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Church of the Ascension (Kansas City, Kansas) records

Call Number: RH MS 513


The Church of the Ascension records are those of a long standing Kansas City, Kansas Episcopalian church.


  • Creation: 1937 - 1988


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No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

History of Church of the Ascension (Kansas City, Kansas)

The Church of the Ascension of Kansas City, Kansas was organized May 10, 1904 with Henry Bartholomew Brown as lay reader. Early in 1906, the body was reorganized and the name Ascension adopted, possibly because this reorganization occurred around Ascension Day. At this time, services were held in member's homes and the Knight of Tabor Hall; Ascension obtained its first church home in 1907. In 1914, Ascension was assigned a new building that was part of St. Peter's Mission, but the Church had to move in 1918 when the City condemned the land surrounding the building. Ascension moved to 3rd and Stewart, remaining there until 1962 when the building was condemned; they then moved to a Quindaro Blvd. location.


.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Scope and Contents

The Church of the Ascension records date from 1937 to 1988 and are arranged in a single series of papers. They consist of reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records, and various church organization/event records. The folder arrangement is alphabetical by subject.

Physical Location

RH MS 513

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Jesse Milan, 1988.

Guide to the Church of the Ascension (Kansas City, Kansas) Collection
Church of the Ascension (Kansas City, Kansas) records
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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
Church of the Ascension (Kansas City, Kansas) Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 513, 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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