Special Collections & Archives (SCA) is well known for its North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection which contains materials on Southern, Missionary, Primitive, African-American, Union, and Alliance of Baptist churches. The collections include over 16,000 books, periodicals, association annuals and other printed materials, church records, association minutes, church vertical files, and more than 12,000 biographical folders containing information on and photographs of Baptist pastors and Wake Forest alumni.

SCA is in the process of creating, with the assistance of ZSR’s Technology Team, a Baptist Portal which will give researchers easier access to our many Baptist resources. There will be links to the Biblical Recorder, Digitized Church Records (funded by LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act Grant) from the State Library of North Carolina), Finding Aids, in addition to Frequently Asked Questions, News, Links to Other Baptist Repositories, and how to contact us with reference questions.

Some recent examples of the collections to be made available through the Portal include: