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U.s Geological Survey
Anderson Photo Company
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
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 Separate Peace
December 1, 1995
Croatians and Serbs have lived peacefully together for many years in the Strawberry Hill district of Kansas City, Kansas. They share many similarities with differences in religions. The churches draw many...
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 Tale of Two Cities
Article comparing Kansas City, Missouri, to Houston, Texas, in 1928, pointing out the following prominent urban features of Kansas City: one first-class Union Station, one beautiful war memorial, 550,000...
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.
AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
AC5 Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church Collection Finding Aid
The Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church Collection documents the business and financial activities of the Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church in Kansas City, Missouri. The collection covers the period 1945-1981...
Activist Cleric with Influence Nationally Dies
File containing a photo and obituary for Reverend Mac Charles Jones, or Mac Jones (1950-1997), "a longtime Kansas City activist and national leader." Native of Phoenix coming here in 1984 as pastor of...
Early history of the church and its congregation starting in 1853.
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