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"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
'Mother' of 100 Takes Children into Heart
July 29, 1975
Biographical article with photo about Mrs. Willa Carter, 78-year-old matriarch of a large adopted family of over 100 foster children in Kansas City. The story is told of her long process of adopting starting...
19th Century School Awaits Restoration
December 25, 2006
Article detailing the work of a restoration group working to convert the Benjamin Banneker School building in Parkville, Missouri, into a museum. Benjamin Banneker was a one-room, segregated school for...
A Kansas City Negro Honored
February 10, 1930
File containing a brief biographical article about Dr. Walter Maddux, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, and newly appointed head of pediatrics "in the great hospital that is to be erected in Chicago for...
A Model of Commitment
April 25, 2009
Photo and obituary Of Gertrude Hooker Keith (1915-2009), the first African American woman on the Kansas City school board and the first director of the Wayne Miner Housing Project. An active community...
A Plea for Negro Children in Kansas City
Discussion of inequalities in hospital service.
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...
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.
AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 32 with African American Stereotypes
Scrapbook page containing eight advertising cards showing African Americans in various situations. Two of the cards are missing. The cards show:
1. Two geese with bodies made of bags of tobacco and...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 54 with People and Horses
Scrapbook page containing seven advertising cards showing the following:
1. A woman feeding an old man who appears sick.
2. Two children looking at an African American man holding a sign (which is...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 55 with People and Pets
Scrapbook page containing eleven advertising cards. Four small cards are cut to the shape of their image and show three cats and a dog. The other seven cards show the following:
1. A girl picking apples....
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 56 with Children
Scrapbook page containing nine advertising cards showing the following:
1. An African American man holding a duck and basket. Card says: "Chas. E. Marsh, Printer & Stationer, Greenville, N. H."
African American Health Care
Interior view of two African American school children ready to receive immunization shots from an unidentified African American care giver.
Photos and information on Alan Wheat, a black Washington, D. C. lobbyist (50 years old in 2001) and a former national representative from Missouri in Kansas City from 1983 to 1994, involved in cases of...
Always a Helping Hand
December 31, 2010
Article describes minister and activist Sam Mann, who served 40 years as the preacher for St. Mark Union church, “a black church on Kansas City’s East Side.” Mann retired from the St. Mark Children...
An Interview With Ahmad Ala-adeen
An interview with musician Ahmad Ala-adeen. Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded July 27, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc;...
An Interview With Charles Briscoe
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded November 19, 1975. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
An Interview With Charles Dwight
Interviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded February 9, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to...
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