ABHC’s historical preservation work recognized by national organization


June 24, 2020


The Alabama Baptist Historical Commission was recently awarded the coveted Davis C. Woolley Award for outstanding achievement in assessing and preserving Baptist history.

This is the third time ABHC has received the award granted by Baptist History and Heritage Society in partnership with the Association of Librarians and Archivists at Baptist Institutions.

Led by executive director Lonette Berg, ABHC was selected “for their dedication to preserving and sharing Alabama Baptist history,” said Jennifer Taylor, chair of the Special Collection department at Samford University. In 2019, ABHC served in all 75 of the state’s Baptist associations, conducting 137 workshops, historical tours and anniversary presentations.

In addition, ABHC provides an opportunity for Alabama’s Baptist churches, associations and entities to have historical documents microfilmed.

In 2019, ABHC delivered and provided for the filming of more than 50,000 pages of documents in the microfilm lab at Samford’s library.

Berg said it’s “an honor for ABHC to help collect, preserve and share stories of God’s faithfulness to Alabama Baptists and record the stories of His work in and through state Baptists as they seek to share the gospel, make disciples and serve those in need.” (TAB)

  • David Garrard Magic