The Archives is the official repository of the records of the Baptist denomination in Queensland which was established in 1877, although the first church was established in 1855. There are about 200 churches in the denomination as well as schools, a theological college, camping ministries, a social welfare organisation and many other activities. The central body is known as Baptist Union of Queensland or Queensland Baptists.
Most member churches retain their own records but some have transferred earlier records to the Archives or to other local repositories. The library of Malyon Theological College (located on site) contains a full section on Baptist history, theology and identity.
Geografische en culturele context
Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid
Records management and collecting policies
The Archives primarily contains the records of the Baptist Union of Queensland (also known as Queensland Baptists) and also some of the member churches, along with some records of individuals, and many miscellaneous items.
Records of the Baptist Union of Queensland including:
minutes of committees and annual meetings
reports and publications - directories, magazines, reports and books
records of some member churches and individuals
photographs and some audiovisual material
general items of Baptist interest.
Many of the items are also available in digital form accessible onsite. Access to many items is restricted due to the nature of the contents.
Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties
All items are indexed in internal catalogues which must be consulted in house.
Open to the public by arrangement, usually one morning a week.
Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen
Open to church officials and members, and bona fide researchers (academics, students, family and church historians) by arrangement on the usual conditions of privacy and security.
Accessible by road (parking onsite as available), rail and bus. The Archives is on ground floor and fully accessible.
Items are not on open access but honorary staff locate items and assist with questions and provide advice and guidance.
Copier and scanner available but clients should bring their own devices as well.