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Greensboro First Baptist Church (Greensboro, N.C.) records

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Biographical and Historical Note

Elder Elias Dodson had been preaching in Greensboro and assisted in constituting a church on September 28, 1850. This church was an arm of the Madison Baptist Church prior to its constitution. It became extinct in 1859. The Greensboro church was constituted on March 13, 1859 by a presbytery consisting of Elders Thomas E. Skinner, Levi Thorn, and John Mitchell. There were fourteen charter members including four black members. This church has been a member of the Beulah (1859-1894) and Piedmont (1894-present) Baptist associations. The church has undergone three name changes: Greensboro, 1859-1887; West Washington Street, 1887-1902; and Greensboro First, 1902.

Collection Overview

Records consist of minutes of church conferences from April 1873 to December 7, 1994; deacons' minutes [1892], 1903-1994; bulletins, 1937-1973; newsletters, 1974-1994; subject file materials; and organizational records from the Woman's Missionary Union, 1889-1978 [broken series].

Collection Inventory

  • Church Minutes (1859-1973)
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 1, [1859]; 1873-1885 (1859-1885)
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 2, 1885-1890 (1885-1890)
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 3, 1890-1911 (1890-1911)
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 4, 1938-1942 (1938-1942)
    • Church Minutes, 1947-1958, Folder 1 (1947-1958)
    • Church Minutes, 1958-1960, Folder 2 (1958-1960)
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 5, 1967 (1967)
    • Church Minutes, 1968-1971, Folder 4 (1968-1971)
    • Church Minutes, 1971-1973, Folder 5 (1971-1973)
  • Board of Deacons Records (1892-1973)
    • Board of Deacons Minutes, Vol. 1, [1892]; 1903-1924 (1892-1924)
    • Board of Deacons Minutes, Vol. 2, 1924-1938 (1924-1938)
    • Board of Deacons Minutes, Vol. 3, 1939-1944 (1939-1944)
    • Board of Deacons Minutes, Vol. 4, 1944-1947 (1944-1947)
    • Board of Deacons Minutes, Vol. 5, 1948-1952 (1948-1952)
    • Board of Deacons Minutes, Vol. 6, 1953-1955 (1953-1955)
    • Board of Deacons Minutes, Vol. 7, 1956-1958 (1956-1958)
    • Board of Deacons Minutes, Vol. 8, 1959-1966 (1959-1966)
    • Board of Deacons Minutes, Vol. 9, 1966-1973 (1966-1973)
  • Church Bulletins, 1937-1973 (1937-1973)
  • Church Constitution, June 1967 (1967)
  • Newspaper Clippings, 1954, 1958-1974 (1954-1974)

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Greensboro First Baptist Church (Greensboro, N.C.).
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Greensboro First Baptist Church (Greensboro, N.C.) records
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CRMF375
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1873-1994
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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. 
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Preferred Citation
Greensboro First Baptist Church (Greensboro, N.C.) records, CRMF375, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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