Women's Organizations (2)
SUB GROUP: North American Baptist Women's Union (2 B)
SERIES: The Tie (2 B 1); Memorabilia (2 B 2); Audiovisuals (2 B 3)
Accession Number 84-004; 84-008
North American Baptist Women's Union, one of the continental unions associated with the Baptist World Alliance Women's Department, was organized in 1951. Its purpose is to provide Baptist women with information about the Baptist World Alliance, to promote closer relationships between the Baptist women of North America and those in other parts of the world, and to suggest opportunities for service for women. It meets in a Continental Assembly every five years. Between assemblies business is conducted by the Executive Committee, composed of the elected officers and representatives of each member body.
Woman's Missionary Union is a founding member of NABWU, and individual WMU members have played leading roles in the organization. From 1967 through 1981 NABWU's publication, The Tie, was handled by WMU staff.
The Tie, NABWU's newsletter that is usually published twice each year, began publication in the spring of 1961. Loose copies are filed chronologically. Issues 1961-1983 are on microfilm.
Memorabilia includes brief histories of the organization, programs and other printed pieces from General Assemblies, and clippings - all filed chronologically. (1 Hollinger box)
Audiovisuals include black and white photos of individuals and events, slides taken or used at events, and audiocassettes of speakers. The photographs, most of which came from WMU's The Tie files, are interfiled with those of Baptist World Alliance Women's Department (CC 2 A). Photos of individuals are filed alphabetically; photos of events are filed chronologically. (2 Hollinger boxes) Audiocassettes are accessioned with other audiocassettes; see register. Slides have not been sorted.