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1878 to present — Alabama Baptist Index, partially indexed by Samford University.
Print indexes starting 1843 are available in Special Collection.


The Alabama Baptist is a weekly paper first published in 1843. The newspaper includes denominational news as well as cultural, social, and contemporary news of the time.

Historical issues reflect several name changes:
  • The Alabama Baptist, 1843-1849
  • Alabama Baptist Advocate, 1849-1850
  • South Western Baptist, 1850-1865
  • The Alabama Baptist, 1874-Current
  • The Southern and Alabama Baptist, 1902-1903

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The Alabama Baptist Newspaper digital collection was made possible through support from The Alabama Baptist Historical Commission and The Alabama Baptist.