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Caledonia Free Will Baptist Church records


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Title: Caledonia Free Will Baptist Church records, 1940-1995Add to your cart.

ID: 1/10/MSS 377

Primary Creator: Caledonia Freewill Baptist Church (Olmsted, Ill.)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by record type.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2018

Subjects: African American Baptists - Illinois, African American churches, Baptists - Illinois - History, Illinois - History, Local

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of the records of the Caledonia Freewill Baptist Church,an African American church located in Olmstead, Ill., from 1940 - 1995.  The records include Sunday school minutes, church minutes and financial records.  The records largely reflect the activities and officers of the church.

Biographical Note

The Caledonia Freewill Baptist Church was an African American church organized in 1865 as part of the Freewill Baptist Connection's Cairo Mission to freedmen.  It was located in what is now Olmsted, Illinois. It disbanded circa 1996.  (For further information see Free Baptists Cyclopedia (1889), pp. 98-99 and 292-93.)

Subject/Index Terms

African American Baptists - Illinois
African American churches
Baptists - Illinois - History
Illinois - History, Local

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Physical Access Note: This collection had water damage and mold.  The papers have been freeze-dried and vacuumed. If you have mold sensitivities, you may wish to consult the archivist.

Acquisition Source: Gift

Preferred Citation: [Item], Caledonia Freewill Baptist Church records, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Folder 1: Draft History of Free Will Baptist ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Sunday School Minutes, 1940 - February 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sunday School minutes, March-November 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sunday School minutes, September 1943-January 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Sunday School minutes, February 1945 - December 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Sunday School minutes, January 1947 - May 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sunday School minutes, July 1951 -January 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sunday School minutes 1956- January 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Sunday School minutes, 1961- 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Sunday School minutes, 1970-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Sunday School minutes, 1981-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 12: The Junior, Free Will Baptist Sunday School Quarterly, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Church meeting minutes, rolls and financial records, 1944-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Financial records, 1970-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Financial records, 1975-1977Add to your cart.

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