Creator(s): Archives and Special Collections, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Extent: 1.25 cu.ft.
Historical Note: The Foreign Mission Board (FMB), now known as the International Mission Board (IMB), is a missionary society affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). The FMB was formed at the first Southern Baptist Convention in 1845 for the purpose of the propagation of the gospel. In its early days, the FMB was involved in mission endeavors in both China and Africa, but significant growth in oversees work did not occur until after World War II due to lack of funds. By 1955, the FMB grew to 1,000 overseas missionaries. In the ensuing years, the FMB continued to expand their missionary endeavors, and by the turn of the century more than 5,000 missionaries were sent overseas. In 1997, the Foreign Mission Board's name was changed to the International Mission Board.
Scope and Contents: The records of this collection cover education materials distributed among Southern Baptist churches from 1953 to 1981. The content of this collection includes maps with specific information on mission activities, brochures containing information about unreached countries, and photos from the mission field.
Conditions Governing Access: This collection is open for research.
Processing History: Arranged and described by David Fulton, Archives Assistant, August 2022.
Preferred Citation: Foreign Mission Board Educational Materials, Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC.
Repository: Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
Resource Identifier: ARC.107
Subjects and Access Points:
Southern Baptist Convention