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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION - CENTRAL PLAINS REGION
400 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Voice: 816 268-8000
Fax: 816 268-8038
E-mail: KansasCity.Archives@nara.gov

Contact: Lori Cox-Paul, Director of Archival Operations

Hours: Textual Research Room: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday-Saturday; Exhibits: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday-Saturday; Gift shop 10:00 am to 4:00pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Technical Service: Photocopying, volunteer & docent programs, tours, exhibits, outreach, education and public programs.

Restrictions to use of collections: No information provided.

Scope of the Collection: Regional repository for U.S. Government records.

Description of Collection holdings: Records created for or by the Federal Government chiefly generated in the states of MO, KS, IA, NE, and a large number from ND, SD, and MN. These records are from Federal agencies including the U.S. District Courts, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Corps of Engineers, FAA, Public Buildings, Public Roads, Bureau of Census, War Assets, U.S. Attorneys and Marshals, Post Office, etc., portions of 46 different records groups are held. A large microfilm collection includes censuses from 1790-1920 for all states. We also conduct many workshops, seminars, film series, and other outreach activities.

Collection affiliation: Education, Federal


NATIONAL FRONTIER TRAILS CENTER ARCHIVES AND LIBRARY
318 West Pacific
Independence, MO 64050
Voice: (816) 325-7577
Fax: (816) 836-7101

Contact: John Mark Lambertson, Director

Hours: Monday through Friday 9am-4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 12:30pm-4:30pm. Closed on some major holidays.

Technical Service: Photograph services, photocopying, volunteer programs, tours, and exhibits are available.

Restrictions to use of collections: Research by appointment only.

Scope of the Collection: Covers westward overland migration during the 19th century, with particular emphasis on the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe trails.

Description of Collection holdings: Library contains approximately 1800 titles ranging from rare first editions to standard volumes in western history. Archives contains overland diaries (originals and copies), letters, photos and illustrations, maps, family histories, relating to western migration. Also documentation pertaining to Independence's role as a trail head and the history of the Trails Center site which has been certified as a Santa Fe Trail site by the National Park Service.

Collection affiliation: Federal, Municipal, Museum


NAZARENE ARCHIVES

17001 Prairie Star Parkway
Lenexa, KS 66220
Voice: (913) 577-0500
E-mail: singersol@nazarene.org

Contact: Stan Ingersol, Denominational Archivist

Hours: Open Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm. Special appointments can be arranged outside scheduled hours.

Technical Service: Photographs, photocopying, requested tours, exhibits, and both preservation and research consultant services are available. Other services are made available through related departments.

Restrictions to use of collections: Some materials restricted due to brittle condition or to prior agreements of confidentiality with the donating agency.

Scope of the Collection: Since 1932, the General Secretary of the Church of the Nazarene has been mandated by the General Assembly to maintain the Denominational Archives. The collections focus on the denominational level, but include materials from the district and local levels of the church. The Archives generally does not collect library or book format materials, theses, or dissertations. The Archives does not generally collect materials broadly related to religious history, but does hold materials related to the holiness movement which have definite connection to the Church of the Nazarene.

Description of Collection holdings: As of 2011, the Archives maintains approximately 6000 cubic feet of materials spanning from the 1780's to the present. The collection documents the rise, development, and movement of the Church of the Nazarene through photographs, correspondence, audio recordings, periodicals, minutes, sermons, personal papers, etc. The Archives maintains the most complete collection of Nazarene district assembly journals (1908-present) and a sizable concentration of records from the Nazarene colleges located in the United States. The materials related to twelve religious bodies which formed or later joined the Church of the Nazarene are another significant collection. The Archives has records that deal with American camp meetings and revivals, modern evangelicalism, women's history, and the missionary movement of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Collection affiliation: Religion


NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART ARCHIVES
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Voice: (816) 751-1216
E-mail: HWright@nelson-atkins.org

Contact: Holly Wright.

Hours: Closed to the public until further notice.

Technical Service: Photocopying.

Restrictions to use of collections: Open to Museum staff by appointment only.

Scope of the Collection: Developed with the aid of a 1993 grant, the Archives serves as a repository of documentary history of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 1920's to the present.

Description of Collection holdings: The Archives maintains approximately 700 cubic feet of material, documenting the conception and construction of the Museum. Included in the collection are the original plans and drawings for the original building as well as improvements and additions. Also included are the Records of the Director and the William Rockhill Nelson Trust Office, Curatorial and other Departmental records, personal papers of the late Directors Laurence Sickman and Paul Gardner, as well as scrapbooks, Museum publications, photographs, ephemera, and other documentation generated by and for the Museum.

Collection affiliation: Museum, History, Local


NODAWAY COUNTY HERITAGE COLLECTION
Maryville Public Library
509 North Main Street
Maryville, MO 64468
Voice: (660) 582-5281
Fax: (660) 582-2411

Contact: Diane Houston, Director

Hours: Open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-3pm.

Technical Service: Photocopying, microfilm, volunteer programs, and exhibits are available.

Restrictions to use of collections: Use in Library only.

Scope of the Collection: Purpose of the collection is to collect, organize and preserve oral and written materials related to Nodaway County, Missouri and its heritage.

Description of Collection holdings: The Heritage Collection actually consists of two collections: Local History and Genealogical Research Aids. Also the Library has microfilm of area newspapers from 1869-1920's; some print copies of newspapers available 1920's to present. An informational brochure is available upon request.

Collection affiliation: Local


NODAWAY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
422 West 2nd Street
Maryville, MO 64468
Voice: (660) 582-8176 or (660) 582-4955 or (660) 582-8651

Contact: Francis Stuart, President; Tom Carneal, Curator

Hours: Open the 1st Sunday of the summer months, Christmas season, and special appointments.

Technical Service: Tours and exhibits are available upon request.

Restrictions to use of collections: No restrictions.

Scope of the Collection: Materials documenting the history of Nodaway County are of primary importance to the Historical Society.

Description of Collection holdings: Artifacts of local historical interest. Written materials are given or loaned to the Heritage Room at the public library. A restored 1885 one-room school house is maintained.

Collection affiliation: Business, Education, History, Local, Municipal


NORBORNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
109 East 2nd Street
Norborne, MO 64668
Voice: (816) 594-3514

Contact: Doris Wightman, Librarian

Hours: Open Monday-Friday 8am-noon and 1-5pm, Saturday 8am-noon, closed Sundays.

Technical Service: Inter-library loan services are available.

Restrictions to use of collections: Some collections are restricted.

Scope of the Collection: Public library facility.

Description of Collection holdings: Library collection includes local history materials.

Collection affiliation: History, Local


NORTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES
Pickler Memorial Library
Kirksville, Missouri 63501
Voice: (816) 785-4537
E-mail: LM25%nemomus@academic.nemostate.edu

Contact: Elaine Doak, Special Collections Librarian and Archivist

Hours: Open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm; Summer hours Monday-Friday 7:30-5pm. Closed major holidays and school holidays.

Technical Service: Audio-visual equipment, exhibits, microfilm, photographic services, photocopying, publication program, mail or phone reference services for specific questions.

Restrictions to use of collections: Close proximity parking difficult, some collections restricted.

Scope of the Collection: Holdings comprised of personal papers, local history, materials relating to education, and University records.

Description of Collection holdings: The Northeast Missouri State University Archives is primarily a source for University records, some dating back to the founding of the school in 1867. The Archives itself was founded in 1902. Photographs and audio-visual materials as well as documents are held. Several presidents and faculty are well represented. Also, manuscripts of James M. Greenwood, Marie Turner Harvey, William Torrey Harris, Glenn Frank, and Harry Laughlin are noteworthy, especially the latter two. Some items of local and Northeast Missouri regional interest are included, i.e.: photographs, sample mine records, scrapbooks, a few diaries, World War II guard data, the Archives of the defunct Central Wesleyan College of Warrenton, Missouri, and miscellaneous documents and correspondence.

Collection affiliation: Education


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