The Baptist History Library and Archives is a worldwide center for the study of Baptist history. It is located on the fourth floor of the Southern Baptist Convention Building in Nashville, Tennessee. The library was founded in 1925 and is governed by the Council of Seminary Presidents.
The library's collection includes over 100,000 volumes of books, pamphlets, and journals; thousands of photographs, maps, and other visual materials; and millions of pages of archival records. The collection covers a wide range of topics related to Baptist history, including theology, doctrine, worship, ministry, education, missions, and social concerns.
The library also offers a variety of research services, including reference assistance, interlibrary loan, and digitization. It also hosts a number of special events and programs, such as lectures, workshops, and conferences.
Here are some of the highlights of the Baptist History Library's collection:
The John Leland Collection: This collection includes the papers of John Leland, a prominent Baptist minister and writer of the 18th century.
The James B. Taylor Collection: This collection includes the papers of James B. Taylor, a prominent Baptist pastor and educator of the 19th century.
The Southern Baptist Convention Archives: This collection includes the records of the Southern Baptist Convention and its predecessor bodies.
The Baptist World Alliance Archives: This collection includes the records of the Baptist World Alliance, an international organization of Baptist churches.
The Baptist Periodical Collection: This collection includes over 1,000 titles of Baptist periodicals, dating back to the 18th century.
The Baptist History Library is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about the history and heritage of Baptists. It is open to the public by appointment.
- Anglican Persecutions of Non-Conformists
- Annals of the English Bible by Christopher Anderson (1845)
- Are You a Baptist Brider?
- Augustine: Father of Roman Catholicism
- Baptist Church History Material
- Baptist Historians - Biographies
- Baptists in England in the 1500s
- Baptists Not Protestants by C.C. Carroll
- Battle for the King James Bible: 1800-1870
- The Beginning of Modernism by Edward Hills (1956)
- A Bibliography of Baptist History
- Biographies of Baptist Historians
- Bogomils of Bulgaria and Bosnia by L.P. Brockett (1879)
- Bye-Paths in Baptist History by J.J. Goadby (1871)
- Catholic Commission Perverts Martyr Statistics
- The Character of the Anabaptists by John Christian (1922)
- A Concise History of the Baptists by G.H. Orchard (1855)
- Declarations of the Council of Trent
- Did They Dip: An Examination of Baptism Before 1641 by John Christian (1896)
- The Divine Right of Infant Baptism Examined and Disproved by John Gill
- The Early English Baptists by Benjamin Evans (1862)
- Evils of Infant Baptism by R.B.C. Howell (1852)
- Fundamentalism, Modernism, and New Evangelicalism by D.W. Cloud
- A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America and Elsewhere by David Benedict (1813)
- A History of Ancient Christians of the Valleys of the Alps by Jean Paul Perrin (1618, 1847)
- A History of the Baptists by John Christian (1922)
- A History of the Baptists by Thomas Armitage (1890)
- A History of the Christian Church by William Jones (1812)
- History of the Donatists by David Benedict (1875)
- History of the Defense of the King James Bible
- History of the English Baptists by Joseph Ivimey (1811)
- History of the English Bible by David Cloud
- The History of Evangelicalism by John Ashbrook
- History of the French Bible by David Cloud
- History of the Inquisition by Andrew Miller (c. 1881)
- History of the Papacy by J.A. Wylie
- History of Protestantism by J.A. Wylie (1899)
- History of the Reformation and Inquisition in Spain by Thomas McCrie (1829)
- History of the Spanish Bible by David Cloud
- A History of the Waldenses by J.A. Wylie (1860)
- In the Footsteps of Bible Translators
- Is Fundamentalism a Belief in Five Fundamentals?
- Is There a Visible Succession of Baptist Churches? by Thomas Armitage (1890)
- John Wycliffe and the Early English Bible
- Miller's Church History by Andrew Miller (c. 1881)
- A Miniature History of Baptism by David Benedict
- The Munster Rebellion by David Benedict
- New Book: Rome and the Bible
- Phony Papal Apology for Rome's Historic Crimes
- Popery Drunk With the Blood of the Saints by John Dowling (1853)
- Protestant Persecution of Baptists in America by Joseph Banvard
- Roger Williams: America's Founder of Religious Liberty
- Rome and the Bible: The 19th Century
- Rome and the Harlot of Revelation
- Rome and the Harlot of Revelation Revisited - Hanegraaff Says Rome Is Not the Harlot of Revelation 17
- Rome Destroyed Bibles
- Rome's Crimes: Has She Repented of Them?
- A Select Bibliography of Baptist History
- Some Remarks on the Ecclesiastical History of the Ancient Churches of Piedmont by Peter Allix (1690)
- Some Remarks on the Ecclesiastical History of the Albigenses by Peter Allix (1690)
- A Summary of Ecclesiastical History by David Benedict
- Tortures of the Inquisition
- Waldensian Church History Library
- Waldensian History by J.A. Wylie (1860)
- Way of Life Encyclopedia of the Bible & Christianity
- Were the Waldenses Baptists or Pedo-baptists? by John L. Waller (1849)
- William Tyndale: Father of Our English Bible
- Willing to Die for a Tittle of God's Truth
- A Woman Rides the Beast by Dave Hunt