National Archives at Kansas City

Bruce Mathews and Steve Noll to Discuss Kansas City: Our Collective Memories

National Archives at Kansas City

April 24, 2017


For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072


On Monday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives will host local authors Bruce Mathews and Steve Noll for a discussion of their book Kansas City: Our Collective Memories. A free light reception will precede the program at 6:00 p.m.  

Kansas City’s 178-year history may best be told through its collectibles – from photographs and artifacts held in museums and other archival institutions, to be sure, but also from personal collections, from the snapshots, souvenirs, and other remembrances deemed important or interesting enough by families and their neighbors to preserve. Professional photographer and local historian Bruce Mathews and Steve Noll, executive director of the Jackson County Historical Society, walk through a uniquely illustrated history of our city in a discussion of their new book Kansas City: Our Collective Memories. This program is presented in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council.

Reservations are requested for this free program by calling 816-268-8010 or emailing Requests for ADA accommodations must be submitted five business days prior to events.

The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit   



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