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Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Board of Education Records

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Biographical and Historical Note

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina created the Board of Education in 1846 by amending the organizational constitution. The Board was located at Wake Forest College and, as of 1862, the board was to "appoint an agent to canvass the State and solicit funds for the education of the children of indigent, deceased and disabled soliders, to invest said funds in any way that they may deem proper and report to the next session of the body," according to History of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention by Livingston Johnson (1908). The Board appears to have existed through 1925, though the collection does not provide information about its status at that point.

Board secretaries include J. B. Solomon, W. J. Brooks (or perhaps W. T. Brooks), E. G. Beckwith, W. B. Royall, and Richard Tilman Vann.

Collection Overview

This collection contains the records of the Baptist State Convention's Board of Education, also known as the Educational Board. Materials include meeting minutes, correspondence, receipt books, and other financial records dated 1854-1921. Notable correspondence includes letters regarding licensure for preaching.

Collection Inventory

  • Correspondence
    • A-B (1887-1893) box 1 folder 3
    • C-D (1887-1893) box 1 folder 4
    • E-G (1887-1893) box 1 folder 5
    • H-K (1887-1893) box 1 folder 6
    • L-O (1887-1893) box 1 folder 7
    • P-R (1887-1893) box 1 folder 8
    • S-T (1887-1893) box 1 folder 9
    • V-Y (1887-1893) box 1 folder 10
  • Financial Records
    • Agents' Collection Book (1890-1891) box 1 folder 23
    • Accounts (1875-1890) box 1 folder 24
    • Treasurer's Books (1877-1890) box 1 folder 25
    • Treasurer's Books (1907-1915) box 1 folder 26
    • Payment Receipts
      • (1884 December 16 - 1887 November 5) box 1 folder 27
      • (1887 November 17 - 1890 April 21) box 1 folder 28
      • (1890 April 26 - 1892 December 2) box 1 folder 29
      • (1892 December 18 - 1897 January 6) box 1 folder 30
      • (1897 February 1 - 1900 May 30) box 2 folder 31
      • (1900 May 31 - 1904 May 23) box 2 folder 32
      • (1904 May 24 - 1907 November 26) box 2 folder 33
      • (1907 December 14 - 1911 February 1) box 2 folder 34
      • (1911 February 1 - 1932 December 19) box 2 folder 35
      • (1912 December 1 - 1914 May 20) box 2 folder 36
      • (1914 April 1 - 1915 July 6) box 2 folder 37
      • (1915 August 5 - 1916 November 1) box 2 folder 38
      • (1916 November 1 - 1918 February 9) box 2 folder 39
      • (1918 February 9 - 1919 September 9) box 2 folder 40
      • (1920 October 30 - 1921 February 18) box 2 folder 41
      • Payments to Beneficiaries (1891-1892) box 2 folder 42
      • Payments to Beneficiaries (1914-1925) box 2 folder 43
      • Payments/Debts of the Board of Education (1872-1888) box 2 folder 44
      • Million Dollar Campaign Fund (1917-1919) box 2 folder 45
  • Meeting minutes
    • Board of Education/Board of State Missions. Joint Meetings (1854-1910) box 1 folder 1
    • Board of Education meetings (circa 1910-1913) box 1 folder 2
  • Preaching License Correspondence
    • A-B (1887-1900) box 1 folder 11
    • C-D (1887-1901) box 1 folder 12
    • E-F (1888-1897) box 1 folder 13
    • G-H (1889-1900) box 1 folder 14
    • J (1892) box 1 folder 15
    • K-L (1887-1902) box 1 folder 16
    • M (1886-1894) box 1 folder 17
    • P (1888-1900) box 1 folder 18
    • R-S (1887-1895) box 1 folder 19
    • T-V (1887-1897) box 1 folder 20
    • W (1886-1899) box 1 folder 21
    • Beneficiaries. Grades (Fall term) (1887) box 1 folder 22

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Board of Education Records
ID
RG13.10
Date [inclusive]
1854-1921
Extent
2.6 Linear Feet  2 record cartons

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Revised by Stephanie Bennett and Finley Trent 2019
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
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. 
Preferred Citation
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Board of Education Records (RG 13.10), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Wake Forest College--History--Sources
  • Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Subject(s)

  • Baptists -- Education -- North Carolina

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