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"A Check List of Missouri Baptist Imprints, 1817-1850," Dayton W. Canaday, 1817-1850 (C2178)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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History of Missouri Baptist and early newspapers. Short biographies of Joseph Charless, Joshua Norvell, Duff Green, and Nathaniel Patten, Jr. Bibliography of Missouri Baptist imprints.

Akinsville Baptist Church (Morgan County, Mo.) Records, 1884-1897 (C1295)
0.02 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Meeting held at the McDaniel schoolhouse, May 3, 1884, when an independent Baptist church was formed. List of members listed in the record book for the period between May 3, 1884, and 1897.

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Antioch Baptist Church Souvenir Program, 1979 (S0418)
0.01 cubic foot, 1 folder

A souvenir program and history for the 100th Anniversary Celebration of a prominent African American St. Louis church.

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O.K. Armstrong Papers, 1912-1987 (C4056)
150.75 cubic feet, 2 audio discs, 1 film strip, 9 oversize items

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The papers of O.K. Armstrong, a journalist, author, and politician from Springfield, Missouri, contain correspondence, manuscript drafts, subject files, speech material, research notes, and political material.

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Aulsbury Chapel Free Will Baptist Church (Bonne Terre, Mo.) Records, 1889-1944 (C2977)
1 roll of microfilm

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Record book of a church organized in 1889 in St. Francois County, by John Wood and W.R. Aulsbury. Record book contains membership lists, often including dates of baptism, death, or dismissal, and meeting minutes (1890-1933) dealing with the running of the church.

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Barry County (Mo.) Baptist Association Annual Meeting Reports, 1885-1889 (C2978)
1 roll of microfilm

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Printed reports of the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th meetings of the association. List of delegates, and membership statistics.

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Bethel Baptist Church (Cape Girardeau County, Mo.) Minutes, 1806-1867 (C1297)
0.09 cubic feet (2 volumes)

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Brief history of early Baptist settlers in the area, organization of the first church, constitution, rules of decorum, and record of the proceedings of the church. Two copies.

Bethel Baptist Church (New London, Mo.) Records, 1840-1867 (C3032)
1 roll of microfilm

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Record book of Bethel Baptist Church. Contains meeting minutes and member lists.

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"Bethel Church Book: Minutes of the Proceedings of the Bethel Church, 1806-1867," U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey, Missouri, 1940 (C1300)
0.04 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Brief history of early Baptist settlers in the area, organization of the first church, constitution, rules of decorum, and record of the proceedings of the church. Church located in Cape Girardeau County, MO.

"Bethel Church Minutes," "Early Days with the Churches," and "Supplement to Bethel Church Minutes," U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey, Missouri, 1941 (C1305)
0.02 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Brief history of early Baptist churches in Missouri, after the Louisiana Purchase. Index to members and churches mentioned in Bethel Church book. List of tombstone inscriptions in Old Bethel Church cemetery. Church located in Cape Girardeau County, MO.

Bethel-Walnut Grove Church Record Book, 1817-1860 (CA6281)
0.1 cubic feet

Record book of the Bethel-Walnut Grove Church, Boone County, Missouri, includes journal and minutes of the church, as a well as the Walnut Grove Academy, 1850s. Also includes miscellaneous correspondence and articles concerning the church.

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Bethlehem Baptist Church (Morgan County, Mo.) Records, 1877-1997 (C3701)
2 rolls of microfilm

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Records of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Florence, Morgan County, MO, consisting of membership lists, minutes of meetings, association letters, and miscellaneous records.

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"Bethlehem Church Observes Centennial with Homecoming, October 3, 1946", no date (C1301)
0.02 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Excerpts of article appearing in the Versailles STATESMAN on the history and centennial celebration of the Bethlehem Church, Morgan County, MO.

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Blue River Baptist Association Record Book, 1834-1850 (C1303)
0.04 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Records of the Blue River Baptist Association of Jackson, Johnson, and Lafayette Counties, MO, with abstract of principles, form of government, rules of decorum, and minutes of meetings of the association, including statistical records of members, evangelists' reports, and executive committee minutes.

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"A Brief History of the Tebo Association, 1855-1892," Peter Brown, 1855-1892 (C1325)
0.05 cubic feet (1 volume)

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History of the Tebo Baptist Association, including names of the congregations belonging to it, minutes of meetings, and financial records.

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Cape Girardeau Baptist Association Sesquicentennial Collection, 1974 (R0960)
(1 folder)

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This is a booklet published to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Cape Girardeau Baptist Association, which was organized in June 1824. Included are a schedule of the 150th annual meeting of the Association, a historical summary by J. C. Maple, a list of member congregations, and a list of past meeting dates, places, and officers.

Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church (Callaway County, Mo.) Minutes, 1821-1838 (C1306)
0.08 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Organization, services and business meetings of church. Also two typed copies.

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Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church (Callaway County, Mo.) Minutes, 1821-1930 (C1307)
0.2 cubic feet (2 volumes)

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Contains deed to lot, memberships, beliefs, rules of decorum, constitution and minutes of church business meetings. Also included are xerox copies of indentures, surveys and other documents pertaining to early transactions between the church and individuals in the area.

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Central Gravois Baptist Church (Gravois Mills, Mo.) Records, 1881-1902 (C2918)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Names of new members and officers of the church.

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Charitan Ridge Baptist Church (Macon County, Mo.) History, 1965 (C3097)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a history of the church building, its members, deacons and pastors; newspaper clipping from the CHRONICLE HERALD, Macon, MO. "Charitan Ridge Church Celebrates 100th Year," with pictures of the church.

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Church Baseball League, Rolla, Missouri Collection, 1909 (R1144)
(1 folder)

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This single-sheet pamphlet contains the rules, schedule, and list of officials adopted on June 22, 1909 by the Church Baseball League at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. Teams representing the Catholic, Christian, Presbyterian, Baptist, Episcopal, and Methodist churches participated in the league.

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"Church Bibliography, Baptist Bodies of Missouri, Associational Minutes," U.S. Work Projects Administration, 1941 (C1312)
0.01 cubic feet (1 volume)

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The collection contains a list of the various Baptist associations in Missouri and the dates for which their records are in existence.

Claypool Family Papers, no date (CA6236)
0.2 cubic feet

Church book of the Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 1841, information about the church, and photographs of the Claypool family.

Cold Water Baptist Church (St. Louis County, Mo.) Record Book, 1809-1871 (C1296)
0.04 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Records of the Cold Water Baptist Church, 1809-1819; Baptist Church of Christ Friends to Humanity, 1834-1838; and Salem Baptist Church, 1841-1871; all on Cold Water in St. Louis County, MO.

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Concordia Baptist Church (Concordia, Mo.) Records, 1861-1922 (C3906)
4 folders, 1 roll of microfilm

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The records of the Concordia Baptist Church consist of minute books of the congregation and the sister society, and the constitution of the church. The records are in German. A translation of the records is included in the collection.

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Cuivre-Siloam Regular Baptist Association Records, 1822-1922 (C4325)
0.2 cubic feet (10 folders)

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Minutes of the Cuivre-Siloan Regular Baptist Association, which also include some history of the Association and brief biographies on some of the church Elders.

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Dade County Baptist Association Records, 1958 (R1170)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This booklet contains the minutes and associated data of the 68th annual session of the Dade County Baptist Association, held at Fairview Baptist Church in Dade County, Missouri, on August 26-27, 1958. Ira Fortner of Lockweed served as moderator of the session.

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William M. Damron Papers, 1905-1914 (SP0001)
.25 cubic feet (4 folders)

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The William Damron Papers consist of the diary of William Moses Damron, a Freewill Baptist minister in Jasper County. They detail his certification as a Freewill Baptist Minister, his calculations for mileage, notations for his sermons, and dates on which he preached.

 

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Ernest A. Davis Papers, 1846-1990 (C2606)
0.3 cubic feet

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Personal papers of Davis consisting of letters sent by Davis to his mother Gertrude while he was in the army during World War I. Photographs depict him and his family, and group photographs of Davis's army units. Two volumes of church records document the Providence Baptist Church in Johnson County, Missouri. Other records document the genealogy of Davis's family through newspaper clippings and a photocopy of family records.

Dry Fork Church of Primitive Baptists (Lake Spring, Mo.) Records, 1898-1966 (C3053)
1 roll of microfilm

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Membership records and minutes of a Regular Primitive Baptist church founded in August 1898 and dissolved in February 1966. Included are the Articles of Faith and the Rules of Decorum. Membership information relates date and means of entry into the church and birth and death dates. The minutes record business matters, sermon topics, songs, attendance, and officers.

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First Baptist Church (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1823-2019 (CA6553)
1.68 GB of digital files

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Records of the First Baptist Church of Columbia, Missouri, include annual reports, brief sketches of members, scans of minute books and other church documents, transcriptions, and miscellaneous material.

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First Baptist Church of Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri Collection, 1886-1954 (R1227)
(2 folders)

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This is the record book and accompanying transcript of the First Baptist Church of Edgar Springs in Phelps County, Missouri, containing minutes of business meetings, and membership records, circa 1894-1954. Also in the volume are earlier records of the Corn Creek Baptist Church in Phelps County, 1886-1887.

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First Baptist Church, Bonne Terre, Missouri Collection, 1916 (R1032)
(1 folder)

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This is a directory for 1916 of the First Baptist Church at Bonne Terre in St. Francois County, Missouri. W.W. Pierce was the pastor and William Frey was the chairman of the deacons. Includeds illustrations, lists of officers and activeties, statement of beliefs and church covenant, and a church roll of over 300 members with addresses.

First Baptist Church, Cape Girardeau, Missouri Collection, 1928 (R1091)
(1 folder)

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This is an illustrated booklet prepared for the dedication of the new building for the First Baptist Church at Cape Girardeau in Cape girardeau county, Missouir. Included are photographs of the building and its major rooms, portraits fo the staff, and a program of events. The Reverend George S. Ellyson served as pastor.

First Baptist Church (Clinton, Mo.), Woman's Foreign Missionary Society Minutes, 1895-1909 (C1308)
0.05 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Constitution; minutes of meetings, 1859-1909; clippings; lists of members; and financial records of the Society, first organized in 1875.

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First Baptist Church (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1823-1972 (C3617)
3 rolls of microfilm

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Minutes and chronological register.

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First Baptist Church, Dexter, Missouri Collection, 1941-1953 (R1051)
(1 folder)

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This collection contains photocopies of programs for the 20th Anniversary of the dedication on May 25, 1941 and parsonage dedication on October 6, 1963 for the First Baptist Church at Dexter in Stoddard County, Missouri.

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First Baptist Church, Purdy, Missouri Collection, 1981 (R1130)
(1 folder)

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This collection includes a centennial booklet, '1881-1981; Our First One-Hundred Years', and a centennial revival program, September 27-October 4, 1981, for the First Baptist Church at Purdy in Barry County, Missouri. The founding pastor was J. K. Northcutt and the current pastor was Ben J. Dobbs.

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First Baptist Church (Versailles, Mo.) Minutes, 1868-1896 (C3008)
1 roll of microfilm

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Minutes of the First Baptist Church of Versailles, MO.

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First Baptist Church (Walker, Mo.) Records, 1948-1993 (C3947)
1 roll of microfilm

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Records of the First Baptist Church of Walker, Vernon County, MO.

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"The First Hundred Years at Freedom Church, Morgan County, Missouri," Mrs. Charley W. Draffen, 1944 (C1309)
0.02 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Brief history of the church, including early members and pastors. Copy of an article appearing in the Versailles, MO, STATESMAN, August 1944.

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Freedom United Baptist Church (Montgomery County, Mo.) Records, 1824-1868 (C3364)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains church record book dating from 1824 to 1868. The records include the rules of decorum, the covenant, a list of members, reports of the monthly meetings, description of the welcoming of new members, raising money by subscription to build a church, decisions on church membership, and a typed index done by the donor.

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Friendship and Swedeborg Baptist Churches (Pulaski County, Mo.) Histories, no date (C3504)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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May Gan Cox recalls the organization of Friendship Church, its first members and preachers. J.S. Zumwalt tells of the origin and history of the Swedeborg Church in a letter to a friend, Virgil.

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Friendship Christian Church (Boone County, Mo.) Records, 1837-1974 (C4236)
0.25 cubic feet (5 folders)

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The records of the Friendship Christian Church in Boone County consist of ledgers documenting membership, Sunday school attendance, and land deeds associated with the church. (See also C2372, Church of Christ at Friendship membership record)

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Galilee Association of General Baptists Records, 1913-1980 (R0077)
(2 rolls of microfilm)

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The Galilee Association of General Baptists Records contains a microfilm copy of the proceedings of the annual sessions of the organization of General Baptist congregations in southeastern Missouri. Also included are Old Liberty Association proceedings, Liberty Association proceedings, and a reprinted sermon of Benoni Stinson.

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Gasconade River Association of the United Baptist Church Record Book, 1847-1885 (C3010)
1 roll of microfilm

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Record book of the Gasconade River Association of the United Baptist Church. Includes minutes and member information.

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Goshen Primitive Baptist Church (Wilton, Mo.) Minute Book, 1832-1888 (C4335)
0.2 cubic feet (4 folders)

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The minute book of the Goshen Primitive Baptist Church contains the church constitution, meeting minutes, appointments of officers, and information on church members.

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Grand Prairie United Baptist Church (Callaway County, Mo.) Minutes, 1843-1868 (C1310)
0.06 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Record book of the church, containing the constitution, covenant, rules of decorum, and minutes of the business meetings.

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Grandview Baptist Church (Boone County, Mo.) Records, 1869-1998 (CA3051)
1 cubic foot, 1 oversize volume

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Addition of church record books and church histories.

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Grandview Baptist Church (Boone County, Mo.) Records, 1870-1963 (C3049)
1 roll of microfilm

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Record books containing monthly reports of the church business meetings, 22 January 1870 to 6 March 1963. This country church faithfully recorded its religious activities, pastors, financial transactions, membership, mission contributions, and social gatherings.

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