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1. $1 Million Makes a Big Difference $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...

2. A New Heritage of Frustrations 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...

3. A New Home for Black Archives 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...

4. AC1 Niles Home for Children AC1 Niles Home for Children 1923-1993 The Niles Home for Children Collection documents the business activities of the Niles Home for Children in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1923 to 1963.

5. AC2 First Baptist Church AC2 First Baptist Church 1920-2000 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.

6. AC4 Merrill Street Baptist Church AC4 Merrill Street Baptist Church 1896-1964 The Merrill Street Baptist Church Collection documents the activities of Merrill Street Baptist Church in Trenton, Missouri, through meeting minutes. The collection covers the period 1896-1964.

7. AC5 Metropolitan A. M. E. Zion Church AC5 Metropolitan A. M. E. Zion Church 1945-1981 The Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church Collection documents the business and financial activities of the Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church in Kansas City, Missouri. The collection covers the period 1945-1981...

8. AC6 Lincoln Junior High Collection AC6 Lincoln Junior High Collection 1956-1990 The Lincoln Junior High School Collection documents the activities of faculty and students at Lincoln Junior High School and its successor organization Lincoln Academy for Accelerated Study in Kansas City,...

9. AC7 Sumner High School AC7 Sumner High School 1927-1986 The Sumner High School Collection documents the activities of faculty and students at Sumner High School and its successor organization Sumner Academy in Kansas City, Kansas, from 1927 to 1986

10. Biography of Horace M. Peterson III (1945-1992), Historian and Archivist Biography of Horace M. Peterson III (1945-1992), Historian and Archivist 1999

11. Black Archives of Mid-America Black Archives of Mid-America File contains brochures, newspaper articles, one issue of The Archives Griot (June 17 & 18, 1995), and information about Horace Peterson, founder of the Black Archives.

12. Black Archives of Mid-America Black Archives of Mid-America File contains a two-page paper entitled "The Objectives of the Black Archives of Mid America." It is hand dated April 8, 1975.

13. Black Archives Oral History Project Black Archives Oral History Project ca1970s File contains a variety of items concerning the Black Oral History Project which was funded by a grant from the Kansas City Association of Trusts and Foundations. Both the Kansas City Public Library and...

14. Black Archives Seeks to Continue Momentum of Jazz District with Revival of Boone Theater Black Archives Seeks to Continue Momentum of Jazz District with Revival of Boone Theater August 30-September 5, 2013 Article summarizes plans to restore the Boone Theater, a historic building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located at the corner of 18th & Vine Streets. Dr. Doretha K....

15. Grand Opening for Black Archives Grand Opening for Black Archives June 12, 2012 The Black Archives of Mid-America reopened on June 16, 2012 at it's new location at 1722 E. 17th Terrace, in the 18th and Vine District. "The archives shut down in 2006, effectively sealing its collections...

16. Ground Broken for Black Archives Ground Broken for Black Archives December 5, 2007 Ground was broken on December 4, 2007, for the new home of the Black Archives of Mid-America. "About $4.6 million in city funds is being used to renovate a former park maintenance building at Parade Park...

17. History of The Kansas City Call History of The Kansas City Call Brochure giving the early history of the establishment of The Call newspaper, focusing on biographical information of the founder, Chester A. Franklin.

18. Horace Peterson Horace Peterson April 26, 1981 A biographical article about Horace Peterson, "executive director of the Black Archives, a home for minority papers and photographs that, since 1974, when Peterson launched the project, has existed principally...

19. Horace Peterson Horace Peterson Peterson, a graduate of Kansas City's Central High School, founded the Black Archives of Mid-America (2033 Vine) in 1974. He was born November 23, 1945, and died in 1992.

20. Money Crunch For Black Archives Money Crunch For Black Archives June 15, 2005 The Black Archives of Mid-America is no longer getting the previous funding from the city to keep it operating properly. Established in 1974 from a grant through Horace Peterson, the current executive...