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U.s Geological Survey
Anderson Photo Company
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Kansas City: 1880-1977
June 26, 1991
History of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), focusing upon the establishment of Saint Aloysius Church, Rockhurst College, Rockhurst High School, and Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Several items of...
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
History of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, beginning in France in the mid-17th century and concluding in 1990. The author covers their first permanent mission in western Missouri,...
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph
History of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in Kansas City. The story of the order is traced from their arrival in the area in the 1860s through the early 1990s.
The Romance of the Stained Glass Window
History of stained glass windows and their disputed origins between the Crusades period in the West and ancient China, with photos.
The Reverend Retires
December 1, 2007
Profile of and interview with Rev. Wallace S. Hartsfield, who is stepping down as senior pastor of Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church (2310 E. Linwood Blvd) after 40 years. A respected civic and religious...
The Reverend J. Allen Watson Obituary
Obituary for Reverend J. Allen Watson, former general secretary of the Kansas City Council of Churches, dying at the age of 68 in 1963.
The Reverend Isaac McCoy
Biographical article about the career of Baptist missionary Isaac McCoy, attaining his "license to preach" in 1808 in Indiana, and establishing and maintaining several Indian missions in the Midwest, starting...
The Reverend Dr. Sere S. Myers
December 17, 2000
File containing a photo and obituary for Reverend Sere Stacy Myers, or Sere Myers (1898-2000), longtime pastor of Christian churches in Kansas City. Native of Mississippi coming to Kansas city in 1932...
The Reverend Daniel Arthur Holmes
Photos and information on Reverend Daniel Arthur Holmes, or Daniel Holmes, pastor of the Paseo Baptist Church starting in 1921 and formerly involved in the anti-Pendergast movement in the 1930s with Rabbi...
The Reverend Chester Morrison Truex Obituary
Obituary for Reverend Chester Morrison Truex, or Chester Truex, secretary of the Missouri Baptist Historical Society and active in the Missouri Baptist churches for almost 60 years before dying at the...
The Rev. Earl Abel, Longtime Baptist Pastor, Dies
May 19, 2005
Article and obituary for the Rev. Earl Abel, who died May 17, 2005, in Kansas City, Missouri. Abel led the Palestine Missionary Baptist Church for 46 years, growing in membership numbers from eleven congregants...
The Religious Sense of Kansas City
Article about the religious sense of Kansas City, with photos of several ornate churches.
The Presbyterian Church: Divisions and Reconstruction After 1860
A 5 page typewritten manuscript account, possibly a thesis with no college listed, about the post-Civil War history of the organization of the Presbyterian Church in Missouri which includes footnotes and...
The Preaching and Speaking of Burris Jenkins
Dissertation toward an advanced degree at Northwestern University on the service of Reverend Burris Jenkins (1869-1945) as a minister of the Disciples of Christ (or Christian Churches) in Kansas City,...
The Pastor's Wife: Challenges Ahead for a Social Worker
September 15, 1959
Vertical file contains a photo and biographical article about Pauline Howard, wife of Rev. Cecil Howard, "pastor of the Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal church." She was born in Houston as Pauline...
The Pastor's Wife: Affection for People Needed for Happiness
March 15, 1958
Vertical file contains a photo and biographical article about Ophelia Henderson, "wife of pastor of the Friendship Baptist church." She was born as Ophelia London in Tennessee, graduating from college...
The Old Bethel Communistic Colony
Story of "the success of Dr. William Keil and his Bethel Communistic Community," founded in 1845 five miles north of Shelbyville, Missouri, by "Dr. Keil and his little band of some 500 sturdy German pilgrims,"...
The Newest and Oldest Church
Article about the city's oldest standing church, the Saint Peter and Saint Paul, for German speakers, adjacent to the newest church, the Grand Avenue Methodist.
The New Second Presbyterian Church
Line sketch drawing of the new Second Presbyterian Church. Adriance Van Brunt is listed as architect and Henry E. Hill as associate architect.
The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography
Photo and bio of Archbishop Edwin O'Hara (1881-1956), bishop of Kansas City starting in 1939 and "designated archbishop by Pop Pius XII in 1954," involved in the erection and several Catholic and related...
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