Soul of the SBC: Moderate Responses to the Fundalmentalism Movement, ed. Walter B. Shurden. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1993.

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Alan P. Neely Papers, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

4 10th Anniversary bookmarks were removed from the collection and added to the University Archives Artifact Collection, RG14.

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