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Anderson Photo Company
Nettie Thompson Grove
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
A History of the Missouri Synod's Participation in the Military Chaplaincy, Part 1
First of a series of articles about the history of Lutheran Churches in the Missouri Synod and their participation in the military as chaplains, with this part covering the War of 1812 up to but not including...
A. Holland, Shoe and Clothing House
Advertising card for A. Holland Shoe and Clothing House showing a scene of a church in winter inside a cresent moon next to a pink rose. Back of card is blank. Address given on front of card:
A Holy Battleground: Methodist, Baptist, & Quaker Missionaries among Shawnee Indians, 1830-1844
Article about the conflicts of culture and religion, not only between white Christian missionaries and potential Shawnee Indian converts, but also among the Christian denominations themselves in 1800s...
A Mission Teacher's Letter
One of six articles about the Methodist Shawnee Mission, this is a verbatim transcription of a letter written on May 6, 1850, by a teacher at the Indian Manual Laboring School that was part of the Shawnee...
A New Swedish Church
A small article featuring information about a new Swedish church at 23rd and Madison Streets. The article gives the name as the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Immanuel Church. The architects listed are Van...
A Panoramic View of the "Lost" Townships
Section of the article about the first churches and schools in Jackson County, Missouri, including the following: the Bethlehem Christian Church, founded in 1845; an 1848 school in present-day Grandview,...
A President, a Church, and Trails West
Continuation of title, "Competing Histories in Independence, Missouri." The author Jon E. Taylor, former historian for the Harry S Truman National Historic Site in Independence, Missouri, examines how...
A Proposed University for Kansas City
Article about a proposed "distinctly religious" university for Kansas City, to be founded by the "Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and the Methodist Episcopal Church with the full endorsement and backing...
A Proud People
October 23, 2009
Second article of a series on Quindaro focuses on the role of the church in the community. The congregations were Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal, First Baptist, and the Church of God in Christ....
A Rural Survey in Missouri
Survey of rural life in Missouri during the early twentieth century published by the Presbyterian Church in the United States. The survey focuses upon the following: economic conditions, population, social...
A Shining Light
April 6, 2012
Article about the new temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints built in Clay County, Missouri along Interstate 435. Open only to members of the church in good standing, “the three-story,...
A Surprising Promised Land
Seven religious denominations have headquarters in Missouri: Assemblies of God in Springfield; Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) in Independence;...
A Swedish Christmas in Westport
Formerly known as the Swedish Baptist Church at 39th Terrace and Broadway Boulevard, retaining old Swedish traditions.
A Tough Time for Angels
December 25-31, 2003
Article describes the work of the Rev. Charlotte Main and her husband, the Rev. Henry Main, leaders of the Ethelaine Chapel Spiritualist Church, located at 4317 State Line. The author includes some history...
A Tribute Is Ready: Meriwether Memorial Unveiling Set for Sunday
Article about the large ornate window designed in stained glass by Henry Lee Willet for Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Kansas City.
A. W. Wagnalls, Publisher, Dies
September 4, 1924
Obituary for A. W. Wagnalls, one of the founders of the publishing firm of Funk and Wagnalls, makers of the famed encyclopedia. Wagnalls, then using the surname "Wagenhals," organized the first English...
AC2 First Baptist Church Collection Finding Aid
The First Baptist Church Collection provides insight into the activities of First Baptist Church of Kansas City, Kansas, through meeting minutes, anniversary programs, and other items.
AC20 Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection contains photographic prints and negatives showing African American life in the Kansas City metropolitan area between 1949 and 1962.
AC27 Williams Photo Studio Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1920-ca. 1959
The Williams Photo Studio Collection contains images of African American civic and health institutions, organizations, and schools as well as individuals and residences in the Kansas City metropolitan...
AC4 Merrill Street Baptist Church Collection Finding Aid
The Merrill Street Baptist Church Collection documents the activities of Merrill Street Baptist Church in Trenton, Missouri, through meeting minutes. The collection covers the period 1896-1964.
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