These files contain secondary materials on South Carolina Baptist ministers and other important figures in the South Carolina Baptist community. Files may contain newspaper and periodical articles, obituaries, and biographies.
These files contain miscellaneous secondary materials such as newspaper articles, bulletins, and church histories. These files do not contain church records or membership lists. The list is alphabetical by church name and includes the organization date.
A majority of these files only contain a photocopy of the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) Historical Records Survey of Church Records(also known as the Inventory of Church Archives) completed between 1937-1939.
The WPA questionnaires provided the means by which information was systematically gathered on African-American and white churches in both rural and urban areas, including address, date organized, building description, construction date, and, of primary importance, listings of any known church records. The original survey sheets are held in the Manuscripts Division of the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, and are available online HERE.