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Union Baptist Church Records, Hopewell, Virginia

Identifier: MS 00062

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Scope and Contents

Records of the Union Baptist Church in Hopewell, Virginia. Items include meeting minutes, Deacon Board minutes and treasury records from 1935-1946. Also are records of newly joined members of the church from 1943- 1945, 1948-1949, and 1958- 1960. The collection also includes by-laws of the Deacon's Board, the first two newsletters of the "Sunday School News" published by Union Baptist, drafts and revisions of "Out of Our Past"; a history of the Union Baptist Church, programs paying tribute to Mrs. Ruth J. Harris and Dr. Curtis W. Harris, Reverend of Union Baptist Church (1961-2007), and two sermons given by Dr. Harris. Various brochures and programs of events in which Dr. and Mrs. Harris participated include a brochure for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. monument, program for Dr. Harris's "Farewell Service," and an article "The Boatwright Committee, Massive Resistance and contempt charges” describing Dr. Curtis Harris’s interactions with the Boatwright Committee with regard to his nonviolent civil rights demosntrations in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s


  • Creation: 1935-2007


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Guide to the Union Baptist Church Records, Hopewell, Virginia
Christina R. Luers, CA
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository