We discover and house historical information on Texas Baptist churches and state institutions, including the BGCT, WMU of Texas, and Convención Bautista Hispana de Texas. Our holdings include the most extensive set of Texas Baptist Associational minutes, as well as state convention annuals, Texas Baptist newspapers, state missionary files, and photographs documenting the history of Baptists in Texas. Our Collection also houses the personal papers of many Texas Baptist ministers and missionaries including George W. Truett, B. H. Carroll, J. M. Carroll, L. R. Scarborough, D. D. Tidwell, Marshall Craig, William and Anne Bagby, and R. Earl Allen.
If you are seeking information found in the TBHC, you can call our office (254-754-9446) or Contact Us to submit a research request.
Do you have historical or biographical information about Texas Baptist churches or individuals? You can help our efforts by filling out a:
To donate materials, please Contact Us for further instructions.
We actively preserve historical materials in various formats, including paper, microfilm, and digital formats within our collection. All material collections are held in a temperature-controlled environment. Through digitization and microfilming efforts we are working to digitally preserve Texas Baptist history for years to come.
Church congregations may choose to have their records and minutes microfilmed for preservation by the Collection. Additionally, churches who wish to deposit their records and minutes in the Collection for safekeeping may do so at no cost. The church retains the rights to the minutes and may remove them at any time.
Contact Us to learn more about microfilming or storing your historical materials at the Collection.
We offer a range of presentations, workshops, and consultations to help your church or institution engage proactively in preserving and understanding its own history. These include presentations on Baptist History and Identity and Texas Baptist Heritage, as well as personalized consultations on a range of topics such as: