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December 2008/january ...
$1 Million Makes a Big Difference
August 15, 2007
The Black Archives of Mid-America will have a new home at a former park maintenance building at 17th Street and Woodland Avenue. The building already houses the Full Employment Council, but needs structural...
A Bit of the Real Cowtown
April 30, 2014
Article spotlights a large of collection of documents, blueprints, and other materials pertaining to the old Kansas City Stockyards that is currently being processed by the Missouri Valley Special Collections...
A Collection on the Move
February 9, 2014
Article summarizes the movement of materials belonging to the Marr Sound Archives from their current location to the automated storage and retrieval system added to the Miller Nichols Library in 2011....
A New Heritage of Frustrations
November 24, 2013
Article summarizes the current state of the 18th & Vine Jazz District redevelopment plan and problems that have held back its progress. Emanuel Cleaver, Ollie Gates, Troy Schulte, and other interested...
A New Home for Black Archives
January 3, 2011
The 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...
AC10 Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey Finding Aid
1925-1990 [Bulk: 1958-1989]
The Allan Gray Family Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey documents the personal and professional life of twentieth century American choreographer Alvin Ailey through Ailey’s correspondence, notebooks, book...
AC12 BAMA-KCPL Oral History Project Collection Finding Aid
The Black Archives of Mid-America / Kansas City Public Library Oral History Collection consists of 59 interviews with individuals prominent in the African American community and provides insight into the...
AC13 Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection Finding Aid
The Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection contains items related to the professional and community activities and achievements of Dr. Julia H. Hill, former president of the Kansas City, Missouri, Branch of the...
AC14 Geneva Price Collection Finding Aid
1977-1994 [Bulk: 09/1984-10/1984]
The Geneva Price Collection contains materials related to the educational outreach activities of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater during its 1984 Kansas City residency.
AC15 Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company Collection Finding Aid
The Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company Collection contains photographs of Kansas City, Missouri, street scenes ca. 1926.
AC16 Vernon J. Brooks Collection Finding Aid
The Vernon J. Brooks Collection contains materials related to the employment and community accomplishments of Vernon J. Brooks.
AC17 Carl V. Mason Collection Finding Aid
The Carl V. Mason Collection contains documents and photographs related to the life and career of FBI special agent Carl V. Mason.
AC18 Green Family Collection Finding Aid
The Green Family Collection contains materials related to the World War I military service of Captain Walter Green as well as the life of his wife, Thelma Green.
AC19 George W. Mayfield Collection Finding Aid
The George W. Mayfield Collection contains materials related to the life and career of Pullman porter and barber George W. Mayfield.
AC2 First Baptist Church Collection Finding Aid
The First Baptist Church Collection provides insight into the activities of First Baptist Church of Kansas City, Kansas, through meeting minutes, anniversary programs, and other items.
AC20 Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection contains photographic prints and negatives showing African American life in the Kansas City metropolitan area between 1949 and 1962.
AC21 Jazz District Redevelopment Corporation Building Surveys Collection Finding Aid
The Jazz District Redevelopment Corporation Building Surveys Collection contains documentation and photographs of selected buildings owned by the Jazz District Redevelopment Corporation.
AC22 Gilliam Family Collection Finding Aid
1939-1999 [Bulk: 1939-1947]
The Gilliam Family Collection contains correspondence and other documents and photographs concerning the personal lives of the Gilliam family between 1939 and 1947.
AC23 Taylor Family Collection Finding Aid
The Taylor Family Collection contains photographs and newspaper clippings concerning the business and community activities of Joseph and Vivian Taylor, covering the period ca. 1955-1981.
AC24 Club Chazzalite Collection Finding Aid
The Club Chazzalite Collection contains a Junior Esquires event program and photographs showing activities of the inter-city women’s organization Club Chazzalite.
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