Overview

Title: First Baptist Church of Reno Records
Creator(s): First Baptist Church of Reno (Nev.).
Collection Number: NC1108
Dates (inclusive): 1869-2009
Physical Extent: 8.0 cubic feet (13 boxes)
Preferred Citation: First Baptist Church of Reno Records, NC1108. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno.
Repository: University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department
Permanent Link: http://dewey.library.unr.edu/xtf/view?docId=ead/NC1108-ead.xml

Administrative History

The First Baptist Church of Reno, Nevada, was organized in November 1875 and held its first meetings at the Reno Opera House at 209 North Virginia Street. By May of the following year, the first church building was constructed at 25 West 2nd Street. The first pastor was the Reverend C. L. Fisher. After a March 1879 fire destroyed the church and many downtown buildings, a new church was built on the same site and completed in June 1880. That building was the victim of a second fire in 1889 and was replaced by a new church at 2nd and Chestnut Streets. By 1958, the congregation had outgrown that site so the property was sold and a church was built on Foster Drive, just off Hunter Lake Drive.

As the church grew, several branches, or missions, were established in the area; first one in Verdi in 1896 and then a second in East Reno (Sparks) in 1903. By 1911, the church had become self-supporting and no longer needed aid from the American Baptist Home Mission Society. The Baptist Church was also growing regionally. Two ministers of the Reno church, the Reverend A. G. Sawin and the Reverend Brewster Adams, were instrumental in organizing the Nevada-Sierra Baptist Convention which held annual meetings in northern Nevada and northeastern California.

One of the best-known of the church's ministers was the Reverend Brewster Adams (1879-1959), who served from 1910-1946. For many years he authored a column in the Nevada State Journal called "Values in the Rough," served on the Nevada Fish and Game Commission, and was a member of the Reno Chamber of Commerce, Civil Air Patrol, Reno Rotary Club, Elks, Oddfellows, and Shriners. Active in welfare work, he helped persuade the state legislature to create the State Board of Charities, Relief, and Pension Control, and the Welfare Board. He was a recipient of an honorary LL.D. degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1945.

The church was governed by a Board of Trustees which defined general church policy and administered fund raising, financial affairs, and church maintenance. There were several subcommittees, including Deacons and Deaconesses, and the Board of Christian Education. Church members, particularly women and older girls, were active in many church societies and circles. They included the Dorcas Circle, later renamed the Women's Auxiliary; the Mission Circle; the Ladies Serving Society, also known as the Ladies' Aid Society; the Philathea Class; the Junior Guild Girls; the Baptist Young People's Society; and the Friendship Circle. There were also several men's groups, few of which are documented here.

The sources for much of the above history of the First Baptist Church of Reno, Nevada, are unpublished manuscript histories of the church by Maude Sawin Taylor, located in Series 1 of this collection; and notes taken from the minutes of the Trustees and various women's organizations.

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Scope and Content

The records of the First Baptist Church of Reno, Nevada, were initially donated to the Special Collections Department in 1977 by Marjorie Olsen on behalf of the church. In 2009, Marjorie Olsen again donated an additional set of records that cover the years 1958-2009. These records have been added to this collection and in some cases fill in gaps from the first donation. Because of the content of these new records, some series have been added or changed to better reflect materials received. Therefore, the collection now consists of eight cubic feet of records which date from 1875-2009; and three Bibles, 1869-1879. There are no restrictions on the use of the collection.

The collection thoroughly documents two aspects of the Reno Baptist Church community: that of the Board of Trustees; and the numerous organizations.

The largest series in this collection is Series 1, "Administrative Records." This series documents the growth of the church, from its mission status in 1875 to creation of branch missions in Verdi and East Reno (Sparks), to its position today as one of several Baptist churches in Reno. As one of Reno's leading churches, the First Baptist Church reflects the history of Reno itself, illustrating the economic and social changes which were happening in the community at large as well as in the church. Series 1 consists of minutes of general congregational and Trustees' meetings, beginning with the organizational meeting in 1875 and continuing to 1999. The volumes, marked Records, additionally contain covenants, constitutions and bylaws, statistics, and membership rolls. The membership rolls contain useful information about who belonged to the Church, dates that individuals joined or left the church, the marriage of women members, and deaths. Other information inserted into the minutes includes financial reports and some correspondence, principally concerning the resignation of ministers and lay leaders. The minutes themselves contain committee reports; accounts of general church and organization activities; and discussions pertaining to the physical and financial management of the church. This series is arranged by type and in chronological order.

Substantive documentation of church activities is contained in the minutes of the many women's organizations. The oldest of these was the Ladies' Serving Society/Ladies' Aid Society, for which there are minutes from 1896-1915. The longest existing women's organization was the Dorcas Circle/Women's Auxiliary which was active from before 1899. Both the Ladies' Aid and the Auxiliary were important adjuncts to the Board of Trustees, assisting in the spiritual, physical, and financial maintenance of the church. Minutes of their meetings provide evidence of the prominent families in the church: the Frazers, Coffins, Sawins, Wedekinds, Churches, and Adams, to name a few. These societies and circles were major opportunities for social interaction in Reno, with regular meetings held several times a month and committee meetings in between for specific functions such as bazaars and church suppers.

Other records worth noting are the church histories written by Maude Sawin Taylor; the newspaper clippings; and the photographs. The church histories provide accounts of the several church buildings; lists of ministers; and events of note. The clippings supplement the histories and also provide published accounts of the Women's Auxiliary activities and prominent church members such as Dr. James Edward Church, Jr., known as the founder and developer of snow surveying, his wife Florence Humphrey Church, and the Rev. Brewster Adams.

The photographs depict early, prominent members and ministers, and the several church buildings occupied by the First Baptist Church of Reno, Nevada. Other images include a photo of the Verdi mission church; the interior of the railroad chapel car used for the East Reno Baptist mission; a church camp session at Sugar Pine, 1960; early Reno streets and buildings; an early Reno bridge; and scenes at a church dinner.

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records of the First Baptist Church of Reno, Nevada, were initially donated to the Special Collections Department in 1977 by Marjorie Olsen on behalf of the church. In 2009, Marjorie Olsen again donated an additional set of records that cover the years 1958-2009.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the photo archives of the Special Collections Department as collection number UNRS-P1991-47.

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Arrangement

  • The records of the First Baptist Church of Reno, Nevada, are arranged into the following series:
  • Series 1: Administrative Records
  • Series 2: Board of Christian Education
  • Series 3: Dorcas Circle/Women's Auxiliary
  • Series 4: Ladies' Serving Society/Ladies' Aid Society
  • Series 5: Women’s Mission Circle
  • Series 6: Youth Organizations
  • Series 7: American Baptist Women’s Ministries
  • Series 8: Friendship Circle
  • Series 9: Men’s Organizations
  • Series 10: Women’s Missionary Society
  • Series 11: Publications
  • Series 12: Bibles

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of the University Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno. Researchers wishing to find related materials are encouraged to use the following index terms:

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Administrative Information

Collection processed by Susan Searcy, August 1991. Finding aid prepared by Susan Searcy, August 1991. Finding aid revised by Jessica Maddox, December 2015. This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 26, 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Records

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1875-1999 3.0 cubic feet (50 folders, 9 volumes, 1 item)

From the earliest days of the church, a record of congregational and Trustees' meetings was kept in the form of "Records." Although the fullness of the recorded accounts varies, with some of the more recently donated materials filling in gaps in the previous donation, in general these records include minutes of meetings; membership rolls and lists of committee members; statistics; covenants; constitutions; resolutions; and financial reports. Some of the volumes for the twentieth century also include annual reports; obituary notices of prominent church members; Brewster Adams' column "Values in the Rough"; and church bulletins. Occasionally, some correspondence was inserted into the minutes; these were usually letters of resignation from ministers and lay leaders. Additional materials include annual reports from 1947-1999; conventions; and special events. Due to fact that many of the oldest records are in a bound format, the decision was made to arrange the series chronologically rather than by type.

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1
Minutes, membership roll, covenants, financial records [volume], October 23, 1875-August 13, 1885
1
2
Trustees minutes, record of donations, and assessments (sealed) [volume], March 30, 1883-August 27, 1901
1
3
Minutes [volume], January 5, 1888-December 26, 1895
1
4
List of members [volume], January 1, 1898-April 1899
1
5
Minutes, membership roll, statistics, and treasurers' reports [volume], April 1, 1889-October 1, 1913
1
6
Loose documents from previous record book, undated
1
7
Minutes, 1922 Constitution, resolutions, and bulletins [volume], April 2, 1913-April 1, 1925
1
8
Minutes, membership roll, lists of committee members, copies of Brewster Adams' columns, bulletins, and obituaries [volume], April 5, 1925-March 30, 1938
1
9
Minutes, membership roll, bulletins, clippings, and hurch history [volume], April 10, 1938-April 7, 1946
1
10
Trustees: Minutes, January 9, 1945-July 5, 1951
1
11
Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) Communion, 1945-1969
1
12
Membership, alphabetical roll, 1946-1965
1
13
Treasurers' reports, May 1948-October 1949
1
14
Membership register (active, inactive, and associate), part 1, 1949-1964
1
15
Membership register (active, inactive, and associate), part 2, 1949-1964
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2
1
Diamond Jubilee, November 18, 1950
2
2
Church programs/bulletins, 1950-1963
2
3
Correspondence, 1953-1955
2
4
Holy Week bulletins, 1953-1959
2
5
Trustees: Secretary file, 1954-1956
2
6
Trustees: Bills and treasurer's report, 1955-1963
2
7
Miscellaneous reports, 1955; 1988
2
8
Financial: Building fund report, 1956-1960; 1990
2
9
Trustees: Minutes, December 21, 1956-January 12, 1958
2
10
Trustees: Correspondence regarding furniture and folding partitions, 1958-1962
2
11
Trustees: Brunzell Correspondence, 1959
2
12
Trustees: Minutes, March 9, 1960-January 1962
2
13
Trustees: Loan document and construction contract, 1961
2
14
Board of Trustees record minutes, annual reports, and bulletins, January 17, 1962-December 10, 1967
2
15
Trustees: Correspondence with City of Reno regarding Hunter Lake Drive improvements, 1963
2
16
Bulletin cuts for tithing, 1963
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Contents
11
1
Financial ledger [volume], 1964-1972
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Folder
Contents
2
17
Miscellaneous church information and materials, 1964-1997
2
18
Constitution and bylaws, circa 1965-1990
2
19
Membership directories, circa 1965-1994
2
20
American Baptist Convention, 1966-1974
2
21
Nevada-Sierra Baptist Convention, 1967-1969
2
22
Ninety-fifth anniversary service, November 22, 1970
2
23
Treasurer's report, 1970-1972
2
24
Trustees: Meeting minutes, 1970-1972
2
25
Diaconate meeting minutes, 1970-1972
2
26
Church Council meeting minutes, 1972
2
27
Washoe County Ministerial Association, 1973-1977
2
28
Church leadership: Reverend Edmund H. Irvin, 1974
2
29
100th Anniversary materials, 1975
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Contents
3
1
Church leadership: The Deacon Family Ministry Plan Resource Book, 1979
3
2
Financial: Commercial account book, 1988-1995
3
3
Financial: Sale of property in New Washoe City, 1989-1990
3
4
Member bios, circa 1991
3
5
Memorial services, 1998
3
6
Annual reports, 1946/47-1959
3
7
Annual reports, 1960-1969
3
8
Annual reports, 1970-1975
3
9
Annual reports, 1976-1980
3
10
Annual reports, 1981-1989
3
11
Annual reports, 1990-1999
3
12
Certificate of appreciation from the Colony Baptist Church in Reno; and personal letter to Edna and Brewster Adams from Ernest L. Inwood, undated; 1957
3
13
Church history, compiled by Maude Sawin Taylor, undated
3
14
Newspaper clippings about the church, Reverend Adams, and James E. Church, undated
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11
2
Printing plate depicting the First Baptist Church of Reno, Nevada, at 2nd and Chestnut Streets, 1915

Series 2: Board of Christian Education, 1948-1961 (4 folders, 2 index card boxes)

The Board of Christian Education administered the church's educational programs, including the Sunday School programs. Subcommittees under the direction of this board included a Children's Committee; Youth Committee; Stewardship and Missionary Education Committee; Adult Work Committee, and Leadership Education Committee. Records in this series are fragmentary, consisting of meeting minutes, 1956-1961; attendance record books, 1948-1956; and undated enrollment cards (possibly from the 1950s). The minutes are arranged chronologically; Sunday School class books are arranged by class and within each class alphabetically; enrollment cards are arranged alphabetically; and records of attendance are arranged by class and by date.

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15
Minutes, August 16, 1956-December 7, 1961
3
16
Sunday School record book, October 24, 1948-1956
3
17
Sunday School class books, 1954-1956
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10
Records of attendance (by class), 1955-1956
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3
18
Christian Education Board meeting minutes, 1970-1972
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Registration cards (enrollment forms), undated

Series 3: Dorcas Circle/Women's Auxiliary, 1915-1956 (1 folder, 14 volumes)

The Dorcas Circle was organized about 1899, although no documents from the early period exist. The object of the Circle was to aid in the general good and welfare of the Baptist Church, to assist in financial ways and social matters, to care for the sick, to welcome strangers, and relieve the distressed. In June of 1917 the name of the Circle was changed to the Women's Auxiliary of the Reno Baptist Church, but in the minutes of September 1949 an entry indicates that the Dorcas Circle still existed as a separate entity or subgroup. In connection with the Auxiliary, regular monthly missionary meetings were held.

Activities mentioned in minute books, which are part of this series, included: planning meals to be served at church functions and the Nevada Sierra Baptist Convention; having food sales; and sewing items to sell at their bazaar to raise money for projects or church financial needs. During the meetings, specific circle members are mentioned individually in connection with their circle activities; their acting as hostess; or because of ill health. A regular activity of every meeting was the quilting or piecing of quilt blocks. The completed blocks/quilts were sometimes given to individuals or sold at the Auxiliary's bazaar. These records are arranged chronologically.

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4
1
Minutes, treasurers' reports [volume], April 1, 1915-December 19, 1916
4
2
Minutes [volume], January 2, 1917-March 21, 1922
4
3
Minutes [volume], April 4, 1922-December 2, 1924
4
4
Minutes [volume], December 9, 1925-March 15, 1927
4
5
Minutes, membership roll [volume], April 5, 1927-April 21, 1931
4
6
Minutes [volume], May 19, 1931-November 6, 1934
4
7
Minutes, membership roll [volume], November 20, 1934-June 2, 1936
4
8
Minutes [volume], June 16, 1936-March 30, 1939
4
9
Minutes [volume], April 18, 1939-November 5, 1940
4
10
Minutes [volume], January 6, 1942-March 21, 1944
4
11
Minutes, membership roll [volume], April 2, 1945-January 7, 1949
4
12
Minutes [volume], April 4, 1944-March 19, 1946
4
13
Minutes, membership roll [volume], June 28, 1949-June 26, 1951
4
14
Treasurers' reports [volume], January 5, 1954-January 10, 1956
4
15
Newspaper clippings about the Women's Auxiliary, undated

Series 4: Ladies' Serving Society/Ladies' Aid Society, 1896-1915 (4 volumes)

The Ladies' Serving Society of the First Baptist Church was organized in January 1896, and although the name "Serving Society" was reaffirmed in the constitutions of 1896 and 1900, the group was more often referred to and referred to themselves as the Ladies' Aid Society. The purpose of the society was to aid in the general good and welfare of the church. Membership was open to any female church member; meetings were held every two weeks. At a meeting of February 2, 1903, the members voted to organize a Mission Circle (see Series 5 for Mission Circle records).

Activities of the society were reported in the minutes. One regular activity was quilting, either working on quilt squares, quilting quilts, or tying comforters. The Society purchased new runners for the church carpet, gave money to the church for its support, and held bazaars and gave suppers to raise money. Mrs. James Edward Church, Jr. (Florence Humphrey Church) was one of the most active members; others included many socially prominent members of the community. Some of the volumes of records provide membership rolls and lists of committee members. These records are organized chronologically.

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16
Minutes, membership roll [volume], January 1, 1896-October 1898
4
17
1899 Constitution, minutes, membership roll [volume], January 11, 1899-January 16, 1900
4
18
1900 Constitution and bylaws, minutes, financial records [volume], January 1900-April 1907
4
19
Minutes [volume], January 14, 1913-March 15, 1915

Series 5: Women's Mission Circle, Bulk, 1908-1926, 1908-1926; 1959 (3 volumes)

The Women's Mission Circle was organized by women of the Ladies' Aid Society after a proposal made in February 1903. The Mission Circle supported foreign missions and did home missionary work with the local Indians, often assisting Miss Glick, a missionary for the local Indians. They did sewing for the Indians, held fund raisers, and had study sessions on foreign countries and other religions. They presented lectures on topics "closer to home," such as "The Problem of Race," given in January 1912. In June 1913, Circle members signed a petition against "The White Slave Trade."

A typed note on the history of the Circle was found within the volume of minutes for 1913-1916; the note stated that the Circle was organized in October 1913. However, the first minute book in this series dates from 1908, and a notation about the founding of the Circle in the Ladies' Aid Society minutes of February 2, 1903 discounts the 1913 founding date.

The records for this series consist of minutes, 1908-1926, and several "study books," outlining meeting dates and speakers for the year. The minutes are arranged chronologically; study books can be found with the minutes of corresponding dates.

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5
1
Minutes, membership roll, financial records [volume], October 27, 1908-August 14, 1913
5
2
Minutes, constitution (also included are study books for 1914-1915 and 1915-1916) [volume], October 14, 1913-March 26, 1916
5
3
Minutes (also included are study books for 1924-1925 and 1959) [volume], April 11, 1916-April 13, 1926

Series 6: Youth Organizations, 1922-1978 (2 folders, 5 volumes)

Series 6 includes materials and records for the Philathea Class, the Junior Guide Girls, the Baptists Young People’s Society, and the Minister of Christian Education and Youth. Also included is information on the 1978 Youth Ministry Workshop. Below describes each group that is represented within this series. All materials are arranged chronologically.

Philathea Class: The purpose of the Philathea Class was to "stimulate among young ladies the desire for true Christian knowledge, to create interest in Sunday Bible School, and to unite its membership in practical Christian sympathy and service." Membership was open to young ladies age 18 and over with approval of the Class. Members of the Philathea Class met for Bible study every Sunday morning and had evening business meetings once a month. They assisted at Women's Auxiliary functions and fund raisers, held banquets and rummage sales, and organized parties. Records of the Philathea Class consist of minutes, membership rolls, and lists of committee members.

Junior Guide Girls: The purpose of the Junior Guide Girls is not clearly stated in the minutes and there was no constitution found in this volume. Activities mentioned in the minutes included making items to sell at bazaars (possibly held by the Women's Auxiliary), serving at dinners held by other church organizations, and having parties. The Guild also had a small library for the benefit of its members.

Baptist Young People’s Society: The Baptist Young People's Society was organized for both boys and girls and helped at fund raisers for other Baptist organizations. They also staged plays and had parties.

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Contents
5
4
Philathea Class: Minutes [volume], April 4, 1922-November 27, 1923
5
5
Philathea Class: Minutes, membership roll, list of committee members [volume], 1926-1931
5
6
Philathea Class: Membership roll, lists of officers and committee members [volume], 1944-1947
5
7
Junior Guide Girls: Minutes [volume], September 18, 1945-March 2, 1948
5
8
Baptist Young People's Society: Minutes [volume], November 4, 1923-January 6, 1924
5
9
Minister of Christian Education and youth, 1972-1973
5
10
Youth Ministry workshop with Brad Veitch, March 10-11, 1978

Series 7: Friendship Circle, 1956-1998 (8 folders, 5 volumes)

The Friendship Circle was organized on January 17, 1956 by the Women's Baptist Mission Society for the purpose of making visitations and cheering the sick. Organizations or facilities such as the Redwood Room at Washoe Medical Center, were selected yearly to receive support from the group and "love gifts" or offerings were collected to give to memorial funds or to those in need. Records of this series consist of minutes of meetings, arranged chronologically.

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11
Minutes, January 17, 1956-November 18, 1961
5
12
Minutes, December 18, 1962-December 21, 1965
5
13
Minutes, October 14, 1969-January 21, 1970
5
14
Minutes, June 16, 1970-December 18, 1973
5
15
Minutes, 1974-1980
5
16
Minutes, 1980-1987
5
17
Minutes, 1987-1992
5
18
Minutes, 1992-1996
5
19
Account book [volume], 1988-1992
5
20
Account book [volume], 1992-1995
5
21
Bank statements, 1996-1998
5
22
Programs, 1978/79-1983/84

Series 8: American Baptist Women's Ministries, 1956-2003 (13 folders)

Series 8 contains materials and information on the American’s Baptist Women’s Ministries. Officially organized nationally in 1951, the earliest records of the Reno chapter go back to the late 1950s. Materials include minutes, financial information, a directory, and programs for events held. Arranged by type and chronologically.

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6
1
Minutes, 1968-1978
6
2
Minutes, 1986-1993
6
3
Minutes, 1995-1998
6
4
Programs, 1984/85-2002/03
6
5
Directory, 1998/99
6
6
Handbook and general information, circa 1960
6
7
Newsletters and vice-president report, 1956-1958
6
8
Financial: Account ledger [volume], 1963-1966
6
9
Financial: Account ledger [volume], 1969-1971
6
10
Financial: Account ledger [volume], 1970-1977
6
11
Financial: Account ledger [volume], 1991-1995
6
12
Financial: Receipts, 1976-1981
6
13
Booklets: "You Can Do It: Practicing Christian Love", 1997
6
14
Mother Daughter Banquet, undated

Series 9: Men's Groups, 1957-1970; undated (4 folders)

Series 9 includes materials on three separate Baptist Men’s organizations. Although little information is included with each group, materials date from 1957 when the Reno American Baptist Men’s group was formed.

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15
Baptist Men's Club: Constitution, undated
6
16
American Baptist Men: Resource book, 1957-1967
6
17
Men's Fellowship: Check record, 1966-1970
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3
National Council of American Baptist Men certificate, March 25, 1957

Series 10: Women's Missionary Society, 1956-1973 (3 folders)

Series 10 contains materials related to the Women’s Missionary Society. The purpose of the Society, as described in the leader’s guide, was to “unite the women of [the] church into a fellowship that will help to grow in personal devotion…though worship, working, and witnessing in all areas of life.” Arranged chronologically.

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18
General information, undated
6
19
Treasurer's workbook, 1956-1968
6
20
Account ledger, 1966-1970

Series 11: Publications, Bulk, 1900-1959, 1869; 1900-1959 (10 volumes)

Series 11 contains publications collected by the First Baptist Church. A majority of the publications relate to children’s religious education and include hymns and songs. Arranged by topic and chronologically.

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Bradbury, William B. Bright Jewels for the Sunday School. Biglow and Main: New York and Chicago, 1869
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21
Lehmann, Liza. The Daisy-Chain: Twelve Songs of Childhood. Boosey and Co.; London and New York, 1900
6
21
Gaynor, Jessie L. and Alice C. D. Riley. Playtime Songs. Clayton F. Summy Co.; Chicago, 1911
6
21
Kirk, Florence. Rhythmic Games and Dance for Children. Longmans, Green and Co.; New York, Bombay and Calcutta, 1914
6
21
Hymns for Primary Worship. The Judson Press: Philadelphia, 1946
6
21
Kindergarten Songs and Rhythms. The Judson Press: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1954
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1
Sacred Songs for Church and Home. A. S. Barnes and Company: New York, 1923
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2
Living Hymns: A Book for Worship and Praise for the Developing Life. The Judson Press: Philadelphia, 1923
7
3
Grace Before Meals: Brief Prayers Arranged for Each Day in the Year. The John C. Winston Company: Philadelphia, 1939
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4
Snyder, Alton G. Teaching Adults. The Judson Press: Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, 1959

Series 12: Bibles, 1860-1879 (3 volumes)

Series 12 contains three Bibles included with this collection. Each Bible is housed in individual boxes.

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Hardings' Medium Edition. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments.... Philadelphia: William W. Harding, 1860
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West, Nathaniel. The Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible: How to Comprehend Holy Writ from its own Interpretation, containing the whole of the Old and New Testaments... New York: A. J. Johnson. Inscribed "Presented to Celia E. Huestis by her Father Wm. Huestis. Western Star, Ohio, March 1, 1869", 1869
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8
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New Illustrated Devotional and Practical Polyglot Family Bible.... Philadelphia: National Publishing Company. Inscribed "Property of the Women's Auxiliary of the First Baptist Church. Presented by Mr. and Mrs. Noble Getchel [sic]", 1879