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Resolution On Historical Records

Inasmuch as the greatest source of primary historical resource materials that concern our churches is in their minutes and other records; and

Inasmuch as these valuable materials are subject to loss from a variety of reasons such as fire, careless handling, etc.; and

Inasmuch as in their present situation they are available to historians and others doing historical research only by traveling to the individual churches; and

Inasmuch as the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention is prepared to microfilm them at a very nominal cost and thereby to protect them perpetually from loss, make them more serviceable to the use of the churches, and to make prints available to libraries and research students;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION IN SESSION NOW ASSEMBLED: That the said Convention request the churches to have their minutes and other vital records microfilmed by the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.