In the late 1970s the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention worked to microfilm certain African American Baptist resources. One such resource was the annuals of African American Baptist national bodies.
The annuals of these bodies usually provide their constitution and bylaws, proceedings of the annual meeting, reports of committees and organizations, information on finances, and some directory information. In the Progressive National Baptist Convention annuals is also found the minutes of regional meetings; minutes of the executive board; enrollment of churches, associations, and conventions; and Women’s Auxiliary minutes and reports. The annuals are any word searchable. The Progressive National Baptist Convention was organized from a split with the National Baptist Convention, Incorporated, in 1961 at Cincinnati, Ohio. The Convention held it first convention in 1961.