Publication materials are recorded in a Microsoft Access database by box number, folder number, title, author, date of publication, series, and publishing department, which is formatted alphabetically by title. Series within the collection are: evangelism section, missions section, planning section, and services section. These divisions reflect the organization of the Home Mission Board during the twentieth century when the majority of the collection was published. Researchers should note that many materials are general in nature and have no known author or publication date. Materials in the collection include annual reports, catalogs, directories, filmstrip scripts, guide books, handbooks, maps, mission study books, newsletters, pamphlets, photographs, posters, programs, product guides, research reports, resume guides, and workbooks.
The files document the process the committee used to gather and evaluate information on agencies and programs. Correspondence between committee members and SBC agency personnel, including Porter Routh, executive secretary-treasurer of the Executive Committee, and information on the committee meetings is found in the files. The collection includes news stories and editorials on the Committee of Fifteen, questionnaires and responses from agencies and institutions, and drafts of the committee's final report.
Correspondence from missionary to administrators at the Foreign Mission Board, Richmond, Virginia, relating to work and needs of the mission station. Most letters are photocopies of originals at the Foreign Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention, Richmond, Virginia.
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