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Student Organizations. Wake Forest Missionary Society Records

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Biographical and 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.

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Student Organizations. Wake Forest Missionary Society Records
ID
RG8.6
Date [inclusive]
1900-1909, undated
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet  1 oversize box

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for use. 
Copyright Notice
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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. 

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Baptists -- Missions

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