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American Baptist Historical Society


As the oldest Baptist historical organization (founded in 1853), the American Baptist Historical Society serves as guardian of the largest and most diverse collection of Baptist historical material worldwide, including the archives of the American Baptist Churches, USA, the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society/International Ministries, as well other affiliated agencies and some pan-Baptist organizations. The Society holds unparalleled resources on African American Baptists, the modern missionary movement, women’s work, and the social gospel movement. Its manuscript collections include more than 1200 collections of personal papers of missionaries, pastors, and other notable Baptists. The Society’s Samuel Colgate Baptist Historical Library comprises over 40,000 volumes.

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