Note: Closed for Memorial Day May 30. Also closed Thu June 2 and Fri June 3.
The South Carolina Baptist Historical Collection at Furman University is a comprehensive archives that documents individuals, churches, and associations in South Carolina Baptist history. Located in Greenville, SC, it is housed in the Special Collections and Archives Department of the James B. Duke Library.
Although Furman University and the South Carolina Baptist Convention separated in 1992, the South Carolina Baptist Historical Collection was still considered the official repository of the convention. This status changed a decade later. In 2002, the Convention decided to maintain its own organizational records and Furman continued to house records pertaining to individual churches, associations and individuals. Currently, the collection contains the records of over 500 individual South Carolina Baptist churches, numerous published books as well as church histories, congregational records, associational minutes, biographical materials, newsletters, hymnals, and sermons.
If you are planning to do research, please call us at (864) 294-2194 or e-mail Special Collections. We are a small department and we want to ensure that we have the materials you need waiting for you! Please note that Visitor Parking permits are now required.
See also Genealogical Resources