33 linear ft.
Historical sketch -- scope and content note -- file folder listing.
The records of the Brotherhood Commission include: minutes of the Commission and the executive committee, the files of four executive directors (Lawson Cooke, George Schroder, Glendon McCullough and James Smith), photographs, publications, recordings and scrapbooks. In addition there is a significant amount of material related to the National Conference for Baptist Men in Atlanta in 1978. The majority of the files cover the tenure of Schroder as the executive officer and include subject and correspondence files on the various programs of the Commission. Glendon McCullough was a personal friend of President Jimmy Carter and the collection includes correspondence and information on Carter.
Brotherhood Commission Records, Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives.
The Brotherhood Commission is an agency of the Southern Baptist Convention. The Commission develops programs of work involving men and boys in missions. Brotherhood work began an a national organization among Southern Baptists in 1907 in Richmond, Virginia as the Layman's Missionary Movement. The name was changed in 1926 to the Baptist Brotherhood of the South. In 1938 its headquarters were moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and in 1950 it assumed its present name, the Brotherhood Commission.
Inventory available in archives.