MainStream Coalition records
The MainStream Coalition is a political advocacy group established in 1993 over concerns of the separation of church and state. This collection contains organizational files, newsletters, newspaper clippings, election materials, video tapes and cassettes.
- Creation: 1993 - 2010
- MainStream Coalition (Johnson County, Kan.) (Organization)
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 MainStream Coalition
The MainStream Coalition is a political advocacy group established in 1993 in Johnson County, Kansas. It was established over concerns about the separation of church and state, the growing influence of the Religious Right, and the rise of ultra-conservative politics in Johnson County, greater Kansas, and the United States.
The MainStream Coalition supports the placement of moderate candidates in local, state and national elections. Founding members include Reverend Bob Meneilly, Kansas legislators Nancy Brown and Carol Sader, and human rights activists and Jewish community leaders Judy Hellman, David Goldstein and Rabbi Mark Levin.
21.5 Linear Feet (23 boxes + 2 oversize boxes, 12 oversize folders, 30 video tapes, 4 DVDs, 19 cassette tapes)
Language of Materials
RH MS 1240
RH MS Q345
RH MS R310
RH MS Video 30
RH MS Video 31
RH MS Cassette Tape 54
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Mainstream Coalition, 2011.
- Guide to the MainStream Coalition Collection
- MainStream Coalition records
- Finding aid prepared by brch, 2013. Finding aid encoded by brch, 2013. Finding aid revised by eear, 2015; mwh, 2022.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Mainstream Coalition Collection, RH MS 1240, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas