Archives and Records Management Section

The International Mission Board provides archives and records management services to staff and outside researchers for the study of Southern Baptist missions history. The Archives and Records Center is located at 2109 Loumour Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, and is open, by appointment, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Our mission:
The mission of the Archives and Records Management Section is to serve as the corporate memory in identifying, organizing and preserving information that details the Southern Baptist international missions experience.

Our purpose:

  1. To collect, preserve and make available for use resource materials that document Southern Baptist field personnel and missions history,
  2. To collect, preserve and make available for use resource materials that detail IMB organizational records, and
  3. To network with Southern Baptist Convention entities on research requests, records management practices, information sharing, and special projects.

Our responsibilities:

  • Assists staff, researchers and authors in accessing archival information.
  • Develops and administers the IMB’s records retention program per administrative, fiscal, historical, and legal requirements.
  • Develops and administers the IMB’s records management program.
  • Develops and administers the IMB’s vital records program.
  • Develops and administers the IMB’s disaster recovery plan.
  • Develops and administers Solomon databases for electronic access to archival information.
  • Develops and administers the GAIN Records Management System for tracking IMB information.
  • Develops and administers the Tabquik Label System for creating file identifications.
  • Trains staff and field personnel in Records Management procedures.

Confidential Records/Restricted Access
In accordance with board policy, all records are confidential (Policy, 1000-059 – Confidential Records Access) and access is restricted. Field personnel records are confidential and restricted on the basis of end-of-service status. Biographical sketches and other "publicity" information about personnel are available upon request.


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Additional information, questions, comments or
to receive personal attention… contact archivesandrecords@imb.org
Technical Questions... contact your IMB Webservant.