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Cullowhee Baptist Church Papers, Add. #1

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 06-02
Records of the Cullowhee Baptist Church of Cullowhee, North Carolina, including ledger/minute books (July 1972 – September 1975, October 1975 – June 1981), “Individual Church Record” ledger (1942 – 1952), minutes of deacons meetings (November 1932 – August 1991, January 1992 – November 2001), church conferences ring-binders (May 1952 – October 1971, July 1972 – December 1998), and photographs.

The Cullowhee Baptist Church, Add. #1 collection is an extension of the original Cullowhee Baptist Church collection (see MSS 92-4). While the first collection’s inclusive dates are 1821-1960, the second contains items from the early 1940’s to December 2005.

The collection contained a variety of items, from diaconate minutes to photographs of the church’s 2005 Christmas program. The oldest piece, the Individual Church Record book, contains insightful information about individual donations and offerings to the church from the early 1940’s to the 1950’s.

Dates

  • 1940 - 1988

Creator

Condition Description

Good

Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

3 Linear Feet

History

At the end of the Great Depression and the beginning of World War II, Cullowhee Baptist Church began to experience great change. In the 1940s, a $30,000 church building program (headed by WCTC President Hiram T. Hunter) was completed, in an effort to accommodate visiting students. At the same time, a Cullowhee chapter of the Baptist Student Union was created and later obtained its own building on church property in 1965. Other organizations, like the Baptist Training Union, came to Cullowhee Baptist Church during this time period, and in 1962 the church became financially independent, no longer needing assistance from the state Baptist Convention.

Condition Description

Good

Repository Details

Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Cullowhee United States