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General University Organizations. Ministerial Council Records

Finding Aid & Inventory

The Wake Forest University Ministerial Council was founded by Wake Forest undergraduate alumni clergy seeking ongoing education opportunities and advocating for the establishment of a Baptist-affiliated Divinity School at the University. Materials in this collection include annual meeting schedules, member lists and addresses, meeting minutes, and Poteat Scholarship recipient information.

Biographical and Historical Note

The Wake Forest University Ministerial Council was founded in the 1970s by a group of Wake Forest undergraduate alumni clergy, seeking fellowship and ongoing education opportunities. During its operation, the council was involved in recruiting William L. Poteat Scholarship nominations and advocating for the establishment of a Baptist-affiliated Divinity School at the University. In the 1990s, the Council relaxed its stringent membership criteria to include female and non-alumni clergy. As of 1999, the Ministerial Council's mission was "to serve the ministerial alumni and friends of the University and to represent that group within the University community, as well as to other constituencies." It appears to have dispanded since a divinity school now exists.

Collection Overview

These records document the practice and purpose of the Wake Forest Ministerial Council. A brief historical note regarding the original mission statement of the organization is included in one of the meeting minutes. Materials in the collection include annual meeting schedules, council member lists and address, information meeting minutes, and Poteat Scholarship recipient information.

Collection Inventory

  • Associational annual meetings schedule  (1997-1999) box 1 folder 1
  • Alumni council list and addresses  (1995-1999) box 1 folder 2
  • Council member lists  (1997-1999) box 1 folder 3
  • Council meeting materials  (1999) box 1 folder 5
  • Council meeting minutes  (1997-2000) box 1 folder 6
  • Council nominations and Baptist university personnel   (1997-2000) box 1 folder 7
  • Ministerial alumni In NC list  (1997) box 1 folder 4
  • Poteat scholarship information  (1999) box 1 folder 8
  • Religion and vocation-related students lists  (1996-1998) box 1 folder 9

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
General University Organizations. Ministerial Council Records
ID
RG13.14
Date [inclusive]
1995-2000
Quantity
1 half-document box
Extent
0.21  Linear Feet

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, 2021 September
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. 
Copyright Notice
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Preferred Citation
General University Organizations. Ministerial Council Records (RG13.14), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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