Community of Christ Archives

The Temple · 201 S. River · Independence, Missouri

The Community of Christ Archives is the final repository of institutional records reflecting the enduring values of the institution. The archives staff provides stewardship over the documentary and primary source materials pertaining to the history of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints/Community of Christ. Researchers with responsible inquiries should contact:

Barbara Bernauer
Archivist assistant
816-833-1000 ext. 2457

Rachel Killebrew
World Church Archivist
816-833-1000 ext. 2399

Archives Hours

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Archives Request Form

To request onsite or offsite archival research services, download this Archives Request Form and submit a completed version by mail or save it to your computer and send as an attachment to Rachel Killebrew

Materials Available: photographs, oral histories, letters, journals, past event information, etc. 

Operating Procedures

On Location: Researchers need to present photo identification as well as the reason for their research. We will create a form that allows us to track your search history and share a copy with you. This will help ensure your time is used most efficiently.

Off Site: Requests from researchers are made in writing to the Archivist or assistants.

Directions
Coming from Lawrence or Topeka, Kansas, or Kansas City North Take 1-70 EAST to the Noland Road exit; turn NORTH on Noland (left); take Noland to Walnut (3 miles); turn West on Walnut (Left); Walnut to River (6 1/2 blocks)
Coming from St. Louis, Oak Grove, Grain Valley, Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, Missouri Take I-70 WEST to the Noland Road exit; turn NORTH on Noland (right); take Noland to Walnut (3 miles); turn West on Walnut (Left); Walnut to River (6 1/2 blocks)
Coming from Metcalf, Overland Park, Bonner Springs, Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas Take I-435-NORTH to Truman Road exit; turn EAST on Truman (right); take Truman Road to River (4 1/2 miles); stop light at Truman and River (convenience store on right); turn SOUTH on River (right) and go 3 blocks; corner of River and Walnut.
From Gladstone, Antioch, St. Joseph, or KCI Airport, Missouri Take I-435-SOUTH to Truman Road exit; turn EAST on Truman (left); take Truman Road to River (4 1/2 miles); stop light at Truman and River (convenience store on right); turn SOUTH on River (right) and go 3 blocks; corner of River and Walnut.