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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 Youth Court' Dies
July 4, 2005
Kansas City humanitarian Mildred Watson served as the first female commissioner in the juvenile division of the Jackson County Circuit Court and was referred to as "the mother of youth court". She died...
'Peanut' Still Pitching
August 18, 2010
The only woman to pitch in the Negro Leagues, Mamie Johnson (Peanut), will be one of the celebrities in the 2010 Buck O'Neil Golf Classic at the Shoal Creek Golf Course August 23, 1020. Johnson pitched...
A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960
Section of the chapter which tells about "race men" and "race women" of the 1920s and how they advanced awareness in Kansas City of the existing color lines. Mentioned are L. Amassa Knox, D. A. Holmes,...
A Positive Power Force
April 29, 2013
Profile on Inez Kaiser, a Kansas City civil rights activist known for her work in promoting the role of African-American women in business and community service. In the 1950s, Kaiser began her career as...
A Year of Tragedy, Triumph For This Councilwoman
July 12, 2007
Steve Penn's "Commentary"column features City Councilwoman Melba Curls. Melba was the wife of Phil Curls, Sr., who died on May 4, 2007. That date just happened to be the date she was to be celebrating...
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...
AC32 Cox Family Collection Finding Aid
The Cox Family Collection contains documents, photographs, and other materials related to the lives, careers, and community activities of Henley L. Cox and his wife Mayme G. Cox Motley.
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....
AC51 Burton Publishing Company Collection Finding Aid
The Burton Publishing Company Collection contains items related to an unpublished book titled "Negro Men, Women and Affairs of Greater Kansas City," compiled between 1914 and 1915.
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 52 with Stoves and People
Scrapbook page containing eight advertising cards showing the following:
1. A folded card with a man frowning that says: "The effects of using inferior and low grade Tobaccos." When you unfold the card...
African American Clubs in Kansas City
File contains miscellaneous items pertaining to African American clubs, ca1930s-50s. Clubs include the Clio Club, Del Magnas Club, Research Club, and the Federation of Colored Women's Clubs of Kansas City,...
African American Organizations
File containing various items related to African American organizations. Includes the proceedings of the 1923 Annual Meeting of the Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association (at Shaw University in Raleigh,...
African American Student Lab Technicians
Interior view of three African American women seated with textbooks and lab apparatus. Location not given.
An Angry Advocate
May 28, 1988
Biographical article about Julia Hill, "long a leader in local civil rights campaigns" and a 65-year-old (in 1988) prominent member of the Kansas City school board. The article discusses Hill's involvements...
An Interview With Herbert Fennel
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded January 13, 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...
An Interview With Joanne Collins
Interviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded August 21, 1976. 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 Mamie Hughes
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded May 5, 1976. 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 to contents....
An Interview With Norman Forester
Interviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded May 11, 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 contents....
An Interview With Ruby Jackson
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded March 17, 1976. 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...
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