Materials assembled by the Oregon Historical Society and related to the Baptist Church in Oregon, the First Baptist Church of Portland, Oregon, various Baptist churches throughout Oregon, and general Baptist matters. Most materials date from the early 20th century and include newsletters, periodicals, programs for services, by-laws, ephemera, and a small amount of correspondence. Also included are scrapbooks related to the First Baptist Church of Portland, kept by Kate Failing.
Records of the largest African American congregation in Oregon, formed in 1944 and led for most of its history by Rev. Oliver B. Williams. Includes extensive photographic documentation of church activities and members, programs for services, clippings, prayer books and hymnals, and other historical materials.