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Elam Baptist Church (Gumberry, N.C.) Records

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Biographical and Historical Note

Elam Baptist Church was constituted on Dec. 8, 1844 as Vassers' Meeting House. The church had been an arm of another church as early as 1788. The church changed its name to Elam in 1858. This church has been a member of the Chowan (1847-83) and West Chowan (1883-present) Baptist associations.

Collection Overview

Records consist of minutes of church conferences from Nov. 1, 1879 to Oct. 8, 1978 [broken series]; a membership ledger,1901-25 [broken series]; and Sunday School records, 1888-1890.

Collection Inventory

  • Church Minutes
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 1, 1879-1939
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 2, 1948-1961
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 3, 1961-1970
    • Church Minute Book, Vol. 4, 1970-1978
  • Church Records
    • Membership Ledger, 1902-1923 [broen series]
  • Organizational Records
    • Sunday School Record Book, 1888-1890

Summary Information

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Elam Baptist Church (Gumberry, N.C.).
Elam Baptist Church (Gumberry, N.C.) Records
Date [inclusive]
1.0 microfilm reel(s)  35mm; negative
Microform [Reel]

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2012
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. Permission of the church must be obtained to copy these records in their entirety. 
Copyright Notice
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Preferred Citation
Elam Baptist Church (Gumberry, N.C.) Records (CRMF588), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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