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Records of Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Call Number: RH MS 1301


Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church of Salina, KS was started by Reverend John L. Davis and Alex Holly in 1882. There were 13 original members of the church. Church services were held in various places until a building was constructed in 1883 at 364 N. 8th Street. This building was sold in 1917. From February 1918 to 1935, services were held in a basement located on N. 8th Street. In 1935, a building was purchased at the corner of 8th and Decatur Street. Reverend Charles Sanders was Pastor at the time. Finally, the current building located at 1021 W. Ash Street was purchased under the supervision of Reverend James L. Burkes. The congregation moved into this building on January 13, 1963. Since then, many improvements have been made to the building.


  • Creation: 1905 - 1989


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

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


1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes, + 6 cassette tapes)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

Box 1 includes both bound items and folders. Descriptions can be found on the back of each photograph located in Box 2. Most photos seem to have been taken at the church

Physical Location

RH MS 1301

Physical Location

RH Cassette 64

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Reverend Charles E. Tyler, 1989

Guide to the Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Collection
Records of Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
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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
Guide to the Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 1301, 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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