Printed Materials, 1927-1990s and undated

Scope and content:

Printed Materials includes articles, newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets, serials, books, programs, and church bulletins, mostly published during the Whirleys' time in Nigeria, 1947-1980. The publications are both international and from the United States. Many of the newsletters are from local communities in Africa, including the Girls Auxiliary Bulletin, Helps for Sunbeam Leaders, Lydia Bulletin, Mubi Minutes, and Zambian Gazette. Newspapers include several issues of the Nigerian Daily Times and New Nigerian, as well as newspaper clippings from both American and Nigerian newspapers. Pamphlets include materials intended to be distributed to Nigerian peoples on family planning, sexual health, and various religious subjects. Serials include many publications based in Nigeria, including academic publications by Baptist College, the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary (NBTS), and Women's Missionary Union. Books contain several publications written by Nigerian people, with others published by the Southern Baptist Convention for distribution in Nigeria. One text, Onise Alase, is in the Hausa language. Programs contain conference and convention programs from a variety of events in both the United States and Nigeria, most of which are from the NBTS, Women's Missionary Union, and Women's Training a Department (a branch of the NBTS). Arranged alphabetically within material type.

The church bulletins contain assorted church service programs, including regular Sunday worship and special services. From various churches in both Nigeria and the United States. Many of the Nigerian programs are in local languages such as Hausa. There is one folder of miscellaneous printed material gathered by a colleague of Carl Whirley. Arranged chronologically by decade. Programs for funerals have been placed in their own folder.


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