Seattle First Baptist Church records, 1869-2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
First Baptist Church (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Seattle First Baptist Church records
Dates
1869-2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
33.66 cubic feet (76 boxes) including 43 sound cassettes and 3 sound discs
Collection Number
5410
Summary
Organizational records documenting the history and outreach services of the second oldest church in Seattle, Washington.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Seattle First Baptist Church was founded in December 1869 when eleven members held the first service in the home of Abigail Hanford. The first church was built in 1872 and was located between present day 4th and 5th Avenues and Cherry and James Streets. The Great Seattle Fire of 1889 stopped short of the church, but the congregation soon grew too much for the little building to hold and a new sanctuary was built in 1899 at the same location. The regrading of downtown left the church at the edge of a deep cut on 4th avenue, and so in 1906, a committee was formed to oversee the building of a new church. The current site on the corner of Harvard Avenue and Seneca Street was chosen and completed in 1912.

From the beginning, the Church has emphasized Christian education and social outreach ranging from offering assistance during the resettlement of Japanese after World War II to the creation of the Christian Center, one of the first urban renewal projects in the country.

Church leadership has shifted away from a traditional hierarchical model to one of collaboration with a coordinating pastor leading a four-person pastoral team. The Church is known for upholding diversity and progressive values, and engaging in urban issues.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Minutes, agendas, correspondence, reports, financial summaries, newsletters, surveys, directories, architectural blueprints, drawings, biographical files, building files, sermons, clippings, scrapbooks, sound recordings, and ephemera.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5410-003: Seattle First Baptist Church records, 1869-2006Return to Top

27.63 cubic feet (68 boxes)
43 sound cassettes
3 sound discs

Scope and Content: Minutes, agendas, correspondence, reports, financial summaries, newsletters, surveys, directories, architectural blueprints, drawings, biographical files, building files, sermons, scrapbooks, sound recordings, and ephemera.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Source: Seattle First Baptist Church: Accession 5410-001, August 3, 2005 ; Accession 5410-002, May 27, 2007.

Processing Info: Accession 5410-003 is a merger of accessions 5410-001 and 5410-002. Partially processed in 2009.

Bulletins, annual reports, directories and other serials were separated for cataloging in 2007.

Processing Info: Approximately 300 glass slides were relocated to the visual materials collection in August 2007.

Container(s) Description Dates
Administrative Documents
Scope and Content: Includes meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, financial summaries, newsletters, surveys, and other documents relating to the boards, committees, commissions, and church council of Seattle First Baptist Church. This series also includes general files, chronologically arranged, which incorporate a variety of documents from administrative units.
General Notes: A selection of bound volumes containing minutes and other administrative documents were separated for individual boxing. They can be identified under the series: "Other Bound Volumes."
Boards
Box/Folder Accession
1/1-9 5410-003
Christian Education
1951-1976
1/10-18 5410-003
Deacons
1920-1954
1/19-22 5410-003
Deaconesses
1944-1964
1/23-34 5410-003
Deacons and Deaconesses (Diconate)
1958-1979
2/1-10 5410-003
Directors
1976-1988
2/11-13 5410-003
Outreach
1971-1976
2/14-29 5410-003
Trustees
General Notes: See also series: "Other Bound Volumes."
1925-1976
Committees
General Notes: For Building Committee and Renovation Committee, also see series, "Building Files."
Box/Folder Accession
3/1-3 5410-003
Administrative
1957-1975
3/4 5410-003
Budget and Enlistment
1978
3/5 5410-003
Central Area
1980-1985
3/6 5410-003
Christian Citizenship
1954-1958
3/7 5410-003
Evangelism
1982
3/8 5410-003
Finance
1968-1979, undated
3/9 5410-003
Foundation
1984
Heritage
General Notes: See also series: "Scrapbooks".
Box/Folder Accession
3/10 5410-003
Articles of Incorporation
Scope and Content: Includes original records from 1908, and photocopies of documents from 1892 and 1908.
1908, undated
3/11 5410-003
Baker, Rev. John C. history and materials on early Washington Territory and State Baptist history
Scope and Content: Includes writings about Baker including a publication Pacific Baptist from 1912, First Baptist Church of Bellevue 1900-1960, by Douglas Babcock, 1992, a photocopy of an article from 1915, and an undated photocopy of an autobiography of Baker.
1912, 1992, undated
3/12 5410-003
Hanford and Holgate families
Scope and Content: Includes writings from the decedents of the families, articles, and the publication The Washington Historical Quarterly from 1913.
1913, 1949-2005, undated
3/13 5410-003
50th Anniversary
Scope and Content: Includes photocopies of speeches from 1919, programs, banquet menu, and writings of the church history.
1919, undated
3/14 5410-003
60th Anniversary
Scope and Content: Includes a program, reports, and writings.
1929-1930
3/15-16 5410-003
75th Anniversary, and plans for the Future Committee
Scope and Content: Includes ashes of the Church mortgage burning ceremony, rosters, writings, programs, clippings, reports of the Future Committee, correspondence, and a script from 1928 used at the 75th anniversary celebration.
1928, 1944-1945
3/17 5410-003
80th Anniversary
Scope and Content: Includes clippings and correspondence.
1949
3/18 5410-003
85th Anniversary
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, program, clipping and one black and white 8x10 photo of the celebration.
1954
3/19 5410-003
90th Anniversary
Scope and Content: Includes programs.
1959
3/20 5410-003
95th Anniversary
Scope and Content: Includes the Spire newsletter and a clipping.
1964
3/21 5410-003
96th Anniversary
Scope and Content: Includes the Spire newsletter and a clipping.
1965
3/22 5410-003
97th-99th Anniversaries
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, a Spire newsletter, clipping, and program.
1966-1968
3/23 5410-003
100th Anniversary
1 sound tape reel
Scope and Content: Includes 1 sound tape reel entitled "Sunday Morning Worship Service, December 28, 1969, Centennial Sunday"; clippings, programs, speeches, correspondence, and a script from 1928 used during the celebration, and Spire newsletters.
1969
3/24 5410-003
Centennial Committee minutes
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, meeting minutes, and a report.
1964-1970
3/25 5410-003
McClelland, Paul
General Notes: Church historian who prepared notes for a centennial history and never completed.
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, notes and Spire newsletters.
1969
3/26 5410-003
104th-114th Anniversaries
Scope and Content: Includes programs, roster, clipping, and 1 black and white, 3x5 photo of the dedication of the Heritage Room.
1973-1983
3/27 5410-003
First Homecoming Reunion Rally
Scope and Content: Includes rosters.
1976
3/28 5410-003
City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods, Landmarks Preservation Board
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, landmark nomination form, and copy of Seattle landmark preservation ordinance.
1977-1982
3/29 5410-003
History of the formation of the Heritage Committee and Heritage Room
Scope and Content: Includes memoranda, correspondence, writings, Spire newsletters, and an exhibit design proposal.
1979
3/30 5410-003
110th Anniversary and the Heritage Room dedication
Scope and Content: Includes programs, clippings, and a Spire newsletter.
1979
3/31 5410-003
City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods, Landmarks Preservation Board plaque information
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, invoices, writing sample, and a photocopy of an example of a plaque.
1980-1984
3/32-33 5410-003
Writing Workshop
Scope and Content: Includes two copies of Our First Baptist Heritage, writings from the book, correspondence, and notes.
1983-1984
3/34 5410-003
Research materials for Our First Baptist Heritage
Scope and Content: Includes notes, writings, and articles.
1928, 1964-1971, 1984, undated
3/35 5410-003
Questionnaire responses re: Our First Baptist Heritage
1984
3/36 5410-003
120th Anniversary
Scope and Content: Includes a program.
1989
3/37 5410-003
Notes for slide presentation for 120th Anniversary
Scope and Content: Includes Spire newsletter, speech, and glass slide notes.
1989
3/38 5410-003
Chronological record, significant events, items of interest
Scope and Content: Includes a chronological record of events from 1869-1993.
1993
3/39 5410-003
125th Anniversary
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, speech, and programs.
1994
3/40 5410-003
127th Anniversary
Scope and Content: Includes a program.
1997
3/41 5410-003
135th Anniversary
Scope and Content: Includes clippings, programs, writing, and historical bus tour script.
2004
3/42 5410-003
Histories written for special occasions and other historical notes
Scope and Content: Includes notes, articles, and writings.
undated
3/43 5410-003
Historical items
Scope and Content: Includes by-laws, historical writings, and organizational diagrams.
undated
3/44 5410-003
Puget Sound Baptist Association minutes
Scope and Content: Includes photocopies of meeting minutes from 1882-1884.
undated
Box/Folder Accession
3/45-46 5410-003
Missions
1977-1982
3/47 5410-003
Nominating
1964-1966
3/48 5410-003
Religious Education
General Notes: See also series: "Other Bound Volumes."
1927-1931
Commissions
Box/Folder Accession
4/1 5410-003
General
1979-1980
4/2 5410-003
Administrative
1980-1985
4/3 5410-003
Building and Properties
1982-1985
4/4-8 5410-003
Christian Education
1975-1985
4/9 5410-003
Christian Outreach
1980-1983
4/10-13 5410-003
Diaconate
1980-1990
4/14-16 5410-003
Finance
1976-1985
4/17 5410-003
Membership
1980-1985
4/18 5410-003
Missions and Outreach
1977-1979
4/19 5410-003
Worship
1989-1990
box-folder- Accession
4/20-32/5/1-7 5410-003
Council
1928-1976
box-folder-box-folder
5/8-24/6/1-13 5410-003
General
1970-1993
Misc.
Box/Folder Accession
6/14 5410-003
Ad Hoc report
1969
6/15 5410-003
Annual report summaries
1955, 1957
6/16 5410-003
Financial Reports
1913-1921
6/17-18 5410-003
By-laws
1935-1992
6/19 5410-003
Daybook (financial ledger)
1909-1943
6/20 5410-003
Officer Lists
1949-1974
American Baptist Women of the Seattle First Baptist Church
General Notes: Seattle First Baptist Women's Society changed its name to American Baptist Women of the Seattle First Baptist Church on September 2, 1971.See also series: "Scrapbooks."A selection of yearbooks (1974/1975-1983/1984) and directories were separated for cataloging in 2008.
Box/Folder Accession
6/21-22 5410-003
Historical Features
Scope and Content: Includes roster of officers, miscellaneous writings, and writings on the history of the women's conference of the Washington Baptist Convention; and photocopies of annual bulletins of the Women's Society First Baptist Church from 1904-1912.
1932-1957, undated
6/23 5410-003
Young Married Women's Class Minutes
Scope and Content: Includes bound volume of regular bi-weekly meeting minutes.
1920-1926
6/24 5410-003
Golden Jubilee
Scope and Content: Includes programs, writings, and clippings.
1921-1925, 1958, undated
6/25 5410-003
Ladies Bible Class Minutes
Scope and Content: Includes bound volume of regular monthly meeting minutes, rosters, and notes. There is also loose material which includes minutes from the "M and M Class" (Mary and Martha Class).
1922-1929
6/26 5410-003
Washington Baptist Convention Program
1935
6/27-29 5410-003
Ann Judson Class Minutes
Scope and Content: Includes 1 bound volume and 1 spiral notebook of regular monthly meeting minutes. Also includes Progress for Christ and His Church newsletter.
1927-1955, 1961
6/30 5410-003
Business Women's Bible Class Minutes
Scope and Content: Includes bound volume of regular quarterly meeting minutes.
1946-1955
6/31 5410-003
State Nominating Committee
Scope and Content: Includes rosters, ballots, and an organizational chart of the officers of American Baptist Women of the Pacific Northwest.
1952-1981
7/1 5410-003
Annual Reports of Circles
Scope and Content: Includes the following annual reports: Women's Baptist Mission Society of Washington, First Vice President's, Christian Service, Spiritual Life Committee, Mission Interpreters, and Standing Committees of the Women's Society.
1954-1964
7/2 5410-003
Woman's Society Secretary Reports
Scope and Content: Includes regular monthly meeting minutes, reports, and budgets.
1955-1959
7/3-5 5410-003
Business Women's Bible Class
Scope and Content: Spiral notebook of regular monthly meeting minutes. Also includes loose material. Small six-ring binder that includes budgets and balances. Booklets that include attendance rosters and tallies.
1955-1968
7/6 5410-003
Reports of the President
Scope and Content: Includes Church, Vice President, Women's Society , Woman's Mission Society, and Vice President of Interpretation's quarterly, and annual reports.
1955-1970
7/7 5410-003
Annual Reports
Scope and Content: Includes annual reports for the Women's Society and Women's Mission Society.
1956-1963
7/8-9 5410-003
Programs- June luncheons
1960-1995, undated
7/10 5410-003
Examples of "how to" for committee chairmen
1970-1971, 1994, undated
box:oversize
Mapcase drawer 19 5410-003
Poster- Standards of Excellence for Woman's Society
undated
Mapcase drawer 19 5410-003
Organizational Chart
1952-1969
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
7/11-18 5410-003
1915-1958
Scope and Content: Includes 8 bound volume of meeting minutes, and loose pages of the church constitution, by-laws and reports.
1915-1958
7/19, 8/1-15 5410-003
1958-1961
Scope and Content: Includes 1 bound volume, regular monthly American Baptist Women, Women's Society Board of Managers, business, Executive Board of Seattle First Baptist Women's Mission Society, and Women's Society Board meeting minutes; correspondence, memoranda; Nominating Committee, treasurers, financial, and annual reports; budget proposals, rosters, National and Regional constitutions, shut-in lists, church programs, rosters, Handbook of Northwest American Baptist Girls, Seattle Church Women United brochure, training workshop agenda, writings, newsletters for The American Baptist Women and Circle-ettes, and ephemera.
1958-1961
Box/Folder Accession
8/16 5410-003
Handbook
Scope and Content: Nationally published handbook with outline of organization, suggested constitution, and general suggestions on how to organize a local women's society at the church.
1965
8/17-18 5410-003
Financial Reports
Scope and Content: Includes financial and treasurer's from Women's Mission Society, and American Baptist Women. Also includes budget proposals.
1968-1976
8/19 5410-003
Constitutions
1973-1978
8/20-32 5410-003
Yearbooks
Scope and Content: Each volume includes rosters, mission statements, and meeting information.
1911-1961
8/33-34 5410-003
American Baptist Women Magazine
Scope and Content: Includes 5 unbound issues.
1975-1976
Biographical Files
Former Senior Ministers
Box/Folder Accession
9/1 5410-003
Bailey, Ambrose
Scope and Content: Includes clippings, and biographical writings.
1923-1925, 1943-1969, undated
9/2 5410-003
Bowerman, Louis
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence and clippings.
1896-1902
9/3 5410-003
Fridell, Elmer A.
Scope and Content: Includes clippings, programs, Spire newsletter, correspondence, greeting card, 1 3x5 and 2 4x5 black and white portrait photographs.
1929-1944, 1968-1978, undated
9/4 5410-003
Haynes, Myron W.
Scope and Content: Includes bulletins and correspondence.
1905, 1916
9/5-9 5410-003
Hintz, August M.
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, greeting cards, Pulpit Committee meeting minutes and reports, writings, reports to church leaders, clippings, programs, Spire newsletters, biographical sketch, statement on energy crisis, index of sermon ideas, sermons, and photographs: 3 8x10, 3 5x7, and 1 4x5 black and white; and 1 4x5 color. Some photographs are candid and some are of Hintz preaching.
1957-1979, undated
9/10-13 5410-003
Jensen, Harold
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, articles, Pulpit Committee files, clippings, sermon, biographical and other writings, programs, roster, The Herald newsletters, Spire newsletters, an edition of The Pacific Northwest Quarterly, and photographs: 4 8x10, 1 5x7, 1 3x5, and 1 1x2 black and white; and 1 3x5 color. Some photographs are candid and some are portraits.
1937-1969, 1991, 2002, undated
9/14 5410-003
Jones, Carter Helm
Scope and Content: Includes clippings, writings, program and photographs: 1 8x10, 1 8x6, 1 8x5, and 1 1x2 black and white. Some photographs are candid and some are portraits.
1918, 1936-1938, 1986, undated
9/16 5410-003
Morgan, Max
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, clippings, program, Spire newsletter, Berkley Baptist Bulletin newsletter, biographical writings, and photographs: 1 8x10 and 2 3x3 black and white.
1959-1980, undated
9/17 5410-003
Romney, Rodney
Scope and Content: Includes resume, programs, correspondence, biographical and other writings, newsletters, clippings, a copy of a chapter from The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, by Constance Cumbey, re: Romney's book; and photographs: 1 2x3, 1 4x5, and 1 5x7 black and white, and 1 5x7 color.
General Notes: See also series: "Sermons."
1979-2000, undated
9/18 5410-003
Rust, John O.
Scope and Content: Includes clippings, program from memorial, and 1 6x8 black and white photograph.
1903-1904, undated
9/19-20 5410-003
Skoglund, John
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, biographical and other writings, program, Spire newsletter, clippings, Pulpit Committee meeting minutes, and photographs: 1 8x10, 1 4x5, and 1 2x3 black and white.
1954-1969, 2005, undated
9/21 5410-003
Webber, William
Scope and Content: Includes biographical and other writings, program, and Spire newsletters.
1976-1979, undated
9/22 5410-003
Whitaker, Robert
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence and writings.
1943, 1993, undated
9/23 5410-003
Wirth, James
Scope and Content: Includes biographical writings, resolution, and a pastoral letter.
1879-1886, 2004, undated
Former Non-Senior Ministers
Box/Folder Accession
9/24 5410-003
Banning, Charles
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, sermons, memorial program, Spire newsletters, and Pulpit Committee meeting minutes.
1958-1963, 1975, undated
9/25 5410-003
Beamer, Elbert
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, clippings, and 1 3x3 black and white photograph of Beamer handing out scholarships.
1955-1963
9/26 5410-003
Burket, Everett
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence and a clipping.
1947
9/27 5410-003
Carter, Lemuel
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, clippings, and a roster.
1963-1978, undated
9/28 5410-003
Cummings, Richard
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, news release, and Spire newsletter.
1976-1977
9/29 5410-003
Curry, Frank and Beryl
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, program, brochure, clippings, writings, news releases, Spire newsletter, report, inventory of mementos from India, maps, and photographs: 11 2x3, 1 5x7, 1 4x6, and 2 3x5 black and white, and 1 5x7, and 3 4x6 color. Many of the photographs are of the Curry's ministry in Assam, India.
1947-1950, 1973-1976, 2006, undated
9/30 5410-003
Fairley, Brian
Scope and Content: Includes a clipping.
1978
9/31 5410-003
Fransson, Catherine
Scope and Content: Includes a clipping.
1996
9/32 5410-003
Froyd, John
Scope and Content: Includes a clipping.
1986
9/33 5410-003
Gilbert, Bettina
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, news releases, writing, a clipping, and a Spire newsletter.
1942, undated
9/34 5410-003
Goodman, Edward
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, biographical writings, a clipping, a Spire newsletter, and 1 3x3 black and white portrait photograph.
1970-1975
9/35 5410-003
Gosa, Earl
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, a biographical sketch, and a Spire newsletter.
1975, undated
9/36 5410-003
Grant, Herbert
Scope and Content: Includes memorial programs, clippings, and photographs: 1 8x10, and 1 4x5 black and white, and 1 3x5 color.
1944-1954, 1979, undated
9/37 5410-003
Hooge, Diane
Scope and Content: Includes sermons, and a Spire newsletter.
1993-1995, undated
9/38 5410-003
Kile, David
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, clippings, a program, and photographs: 2 5x7 black and white, and 1 5x7 color.
1977-1995, 2007
9/15 5410-003
Kopp, Paul
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence and a Spire newsletter.
1979
9/39 5410-003
Koshi, Peter
Scope and Content: Includes a biographical sketch and resume.
undated
9/40 5410-003
Malcomson, William L.
Scope and Content: Includes clippings and 1 2x3 color portrait photograph.
1988-1997
9/41 5410-003
McLean, Baron
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, a clipping, and 1 3x6 black and white portrait photograph.
1938-1944
9/42 5410-003
Pratt, Edwin Benaiah
Scope and Content: Includes The Herald newsletter, and 1 4x6 black and white portrait photograph.
1937-1938
9/43-44 5410-003
Pulliam, Walter
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, memoranda, biographical and other writings, programs, notes, clippings, a sermon, Spire newsletters, a report on Pulliam's term, and photographs: 1 7x9, 1 5x7, 2 3x3, and 1 2x3 black and white.
1961-1984, undated
9/45 5410-003
Richardson, Benjamin P.
Scope and Content: Includes clippings, programs, and 1 3x5 black and white candid photograph.
1956
9/46 5410-003
Schaub, Gary
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, biographical, and other writings.
1966-1967, undated
9/47 5410-003
Trent, Charles and Emeline
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence and a clipping.
1943, undated
9/48 5410-003
Warfield, Bernis
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, a Spire newsletter, a resume, program, a proposal for a black studies program, and photographs: 1 1x1, and 1 2x2 black and white portrait.
1962-1972
9/49 5410-003
Weist-Laird, Ashlee
Scope and Content: Includes a Spire newsletter.
1998
Lay Members
Box/Folder Accession
9/50 5410-003
Aung, Khin and family
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence and clippings.
1977
9/51 5410-003
Bardarson, Gertrude
Scope and Content: Includes a memorial program, clippings, and writings.
1991, undated
9/52 5410-003
Bloomberg, Ray
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, a writing, clipping, and memorial program.
1972, 1996
9/53 5410-003
Bryant, Alice Franklin
Scope and Content: Includes writings, a news release, resolution, program, and an issue of The American Baptist.
1959, 1971-1986
9/54 5410-003
Bowman, Clare
Scope and Content: Includes clippings.
1972-1976
9/55 5410-003
Collingham, Ellis and Frances
Scope and Content: Includes church and memorial programs.
1991-1992
9/56 5410-003
Erickson, Charles
Scope and Content: Includes writings, clippings, a rubbing of a brass plaque for the Erickson foyer at the church, and 1 7x10 and 1 small oval black and white portrait photographs.
1933-1937, 1994, undated
9/57 5410-003
Hanley, Pearl
Scope and Content: Includes clippings and a Red Cross certificate.
1946, 1977-1981
9/58 5410-003
Hill, Matthew W.
Scope and Content: Includes writings, clippings, and photocopies of photographs.
1952, 1989, undated
9/59 5410-003
Jue, Willard
Scope and Content: Includes clippings, news release, memorial program, and a copy of an article from 1937.
1960-1984, undated
9/60 5410-003
Lind, Fred
Scope and Content: Includes memorial programs, and clippings.
1981-1990
9/61 5410-003
Lind, Harry
Scope and Content: Includes transcript of oral history.
1973
9/62 5410-003
Livengood, William
Scope and Content: Includes clippings and a program.
1922-1932, 1954, undated
9/63 5410-003
McClelland, Paul
Scope and Content: Includes autobiographical writings, a clipping, memorial program, and 1 8x10 black and white portrait photograph.
1972, 1987, undated
9/64 5410-003
McConaghy, Frank
Scope and Content: Includes clippings.
1948, 1966
9/65 5410-003
Pettit, Benjamin
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence.
1920
9/66 5410-003
Powell, Mildred
Scope and Content: Includes clippings, 1 4x5, and 1 5x7 black and white photographs.
1952, 1975-1977, undated
9/67 5410-003
Renshaw, Philip
Scope and Content: Includes a sermon, clipping, and 1 5x7 black and white portrait photograph.
1984, 1997, undated
9/68-69 5410-003
Shank, Corwin S.
Scope and Content: Includes clippings, a bound volume of Shank's autobiography Four Score Years and One, and photographs: 1 8x10, 1 6x9, and 1 5x7 black and white.
1923, 1947, 1992-1996, undated
10/1 5410-003
Smith, Charles Z.
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, clippings, biographical and other writings, a news release and 1 4x6 color photograph.
1966-2004, undated
10/2 5410-003
Smith, Charles T.
Scope and Content: Includes clippings, The Herald newsletter, and a memorial program.
1933-1946, 1958, 1970, undated
10/3 5410-003
Sutherland, Marion
Scope and Content: Includes clippings, programs and color photocopies of photographs.
1981-1996, undated
10/4 5410-003
Utter, Robert F.
Scope and Content: Includes writings, a Spire newsletter, and 1 5x7 black and white portrait photograph.
1972-1995, undated
10/5 5410-003
Walker, Robert Scott
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, clippings, and a program.
1943-1952, 2002
10/6 5410-003
Wilson, Jeanne
Scope and Content: Includes writings.
undated
Staff
Box/Folder Accession
10/7 5410-003
Anderson, Terry
Scope and Content: Includes clippings and programs.
1972, 1984
10/8 5410-003
Boardman, Ella Helm
Scope and Content: Includes clippings and 1 5x7 black and white portrait photograph.
undated
10/9 5410-003
Fairbourn, Edwin
Scope and Content: Includes a clipping, 1 5x5 and 1 3x3 black and white photographs of Fairbourn playing the church organ.
1961, undated
10/10 5410-003
King, Douglas
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence and writings.
1975, undated
10/11 5410-003
Lieurance, Neil
Scope and Content: Includes 1 5x7 black and white portrait photograph.
1984
10/12 5410-003
McGrath, Robert
Scope and Content: Includes a clipping.
undated
10/13 5410-003
McRea, Roger
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, 1 5x7, and 1 2x4 black and white portrait photographs.
1969-1974, undated
10/14 5410-003
Rohlfs, Ruth
Scope and Content: Includes clippings, writings, a memorial program, and 1 8x10 black and white portrait photograph.
1937, 1956, 1971-1974, 1987, undated
10/15 5410-003
West, Hazel
Scope and Content: Includes writings and a program.
1978-1979, undated
Sermons of Dr. Rodney Romney and others
General Notes: See also series: "Sound Recordings."
Box/Folder Accession
11/1-25 5410-003
Sermons by Dr. Rodney Romney
Scope and Content: Includes list of sermons, transcripts of sermons, transcripts of lenten study series, and an audio cassette of his 1994 sermon, "The Past, Present, and Future of Seattle First Baptist Church," which gives a history of all church pastors in approximately seven year cycles, their accomplishments as well as their faults.
1980-2000
11/26-27 5410-003
Sermons by Richard Bowser, Ashlee Weist-Laird, James Mirel, Helen Bowser, David Kile, and Catherine Fransson
2000-2001
Building Files
General Notes: See also series: "Scrapbooks."
Box/Folder Accession
12/1 5410-003
Financial information re: construction of building at Harvard and Seneca Streets.
Scope and Content: Includes annual treasurers reports and financial statements.
1906-1913
12/2 5410-003
Deeds
1910-1923
12/3 5410-003
Building Inspection
Scope and Content: Includes building inspection certificate.
1912
12/4 5410-003
Campaign to pay off Education Hall
Scope and Content: Includes program.
1944
12/5 5410-003
Building Committee
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, notes, drawing, and Building Committee meeting minutes.
1950-1951
mapcase:oversize
Mapcase drawer 19 5410-003
Chancel Alteration Drawings
Scope and Content: Includes 5 oversize drawings of the choir seating area, and chancel alterations, and 1 oversize blue print of chancel and window alterations.
1956
Box/Folder
12/6 5410-003
Chancel Alteration Drawings
Scope and Content: Includes a list, and drawings of the chancel and windows.
1956
12/7 5410-003
Education Building
Scope and Content: Includes programs, clippings, and Building Commission reports.
1956, 1976-1978
12/8-9 5410-003
Minor Hospital
Scope and Content: Includes notes, a pamphlet, a clipping, and a copy of clippings from 1928 and 1930.
1960, 1972, undated
12/10 5410-003
Sign board at the corner of Harvard and Seneca streets
Scope and Content: Includes application with the City of Seattle, drawing, and clipping.
1962, undated
12/11 5410-003
Sanctuary Stained Glass Windows
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence and writings, including a rededication of church and sanctuary.
1969, undated
12/12 5410-003
Leaded Glass Light Panel
Scope and Content: Includes a writing.
undated
Renovation Committee
Box/Folder Accession
12/13-16 5410-003
Feasibility Study
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, maps, floor plans, clippings, flow of work schedule chart, and church service programs.
1970-1972
12/17-18 5410-003
Minutes
Scope and Content: Includes minutes of the Property Development Committee, reports on classroom building and Building Commission, correspondence, memoranda, notes, loan application, maps, floor plans, findings and decision of the hearing examiner for the City of Seattle, budgets, and remodeling schedule.
1971-1975
mapcase:oversize
Mapcase drawer 19 5410-003
Chapel and Fridell Lounge
Scope and Content: Includes 3 oversize drawings of chapel floorplans.
undated
Box/Folder
12/19-20 5410-003
Chapel and Fridell Lounge
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, notes, invoices, and expense reports.
1978-1979, 1985-1987
Documents compiled by the Renovation Committee
Arrangement: Arranged by the following divisions from the original binder:
Box/Folder Accession
12/21-22 5410-003
Phase II
Scope and Content: Includes regular Finance Commission minutes, budgets, cost records, invoices, contract change orders, architect's certificates, fact sheet for the Finance Commission, correspondence, memoranda, and notes.
1977-1980
12/23 5410-003
Final Presentation
Scope and Content: Includes regular Board of Directors meeting minutes, Renovation Committee report, transparencies of floor plans, and notes.
1976-1977
12/24 5410-003
Organization
Scope and Content: Includes by-laws, by-law addenda, and notes.
1977
12/25 5410-003
Chapel
Scope and Content: Includes regular Board of Directors meeting minutes, Renovation Committee report, budget, memoranda, and notes.
1977-1979
12/26 5410-003
Contracts
Scope and Content: Includes regular business meeting minutes, report of the Building Commission, and a booklet "New Horizons for Christ".
1974-1976
12/27 5410-003
First Proposal
Scope and Content: Includes contracts, cost proposals, budgets, floor plans, and memoranda.
1977-1978
12/28 5410-003
Use Plans
Scope and Content: Includes floor plans, correspondence, budgets, and notes.
1977-1978
12/29 5410-003
Interiors
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence with architects.
1977
12/30 5410-003
Parking and Alley Use
Scope and Content: Includes City of Seattle ordinance from 1927 on use of the alley near the church; and notes.
1977
12/31 5410-003
Daycare
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, memoranda, roofing contract, floor plan, budget, notes, report on head start daycare center; and agreements between Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP) and Seattle area churches.
1975-1978
12/32 5410-003
Invoices and Payment Authorizations
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence and invoices.
1976-1977
12/33 5410-003
Publicity
Scope and Content: Includes memoranda and notes.
1976-1977
12/34 5410-003
Working Papers
Scope and Content: Includes notes, correspondence, and financial plans.
1976
12/35 5410-003
Elevator
Scope and Content: Includes regular Finance Commission meeting minutes, correspondence, report on electrical needs, findings and decision of the hearing examiner for the City of Seattle, and notes.
1977-1978
12/36 5410-003
Finance/Cost
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence and budgets.
1976-1977
12/37 5410-003
Planning Data
Scope and Content: Includes notes on building projects.
1976
Box/Folder Accession
12/38 5410-003
Chapel Stained Glass Windows
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence and notes.
1979, undated
12/39 5410-003
Inventory
Scope and Content: Includes room by room inventory of church.
1985
Sanctuary Renovation Committee
Box/Folder Accession
12/40-42 5410-003
Minutes
Scope and Content: Includes regular meeting minutes, correspondence, statements of qualifications from architects, memoranda, rosters of committee members and architects, sanctuary renovation survey, drawings, budget, clippings, and church service programs.
1988-1991
12/43 5410-003
Letters of interest and presentations
1989
12/44 5410-003
Sanctuary and Chancel Renovation
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence; reports on project review, and design development; and sanctuary and chancel renovations design development presentation.
1989
12/45 5410-003
Survey
Scope and Content: Includes completed surveys.
1989
Subject Files
General Notes: See also series: "Scrapbooks."
Box/Folder Accession
12/46 5410-003
Annual Meeting Programs
1956-1968
12/47 5410-003
Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists
Scope and Content: Includes information about anti-gay protests at SFBC and letters of support to SFBC. Also includes clippings, correspondence, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) newsletter, and a news release from the protesters at Westboro Baptist Church.
2000-2004
12/48 5410-003
Baptism
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, and a writing on baptismal preparation and prayer.
undated
12/49 5410-003
Bicentennial
Scope and Content: Includes programs and a Spire newsletter.
1976
12/50 5410-003
Bulletins
1899-1929, 2003
12/51 5410-003
Certificates of Appreciation for Church and Individuals
1929, 1961-1963, 1981-1993, undated
Clippings
Box/Folder Accession
12/52 5410-003
Re: Early members
1887-1933, 1952, undated
12/53 5410-003
Re: Issues of disassociation and homosexuality
1997-1998
Box/Folder Accession
12/54 5410-003
Cookbooks
1987, 2002
12/55 5410-003
Covenants
1908-1916, 1932, 1962, undated
12/56-59 5410-003
Directories
1907-1918, 1935-1936, 1961-1997
13/1 5410-003
Drama group programs
1985-1989, 2004-2007, undated
13/2 5410-003
Easter
Scope and Content: Includes ephemera, notes, a clipping, and program.
1973-1975
13/3 5410-003
Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches
Scope and Content: Includes writings, a clipping, and brochure.
2004-2006, undated
13/4 5410-003
Fact sheets
1938-1944, 1969
13/5 5410-003
Food service
Scope and Content: Includes notes and flyers.
circa 1960s-1990s, undated
13/6 5410-003
Friendship Club
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, writings, and a program.
General Notes: See also series: "Scrapbooks."
1968-1975
Fund Raising
Box/Folder Accession
13/7 5410-003
Building endowment fund
Scope and Content: Includes brochure.
1994
13/8 5410-003
Endowment fund
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, a program and brochure.
1941, 1956, 1985-1990, undated
13/9 5410-003
Gold notes
Scope and Content: Includes 2 State of Washington first mortgage six percent real estate gold notes.
1918
13/10 5410-003
Special projects
1958
Box/Folder Accession
13/11 5410-003
Habitat for Humanity
Scope and Content: Includes brochures and clippings.
1992-1993, undated
13/12 5410-003
Hilltop House
Scope and Content: Includes clippings, brochures, special business meeting minutes, writings, and a postcard.
1965-1972, undated
13/13 5410-003
Information handouts
Scope and Content: Includes brochures.
1943, 1974-2000, undated
13/14 5410-003
Jazz Vespers
Scope and Content: Includes clippings and a program.
2000-2005
13/15 5410-003
Library (at SFBC)
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, meeting minutes from the Library Committee and the Board of Christian Education; programs, Spire newsletters, a library bulletin, rosters, and drawings.
1958-1968, undated
13/16-18 5410-003
Long Range Planning Committee
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, regular and ad-hoc meeting minutes; writings, by-laws, and attendance records.
1960-1972, undated
13/19 5410-003
The Lydians
Scope and Content: Includes rosters.
General Notes: See also series: "Scrapbooks" for the Young Business and Professional Women's Class.
1962, undated
13/20 5410-003
Members for 50 years
Scope and Content: Includes rosters of church members for 50 years.
1967-1970, 1989
13/21 5410-003
Memorial book
Scope and Content: Includes booklet of a roster of living memorials and notes.
1971-1973
Music
Choir
General Notes: See also series: "Scrapbooks" for Sanctuary Choir British Isle Tour. See also series: "Sound Recordings" for phonodiscs.
Box/Folder Accession
13/22 5410-003
European trip
Scope and Content: Includes programs and itinerary.
1994
13/23 5410-003
Miscellaneous
Scope and Content: Includes clippings and a program.
1924-1931, 1945, 1983
Box/Folder Accession
13/24 5410-003
Concerts
Scope and Content: Includes clippings and programs.
1937, 1957, 1984-1987, 1995-1998, undated
13/25 5410-003
Dedications of piano and organ
Scope and Content: Includes clippings and a program.
1956, 1970
13/26 5410-003
Organ
Scope and Content: Includes clippings, a programs, writing, and an excise exemption certificate.
1956-1957, 1970-1971, undated
Programs
Box/Folder Accession
13/27 5410-003
Sacred
1966-1972, 1988-2003
13/28 5410-003
Secular
1991-2000, undated
Box/Folder Accession
13/29 5410-003
Songbooks
1945, 1969
Box/Folder Accession
13/30 5410-003
Ordinations
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, clippings, programs, and notes.
1940-1945, 1977, undated
Outreach
Box/Folder Accession
13/31 5410-003
Community Witness Program
Scope and Content: Includes reports.
1963
13/32 5410-003
Companis
Scope and Content: Includes brochures, writings, newsletters, and a report.
1988-1994, undated
13/33 5410-003
Christian Education Literacy Program
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, roster, and brochure.
1987, undated
13/34 5410-003
Miscellaneous
Scope and Content: Includes clippings and brochures.
1985-1993, undated
13/35 5410-003
Thrift Shop
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, charters, bulletins, a clipping, and a Spire newsletter.
1981-1991, undated
Box/Folder Accession
13/36 5410-003
Pattern books
Scope and Content: Includes 2 architectural catalogs of church plans.
1910-1915
13/37-38 5410-003
Peace Fellowship
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, memoranda, programs, meeting minutes of the Peacemaking Task Force, and resolutions.
1971-1974, 1980-1982, 1996-2005, undated
13/39 5410-003
Planning
Scope and Content: Includes meeting minutes of the Church Planning Committee, and maintenance study reports.
1963-1971
13/40-41 5410-003
Programs
1904-1976
13/42 5410-003
Promotion
Scope and Content: Includes writings, programs, brochures, and Spire newsletter.
1923-1991
13/43 5410-003
Publications
1914-1917, 1934-1945, undated
13/44 5410-003
Puget Counseling Center
Scope and Content: Includes a report, roster, and proposal.
1970, 1981
13/45 5410-003
Pulpit Committee
Scope and Content: Includes ephemera not relating to a Seattle First Baptist Committee.
1954
13/46 5410-003
Reunion Sundays
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, notes, a report, and program.
1976, undated
13/47 5410-003
Seattle Baptist Union history
Scope and Content: Includes a writing on the history and purpose of the organization.
1974
13/48 5410-003
Spire (architectural)
Scope and Content: Includes clippings and a Spire newsletter.
1966, 1981
13/49 5410-003
Still Point Spirituality Center
Scope and Content: Includes a clipping.
1993
13/50 5410-003
Studies (of the church)
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence and reports.
1957-1971, 1996
13/51-53 5410-003
Sunday school
Scope and Content: Includes summary statistical records, attendance reports, correspondence, certificate, and 3 Our Little Ones booklets.
1892, 1930-1957, 1974
13/54 5410-003
University of Life
Scope and Content: Includes writings, programs, Spire and other newsletters.
1938-1944, undated
13/55 5410-003
Volunteer office
Scope and Content: Includes information packet and handbook.
1991-1992
13/56 5410-003
Washington State Centennial Celebration at Seattle First Baptist Church
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, clippings, programs, writings, and Spire newsletter.
1989
Wars
Box/Folder Accession
13/57 5410-003
Vietnam war servicemen
Scope and Content: Includes rosters.
1968
World War I
Box/Folder Accession
13/58 5410-003
Service flag
Scope and Content: Includes writings.
1918-1919, undated
13/59 5410-003
Servicemen
Scope and Content: Includes writings, clippings, and roster.
1918, undated
Box/Folder Accession
13/60 5410-003
World War II
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, ephemera, brochures, an issue of Portage, writings, sermon, report, and 1 6x7 black and white photograph of Elliot Bay.
1939-1948, 1985, undated
William Axling Class
General Notes: See also series: "Scrapbooks."
Box/Folder Accession
13/61 5410-003
Constitutions
1971-1983
13/62-63 5410-003
Minutes
1959-1990
14/1 5410-003
Rosters
1962-1989
Youth Groups
Box/Folder Accession
14/2 5410-003
Memoir by Nancy
undated
14/3-7 5410-003
Newsletters
1935-1959, 1979, undated
14/8 5410-003
Program
1942-1945
Scrapbooks
American Baptist Women of Seattle First Baptist Church
3 volumes
Box Accession
15 5410-003
June Luncheon Programs and Pictures
1964-1977
16 5410-003
1970-1977
General Notes: Assembled by Frances Collingham.
1970-1977
17 5410-003
1977-1980
1977-1980
Friendship Club
16 volumes
Box Accession
18 5410-003
1958-1963
1958-1963
19 5410-003
1963
1963
20 5410-003
1964-1965
1964-1965
21 5410-003
1965-1970
1965-1970
22 5410-003
1970-1973
1970-1973
23 5410-003
1972-1973
1972-1973
24 5410-003
1973-1978
1973-1978
25 5410-003
1974-1975
1974-1975
26 5410-003
1975-1976
1975-1976
27 5410-003
1976-1977
1976-1977
28 5410-003
1977
1977
29 5410-003
1978
1978
29 5410-003
1978-1980
1978-1980
29 5410-003
1979-1982
1979-1982
30 5410-003
1981-1986
1981-1986
31 5410-003
1987-1993
1987-1993
Box Accession
32 5410-003
Gourmet Dining Group
1 volume
1995-1997
Heritage Committee
2 volumes
General Notes: See also series: "Administrative Documents," for the Heritage Committee.
Box Accession
33 5410-003
History of the First Seattle Baptist Church
Scope and Content: Includes written history by church historian Benjamin Walsh Pettit from 1921. Also includes photographs of church, church founders, and early Seattle.
circa 1870s-1949
34 5410-003
Miscellaneous
1938-1958
Box Accession
35 5410-003
J.C. Baker
1 volume
Scope and Content: Bound volume of clippings and correspondence.
1871-1900
John Utter Class
3 volumes
General Notes: Changed name from Merriweds to John Utter Class in February, 1962 after founder John M. Utter died.
Box Accession
36 5410-003
1961
1961
37 5410-003
1961-1965
1961-1965
38 5410-003
1965-1974
1965-1974
Box Accession
39 5410-003
Junior Department
1 volume
1969-1985
39 5410-003
Marian Sutherland Women's Society
1 volume
1977-1983
40 5410-003
Mission Trip to Myanmar
1 volume
2005
41 5410-003
New Members
1 volume
circa 1992-1993
Sanctuary Choir British Isles Tour
2 volumes
Box Accession
42 5410-003
1979-1981
1979-1981
43 5410-003
Photograph album presented by St. Mary the Virgin, Hurst Hill, Sedgley
1981
Box Accession
44 5410-003
Senior High
1 volume
1984-1992
44 5410-003
Spirit of '76
1 volume
1976
45 5410-003
Stained Glass Windows
1 volume
1977
46 5410-003
Topsiders Class
1 volume
1949-1955
47 5410-003
Whitman Family
3 volumes
Box Accession
47 5410-003
Whitman Family
1888, 1909-1922, 1959, 2006, undated
47 5410-003
Around the World in 114 Days with Rev. Benaiah L. Whitman
1907, 1998
47 5410-003
Journal of Rev. Benaiah L. Whitman
Scope and Content: Includes a photocopy of the journal typed journal that Whitman kept on his trip around the world. Also includes a photograph.
1907, 1998
48 5410-003
William Axling Class Annual Banquets
1 volume
1939-1984
World Fellowship Club
7 volumes
Box Accession
49 5410-003
1934-1943
1934-1943
50 5410-003
1943-1952
1943-1952
51 5410-003
1953-1960, undated
1953-1960
52 5410-003
1968-1971
1968-1971
53 5410-003
1972-1973
1972-1973
53 5410-003
1975-1979
1975-1979
53 5410-003
1979-1991
1979-1991
Box Accession
54 5410-003
World Fellowship Circle
1 volume
1991-1997
World Wide Guild
1 volume plus 1 batch of disbound pages
Box Accession
55 5410-003
1925-1933
1925-1933
56 5410-003
1938
1938
Box Accession
57 5410-003
W. R. Foreman
1 volume
1949-1964
58 5410-003
Young Business and Professional Women's Class
1 volume
General Notes: Also known as The Lydians Class
1955-1963
59 5410-003
Young People Society Guestbook
1 volume
1941
Other Bound Volumes
General Notes: See also series: "Administrative Documents."
General Minutes
Box Accession
60 5410-003
1869-1888
1869-1888
61 5410-003
1889-1904
1889-1904
62 5410-003
1905-1921
1905-1921
63 5410-003
1922-1935
1922-1935
Board Minutes
Box Accession
64 5410-003
Religious Education
1931-1937
65 5410-003
Trustees
1908-1924
Box Accession
66 5410-003
Unidentified [North Seattle First Baptist Church?] - minutes and other business
1889-1905
Sound Recordings
Audio Cassette Tapes
Box Accession
67 5410-003
Lectures and Sermons
15 audio cassettes
Scope and Content: Includes sermons by the following pastors: Helen Louise Bowser, Richard Bowser, Angela Farrar, Catherine Fransson, William Malcomson, and Ashlee Wiest-Laird.
1989, 2000-2001
68 5410-003
Lectures and Sermons
17 audio cassettes
Scope and Content: Includes sermons by the following pastors: Richard Bowser, Catherine Fransson, Stephen Jones, David Kile, Elaine Stanovsky, Ed White, and Ashlee Wiest-Laird; and a lecture series entitled "What the Bible Says About Homosexuality" by Darrel Lance.
2001-2002
Phonograph Recordings
6 phonodiscs
box:oversize Accession
Phonodiscs box 3 5410-003
Seattle First Baptist Church Centennial Celebration 1869-1969, The Sanctuary Choir
1969
Phonodiscs box 3 5410-003
A Joyful Song, The Sanctuary Choir of First Baptist Church, Seattle, Washington
1975-1977
Phonodiscs box 3 5410-003
The Sanctuary Choir of Seattle First Baptist Church British Isles Tour
1981
Phonodiscs box 3 5410-003
The Seattle First Baptist Church Sanctuary
undated
Phonodiscs box 3 5410-003
The Seattle First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir Fare Ye Well
undated
Phonodiscs box 3 5410-003
The Seattle First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir Presents Highlights from "Elijah" by Felix Mendelssohn
undated

Accession No. 5410-004: Seattle First Baptist Church records, 1984-2012Return to Top

3.66 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Financial statements, correspondence and other materials pertaining to the AIDS Task Force, newsletters, mailings, booklets, clippings, drawings, memorabilia from church trip to sister church in Nicaragua. Also bound church publications from 2000-2012: Bulletins (2000-2012), Spires (2000-2012) and This Week (2011-2012).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Seattle First Baptist Church, October 13, 2011.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 5410-004
Bound editions of church publications: Bulletin and Spires
2000-2010
2 5410-004
Bound editions of church publications: Bulletin, Spires, and This Week
2007-2012
3 5410-004
Church newsletters, mailings, booklets, clippings, drawings, financial statements, correspondence and other materials pertaining to the AIDS Task Force.
1984-1998
4 5410-004
Memorabilia and photos from church trip to Nicaragua
1987

Accession No. 5410-005: Seattle First Baptist Church records, 1908-2017Return to Top

2.37 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Bulletins, newsletters, event programs and fliers, news clippings, correspondence, administrative documents, photographs, member directories, Rodney R. Romney's notebook from his trip to Palestine and the Soviet Union, American Baptist publications, WWII sugar rationing ephemera, and 4 DVD recordings from an interfaith retreat.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Diana James on behalf of Seattle First Baptist Church, 2017-08-24

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 5410-005
Music programs and fliers
1981-2017
1 5410-005
Senior retreat fliers
2008-2015
1 5410-005
Women's Retreat fliers
2011, 2014
1 5410-005
Interfaith Retreat: fliers, registration form, and DVD recordings
2008
1 5410-005
Bet Alef Synagogue event fliers
2014-2016
1 5410-005
Drama group: programs and fliers
2009-2017
1 5410-005
Senior Adult Luncheon fliers
2017
1 5410-005
Jazz Vespers: fliers and programs
2008-2017
1 5410-005
ABW event fliers
2011
1 5410-005
Miscellaneous event fliers
2009-2017
1 5410-005
Evergreen Association: event flier, registration forms, and newsletter
2009-2011
1 5410-005
Gay-marriage program and news clipping
2012
1 5410-005
Dr. Stephen D. Jones, Pastor: newsclippings, correspondence, newsletters, and welcome-program
2002-2007
1 5410-005
Companis: brochures, mailings, programs, newsletters, and proposal
1993-2017
1 5410-005
August M. Hintz Memorial Chapel: correspondence, proposal, and event program
1978-1979
1 5410-005
Easter/Lent bulletins
1993, 2014-2016
1 5410-005
Christmas service bulletins
1941-2016
1 5410-005
Miscellaneous bulletins
1905-2015
1 5410-005
News clippings and photograph of 1908 groundbreaking (church was never built there due to site change)
1908
1 5410-005
Building rennovation: library, nursery, parlor, restrooms (Hughes Foundation project)
2003-2005
1 5410-005
Nisqually earthquake damage- SFBC documentation
2001-2003
1 5410-005
Nisqually earthquake damage- news clippings about spire
2001-2003
1 5410-005
Photographs of pinnacle removal after Nisqually earthquake
2001
1 5410-005
Photographs of damaged pinnacles after Nisqually earthquake
2001
1 5410-005
Photographs of Whitman room damage after Nisqually earthquake
2001
1 5410-005
Photographs of pinnacle installations after Nisqually earthquake
2003
1 5410-005
Photographs of spire repair after Nisqually earthquake
2003
1 5410-005
Photographs of Knights of Columbus building (where SFBC met during earthquake repairs)
2001-2003?
1 5410-005
BOLA Architecture and Planning Report-historic preservation
2010
1 5410-005
Member directories
1965-2014
1 5410-005
Annual reports
1944-2014
2 5410-005
Missionary updates from Myanmar
2008
2 5410-005
Bylaws
2013
2 5410-005
World Fellowship Club: programs and ephemera
1941-1942
2 5410-005
Sugar rationing: government forms, stamp and coupon sheet, coupons, instruction letter
1944-1947
2 5410-005
Rodney R. Romney: obituary and funeral program
2012
2 5410-005
Rodney R. Romney's notebook from his travels to Palestine and the Soviet Union
1982-1984
2 5410-005
Lord's Prayer study guide by Rodney R. Romney
1996
2 5410-005
Romney Lecture Series: handouts and announcements
2013-2014
2 5410-005
Skoglund pulpit dedication: announcement correspondence, and remarks
2005-2006
2 5410-005
Sermons by Tim Philllips
2013-2017
2 5410-005
Tim Phillips: bulletin of first service, Spire newsletter announcement of new pastor
2009
2 5410-005
List and background of SFBC outreach groups
2006-2007
2 5410-005
Organ Recital Series: programs and pamphlets
2007-2008
2 5410-005
Aeolian Skinner Organ: dedication program, announcement, news clipping, DVD, images, and meeting notes
2007-2008
2 5410-005
Report by Robert L. Wilson about local factors causing change to SFBC
1969
2 5410-005
Employee Handbook
2011
2 5410-005
New Members Handbook
1988
2 5410-005
New Members Handbook
1997
2 5410-005
140th Anniversary Remembrance booklet
2009
2 5410-005
Membership Commission letter
1992
2 5410-005
Pamphlets on wedding planning at SFBC
undated, 2010
2 5410-005
University of Life pamphlet
1942
2 5410-005
"Strategic Directions: 1996-2001" presentation slides and notes
undated
2 5410-005
The Spire newsletter: issue with online distribution announcement
Nov-07
2 5410-005
The Spire newsletters
1948-1959, 1994
2 5410-005
Information about Victor Steinbrueck's sketch of SFBC
1966-1979
2 5410-005
Articles and correspondence about Charles Z. Smith reveiving Dahlberg Peace Award
2004-2006
2 5410-005
Souvenir letter featuring SFBC
undated
2 5410-005
100th Anniversary: history booklet, program, and news clipping
2012
2 5410-005
1941 Builder: American Baptist Publication Society catalog
1941
2 5410-005
The American Baptist Magazine
Jan-79
2 5410-005
Miscellaneous outrearch flyers, signs, and Church images
circa 1980s-2000s
3 5410-005
Bound copies of bulletins
2013, 2015, 2016
4 5410-005
Bound copies of bulletins
2014
4 5410-005
Bound copies of The Spire newsletters and This Week newsletters
2013-2014
4 5410-005
Bound copies of The Spire newsletters
2015-2016

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Baptist women--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Baptists--Sermons
  • Baptists--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Baptists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Clergy
  • Women in church work--Baptists
  • Women in church work--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Romney, Rodney R. 1931-
  • Corporate Names :
  • First Baptist Church (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle First Baptist Church (Seattle, Wash.) American Baptist Women's Ministries
  • Seattle First Baptist Church (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • Seattle First Baptist Church (Seattle, Wash.)--Buildings
  • Seattle First Baptist Church (Seattle, Wash.)--Employees
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Church history