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Dennis Enslinger papers

Call Number: RH MS 1576


The Dennis Enslinger papers are mostly photocopies from his research into churches in Western Kansas, the Pendergast political machine in Kansas City, Missouri, and artist and building designer, William A. Griffith. There are also materials related to historical survey projects Enslinger performed in Old West Lawrence, Kansas and Saint Joseph, Missouri, including maps, photographs and negatives.


  • Creation: 1924-1996 (bulk 1980-1996)


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of Dennis Enslinger

Dennis Enslinger received his education from the University of Kansas after graduating from Hays High School, including bachelors degrees in accounting and business administration and a masters of architecture with a focus on American architectural history and historic preservation.

From 1995-2003, Enslinger was an historic resources administrator for the City of Lawrence, Kansas. Thereafter he was senior planner and division head for the Comprehensive Planning Division in Independence, Missouri from 2003-2005 and then community development director for Merriam, Kansas from 2005-2008. From 2008-2013 Enslinger was assistant city administrator for Prairie Village, Kansas before moving to Gaithersburg, Maryland to serve as that community's deputy city manager.

Enslinger taught historic preservation at the University of Kansas for several years, and he has been active in the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

[Information taken from Enslinger's LinkedIn profile.]


3.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes + 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder )

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Physical Location

RH MS 1576

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RH MS Q498

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RH MS R516

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Dennis Enslinger, 2013.

Processing Information

Dates are based on original documents only. This collection also contains photocopies of documents from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Enslinger donated materials in labeled boxes. The sub-series titles in this finding aid reflect the name that Enslinger gave to those groupings of material.

Enslinger's original folder titles and content groupings have been preserved where possible. In the case of unlabeled folders or previously unfoldered items, titles were created by Spencer staff and are written in [brackets]. Materials related to any specific topic may appear in multiple locations in the collection, and pages may not be in numerical order within folders.

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Dennis Enslinger papers, RH MS 1576, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States