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Baptist churches

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

"A History of the New Hopewell and White Communities"

Identifier: MM.2022.011
Scope and Contents

"A History of the New Hopewell and White Communities" written for the Tennessee Homecoming 1986. Contains chapters: --Life in the New Hopwell and White Communities --New Hopewell History --The History of New Hopewell Elementary School --The History of White Elementary School --Church History of New Hopewell Community --History of South Knox County (by Jane Price) --History of South Knox County (by Anna Harris)

Dates: 1986

Bethlehem Baptist Church Minutes. 1858-1901.

Identifier: MM.2005.007
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Bethlehem Baptist Church Minutes. 1858-1901. The full name of the church is given only on an interior page. It appears to be in Monroe County, Tenn.

Dates: 1858-1901

Big Spring Church history by Mr. W. S. Rosenbalm, 1934.

Identifier: MM.1997.036
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History of Big Spring Church (organized 1800? 1796?, Claiborne County, Tenn.). November 22, 1934, letter from W. S. Rosenbalm, Tazewell, Tenn., to John I. Snyder (Director, Land Acquisition, TVA) re: history of the Big Spring Church, its cemetery, is land to be taken for Norris Reservoir? LS 2 pp. (1 pc.) + 3 related memos and letters, a postcard of the church, and a printed page of church history.

Dates: 1934

Big Valley United Baptist Church of Christ Record Book, 1877-1904. Union County, Tenn. (also on microfilm)

Identifier: MM.2010.001
Scope and Contents Big Valley United Baptist Church of Christ Record Book, 1877-1904. Union County, Tenn. Big Valley Church was organized with twenty members in July 1849. It was located in the Lost Creek area of Big Valley in Union County, Tennessee (formerly Grainger County, Tenn.). The name at its formation was Big Valley United Baptist Church of Christ. This record book contains an index, with the Constitution on pages 3-5; Abstract of Principles on pages 6-7; Rules of Decorum on pages 8-9; Church...
Dates: 1877-1904

Broadway Baptist Church material.

Identifier: MSC 0650
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Bulletins, newsletters, photographs, and newspaper clippings for Broadway Baptist Church, Knoxville, 1975-ca. 1985. Gift also includes World War I and World War II dog tags, and a small WWI Bible (1917). Folders contain lists of pastors and clippings and papers re: the church fire and rebuilding efforts.

Dates: 1975-1985

Buffalo Baptist Church records, 1859-1953. Rutledge, Grainger County, Tenn.

Identifier: MSC 0646
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Four volumes of records from Buffalo Baptist Church, Rutledge, Grainger County, Tenn. 1859-1953. Vol 1: Minutes, 1859-1890; list of members at front; letter of transfer to Lawson McGhee Library at back (April 12, 1942). Vol. 2: Minutes, 1890-1914; list of members; letter of transfer to LML at front of volume (November 13, 1949). Vol. 3: Minutes, 1915-1946. Loose papers in envelope at back of volume. Vol. 4: Minutes, 1946-1953; list of members and Associational Letters at back of volume.

Dates: 1859-1953

Cane Creek Baptist Church Meeting Minutes, 1839-1864.

Identifier: MM.1981.011
Scope and Contents Cane Creek Baptist Church Meeting Minutes, January 1839- January 1864. Includes Articles of Faith at front of book. 1 vol. The record book was presented to Pearl Hendren by her father M.H. (Woodie) Hendren in early 1961. It was obtained by him at his grandfather’s (Michael Spessard) sale. The book was received from Elmer E. Hendren, executor of the estate of Pearl Leoda Hendren. It is the original volume of the minutes of the old Hardshell Church of Dutch Valley (Anderson County, Tenn.),...
Dates: 1839-1864

Cedar Grove Baptist Church records (Blount County, Tenn.). (photocopy)

Identifier: MSC 0047
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of records of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Includes History of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 1835-1960 by Minnis Bohanan and Della Tittsworth. 31 pp. + Church minutes 1890-1930, 1941-1962. Records include lists of members and obituaries of members.

Dates: 1835-1962

Concord Baptist Church Minutes, 1823-1866. Meigs County, Tenn.

Identifier: MM.1997.098
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Minutes of Concord Baptist Church, 1823-1866, Meigs County, Tenn. PHOTOCOPY of original manuscript . 125 pp.

Dates: 1823-1866

Creed F. Casteel Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0046
Scope and Contents Papers of Creed F. Casteel, no date, 1865-1947. Includes his teaching certificates, contracts, and related papers re: his teaching in Knox Co., Tenn. and Alpharetta, Ga.; constitution and by-laws of the Teacher’s Institute No. 2, Knox Co. + minutes, 1873-1874; June 24, 1888 report on First Baptist Church Sunday School, 1 p.; 1894 photograph of school children at Alpharetta, Ga.; 1901 charges against Casteel for his remarks about McKinley’s assassination; 1912 executor’s letter to C. F....
Dates: 1865-1947

Deaderick Avenue Baptist Sunday School, 1915. (panoramic photographs) Gift of James. A. Brennan and Ruth E. Brennan.

Identifier: SPC 2019.072
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Deaderick Avenue Baptist Sunday School, 1915. Panoramic photograph. Thompson Photograph. Gift of James. A. Brennan and Ruth E. Brennan from Two Centuries Photograph Project 200-085-001.

Dates: 1915

Don McBride Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0175
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Correspondence of Don McBride, 1969-1972. Subjects include: Technical Society of Knoxville, 1971-1972; Technical Society Explorers Post Committee, 1971; United Community Services of Greater Knoxville, 1969-1972; West Hills Baptist Church’s involvement in the Billy Graham East Tennessee Crusade, 1970.

Dates: 1969-1972

Elijoy (Ellejoy) Baptist Church Minutes (Photocopies).

Identifier: MSC 0678
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Elijoy (Ellejoy) Baptist Church Minutes, 1818-1878 (Photocopies of photostats bound into a book in the library collection) Transcribed by Betty Davis.

Dates: 1818-1878

Elizabeth and Elbert Willson Collection. Includes Isaac Lane Bible and Minutes of Big Spring Church of United Baptists) (Bibles).

Identifier: MSC 0399
Scope and Contents Minutes of Big Spring Church of United Baptists (1822-1870), McMinn County, Tenn (Isaac and Sarah Lane were initial members). Roster of members transcribed 10.2010. Three bibles: Isaac Lane Bible (1803), Frankie Sherman Rasnake Bible (1874) (no family entries), and the Tola Sherman Bible (no date)(no family entries). Land entry no. 2573 for Thomas Shearman/Sherman, McMinn County, Tennessee, March 5, 1826. Blueprint copy of “Timberlake’s Map of Overhill Indian Towns, May 3, 1906. Letter to...
Dates: 1803-1930

Elkmont Baptist Church record book, 1910-1936.

Identifier: MSC 0357
Scope and Contents

Elkmont Baptist Church (Tenn) record book, January 16, 1910 (Church’s formation) -November 8, 1936. 1 vol. (some loose pages, sheet #205-06 is missing, and there are some inserted loose papers). Pp. 100-111 contain Names of Members and Date Joined. Some additional records are found at the back of the volume, pp. 381-394.

Dates: 1910-1936

First Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tenn. (ephemera)

Identifier: Ephemera Collection 026
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First Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tenn., Calendar (program) for April 15, 1922 + Dedication Services, April 2, 1939. .

Dates: 1922, 1939

Flat Creek Baptist Church material.

Identifier: MM.nd.024
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Notes on the early history of the United Baptist Church of Jesus Christ at Little Flat Creek, East Tennessee, Knoxville, 1791-1841. 4 pp.; January 14, 1836, letter from J. W. Terrell, Georgia, to Flat Creek Baptist Church (Wm. Moffett, Moses Brock, Absolum Rotherford (sic.), Col. Sawyers, Obediah Brock). ALS 1 p. Asks about African-American member, ca. 1816-1817; Summary table for 1807-1831, Little Flat Creek Church--ministers, clerks, number by “exsperance.”

Dates: undated

George L. Ridenour Collection

Identifier: MSC 0968
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This collection contains personal ephemera relating to Dr. George L. Ridenour including photographs, correspondence with his daughter, Crea Ridenour, and legal documents.

Dates: 1936 - 1978

John Wesley Reams Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0201
Scope and Contents Collection of John Wesley Reams, Lowland Community, Hamblen County, Tenn. He was graduated from Mossy Creek College (now Carson-Newman College) in June 1879. He was a music teacher and a violinist. Collection consists of sheet music, entertainment programs, newspaper clippings (including Ted Shawn Dance Company and Lola McCormack), 1894-95 list of coffins sold, etc. 13 photographs received Aug. 18, 1981 (Joppa; New Market train wreck, 1917*; Mule Day; Asbury Marble Quarry). Snapshots...
Dates: 1870s-1910s

Lester Phelps Photographs

Identifier: SPC 1996.015
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Gay Street and Wall Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. Circa 1917. Taken by Jacob A. Snyder; Deaderick Avenue Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tenn. Circa 1909. B&W 5x7: copy photographs.

Dates: ca. 1910s

Locust Grove Baptist Church.

Identifier: MM.1993.024
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Memories of Locust Grove Baptist Church in Grainger County, Tenn., in the early 20th century, written by Florence Irwin. ADS 6 pp. + her letter dated August 12, 1993.

Dates: 1900-1930

McCalla Avenue Baptist Church; Bell Avenue Baptist Church; Park City Lowry School (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Identifier: QSPC 2012.004
Scope and Contents Ten mounted photographs by Thompson Photograph or Earle Harrison. QSPC 2012.004.001 McCalla Ave. Baptist Church, ca. 1912. QSPC 2012.004.002 Bell Avenue Baptist Church after fire, 1912 (2 copies). QSPC 2012.004.003 Bell Avenue Baptist Church before fire, 1911. QSPC 2012.004.004 Bell Avenue Baptist Church Amoma Blameless Life. QSPC 2012.004.005 Bell Avenue Baptist Church Mother’s Class No. 11. QSPC 2012.004.006 Bell Avenue Baptist Church AGOGA Class. QSPC 2012.004.007 Park City Lowery (sic.)...
Dates: 1910s

Mrs. James Bowman Historic Photographs

Identifier: SPC 1996.006
Scope and Contents

B&W snapshots: Springdale Baptist Church (2 pcs.); Charles McClung House “Statesview” (1 pc.); Samuel McSpadden house (2 pcs.); Brazelton house (2 pcs.); Arthur Henley house at Chota (3 pcs.).

Dates: undated

Noe Family Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0188
Scope and Contents

1817-1899 papers of the Noe family, Grainger County, Tenn, + the Howell and Carmichael families. Mostly land transactions, Grainger County, Tenn.; papers from the Howell estate, ca. 1845; 1872 building bond to construct Macedonia Baptist Church; Jonathan Noe’s account book, 1827-1877; Carmichael, Howell, and Purkey genealogy Five land grants, 1795-1827. To Elijah Danthin, William Maclin, Abraham Spoon, Joseph Noe, and Charles Brooks. (Some are damaged)

Dates: 1817-1899

Old Fashioned Revival Advertisement Card

Identifier: Ephemera 2019.220
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Advertisement card for an “Old Fashioned Revival beginning Sunday, April 17, 1938 at the Knoxville Baptist Tabernacle” Includes photograph of Reverend W. F. Gregory, Pastor and Reverend Ernest T. Crawford, Musical Director.

Dates: 1938

Rogers Memorial Baptist Church members, 1978

Identifier: Knoxville College Tape 3
Scope and Contents Black and white video documenting interviews by Knoxville College students with members of Knoxville-based African American church Rogers Memorial Baptist Church, founded in 1882. The primary line of questioning is about the 17th Street connector that is planned to be constructed behind the church. Earl McKelfa tnterviews Deacon Micahel Giles, Gloria Jones interviews Harvey Seals, Lagreta Wilson interviews unidentified subject who states the church has 300 members, Joseph Cannon interviews...
Dates: 1978

Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church Records, Powell, Knox County, Tenn.

Identifier: MSC 0542
Scope and Contents Records of the Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church from 1913 to ca. 1981 were brought to the McClung Historical Collection to be microfilmed in June 2015 by Chris Hammond, Church Historian and Clerk. After filming, the church donated the records to the McClung Historical Collection, retaining only a notebook titled Church History, which was filmed at the end of the microfilm. Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church was established in 1913. It is located in Powell, Tennessee. In addition to...
Dates: 1913 - 1981

Third Baptist Church of Knoxville records. Book I, 1889-1891. (Formerly South Knoxville Baptist Church).

Identifier: MM.1997.099
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Third Baptist Church of Knoxville records, Book I, 1889-1891. (Formerly South Knoxville Baptist Church). PHOTOCOPY. About 93 pp. in folder cover.

Dates: 1889-1891

Zion Hill Baptist Church Minutes, 1874-1915, 1915-1934. Anderson County, Tenn. (Gift of Mrs. L. Estelle Heron)

Identifier: MSC 0896
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Two minute books of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Anderson County, Tenn. First volume includes 1874-1915: Rules of Decorum and Articles of Faith, 1974. pp. 1-4; Constitution (May 2, 1842), pp. 5-8; List of Members, 1874-1904. pp. 9-25; Minutes, September 2, 1874-July 2, 1915. 1 volume. 312 pp. Second volume includes 1915-1934. List of Members in front, followed by Minutes, October 2, 1915-April 2, 1934.

Dates: 1874-1934