Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts - History



First Advisor

Perky Beisel

Second Advisor

Scott Sosebee

Third Advisor

Andrew Lannen

Fourth Advisor

Linda Reynolds


Martinsville Baptist Church was founded in 1912 in a rural farming community on State Highway 7 in eastern Nacogdoches County. The church was founded during a revival being held in the community of Martinsville and has been in continuous operation ever since. The church grew throughout its lifetime, reaching record attendance and membership numbers between 1950 and 1980. Since the early 2000s, church attendance and membership has been in decline. This thesis outlines the history of Martinsville Baptist Church and explains conservation measures taken during the archival processing and digitization of records in the Martinsville Baptist Church Collection.

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