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A.B. Colvin Baptist Collection & Archives

Montgomery Library's Guide to University Records and Special Collections

A.B. Colvin Baptist Collection & Archives

Above: Russell Creek Academy, 1913

A.B. Colvin Baptist Collection & Archives

Montgomery Library, Room 201

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The Baptist collection of A.B. Colvin composes the largest group in the A.B. Colvin Baptist Collection and Archives. It consists of approximately 35,000 books, manuscripts, and periodicals directly related to the history of Southern Baptists. Other special collections focus on the Civil War, Kentucky, original art in children’s literature, and the papers of Clyde T. Fransisco. The archives division consists of documents, print materials, photographs, and media that go back to 1906 when the Russell Creek Academy was founded. Campbellsville University grew from this academy.

How to Use the Archives

To access materials at the Archives' physical location in Montgomery Library, contact Kinzie Wells or call (270)789-5015 to schedule an appointment. 

The "Collections" tab of this guide gives more information about the content of the Archives.