Friday, May 8, 2009

What You'll Find at the New Kansas City NARA Location

Washington, D.C. . . . In May, the National Archives at Kansas City will open a new location in downtown Kansas City, MO, in the revitalized Adams Express Building near historic Union Station, in the heart of thecity's growing cultural district.

The new facility will be dedicated Memorial Day weekend, May 22-23,2009. Highlights will include an official dedication with remarks byActing Archivist of the United States Adrienne Thomas, an open house and history/genealogy fair, and a speech by Clifton Truman Daniel, former President Harry S. Truman's oldest grandson. Performances by the312th Army band will precede and follow his remarks. Tours of the new facility and exhibits, It's Big! and The Kansas-Nebraska Act, will be available, along with family activities. For more information see

National Archives at Kansas City
One of 13 Regional Archives, the National Archives at Kansas City will hold:
Federal records from:
  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • Select material from Minnesota and the Dakotas

Original records of:
  • the U.S. District Courts
  • U.S. Attorneys
  • Bureau of Prisons
  • Steamboat Inspection Service
  • Bureau of Indians Affairs
  • Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
  • National Parks Service

Also microfilm publications of many of the nation's most significant records.

Treasures of the National Archives at Kansas City include records relating to:
The milestone Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision
Wild West showman "Buffalo Bill" Cody
President UlyssesS. Grant
Walt Disney

These are among the 50,000 cubic feet of records in its holdings.

For more information about National Archives programs and exhibits, goto

1 comment:

MarvinR. said...

"The Kansas-Nebraska ACT" exhibit for the grand opening of the NARA in KansasCity last weekend was and is mind boggle-ing and a spiritual gift to HUMANITY.
WHO have have thought with all the areas and issues that the US National Archives records Administration could have presented to celebrate the new location in KC and the 75th anniversary of the national archives!=that the western worlds's cradle of FREEDOM & Liberty would have been included:"QUINDARO" a holy grounds / sacred-space of the mid-1800's!!! Another beyond our prayers expectations'-being answered,this is the kind of action that makes AMERICA,
the AMERICA-this navy veteran LOVES.
Marvin S. Robinson, II
Q.R. / U.R.-Exercise 2010