Principle research for this project was conducted at the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives (SBHLA) located at the Southern Baptist Convention's headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. All of the images and primary documents on this site are the property of the SBHLA. Special thanks go to SBHLA's Director Bill Sumners, who generously contributed his time and extensive knowledge.
- Photograph Collection of the SBHLA
- "Kind Words," Sunday school literature. sbhla
- James Marion Frost Papers, 1871-1916. sbhla
- Proceedings of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1892, 1896.
- Heck, Fannie E. S. In Royal Service: The Mission Work of Southern Baptist Women. Richmond: Educational Department of the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1913.
- Frost, J. M. The Sunday School Board (Southern Baptist Convention): Its History and Work. Nashville: Southern Baptist Convention Sunday School Board, 1914.
- Ayers, Edward L. The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. (Chapter 7: "Faith")
- Barnes, William Wright. The Southern Baptist Convention 1845-1953. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1954.
- Cash, Wilbur J. The Mind of the South. New York: Vintage Books, 1991. (Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, 1941.)
- Gaston, Paul. The New South Creed: A Study in Southern Mythmaking. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1976.
- Hill, Patricia. The World Their Household: The American Women's Foreign Mission Movement and Cultural Transformation 1870-1920. Ann Arbor: U. of Michigan Press, 1985.
- Trachtenberg, Alan. The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age. New York: Hill and Wang, 2000. (Originally published in Canada by HarperCollins CanadaLtd, 1982.
- Weibe, Robert H. The Search for Order, 1877-1920. New York: Hill and Wang, 1967.
- Bailey, Kenneth K. "Southern White Protestantism at the Turn of the Century." The American Historical Review 63:3 (1963): 618-635.
- Harvey, Paul. "'These Untutored Masses': The Campaign for Respectability Among White and Black Evangelicals in the American South, 1870-1930." Journal of Religious History 21:3 (1997).