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This collection features materials related to the Baptist Women in Minstry of North Carolina, a group that provides support for women who feel called to ministry, funds scholarships for Baptist women at their four partnering NC Divinity Schools, and provides opportunities for divinity school students to gain training, support, and experience in all areas of ministry. The collection consists of committee meeting minutes and correspondence, convocation programs, financial records, and printed materials such as newsletters and brochures. It also includes historical information about the group, as well as photographs and newspaper clippings.

Biographical and Historical Note

A group of twenty-five men and women met in 1983 in Greensboro, NC to consider forming an organization that would support North Carolina women who felt called to ministry. After a year of planning, they adopted a statement of purpose and the Baptist Women in Minstry of North Carolina began. This group "provides a network of support for women who feel called to ministry through retreats, fellowship, mentoring partnerships, newsletters, and social media." They also fund scholarships for Baptist women at their four partnering NC Divinity Schools, and provide opportunities for divinity school students to gain training, support, and experience in all areas of ministry.

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Collection Overview

This collection contains materials relating to the Baptist Women in Ministry of North Carolina. Its contents range from correspondence and committee meeting minutes and agendas, to financial and membership records, to printed materials such as brochures, flyers, and pamphlets. Also included is information regarding annual convocations and two program notebooks, as well as DVD's of interviews.

The collection is arranged into 10 series: General Information and History, Committees and Meetings, Convocations Programs, Correspondence, Finances, Membership, Printed Materials, Program Notebooks, Publications, and Audiovisual. The files within the series are arranged alphabetically, with the exception of Convocation Programs, which is ordered chronologically.

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Collection Inventory

  • General Information and History
    • Clippings (1984-1999) / Box 1 Folder 1
    • History / Box 1 Folder 2
    • History at a Glance / Box 1 Folder 3
    • Photographs / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Resolutions and Constitution/By-laws (1987-2006) / Box 1 Folder 5
  • Committees and Meetings
    • Correspondence and General Information (1985-1993) / Box 1 Folder 5
    • Executive Board Materials (1995-1998) / Box 1 Folder 7
    • Executive Board Meetings (1994-1998) / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Executive Board Meetings (1995-1997) / Box 1 Folder 9
    • Steering Committee Agenda, Correspondence, Minutes, 1980's / Box 2 Folder 1
    • Steering Committee Agendas, Correspondence, Minutes, 1990's (1990's) / Box 2 Folder 2
    • Steering Committee Minutes, 1996-1997 / Box 2 Folder 3
    • Steering Committee Agenda, Correspondence, Minutes, 2000's / Box 2 Folder 4
  • Convocation Programs
    • 1984-2005 / Box 2 Folder 5
    • 1985 / Box 2 Folder 6
    • 1991 / Box 2 Folder 7
    • 1992 / Box 2 Folder 8
    • 1993 / Box 2 Folder 9
    • 1994 / Box 2 Folder 10
    • 2007 / Box 2 Folder 11
    • 2008 / Box 2 Folder 12
    • Fundraising / Box 3 Folder 9
  • Correspondence
    • 1984-2002 / Box 3 Folder 1
  • Finances
    • Accounts (2007) / Box 3 Folder 2
    • Financial Records (1989-2008) / Box 3 Folder 3
    • Fundraising / Box 3 Folder 4
    • Scholarships / Box 3 Folder 5
    • Treasurer's Reports (1986-1996) / Box 3 Folder 6
  • Membership
    • Charter Members, undated / Box 3 Folder 7
    • Membership Lists (1989-1993) / Box 3 Folder 8
    • Placement service / Box 3 Folder 9
    • Women's Bibliography Project (1997) / Box 3 Folder 10
  • Printed Materials
    • Brochures and Flyers / Box 3 Folder 11
    • Newsletter "Baptist Women in Ministry of NC" (2007) / Box 3 Folder 12
    • Newsletter "Folio" (national) (1986-1997) / Box 3 Folder 13
    • Newsletters (1987-1997) / Box 4 Folder 1
    • Newsletters (2007-2013) / Box 4 Folder 2
    • Pamphlets / Box 4 Folder 3
    • Press Releases (1988-1995) / Box 4 Folder 4
    • Programs / Box 4 Folder 5
  • Program Notebooks
    • 1986-1991 (1) / Box 4 Folder 6
    • 1986-1991 (2) / Box 4 Folder 7
    • 1996 / Box 4 Folder 8
  • Publications
    • State of Women in Baptist Life 2005 / Box 4 Folder 9
    • State of Women in Baptist Life 2006 / Box 4 Folder 10
  • Audiovisual
    • Interviews (DVD's) (2007) / Box 4 Folder 11

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Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Baptist Women in Ministry of North Carolina Collection
ID
MS659
Date
1984-2013
Extent
1.68 linear feet 4 document cases

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2014
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open to 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. 
Processing Information note
Processed by Vicki Johnson, 2014. Updated by Kristin Weisse, 2014. 
Preferred Citation note
Baptist Women in Ministry of North Carolina Collection, MS 659, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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