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Papers of the Smoky Hill River Missionary Baptist District Association

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 590

Overview

The papers of the Smoky Hill River Missionary Baptist District Association, an organization of African American churches affiliated with the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Kansas, record the district organization's membership and activities from 1904-1924 and from 1942-1977.

Dates

  • 1904 - 1977

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Smoky Hill River Missionary Baptist District Association

In response to a resolution by the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Kansas, the Smoky Hill River Missionary Baptist District Association was formed on June 12, 1904. Its membership is composed of African American churches and individuals located within the Smoky Hill River basin of Kansas.

The objective of the association, as stated in its constitution, is to promote the preaching of the gospel, to establish churches in the district, and to cooperate with the state convention in the work of missions and education throughout the state and nation.

Eventually, the original name was considered too lengthy and was shortened to the Smoky Hill District Association. The organization held its Centennial Session on August 4-7, 2004.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Contents

The papers of the Smoky Hill River Missionary Baptist District Association report the organization's membership and activities from 1904-1924, and from 1942-1977. There is a break in the records from 1924-1942. The collection consists chiefly of hardbound record books, containing minutes of the organization's annual sessions, quarterly executive board meetings, and quarterly financial reports. Included in the first book are the organization's constitution, bylaws, and a list of charter members. The record books and their loose inserts are arranged chronologically. Other papers, consisting mainly of membership records and meeting programs, are arranged alphabetically with chronological subarrangement.

Series List

The Smoky Hill River Missionary Baptist District Association Papers date from 1904 to 1977. They are arranged in two series: Record Books, and Correspondence & Programs.

Physical Location

RH MS 590

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Madaline M. Sullinger, 1989.

Title
Guide to the Smoky Hill River Missionary Baptist District Association Collection
Subtitle
Papers of the Smoky Hill River Missionary Baptist District Association
Author
Finding aid prepared by hhh, 2005; Finding aid encoded by hhh, 2005
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Support for the processing of this Collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Endowment Fund.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/8327645101
Preferred citation
Smoky Hill River Missionary Baptist District Association Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 590, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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