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Raleigh First Baptist Church (Raleigh, N.C.) Records

Finding Aid & Inventory

Raleigh First Baptist Church was founded in Raleigh, N.C., in 1812. Its first pastor was Robert T. Daniel and there were 23 founding members. Materials in this collection include 6 compact discs of digitized church minutes, bulletins, annual reports, pastoral correspondence, newspaper clippings, church histories, and materials pertaining to the Sunday School, Choir, and Women's Missionary Society.

Biographical and Historical Note

Raleigh First Baptist Church was founded in Raleigh, N.C., in 1812. Its first pastor was Robert T. Daniel and there were 23 founding members. The church's Women's Missionary Society was very active.

Collection Overview

These records document the history and work of the Raleigh First Baptist Church. Materials in this collection include 6 compact discs of digitized church minutes, bulletins, annual reports, pastoral correspondence, and newspaper clippings. Church histories and records pertaining to the Sunday School, Choir, and Women's Missionary Society or Women's Missionary Union are also included.

Collection Inventory

  • Annual financial statements (1910, 1936-1942) box 1 folder 1
  • Annual reports and calendars (1883-1939) box 1 folder 5
  • Bound minute books (1 compact disk) (1936-1998) box 2 folder 6
  • Bound minute books (1 compact disk)  (2007-2010) box 2 folder 6
  • Bulletins and programs (1874-1946) box 2 folder 2
  • Choir materials (1878-1932) box 2 folder 3
  • Church directories (1874-1923) box 2 folder 7
  • Correspondence (1895-1939) box 1 folder 4
  • Correspondence: Reverend T. W. O'Kelley (1910 December 8-1911 January 3) box 1 folder 3
  • Histories, typed and handwritten (1895-1924) box 2 folder 5
  • Memorial clippings and notes: Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dodd  (1927) box 1 folder 2
  • Minute books (1 compact disk) (2000-2006) box 2 folder 6
  • Minutes (1 compact disk) (1812-1959) box 2 folder 6
  • Minutes (1 compact disk)  (1874-1888) box 2 folder 6
  • Minutes (1 compact disk) (1953-1963) box 2 folder 6
  • Newspapers and clippings (1904-1943) box 2 folder 1
  • Primary Sunday School hymn book (1886) box 1 folder 8
  • Sunday School Program (1866-1868) box 2 folder 4
  • Women's Missionary Society correspondence (1928) box 1 folder 10
  • Women's Missionary Society financial statements (1897-1939) box 1 folder 9
  • Women's Missionary Society newspaper clippings (1933-1939) box 1 folder 11
  • Women's Missionary Society programs and notes (1893-1936) box 1 folder 13
  • Women's Missionary Society semi-monthly report and constitution (1906) box 1 folder 12
  • Women's Missionary Union history (1930) box 1 folder 6
  • Women's Missionary Union statistics (1938-1940) box 1 folder 7

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Raleigh First Baptist Church (Raleigh, N.C.) Records
ID
MS853
Date [inclusive]
1812-2010
Extent
0.84 Linear Feet  2 document boxes

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Revised by Katie Lawrence 2020 January
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. 
Copyright Notice
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Preferred Citation
Raleigh First Baptist Church (Raleigh, N.C.) Records (MS853), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives holds a related microfilm collection, Raleigh First Baptist Church (Raleigh, N.C.) records (CRMF260).

Some materials from this collection have been digitized and can be viewed at our Digital Collections page.

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