Scope & content
The Shawomet Baptist Church Records (1727-2011) comprise eleven boxes of administrative and financial documents, church newsletters and bulletins, membership lists, club records, historical narratives, newspaper clippings and photographs. This material includes accounts of the establishment of the congregation, minutes of many church club activities, and records of the financial and leadership problems that lead to Shawomet's eventual dissolution in 2011. The bulk of the material date from 1945 to 1999. This is part of the Rhode Island Baptist Heritage Center collection.