Providence Baptist Church Records

MC 1789

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Krista Jones, 2010.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Providence Baptist Church
Title
Providence Baptist Church Records
Inclusive Dates
1891-2008
Identification
MC 1789
Extent
5 linear feet (5 boxes and 1 OV Folder)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Providence Baptist Church Records were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on August 6, 2008 by the Providence Baptist Church.

Processing Information

Processed by Morgan Holladay; completed in October 2008.

Preferred Form of Citation

Providence Baptist Church Records (MC 1789), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Historical Sketch

Providence Baptist Church, in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas was organized in the home of J.M. Robinson with three families in attendance on October 23, 1891. These nine members purchased land and built the first church in Washington County. By 1892, the first service was held in the building, led by pastor H.B. Borders. In 1930, the Bible study group decided to discontinue services at Providence Baptist Church. The congregation met for midweek prayer until 1935. In 1951, a new church was built on Highway 16 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Providence Baptist Church was part of the Washington-Madison Baptist Association, as well as the Southern Baptist Convention. The church closed on March 28, 2008 because of declining membership.

Scope and Content Note

Materials in the collection includes correspondence, board meeting minutes, membership lists, financial records, and photographs.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Constitutions and Bylaws, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 2

Amendments to Constitution and Bylaws, 1973, 1976

Box 1 Folder 3

Providence Baptist Church History, 1891-1955

Box 1 Folder 4

Providence Baptist Church History, 1956-1986

Box 1 Folder 5

A History of the Church of the Washington-Madison Baptist Association, Booklet, 1990

Box 1 Folder 6

Certificate of Incorporation, 1957

Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence, July 1946-September 2004, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 8

Letters of Resignation, December 1975-November 2003

Box 1 Folder 9

Board Meeting Minutes, September 1952-November 1962

Box 1 Folder 10

Board Meeting Minutes, January 1963-December 1968

Box 1 Folder 11

Board Meeting Minutes, 1968-1972

Box 1 Folder 12

Board Meeting Minutes, July 1996-December 1997

Box 1 Folder 13

Board Meeting Minutes, 1998

Box 1 Folder 14

Board Meeting Minutes, 1999

Box 1 Folder 15

Board Meeting Minutes, 2000

Box 1 Folder 16

Board Meeting Minutes, 2001

Box 1 Folder 17

Board Meeting Minutes, 2002

Box 1 Folder 18

Board Meeting Minutes, 2003

Box 1 Folder 19

Board Meeting Minutes, 2004

Box 1 Folder 20

Board Meeting Minutes, 2005

Box 1 Folder 21

Board Meeting Minutes, 2006

Box 1 Folder 22

Board Meeting Minutes, 2008

Box 1 Folder 23

Board Meeting Minutes, 1962, 1983

Box 1 Folder 24

Financial Reports, 1990-2000

Box 1 Folder 25

Financial Reports, 1996

Box 1 Folder 26

Financial Reports, 1997

Box 1 Folder 27

Financial Reports, 1998

Box 1 Folder 28

Financial Reports, 1999

Box 1 Folder 29

Financial Reports, 2000

Box 1 Folder 30

Financial Reports, 2001

Box 1 Folder 31

Financial Reports, 2002

Box 1 Folder 32

Financial Reports, 2004

Box 1 Folder 33

Financial Reports, 2005

Box 1 Folder 34

Financial Reports, 2006

Box 1 Folder 35

Financial Reports, 2007

Box 1 Folder 36

Membership List, 1948-1959

Box 1 Folder 37

Church Membership Record, 1977-1983

Box 1 Folder 38

Church Membership Record, 1983-1990

Box 1 Folder 39

Church Membership Record, 1991-1996

Box 1 Folder 40

Church Membership Record, 2000

Box 1 Folder 41

Church Directories, 1970, 1986

Box 1 Folder 42

Church Directories, 1999, 2000, 2007

Box 1 Folder 43

Church Directories, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 44

Membership Information Sheets, 1998-2000, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 45

Request for Church Letters Notecards, 1980-2001

Box 2 Folder 1

Request for Church Letters Booklets, 1951-1960

Box 2 Folder 2

Request for Church Letters Booklets, 1960-1979

Box 2 Folder 3

Request for Church Letters Booklets, 1961-1979

Box 2 Folder 4

Letters of Recommendation for Dismissal from the Church Notecard, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 5

Letters of Recommendation for Dismissal from the Church Booklets, 1972-1999

Box 2 Folder 6

General Materials, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 7

Church Leadership Lists, 1966-1968

Box 2 Folder 8

Church Leadership Lists, 1996-1998

Box 2 Folder 9

Sunday School Teacher Information, 1998-2000

Box 2 Folder 10

Sunday School Attendance Records, 1999

Box 2 Folder 11

Sunday School Attendance Records, 2001

Box 2 Folder 12

Sunday School Attendance Records, 2007

Box 2 Folder 13

Sunday School Record Books, 1996-1997

Box 2 Folder 14

Sunday School Record Books, 1997-1998

Box 2 Folder 15

Sunday School Record Books, 1998-1999

Box 2 Folder 16

Sunday School Record Books, 1998-1999

Box 2 Folder 17

Sunday School Record Books, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 18

Sunday School Record Books, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 19

School Triplicate Report Book, October 6, 1985-October 9, 1988

Box 2 Folder 20

School Triplicate Report Book, October 24, 1988-September 29, 1991

Box 2 Folder 21

School Triplicate Report Book, September 30, 1991-October 2, 1994

Box 2 Folder 22

School Triplicate Report Book, October 1997-September 2000

Box 2 Folder 23

Prayer Lists, August 7, 1996-August 27, 1997

Box 2 Folder 24

General Leadership and Sunday School Materials, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1

Pastor Lowell Powder, n.d. (Image 1)

Box 3 Folder 2

Youth Pizza Party, Jim's Pizza, October 1996 (Images 2-9)

Box 3 Folder 3

Youth Preservation of "Hark the Herald Angel", December 1996 (Images 10-44)

Box 3 Folder 4

Brother David's Benefit Auction, February 1997 (Images 45-60)

Box 3 Folder 5

Youth at Concert, Josh McDowell and the New Boys, March 1997 (Images 61-80)

Box 3 Folder 6

Janice Funk's 16th Birthday, "Sock Hop" Youth, March 23, 1997 (Images 81-107)

Box 3 Folder 7

Youth Easter Egg Hunt, 1997 (Images 108-123)

Box 3 Folder 8

Youth Easter Presentation, E.A.S.T.E.R., 1997 (Images 124-143)

Box 3 Folder 9

Last B.A.S.I.C. Training for Youth, April 13, 1997 (Images 144-157)

Box 3 Folder 10

Photographs (Images 158-199)

Box 3 Folder 11

Photographs (Images 200-206)

Box 3 Folder 12

Photographs (Images 207-289)

Box 3 Folder 13

Providence Baptist Church Yearbook, 1962 (Images 290-354)

Box 3 Folder 14

Photocopies and Negatives

Box 3 Folder 15

Church Programs and Bulletins, 1978-2008

Box 3 Folder 16

Church Programs and Bulletins Clipart

Box 3 Folder 17

Southern Baptist Convention Materials, 1948-1964

Box 3 Folder 18

Southern Baptist Convention Materials, 1991-2007

Box 3 Folder 19

Newspaper Clippings, September 1961-October 2006, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 20

Religious Research

Box 3 Folder 21

Annual Church Profile, 2001

Box 3 Folder 22

General Materials, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 1

General Membership

Box 4 Folder 2

Inactive Members

Box 4 Folder 3

Members Released by Letter

Box 4 Folder 4

Deceased Members

Box 4 Folder 5

Sunday School Materials

Box 4 Folder 6

Visitor's Information

Box 5 Folder 1

Record Book, 1891-1903

Box 5 Folder 2

Record Book, 1906-1948

Box 5 Folder 3

Record Book, 1948-1951

Box 5 Folder 4

Record Book, May 1972-October 1977

Oversize Folder 1 Item 1

Covenant Poster (Oversize)

Oversize Folder 1 Item 2

Camp Poster (Oversize)

Oversize Folder 1 Item 3

Silom Springs Camp Poster, 1999 (Oversize)

END OF COLLECTION

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