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Shiloh Baptist Church records

Call Number: RH MS 907


The Records of Shiloh Baptist Church are those of a longtime Topeka, Kansas church.


  • Creation: 1948 - 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 Shiloh Baptist Church

In 1881 an organization of Topeka, Kansas residents, who had met for prayer meetings since 1879, was granted a charter to conduct public worship. That same year, the group bought land and began building on the Church's present site at 1201 Buchanan in the heart of what originally was known as Tennessee Town. In 1926, the original church structure was razed; a new building was erected on the same site.


.5 Linear Feet (1 box + 1 oversize box)

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Scope and Contents

The Shiloh Baptist Church records date from 1948 to 1987 and consist chiefly of service programs. Other items include programs from special events, miscellaneous booklets, and some clippings. Folders arrangement is alphabetical by topic. Oversize items from the collection are located at RH MS Q233.

Physical Location

RH MS 907

Physical Location

RH MS Q233

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Augustus J. Pearson, 1989

Separated Materials

Souvenir program of the one hundredth anniversary of Shiloh Baptist Church, October 14-15, 1979. [Topeka, Kan.? : The Church?, 1979?], at RH D6245, Spencer Library (Kansas Collection).

Processing Information

Previously shelved at: RH MS 523

Guide to the Shiloh Baptist Church Collection
Shiloh Baptist Church records
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2007; revised by skt, 2010; Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2007; revised by skt, 2010
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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
Shiloh Baptist Church Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 907, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States