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Reverend Robert Shelton papers

Call Number: RH MS 188


The Robert Shelton Collection consists of a series of documents mainly pertaining to such issues as fair housing and racial discrimination in Kansas. Several civil rights organizations were involved in this movement and they represent a basis for the organization of this collection. They are the Council on Human Relations, the Race Relations Committee, Students for a Democratic Society, Kansas Advisory Council on Civil Rights, Kansas Commission on Civil Rights, The Methodist Church, and the Inter-religious Foundation for Community Organization, Inc. A general goal for these organizations was to coordinate different community efforts in order to achieve effective legislative lobbying regarding these issues. In addition, they tried to obtain the communities commitment for and preservation of, equality and fellowship in society.


  • Creation: 1961 - 1973


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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


.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 188

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Rev. Robert Shelton, 1975.

Additional Information

The following materials were transferred to the Wilcox Collection: Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization News: May-April, 1971; May-June, 1971; July-Aug, 1971; Sept.-Oct, 1971.

Guide to the Reverend Robert Shelton Collection
Reverend Robert Shelton papers
es 2/79; mg 2004
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Preferred citation
Reverend Robert Shelton Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 188, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States