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Baptist Press enhances online archivecomment (0)

August 6, 2009

Baptist Press (BP) articles dating to 1948 are now available online in a searchable Portable Document Format (PDF) following a two-year digitization project by the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives.

About 8,000 articles on 66,000 pages were scanned and then indexed by Google to serve as a valuable source of information on Baptist history. To access the files, visit www.sbhla.org and click “Collections” to find “Baptist Press Releases 1948–1995” at the bottom of the list. The archives can be searched by year and issue date or by specific terms, and stories also can be obtained through a general Google search. Articles starting in 1996 are accessible in the archives at bpnews.net.

“The partnership in this project between Baptist Press and the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives has been a home run for Baptist Press readers and for historical researchers,” said Will Hall, executive editor of BP.

BP began in 1946 as the Southern Baptist Press Association issued by the Sunday School Board’s Department of Survey, Statistics and Information. The Executive Committee took responsibility for BP in 1947. The service is supported by Cooperative Program funds. (BP)

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