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A New Home for Black Archives
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TitleA New Home for Black Archives
Extended TitleThe collection, which had been at risk of deteriorating, is now safe in renovated quarters.
AbstractThe newly renovated Parks and Recreation building, the former Parade Park Maintenance Building at 1722 E. 17th Terrace in the 18th and Vine district, has been completed for the home of the Black Archives of Mid-America. The renovation was made possible with a grant in 2008 by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of a $1 million to the Kansas City Public Library "to support completion of the build-out and renovation of the archives' new home." Horace Peterson began the Black Archives in the 1970s. Recently a new director has been appointed, Doretha Williams, "a Topeka native and holder of a doctorate in American Studies from the University of Kansas."
AuthorBrian Burnes
PhotographerMike Ransdell
DateJanuary 3, 2011
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationVertical File: Black Archives of Mid-America (BAMA)
PageA4, A6
Historic buildings
Local Subject18th and Vine District
African Americans
Black Archives of Mid-America
Williams, Doretha
Kansas City Public Library
Item TypeNewspaper Article
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. https://www.kclibrary.org/services/copy-requests
CONTENTdm number40101
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