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Guide to the Mount Olive Baptist Church scrapbook
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Description
The Mount Olive Baptist Church was founded by Rev. George Johnson Jr. on February 11, 1963. The collection consists of one scrapbook documenting the first two years of the church's existence from 1963-1964. It encompasses correspondence, rosters, financial reports, membership applications, records of baptisms and births, Sunday bulletins, Sunday school reports, church minutes, and building fund drive reports. The scrapbook includes a photograph of Johnson and a copy of the church covenant, outlining its mission and doctrine.
Background
The Mount Olive Baptist Church was founded by Rev. George Johnson Jr. on February 11, 1963. Rev. Johnson studied at the Berkeley Baptist Divinity School and the Western Baptist Bible College in El Cerrito and received some of his training as a pastor at Allen Temple Baptist Church. Johnson was the first African-American to organize a Baptist church in Hayward, California.
Extent
1 linear foot (1 oversized box)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Mount Olive Baptist Church scrapbook must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.