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Primitive Baptist Association records

Identifier: LH-0043

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains the minutes for six Primitive Baptist Associations that are composed of churches in western Georgia and eastern Alabama. The minutes span the years 1917 to 1999, with the majority coming from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.


  • Majority of material found within Bulk, 1940-1969
  • Approximately 1917-1999


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

The Primitive Baptists emerged in Georgia in the nineteenth century after a disagreement among Baptists regarding the importance of missionary work. Primitive Baptists believed missions were not of great importance and instead focused on the Calvinist doctrine of predestination and a literal interpretation of the Bible. They would later be divided on other key issues such as the manner of addressing the unconverted in sermons and limited versus absolute predestination. Moreover, many Primitive Baptist churches and associations were created by African-Americans following the Civil War. Today, most Primitive Baptist associations and churches maintain their belief in predestination and Calvinist theology.


0.21 Linear feet (1 box)




This collection contains the published minutes from several annual Primitive Baptist Associations in the west Georgia region, dating from 1917 to 1999.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Unknown. There are prices written in the top right corner of all of the minutes, so they were probably purchased at a yard sale or flea market venue.

Processing Information note

Processed by Sarah Warren in April 2009 and Candice Larson in 2014.
Guide to the Primitive Baptist Association records LH-0043
Finding aid prepared by Written by Sarah Warren and Candice Larson
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Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States