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Randolph Baptist Association records, 1946-2008

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Creator(s): Randolph Baptist Association, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
Date(s): 1946-2008
Extent: 1.5 cu.ft.
Historical Note: The Randolph Baptist Association began its meetings in North Carolina in 1935 held with Bulah Baptist Church. In 1935, 28 churches comprised this association, and by 2001, the association grew 64% to include 46 churches. On the Randolph Baptist Association website (URL: randolphbaptistassociation.com), their "about us" statement reads: "The Goal of the Randolph Baptist Association is to equip and encourage the Southern Baptist Churches of Randolph County and their members to fulfill the great commission in our community and world. RBA is the hub that intersects our churches together to facilitate the work of the ministry that God has called us to do." The association consists of churches in the following cities in North Carolina: Archdale, Asheboro, Bennett, Cedar Falls, Denton, Franklinville, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Seagrove, Sophia, and Staley. Geographically, all but two of these cities are located in Randolph County, North Carolina; Bennett is located East of Randolph County in Chatham County, North Carolina, and Denton is located West of Randolph County in Davidson County, North Carolina. 

Scope and Contents: These records contain Randolph Baptist Association's newsletters (bulletins), conference documents, and stationary, as well as select programs, annuals, and directories from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. The format of all material is text and the items are arranged chronologically within series.

Arrangement: 
Series 1: Randolph Baptist Association Newsletters, 1946 - 1990

Series 2: Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Programs, 2000 - 2008
Series 3: ​Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Annuals and Directories, 1991 - 1992
Series 4: Other Randolph Baptist Association Documents, 1978
Language(s): English
Conditions Governing Access: This collection is open for research.
Related Materials: Randolph Baptist Association annual reports are located in the Baptist Materials Room of the Archives.

Custodial History: Material held by the Association until delivered to the Library at Southeastern October 4, 2018 by Dr. Ronnie Chaney.

Processing History: Accession documentation prepared by Jonathan Lawler, Archivist and Digital Collections Manager, October 2018. Records processed and finding aid created by Ryan Lott, Archives Assistant, May 2020.
Preferred Citation: Randolph Baptist Association records, 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.094

Subjects and Access Points:

North Carolina Baptist State Convention

Church Histories--Local