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Rev. Benjamin F. Broadway, Sr. Papers, 1934-1999 inclusive; bulk 1964-1994

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Administrative Information


The children of Rev. Benjamin F. Broadway, Sr. donated his papers in 2002.

Custodial History

According to Rev. Benjamin F. Broadway, Sr.’s son, Benjamin F. Broadway, Jr., his father kept his sermons through his Loris pastorate in three wooden boxes made by a member of First Baptist Church in Hamlet, N.C.. Subsequent sermon outlines and notes went into a cardboard box or in manila folders. Benjamin F. Broadway, Jr. organized his father’s papers in the summer of 1999 before his father passed away in December that year. His father gave all his papers to an associational missionary in Rockingham, N.C.  Ben Jr. then took back about one-fourth of the material, which included samples of sermons, and one of the wooden boxes.

Separated Material

  • Memorial Baptist Church [bulletin], 1948 - 1959, Call No. BX6480.S22 M455
  • First Baptist Church, Loris, S.C. [bulletin] 1971-1980, Call No. BX6480.L84 B64
  • Paper weight, The Old Bell Tower, Furman 50th Reunion Commemorative (1988) added to University Archives Memorabilia Collection
  • Wooden military box used for sermon storage was donated to the Upcountry History Museum.

‚ÄčNote: Biographical materials originally in three 3-inch binders were removed to folders in Series 2.

Related Material

  • The following sources provide additional information on Broadway’s personal and professional life.
  • Baptist Biography file – Rev. Benjamin F. Broadway

Access and Use

Access and Restrictions

Open to research without restrictions. Researchers are advised to contact Special Collections and Archives prior to visiting.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Rev. Benjamin F. Broadway, Sr. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections and Archives, Furman University, Greenville, S.C.