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Mississippi Baptist Historical Commission: Home


We are closed to the public from June 26 - July 11, 2021.

We are undergoing renovations and cannot have visitors at this time.  We are planning to reopen at 8am on July 12th.  You can call or email us if you'd like to schedule a time to come in once we are open again.



Search the MC Library Catalog

Our book collection is cataloged in the MC Library catalog.  

What is the Mississippi Baptist Historical Commission?

The Mississippi Baptist Historical Commission is an agency of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board ( composed of primary and secondary sources relating to Mississippi Baptist history, most notably Mississippi Baptist churches and Baptist associations. The Commission also maintains biographical information on Mississippi Baptist preachers and other significant individuals relating to the Mississippi Baptist Convention. Materials are available in a variety of formats, including published books; unpublished manuscripts; microfilm; serials, including The Baptist Record; vertical files; oral histories; and photographs.

Original church minutes and documents, dating from the early 1800s, are maintained in the fireproof vault. In the reading room, a variety of materials are available, including annuals from the Mississippi Baptist Convention and Southern Baptist Convention from 1836 and 1859, respectively. Indexes and other finding aids for the collection are available for public use.


Where is the Mississippi Baptist Historical Commission?

We are located on the top floor of Leland Speed Library on the Clinton campus of Mississippi College.


‚ÄčDr. Anthony Kay
Executive Director

Heather Moore 
Assistant Library Director
Head of Special Collections

P.O. Box 4024

Clinton, MS 39058


Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 1:00pm

Saturday & Sunday

We are asking patrons to schedule an appointment before visiting us as we work around library renovations this summer.