RG8.6Student Organizations. Wake Forest Missionary Society Records RG8.61900-1909, undated, 1.5 linear feetProcessed by Stephanie Bennett and Kendall JohnZ. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives

2020

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English Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives Student Organizations. Wake Forest Missionary Society Records RG8.6 1.5 Linear Feet 1 oversize box 1900-1909, undated Historical Note

The Wake Forest Missionary Society was a local Baptist organization that supported missions work. According to a 1945 Biblical Recorder article by Arthur R. Gallimore, "Wake Forest College and Missions," the Wake Forest Missionary Society was created in the years after the Civil War and continued "for fifty years or more"; it is mentioned in the Recorder through 1933. Members included local church attendees, college students, and community members. Members paid a small fee "of at least five cents" according to Gallimore.

Members who contribute to the book's minutes include E. W. Sikes, W. W. Barnes, Elliot Earnshaw, Theodore B. Davis, E. A. Turner, and J. Lanier; some of these names may mis-transcribed.

Collection Overview

This collection contains a record book for the missionary society, containing meeting minutes and short financial reports, and an envelope with notes on it regarding Sunday schools.

Preferred Citation

Student Organizations. Wake Forest Missionary Society Records (RG8.6), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

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Baptists -- Missions