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First Baptist Church of Denver Records

Identifier: WH2326

Scope and Contents

Collection contains records of the church's establishment, growth and continued presence in Denver (1864-1996). The materials include membership records and card index grouped by members, non-members, retired, moved away, out-of-state members, and those who have died, also included are some Rolodex cards. Correspondence files coordinate with the index cards as to the dismission or transfer of a member to another church, and whether the member has moved, retired, left, or other reasons. Scrapbooks document the history of the church with information on sermons given, programs, clippings, Sunday school programs.


  • 1864-1996


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

The First Baptist Church of Denver (FBCD) was founded in 1864. The church was once located at 18th and Curtis Streets, later at 17th and Stout Streets before moving to its current location in 1938 across from the Colorado State Capital Building at the corner of Grant and 14th Avenue, Denver, Colo. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached at the church on April 16, 1962. The current church building, designed by Denver based architect, George Meredith Musick, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.


51 Boxes

1 Oversize box

7 oversize volume

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, First Baptist Church of Denver, 2015, 2016.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States