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First Baptist Church Microfilm Records (MC 355)

Biographical/Organizational Note 

The First Baptist Church of Columbus in Columbus, Georgia was constituted on February 4, 1829, a year after the founding of the city itself. First known as Ephesus Baptist Church until 1833, it later became the Baptist Church of Columbus. Located on Randolph Street, later 12th Street, the church was originally a 28 x 40 wooden structure. The chapel wing was damaged by fire on April 22, 1994 and was restored and rededicated May 7, 1995. 

Scope and Content 

Microfilm covers over a hundred years of history from the First Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia. This includes church bulletins, deacon records, and general history of the congregation. 

Permission to Publish 

Permission to publish material from the First Baptist Church Microfilm Records must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required: 

First Baptist Church Microfilm Records (MC 355)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia

Provenance 

Donated by Tim Thompson, November 2015 

Note to Researchers 

See also:

First Baptist Church Oral Histories (SMC 151)

Churches and Religion (Vertical Files)

Box and Folder/Item List

Box 1 

  • Roll 1– Church Records, 1860 – June 20, 1923 
  • Roll 2 – Church Records, June 27, 1923 – September 28, 1960
  • Roll 3 – Church Records, October 5, 1960 – April 23, 1997
  • Roll 4 – Board of Deacon Minutes, 1920 – November 2, 1953
  • Roll 5 – Board of Deacon Minutes, 1954-1972
  • Roll 6 – Board of Deacon Minutes, 1973-1987
  • Roll 7 – Board of Deacon Minutes,1988-1997
  • Roll 8 - Sunday Bulletins, 1922-1928
  • Roll 9 - Sunday Bulletins, 1929-1941
  • Roll 10 - Sunday Bulletins, 1942-1947
  • Roll 11 - Sunday Bulletins, 1948-1954
  • Roll 12 - Sunday Bulletins, 1954-1957
  • Roll 13 - Sunday Bulletins, 1957-1959
  • Roll 14 - Sunday Bulletins, 1960-1962
  • Roll 15 - Sunday Bulletins, 1962-1963
  • Roll 16 - Sunday Bulletins, 1963 – 1965
  • Roll 17 - Sunday Bulletins, 1964-1967
  • Roll 18 – Miscellaneous Materials, 1928 – 1970 / Church Office Files, 1928 - 1969
  • Roll 19 – Miscellaneous Materials, 1928 – 1970 / Board of Deacons Files, 1960 - 1964
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