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M-084 Salem Baptist Church, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, Records, 1844-1972.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Constitution, church roll, minutes of church conferences, and other records of the oldest Baptist Church in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. 2 boxes.

BOX:001

FOLDER:001
DESCRIPTION:
Letter from Mrs. C. D. Burns offering the Louisiana Tech Library the opportunity of copying the church records.

FOLDER:002
DESCRIPTION:
Records, 1844-1855: Church roll. Constitution, 1844. Articles of faith. Minutes of church conferences, 1844-1855. Music and words to a church song, 1854 and 1855. List of members, 1851.

FOLDER:003
DESCRIPTION:
Records, 1856-1908: Rules of decorum of Salem Church. List of members. Minutes of church conferences, 1856-1863. List of female members. Petitions. Minutes of church conferences, 1863-1864. Another list of members about 1864. Rules of decorum of Salem Church. Minutes of church conferences, 1869-1875. Obituary of Gideon Allen, 1875. Minutes of church conferences, 1875-1884. Articles of Incorporation, 1884. Minutes of church conferences, 1884-1891. Obituary of Samuel A. Boggs, 1891. Minutes of church conferences, 1891-1907. Decorum of Salem Church. List of members. Minutes of some church conferences 1908, 1909.

FOLDER:004
DESCRIPTION:
Records, 1909-1942: Articles of faith. Church covenant. Rules of order. List of members. Minutes of church conferences, 1909-1942.


BOX:002

FOLDER:001
DESCRIPTION:
Records, 1943-1952: Church covenant. Declaration of Faith. Rules of Order. List of members. Minutes of church conferences, 1943-1952.

FOLDER:002
DESCRIPTION:
Records, 1951-1960: [Some records are not in chronological order]. Membership list. Minutes of church conferences, 1951-1961.

FOLDER:003
DESCRIPTION:
Records, 1961-1967: Miscellaneous notes and records. Record of church officers. Record of ministers. Minutes of church conferences, 1960-1967. Family religious census cards. Miscellaneous records.

FOLDER:004
DESCRIPTION:
Records, 1967-1972: Resident membership roll. Church officers and record of ministers. Minutes of church business meetings, 1967-1972.


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