|Abstract||James A. Hazlett was born in Kansas City on May 26, 1917, and died in the same city on September 14, 1997. He was employed by the Kansas City Missouri School District for many years as a teacher, principal, director of research, and finally as superintendent of schools from 1955-1969. |
The Hazlett papers include his personal files for the years 1929-1997 and consist of a variety of materials such as manuscripts, photographs, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, papers and speeches, correspondence, reports and testimonies, academic degree work, tape recordings, books, and various personal and ephemeral items. These papers include information pertinent to the study of the local educational community and the Kansas City School District, in particular the early history of desegregation efforts in the school system.