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St. Mark A.M.E. Church of Topeka, Kansas records

Call Number: RH MS P840


The St. Mark A.M.E. Church of Topeka, Kansas records are those of a Topeka African American church.


  • Creation: 1944 - 1987


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of St. Mark A.M.E. Church of Topeka, Kansas

In 1880, Edward Dunlap began what became St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church. By the next year, a lot was procured on Railroad Street and a church built. In 1900 the Church had moved to its Norris and Harrison Streets location. Following the 1951 Kansas River flood, the Church closed until June, 1952; however, it took over 35 years to complete the rebuilding and many renovations.


3 folders

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Scope and Contents

The St. Mark A.M.E. Church of Topeka, Kansas records date from 1944 to 1987 and consist of church histories, clippings, and letters. Folder arrangement is alphabetical. With the exception of the newspaper article, all items are photocopies.

Physical Location

RH MS P840

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, James Coleman, Jr./St. Mark A.M.E. Church, 1987.

Related Materials

St. Mark’s African Methodist Episcopal Church : one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary, 1880-2005 : "Roots and wings". Topeka, KS : St. Mark A.M.E. Church , [2005], at RH D8650, Spencer Library (Kansas Collection)

The long, long trail celebrating the one hundredth anniversary, Nov. 30, 1980 : St. Mark A.M.E. Church ... Topeka, Kansas. [Topeka, Kan.? : The Church?, 1980?], at RH D6049, Spencer Library (Kansas Collection)

Bicentennial banquet of the African Methodist Episcopal Church : Memorial Union, Washburn University, March 28, 1987 / Lay Organization of St. Mark A.M.E. Church. Topeka, Kan. : The Church, [1987], at RH C9104, Spencer Library (Kansas Collection)

Processing Information

Previously shelved at: RH MS 489

Guide to the St. Mark A.M.E. Church of Topeka, Kansas Collection
St. Mark A.M.E. Church of Topeka, Kansas records
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2008; Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2008
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Support for the processing of this Collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Endowment Fund.
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Preferred citation
St. Mark A.M.E. Church of Topeka, Kansas Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P840, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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