Finding Aid for Archival Collection

First Baptist Church, Hillsborough, NC
Records, 1853-2010
(Bulk 1952-2005)


 

 

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Finding aid written by:
Reginald D. Carter, Church Historian
January 24, 2011
 
First Baptist Church, Hillsborough, NC Records 1853-2008
(Bulk 1965-2008)

Table of Contents

                                                                             
Introduction  3
Administrative History 3
Scope and Contents Note  4
Arrangement 4
Box and Folder Listing 9
Subject Terms 19
Bibliography  20
Related Collections 20



 
First Baptist Church, Hillsborough, NC Records 1853-2008
(Bulk 1965-2008)

Introduction
Abstract: This collection documents the spiritual life, ministry and fellowship of the First Baptist Church located in Hillsborough, NC.

Extent: 14.5 linear feet: 9 records center cartons, 4 document boxes, 5 boxes of artifact and memobilia, 1 container of slide boxes, 4 containers with photographic ablums and notebooks and 12 map and drawing storage tubes.

Acquisition: The records have been in the possession of the First Baptist Church, Hillsborough, NC since their creation.

Access Restrictions: There are no access restrictions to this collection. 

Copyright: Copyright of Church created materials is held by the First Baptist Church of Hillsborough.  For permission to reproduce or publish please contact the History and Records Committee of the Church.

Preferred Citation: Item _____________ from First Baptist Church, Hillsborough, NC Records 1853-2010.

Processing: Bulk processing of church records was completed by Reginald D. Carter, Church Historian from October to December, 2009. Continual processing of child care records, membership records, Sunday School records and the church’s photographic collection is ongoing in 2011. 

Language: English

Administrative History
The First Baptist Church was organized on November 19, 1853. According to the best information obtainable, the first structure used by Baptists in Hillsboro (prior spelling) was the old wooden Courthouse. Reverend Elias Dodson, a native of Virginia and a graduate of William and Mary College, was the first Baptist preacher to hold services in Hillsboro. He was highly educated, a very zealous home missionary, and a brilliant scholar. He preached in the Courthouse around 1844. When the new Courthouse was built in 1845, he bought the old Courthouse and rolled it intact up the street to the east corner of Churton and Queen Streets. It was in this building and on this site that the church organized on November 19, 1854 with fifteen members - six men and nine women.

The Baptist Church, sometime between 1854 and 1860, purchased from W.J. Freeland the lot upon which the present church stands. The lot contains two acres and extends from Margaret Lane along Wake Street to King Street. The cornerstone was laid in 1860. Mr. W.M. Percival was the architect, and the builder was D. Kistler. We do not know exactly when the Baptists moved into the new house, but it must have been around 1864. The evidence goes to show that the members worshipped in the basement of the church for some years. Also the records show that the building was completed by John Berry, a well-known architect and builder. Formal services were first held in the new brick sanctuary, Romanesesque style, around 1870. In the early days the tower had a spire on top. By 1923 the spire had so deteriorated that it was removed. Many of the older members longed to see another steeple on the church, but it was not until 1978 that this project, mainly financed by individual pledges, was completed.

As the church grew, the need for an educational building was realized. The church launched a movement to erect an educational building in 1952, and by the one hundredth anniversary on November 19, 1953, the new building was in use.  In July of 1960, a lot on the south side of King Street was bought from Calvin Ray for a future parsonage site. "Open House" was held in the new parsonage at 223 West King Street on June 16, 1963. During 1976 a project was undertaken by the church to expand and renovate the educational building. Dedications services for the new facilities were held on April 3, 1977. The church acquired the Gordon/Barfield property located between the educational building and the parsonage in1983 and accepted a lot belonging prior to the Collins family, just west of the church facing Margaret Lane, from James Rae and Jamie Freeland in 1985. The consolidated plats provide ample space for future growth of the congregation.

The original membership has expanded from the fifteen founders to over 500 presently. There have been thirty-four pastors beginning with Aaron Jones, the very first pastor. The outreach ministry of the church continues to grow, including a partnership with a church in Venezuela. From Aaron Jones Jr., the first pastor, to Randy D. Carter, the present one, a hundred and fifty-five years have passed in the life of a congregation dedicated to worshipping and serving God.

Scope and Contents Note
This collection documents the congregational life of the First Baptist Church of Hillsborough, NC.  It includes administrative records; minutes of church conferences, deacon meetings and committee meetings; worship bulletins, newsletters, correspondence files and building project files.  The collection also consists of manuscripts, Sunday School records, membership records, and notebooks containing handwritten minutes of early church conferences.  Photographs, maps, architectural drawings and memorabilia are also included.

Arrangement
This collection is arranged in seven series and twenty subseries as follows:

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1950-2005
Series 1, Subseries 1: Administrative Files, 1952-1998
Series 1, Subseries 2: Church Conference Minutes, 1947-2005
Series 1, Subseries 3: Deacon Minutes, 1952-2005
Series 1, Subseries 4: Uniform Church Letter, 1925-1994
Series 1, Subseries 5: Church Council Minutes, 1969-1996
Series 2: Manuscripts, 1941-2010
Series 2, Subseries 1:  Bulletins, 1941-2008
Series 2, Subseries 2:  The Messenger, 1960-2008
Series 2, Subseries 3:  Pictorial Directory, 1970-2005
Series 2, Subseries 4:  Church Directory/Calendar, 1964-2010
Series 3: Records, date
Series 3, Subseries 1:  Sunday School Records, date (in progress)
Series 3, Subseries 2:  Membership Records, date (in progress)
Series 4: Notebooks, 1853-1956
Series 5: Maps and Architectural Drawings, 1952-1987
Series 6: History and Memorabilia, date (in progress)
Series 6, Subseries 1:  Historical Documents, date (in progress)
Series 6, Subseries 2:  Church Anniversaries, 125th (1978) & 150th (2003)
Series 6, Subseries 3:  History and Records Committee , 2010 -
Series 6, Subseries 4:  Historian Files, 2010 -
Series 6, Subseries 5:  Artifact and Memorabilia , 1898-1997
Series 7: Photographs, date (in progress)
Series 7, Subseries 1.  Unbound Photographs
Series 7, Subseries 2.  Albums (Bond Photographs), 1954-2000
Series 7, Subseries 3.  Slides, 1900-1986
Series 7, Subseries 4.  Digital (Electronic Format, DVDs and CDs)
Folders are arranged alphabetically by title or by date within each series/subseries.

Most of the materials in this collection were created by ministers, church secretaries and lay persons serving as the church’s clerks or record keepers of various committees and church related organizations and ministries.  Rare books, photographs, slides, artifacts, memorial gifts and media came from shelves and cabinet storage units maintained by the church’s library staff.  Some items, such as photographs, books, artifact and manuscripts, have been donated by church members.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1950-2005
This series is arranged into five subseries, organized by file type. The types of materials found in this series include: correspondence, drawings, financial documents, manuscripts, minutes and notes, printed items, and reports.

Series 1, Subseries 1: Administrative files, 1952-1998
This subseries consists of files documenting various ministerial projects, building projects, church governance, correspondence, minutes and record of memorial gifts.

Series 1, Subseries 2: Church Conference Minutes, 1947-2005
This subseries consists of files documenting church conferences.  Some of the documents are handwritten while others are typed.  The files also contain notes, reports and financial statements distributed and discussed during church conferences.  Earlier Church Conference minutes are contained in notebooks and are handwritten (see notebooks).  Minutes from 1947 – 1956 were copied from a small red notebook and are included with this subseries.  It appears that the Church only met in conference a few times between 1947 and 1952.

Series 1, Subseries 3: Deacon Minutes, 1952-2005
This subseries consists of files documenting meetings of the diaconate.  Some of the documents are handwritten while others are typed.  The files also contain thank you letters, attendance sheets, bulletins and related reports.

Series 1, Subseries 4: Uniform Church Letter, 1925-1994
This subseries consist of annual reports submitted to the NC Southern Baptist Association profiling the church’s activities during the past calendar year.  Information includes Sunday School and worship attendance; number of baptisms, church membership; deaths; budget and other related information.

Series 1, Subseries 5: Church Council Minutes, 1969-1996
This subseries contains minutes of Church Council meetings.  The files contain church planning calendars and notes.

Series 2: Manuscripts, 1941-2010
This series is arranged into four subseries, organized by document type.  The types of materials found in this series include: bulletins outlining service of worship and newsletters.  The files also contain pamphlets and adjunct materials for worship and special announcements and information.  Church calendars provide list of officers, Sunday School teachers, diaconate family ministry list and membership list with contact information.  Church pictorials provide photographs of families and individual members of the church.

Series 2, Subseries 1: Bulletins, 1941-2008
This subseries contains church bulletins providing order of worship primarily for Sunday morning services.  Some files contain bulletins for special events and memorial services.  The bulletins vary in size and content.  Some contain supplemental information such as special offering information, list of activities for upcoming week and prayer list.

Series 2, Subseries 2: The Messenger, 1960-2010
This subseries consists of files documenting church conferences.  Some of the documents are handwritten while others are typed.  The files also contain notes, reports and financial statements distributed and discussed during church conferences.

Series 2, Subseries 3:  Pictorial Directory, 1970-2005
This subseries consist of pictorial directories containing photographs of families and individual church members.  The photographs are in both black and white and in color according to year published.  The directors include a list of members and miscellaneous photographs taken during various church events.  Directories are usually published in five year increments.

Series 2, Subseries 4:  Church Directory/Calendar, 1964-2010
This subseries consist of Church Directories and Calendars that provide information on list of officers, Sunday School teachers, committee members and calendar of activities.  A list of members is provided with contact information.

Series 3: Records, date, n.d.
This series is arranged in two subseries, organized by record type.  Some of the documents are handwritten while others are typed.  Some information is contained in notebooks while other information is on index cards. 

Series 3, Subseries 1: Sunday School Records date, nd (in progress)
This subseries primarily consist of index cards and booklets containing names and date of attendance of Sunday School attendees by class.

Series 3:  Subseries 2:  Membership Records, date, n.d. (in progress)
This subseries primarily consist of index cards arranged alphabetically containing pertinent information about church members.  The cards were used prior to the church developing an electronic data storage system for members.

Series 4: Notebooks, 1853-1956
This series contains hand written notebooks containing minutes of early church conferences, finances, membership lists and minutes of Women’s Missionary Society.  Some financial information is embedded within minutes and list of members are cited throughout some of the books and provides information about dates of baptism, transfer by letter and deaths.  Several of the notebooks are in poor condition.

Series 5: Maps and Architectural Drawings, 1952-1987
This series consists of 18 large storage tubes containing architectural drawings for additions to the church in 1952 and 1975 and the parsonage in 1961.  There are several survey maps of church property acquired during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and architectural landscape maps.  Three dimensional drawings of the church educational building are contained within the box holding the tubes along with a hand drawn, color painting of the front of the church.  Other miscellaneous drawings include a handicap ramp and retirement center. 

Series 6: History and Memorabilia, date (in progress)
This series is arranged into five subseries containing documents, pamphlets and assorted memorabilia collected by the church’s historians and church planning committees for special anniversary events.  It contains biographies, historical overviews, lists of officers, news and magazine clippings, newsletters and other printed items. In addition are items gifted to the church as memorials and items used by the church in worship.

Series 6, Subseries 1:  Documents, date (in progress)
This subseries contains a diverse array of documents and of historical significance that are separate from the church’s core administrative files.  Some of the items were contributed by church members while others were either found in folders that did not match the files’ time period or found loose in storage boxes.

Series 6, Subseries 2:  Church Anniversaries, 125th (1977-1978) and 150th (2002-2003)
This subseries contains information compiled by the 125th anniversary and 150th anniversary committees, respectively.  The files contain minutes, planning documents, correspondence, programs, memorabilia, financial records, and research data and notes.  Each committee updated the church’s history within the 25 year interval.

Series 6, Subseries 3:  History and Records Committee , 2010 -
This subseries contains the minutes and notes of the History and Records Committee.

Series 6, Subseries 4:  Historian Files, 2010 -
This subseries contains information and reference materials compiled by the church’s historian and volunteers.  This information is used to update the church’s written history and for reference by future researchers.  Some of materials are duplicates of records found in other series.

Series 6, Subseries 5.  Artifact and Memorabilia, 1898-1997
This subseries contains separate boxes containing memorial gifts, e.g. decanters, collection plates, communion service treys and bibles and hymnals used by the church in worship. 

Series 7:  Photographs, date, n.d. (in progress)
This series consists of photographs, slides and digital images documenting the life and ministry of First Baptist Church, Hillsborough, NC. The photographs include both bound (i.e., mounted in albums) and unbound (i.e., contained in photographic processing envelops).  The bond photographs remain in albums and are arranged primarily by date and event.  Files have been created containing unbound photographs arranged primarily by date and event.  Slides are contained in boxes and divided primarily by subject or event.  A digital collection highlights the congregational life of the church and its outreach ministries.

Series 7, Subseries 1.  Unbound Photographs
This subseries contains separate folders containing individual photographs that were located in the church’s library.  The folders are arranged by subject and date.  Most are grouped according to how they were found in photographic processing envelops along with negatives.  In addition, there are personal photographic collections donated by individuals containing photographs of former pastors, family, friends, events and activities associated with the life of the church.

Series 7, Subseries 2.  Albums (Bond Photographs), 1950 – 2000.
This subseries contains sixteen ablums and note books containing photographs from the 1950’s to 2000.  There is one folder with ablum pages of photographs taken when Tom Denton was pastor and two folders containing loose leaves of photographs taken of new members from 1982 to 1985 and from 1999 to 2000.  The albums, notebooks and folders are arrange primarily chronologically. Box one contains ablums created primarily by Gert Rippy of photograhs taken prior and during Tom Denton’s ministry1974 to 1984.  Boxes two and three contain eight ablums created by Brightie White from 1989 to 1996.  Box four contains five notebooks.  One notebook contains photographs of the youth group from 1945 to 1996.  The other notebooks were created during Jeff Porter’s ministry, 1996 to 2001.

Series 7, Subseries 3.  Slides, 1900-1986
This subseries of slides represents a photographic look at First Baptist Church, Hillsborough, NC.  There are images of pastors, church staff, church members, families, church organizations, church scenes, buildings, and other events related to the church. Notable images include vintage photographs of families that once belonged to the church, ground breaking and building dedication ceremonies from 1953 and 1977, and worship service during the 1980s.  This subseries is arranged primarily by subject, event and date.   Some of the slides were made from photographs submitted to the 125th anniversary committee in 1978.  Until archived, the slides were maintained by the church library staff.  They are grouped into sets primarily as they were found in slide cases, envelopes and plastic slide holders. Several of the slide sets were published by the Foreign Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Series 7, Subseries 4.  Digital (Electronic Format, DVDs and CDs)
     
       Box and Folder Listing
Series 1: Administrative Records, 1952-2005
Series 1, Subseries 1: Administrative files, 1952-1998.
Box                    Folder
1.1.1       1.  Advent Materials, 1985-86
2.  Baptist - SBC Transition, 1987
3.  Budget Proposal, 1987
4.  Budget Proposal, 1988
5.  Building Plans – Proposed, 1974
6.  Building Fund (Deposits & Withdrawals), 1976
7.  Building Fund Certificate of Payments, 1976-77
8.  Childcare, 1974-98
9.  Christmas Folder, 1968-76
10.  Church Governance, 1983-87
11.  Church Officers & Leaders, 1974-79
12.  Church Property Plots, 1973
13.  Collins/Cartnail Property, 1984-85
14.  Committee Assignments, 1968-80
15.  Committee Descriptions, 1980
16.  Communion Decanter, 1979
17.  Constitution, 1975-00
18.  Crop Walk (World Hunger), 1986
19.  Deacon Terms, 1969-75
20.  Deacons Retreat, 1986
21.  Debt Retirement, 1979
22.  Dedication Service for Parents & Children, 1968-72
23.  Deed of Trust - Collins Property, 1983
24.  Deed of Trust -- Durham B&TC, 1953
25.  Deed & Loan - Parsonage Property, 1961-63
26.  Deed - Gordon Property, 1979
28.  Denton, Thomas - Sabbatical Leave Request, 1986
29.  Drama (scripts), 1965
30.  Durham Industrial Development Trust, 1956-73
31.  Education Building Addition Planning, 1975-76
32.  Education Building Addition - Appendum  #1, 1976
33.  Family Cluster Ministry, 1984-87
34.  Finance Committee Minutes and File, 1984-86
35.  Finance Committee Minutes and File, 1987
36.  Finance Committee Minutes and File, 1988-89
37.  Finance Committee File, 1994-96
38.  Golden Age Party, 1970-73
39.  Handicap Ramp Task Force, 1983
40.  Hayes, Robbie Plott - Memorial Fund, 1986
41.  Hillsborough Savings and Loan, 1983-86
42.  Insurance, 1978-84
43.  Introducing You to FBC Hillsborough, 1984
44.  Lay Renewal Weekend, 1985
45.  Memorial Gifts, 1969-74
46.  Memorial and Building Fund Gifts, 1975-76
47.  Memorial Gifts, 1980-81
48.  Parsonage Building Information, 1962
49.  Personnel Committee Minutes and Files, 1984-87
50.  Personnel Committee Minutes and Files, 1989-90
51.  Policy - Fund Raising, 1985
52.  Property Acquitions, 1984-87
53.  Property Committee, 1965-1974
54.  Retirement Center, 1981
55.  Samaritan Relief Fund, 1984
56.  Staff Duties and Performance Requirements, 1975-78
57.  Statement of Purpose, 1984
58.  Sunday School Additions and Alterations, 1952
59.  Worship Study Survey Questionnaire, 1980
60.  Youth Group - Job Description, 1983-86
61.  Youth Group Retreat, 1988

             Series 1, Subseries 2: Church Conference Minutes, 1947-2005.
Box                   Folder
1.2.1       1.  Church Conference Minutes*, 1947-50
2.  Church Conference Minutes*, 1951
3.  Church Conference Minutes*, 1952
4.  Church Conference Minutes*, 1953
5.  Church Conference Minutes*, 1954
6.  Church Conference Minutes*, 1955-56
7.  Church Conference Minutes, 1956
8.  Church Conference Minutes, 1957
9.  Church Conference Minutes, 1958
10.  Church Conference Minutes, 1959
11.  Church Conference Minutes, 1960
12.  Church Conference Minutes, 1961
13.  Church Conference Minutes, 1962
15.  Church Conference Minutes, 1963
16.  Church Conference Minutes, 1964
17.  Church Conference Minutes, 1965
18.  Church Conference Minutes, 1966
19.  Church Conference Minutes, 1967
20.  Church Conference Minutes, 1968
21.  Church Conference Minutes, 1969
22.  Church Conference Minutes, 1970
23.  Church Conference Minutes, 1971
24.  Church Conference Minutes, 1972
25.  Church Conference Minutes, 1973
26.  Church Conference Minutes, 1974
27.  Church Conference Minutes, 1975
28.  Church Conference Minutes, 1976
29.  Church Conference Minutes, 1977
30.  Church Conference Minutes, 1978
31.  Church Conference Minutes, 1979
32.  Church Conference Minutes, 1980
33.  Church Conference Minutes, 1981
34.  Church Conference Minutes, 1982
35.  Church Conference Minutes, 1983
36.  Church Conference Minutes, 1984
37.  Church Conference Minutes, 1985
38.  CC New Members List, 1985
39.  Church Conference Minutes, 1986
40.  Church Conference Minutes, 1987
41.  CC Miscellaneous Materials, 1980's
42.  CC Membership Transfers, 1970-1980

43.  Church Conference Minutes, 1988
44.  Church Conference Minutes, 1989
45.  Church Conference Minutes, 1990
46.  Church Conference Minutes, 1991
47.  Church Conference Minutes, 1992
48.  Church Conference Minutes, 1993
49.  Church Conference Minutes, 1994
50.  Church Conference Minutes, 1995
51.  Church Conference Minutes, 1996
52.  Church Conference Minutes, 1997
53.  Church Conference Minutes, 1998
54.  Church Conference Minutes, 1999
55.  Church Conference Minutes, 2000
56.  Church Conference Minutes, 2001
57.  Church Conference Minutes, 2002
58.  Church Conference Minutes, 2003
59.  Church Conference Minutes, 2004
60.  Church Conference Minutes, 2005
* copied from red notebook

            Series 1, Subseries 3: Deacon Minutes, 1952-2005.
Box              Folder
1.3.1             1.  Deacon Minutes, 1952
2.  Deacon Minutes, 1953
3.  Deacon Minutes, 1954
4.  Deacon Minutes, 1955
5.  Deacon Minutes, 1956
6.  Deacon Minutes, 1957
7.  Deacon Minutes, 1958
8.  Deacon Minutes, 1959
9.  Deacon Minutes, 1960
10.  Deacon Minutes, 1961
11.  Deacon Minutes, 1962
12.  Deacon Minutes, 1963
13.  Deacon Minutes, 1964
14.  Deacon Minutes, 1965
15.  Deacon Minutes, 1966
16.  Deacon Minutes, 1967
17.  Deacon Minutes, 1968
18.  Deacon Minutes, 1969
19.  Deacon Minutes, 1970
20.  Deacon Minutes, 1971
21.  Deacon Minutes, 1972
22.  Deacon Minutes, 1973
23.  Deacon Minutes, 1974
24.  Deacon Minutes, 1975
25.  Deacon Minutes, 1976
26.  Deacon Minutes, 1977
27.  Deacon Minutes, 1978
28.  Deacon Minutes, 1979
29.  Deacon Minutes, 1980
30.  Deacon Minutes, 1981
31.  Deacon Minutes, 1982
32.  Deacon Minutes, 1983
33.  Deacon Minutes, 1984
34.  Deacon Minutes, 1985
35.  Deacon Minutes, 1986
36.  Deacon Minutes, 1987
37.  Deacon Minutes, 1988
38.  Deacon Minutes, 1989
39.  Deacon Minutes, 1990
40.  Deacon Minutes, 1991
41.  Deacon Minutes, 1992
42.  Deacon Minutes, 1993
43.  Deacon Minutes, 1994
44.  Deacon Minutes, 1995
45.  Deacon Minutes, 1996
46.  Deacon Minutes, 1997
47.  Deacon Minutes, 1998
48.  Deacon Minutes, 1999
49.  Deacon Minutes, 2000
50.  Deacon Minutes, 2001
51.  Deacon Minutes, 2002
52.  Deacon Minutes, 2003
53.  Deacon Minutes, 2004
54.  Deacon Minutes, 2005

            Series 1, Subseries 4: Uniform Church Letter, 1925-1994
 Box             Folder
1.4.1.a          1.  Uniform Church Letter, 1925
2.  Uniform Church Letter, 1974
3.  Uniform Church Letter, 1975
4.  Uniform Church Letter, 1976
5.  Uniform Church Letter, 1977
6.  Uniform Church Letter, 1978
7.  Uniform Church Letter, 1979
8.  Uniform Church Letter, 1980
9.  Uniform Church Letter, 1981
10.  Uniform Church Letter, 1982
11.  Uniform Church Letter, 1983
12.  Uniform Church Letter, 1984
13.  Uniform Church Letter, 1985
14.  Uniform Church Letter, 1986
15.  Uniform Church Letter, 1994
Divider
Series 1, Subseries 5: Church Council Minutes, 1969-1996
Box             Folder
1.5.1.b         1.  Church Council Minutes, 1969
2.  Church Council Minutes, 1977
3.  Church Council Minutes, 1986
4.  Church Council Minutes, 1987
5.  Church Council Minutes, 1988
6.  Church Council Minutes, 1993
7.  Church Council Minutes, 1994
8.  Church Council Minutes, 1995
9.  Church Council Minutes, 1996

 

Series 2: Manuscripts, 1941-2010
Series 2, Subseries 1:  Bulletins, 1941-2008
Box             Folder
2.1.1            1.  Bulletin, <1957
2.  Bulletin, 1957
3.  Bulletin, 1958
4.  Bulletin, 1959
5.  Bulletin, 1960
6.  Bulletin, 1961
7.  Bulletin, 1962
8.  Bulletin, 1963
9.  Bulletin, 1964
10.  Bulletin, 1965
11.  Bulletin, 1966
12.  Bulletin, 1967
13.  Bulletin, 1968
14.  Bulletin, 1969
15.  Bulletin, 1964-1972
16.  Bulletin, 1974
17.  Bulletin, 1975
18.  Bulletin, 1976
19.  Bulletin, 1977
20.  Bulletin, 1978
21.  Bulletin, 1979
22.  Bulletin, 1980
23.  Bulletin, 1981
24.  Bulletin, 1982
25.  Bulletin, 1983
26.  Bulletin, 1984
27.  Bulletin, 1985
28.  Bulletin, 1986
29.  Bulletin, 1987
30.  Bulletin, 1988
31.  Bulletin, 1989
32.  Bulletin, 1990
33.  Bulletin, 1991
34.  Bulletin, 1992
35.  Bulletin, 1993
36.  Bulletin, 1994
2.1.2           1.  Bulletin, 1995
2.  Bulletin, 1996
3.  Bulletin, 1997
4.  Bulletin, 1998
5.  Bulletin, 1999
6.  Bulletin, 2000
7.  Bulletin, 2001
8.  Bulletin, 2002
9.  Bulletin, 2003
10.  Bulletin, 2004
11.  Bulletin, 2005
12.  Bulletin, 2006
13.  Bulletin, 2007
14.  Bulletin, 2008
Series 2, Subseries 2:  The Messenger,1960-2008
Box            Folder
2.2.1             1.  The Messenger, 1960
2.  The Messenger, 1961
3.  The Messenger, 1962
4.  The Messenger, 1963
5.  The Messenger, 1964
6.  The Messenger, 1965
7.  The Messenger, 1966
8.  The Messenger, 1967
9.  The Messenger, 1968
10.  The Messenger, 1969
11.  The Messenger, 1970
12.  The Messenger, 1971
13.  The Messenger, 1972
14.  The Messenger, 1973
15.  The Messenger, 1974
16.  The Messenger, 1975
17.  The Messenger, 1976
18.  The Messenger, 1977
19.  The Messenger, 1978
20.  The Messenger, 1979
2.2.2                 1.  The Messenger, 1980
2.  The Messenger, 1981
3.  The Messenger, 1982
4.  The Messenger, 1983
5.  The Messenger, 1984
6.  The Messenger, 1985
7.  The Messenger, 1986
8.  The Messenger, 1987
9.  The Messenger, 1988
10.  The Messenger, 1989
11, The Messenger, 1990
12. The Messenger.  1991
13.  The Messenger, 1992
14.  The Messenger, 1993
15.  The Messenger.  1994
16.  The Messenger, 1995
17.  The Messenger, 1996
18.  The Messenger, 1997
19.  The Messenger, 1998
20.  The Messenger, 1999
21.  The Messenger, 2000
22.  The Messenger, 2001
23.  The Messenger, 2002
24.  The Messenger, 2003
25.  The Messenger, 2004
26.  The Messenger, 2005
27.  The Messenger, 2006
28.  The Messenger, 2007
29.  The Messenger, 2008

 

     
Series 2, Subseries 3:  Pictorial Directory, 1970-2005
Box             Folder
2.3.1.a        1.  Pictorial Directory, 1970
2.  Pictorial Directory, 1976
3.  Pictorial Directory, 1980
4.  Pictorial Directory, 1984
5.  Pictorial Directory, 1989
6.  Pictorial Directory, 1997
7.  Pictorial Directory, 2005
Divider
Series 2, Subseries 4:  Church Directory/Calendar, 1964-2010
Box             Folder
2.4.1.b          1.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1964-1965
2.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1967-1968
3.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1975-1976
4.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1976-1977
5.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1977-1978
6.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1978-1979
7.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1979-1980
8.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1980-1981
9.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1981-1982
10.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1982-1983
11.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1983-1984
12.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1984-1985
13.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1985-1986
14.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1986-1987
15.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1987-1988
16.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1988-1989
17.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1989-1990
18.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1990-1991
19.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1991-1992
20.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1992-1993
21.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1993-1994
22.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1994-1995
23.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1995-1996
24.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1996-1997
25.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1997-1998
26.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1998-1999
27.  Church Directory/Calendar, 1999-2000
28.  Church Directory/Calendar, 2000-2001
29.  Church Directory/Calendar, 2001-2002
30.  Church Directory/Calendar, 2002-2003
31.  Church Directory/Calendar, 2003-2004
32.  Church Directory/Calendar, 2004-2005
33.  Church Directory/Calendar, 2005-2006
34.  Church Directory/Calendar, 2006-2007
35.  Church Directory/Calendar, 2007-2008
36.  Church Directory/Calendar, 2008-2009
37.  Church Directory/Calendar, 2009-2010

Series 3: Records, date
Series 3, Subseries 1:  Sunday School Records, date (in progress)
Series 3, Subseries 2:  Membership Records, date (in progress)
Series 4: Notebooks, 1853-1956
Box            Notebook
4.0.1           1.  Record FBC Hillsboro, NC, 1853-1947
2.  Membership Record Book/Minutes of Church Business, 1947-1956
3.  Financial Record Book, 1882-1915
4.  Officer/Membership List, 1917-1944
5.  Women Missionary Society Book, 1916-1918

Series 5: Maps and Architectural Drawings, 1952-1987
Container         Tube
5.0.1            1.  Education Building Addition, 1952
2.   Education Building Addition, 1952
3.  Education Building Addition, 1952
4.  Education Building Addition, 1952
5.  Education Building Addition, 1952
6.  Parsonage, 1961
7a.  Church Land Plats , 1973
7b.  Church Land Plats , 1987
7c.  Jimmy and Gert Rippy Property, 1986
8a.  Emily Scott Garden Design, 1979
8b.  Hillsborough Map, 1967
9.  Education Building Addition, 1975
10.  Landscape Drawing, 1975
11.  Education Building Addition, 1975
12.  Education Building Addition, 1975
13.  Education Building Addition, 1975
14.  Education Building Addition, 1975
15.  Cabinets, 1976
16.  Church Land Plats, 1976
17.  Education Building Addition, 1952
18a.  Handicap Ramp Design, nd
18b.  Retirement Home Duplex, nd
18c.  Recreational Use Parking Lot, nd
Education Bldg. Addition Poster, 1976
Education Bldg. Addition Poster, 1976
Education Bldg. Addition Poster, 1976
Color Drawing of Church,  nd

Series 6: History and Memorabilia, date (in progress)
Series 6, Subseries 1:  Documents, date (in progress)
Box            Folder
6.1.1
Series 6, Subseries 2:  Church Anniversaries, 1977-78 and 2002-2003
6.2.1                   125th Anniversary
1.  Committee Minutes, 1977-78
2.  Correspondence, 1977-78
3.  Planning File and Activities, 1978
4.  Program, 1978
150th Anniversary
5.  Brief History Handouts, 2003
6.  Church Committee Assignments, 2002-03
7.  Committee Minutes, 2002-03
8.  Committee Planning File, 2002-03
9.  Correspondence and Invitations, 2002-03
10.  DVD Nov. 15 & 16, 2003
11.  Examples of Anniversary Services, 2003
12.  Finances, 2002-03
13.  Former Pastors and Staff Research, 2003
14.  Guest Book, 2003
15.  Photographs, 2003
16.  Memorabilia, 2003
17.  Program and Bulletins, 2003
18.  Research File, 2003
19.  Time Capsule Photographs, 2003
20.  Time Line Banner, 2003

                        Series 6, Subseries 3:  History and Records Committee, 2010 -
6.3.1

Series 6, Subseries 4:  Historian Files, 2010 –
6.4.1

                        Series 6, Subseries 5: Artifact and Memorabilia, 1898-1997
Box            Descrition of Contents
6.5.1a             Silver-plated Wine Decanter, 1952ca
6.5.1.b             Cut-glass Communion Decanter, 1978
6.5.2                Communion Wine Treys, unknown date
6.5.3                Collection Plates, 1919
6.5.4                Hymnals and Song Books, 1899-1997
6.5.5                Pulpit Bibles

Series 7: Photographs, date (in progress)

            Series 7, Subseries 1.  Unbound Photographs
Box            Folder
7.1.1

 

Series 7, Subseries 2.  Albums (Bond Photographs), 1954-2000
Box            Album                Description                              Date
7.2.1                    1                          Compiled by Gert Rippy                      1954-1984
2                          Tom Denton Era Photographs           1953-1983
3                          Tom Denton Era Photographs           1984-1988
4                          Tom Denton Era Photographs           1982-1985
5                          New Member Photographs                1982-1986
7.2.2                    1                          Brightie White, 31st Pastorate, 1           1989
2                          Brightie White, 31st Pastorate, 2           1990
3                          Brightie White, 31st Pastorate, 3           1991
4                          Brightie White, 31st Pastorate, 4           1992
7.2.3                    1                          Brightie White, 31st Pastorate, 5           1993
2                          Brightie White, 31st Pastorate, 6           1994
3                          Brightie White, 31st Pastorate, 7           1995
4                          Brightie White, 31st Pastorate, 8           1996
7.2.4                    1                          Brightie White Era Photograhs          1994-1996
2                           Jeff Porter Era Photographs               1996-2000
3                           Jeff Porter Era Photographs               1999-2000
4                           Jeff Porter Era Photographs               2000-2001
5                           New Member Photographs                1999-2000

^  A detail list of ablums photographic topics is found in the box holding individual ablums.

Series 7, Subseries 3.  Slides, 1900-1986

7.3.1          Box      Set                Title                                   Date*
1              1           Families '78 SL1(1)                                1900-1975
1              2           Miscellaneous SL1(1)                          1905-1978
1              3           Former Pastors ’78 SL1(2)   1880-1970
1              4           50 Year Member ’78 SL1(2)      1978
1              5           Memorials ’78 SL1(2)                                1978
1              6           Mixed ’78 SL1(3)                  1920-1978
1              7           Mixed ’78 SL1(3) 2nd Case 1930-1978
2              1           Mixed ’78 SL1(3) 3rd Case  1900-1978
2              2           Steeple SL1(3)                                            1978
2              3           Church Rejects (2ndary Slides)         1930-1975
2              4           Duplicate Slides/Church Rejects       1900-1978
2              5           Budget 1980-81 FBC SL-2   1900-1981
2              6           Mission Work at Fort Caswell               1986
2             7           Church Windows SL-3                            1978
2             8           Library                                                   1980-1986
2              9           Miscellaneous/Misplaced Slides      1965-1986
3              1           Mission Site on Highway 86S            1970-1986
3              2           Church Worship Service/SS                   1986
3              3           Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly SL(5)       1960
3              4           Annie Armstrong SL(4)                           1964
3              5           Foreign Mission Board – Spain SL(6)  1985
3              6           Foreign Mission Board – Italy SL(7)    1985
3              7           Our Mysterious Universe                         1982

^  A detail list of slides is found in the archival storage container holding individual slide boxes.
*  Dates for slides made from photographs (i.e., copies) are approximates based on content, clothing, hair style, automobiles in background, and color of photographs.  Dates for original slides are consistent with that noted on slide mount.

Series 7, Subseries 4.  Digital (Electronic Format, DVDs and CDs)
7.4
Subject Terms

Topics:                      
Baptist Church – Clergy
Baptist Church – History
Baptist Church – North Carolina – History
Church Buildings – Baptist
Slavery and the Church--Baptists
Southern Baptist Convention
Sunday Schools – Baptist

Corporate Names:       
First Baptist Church, Hillsborough, NC

Geographic Names:
Orange County (N.C.) - Church History
North Carolina - Religious life and customs

Personal Names:        
Abernathy, W. W.
Andrews, Ira E. D.
Baldwin, Moses
Beach, W. R.
Berry, John
Bostic, Wade D.
Caldwell, C. A.
Cantrell, J. R.
Carroll, J. L.
Carter, Randy D.
Cheek, A. K.
Cobb, N. B.
Cresson, Bruce
Deaton, J. P.
Denton, Thomas
Graham, Susan W.
Green, J. R.
Gwaltney, W. R.
Hamby, A. C.
Harmon, G. W.
Harrell, W. L.
Hocutt, John C.
Holt, E. Glen
Jones, Amos Jr.
Jones, F. H,
Landsdell, Thomas J.
Maddry, Charles E.
Mitchell, John
Newton, C. C.
Oldhanm, S. W.
Percival, William
Porter, Jeffery A.
Simmons, George
White, Brightie E. Jr.
Wilson, N. W.
Wright, W. L.

Forms:    
Bulletins
Church Records
Clippings
Correspondence
Notebooks
Photographs
Plans (drawings)
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Notes
Reports


Bibliography
Lloyd, Pauline O., and Allen Alexander Lloyd. History of the Churches of Hillsborough, N.C.: Ca. 1766-1962. Hillsborough, NC: The Author, 1963.
Maddry, Charles Edward. History of the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro, North Carolina. Raleigh, NC: Edwards & Broughton, 1953.
Maddry, Charles, E. Charles E. Maddry: an autobiography. Nashville, TN, Broadman Press, c1955.

Related Collections

Maddry, Charles Edward (d1876-1962).  Charles Edward Maddry papers (1903-1960; manuscript; 47 items) in the Southern Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#3593)

Hillsborough First Baptist Church Records (Organized 1853).  Three reels; microfilm; Coverage 1853 to 1986 (broken series).  The North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC