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New Providence Missionary Baptist Church (Bagdad, Fla.) Records

 Collection — Container: M1990-02
Identifier: M1990-02

Scope and Contents

Photocopy records including history of the church and donation of its building to the Bagdad Historic Preservation Association, Minutes of the congregation (1938-1941) and Sunday School records (1918-1953). Congregation minutes report activities of the church, membership, financial reports, and policies; Sunday School records show attendance, teachers, and lessons used.


There are gaps in the continuity of the minutes of both minute books and Sunday School records; many records were written in pencil, hence the photocopies appear light.

The records indicate the Church also uses the name New Providence Baptist Church.


New providence Missionary Baptist Church, Bagdad Florida was founded in 1874. Its building, located in Bagdad, Florida, dates back to the 1874 period, with a cornerstone dated 1901. In 1988, the Church in seeking a new building, donated its original building to the Bagdad Historic Preservation Association for restoration and use as a museum.

The records, photocopied from the originals, indicate that the Church has also used the Name "New Providence Baptist Church" of "NPBC" in addition to the formal "New Providence Missionary Baptist Church."


  • created: 1918 - 1953
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/00/1990


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers, dependent on our compliance with U.S. Copyright Law, HIPPA requirements, donor agreements and other applicable state and federal statutes. Occasionally we may need to review a collection before permitting immediate access.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography, scanning, and photocopying of materials is prohibited. Permission may be granted by the Special Collections Librarian for such reprography dependent on issues of copyright, ownership, condition, donor agreements, etc. In general, staff do not make reproductions of copyright materials or materials for which title is not owned by the institution. Recent revisions in the U.S. Copyright Law extended the copyright of correspondence, letters, and other personal papers to the life of the author plus seventy years.


618.00 items

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Arrangement Note

Alphabetical then chronological

Source of Acquisition

Peggy Toifel (originals loaned to Peggy for photocopying by UWF) December 1990

Processing Information

Cataloged 04/22/1990

New Providence Missionary Baptist Church (Bagdad, Fla.) Records
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Repository Details

Part of the UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center Repository

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