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New Bridge Baptist Church Collection

Identifier: SC 01791

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Content Description

One Manuscript Ledger and Minute Book of the New Bridge Baptist Church in Henrico County, Virginia, a historically African American church. Founded by Black and White members in Richmond, Virginia, the church was a space for both races to worship until 1864 when an African American church possessing the same name was built next door. The Manuscript is bound in cloth leather binding and measures 12.5 x 7.5."


  • Creation: 1932-1942

Conditions Governing Access

The 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 reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

In 1834, New Bridge Baptist Church was founded as a missions church through the efforts of the members of First Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia. During the Civil War (1861-1865), the church disbanded and functioned as a hospital for Confederate soliders. The church re-established itself in 1868 and experienced a series of dissolutions and reorganizations throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. In 2002, the congregation moved to a location on Elko Road in Sandston, Virginia.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 legal sized folder)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased with the Nell Richardson Tonkin Fund.

Processing Information

The collection received container level processing. This finding aid may be updated to reflect new descriptions and aquisitions to the collection.

Guide to the New Bridge Baptist Church Collection
Kendall McKinley
October 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository