The Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives is a worldwide center for the study of Baptist history. Governed by the Council of Seminary Presidents, the SBHLA is one of the major denominational collections in the nation and serves, by assignment of the Southern Baptist Convention, as the central depository and archives of SBC records.
An independent organization dedicated to "helping Baptists discover, conserve, access, and share their history." The organization offer researchers the opportunity to publish materials concerned with Baptist history, including local church and association histories, through the Baptist History Book Publishing Program.
At Mississippi's state archives, researchers will find a bright, open library with three search rooms and a staff of professional historians and librarians ready to assist with questions about the political, military, religious, social, economic, and cultural history of the state.
One of the major denominational collections in the nation, SBHLA serves as the central depository and archives of SBC records. Researchers of local Southern Baptist church history who have identified individuals of broader denominational significance or exhausted local or state resources should utilize the resources of the SBHLA.