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MainStream Coalition records

Call Number: RH MS 1240


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


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)

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RH MS 1240

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RH MS Q345

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RH MS R310

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RH MS Video 30

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RH MS Video 31

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RH MS Cassette Tape 54

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Mainstream Coalition, 2011.

Related Materials

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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.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Mainstream Coalition Collection, RH MS 1240, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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