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Young Women's Christia...
Riley, Kimberly R
Hadley K Irwin
Charles P Deatherage
A Summer Roundup Session
Notice for the "annual meeting and tea of the summer roundup chairmen of the Kansas City Council of Parents and Teachers" at the YWCA, involving Mrs. Mary Weeks, "president of the children's bureau and...
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....
African American Theater Programs
File contains seven theater programs that featured African American productions or performers. Includes: "Fantasy in Black and Gold, A Musical Revue", presented by Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha...
Becky Jaramillo Receives Heart of Gold Award
March 10-16, 2005
Becky Jaramillo, Mamie Hughes, Bev Chapman and Angela Curry were the YWCA 2005 Heart of Gold Awardees for their contributions to the community.
Biography of Hazel Browne Williams (1907-1986), Educator
Biography of Leona Pouncey Thurman (1911-1985), Attorney
Biography of Nelson C. Crews (1866-1923) and James Crews (1859-1946), Civil Rights Pioneers
Biography of Rebecca Jaramillo (1939-2005), Advocate for Equal Rights
Full frontal and corner view, looking northwest; located on northwest corner of 11th and McGee. Also shows YWCA building.
Interior view of group of children, parents, and health care providers at the Children's Bureau Clinic, located at 601 YWCA Building according to the 1930 Kansas City city directory.
Civil Rights Activist Anne Thomas Dies: She was the first black leader of the local YWCA
Article relating the death and life of Anne Thomas, the first black person to head the Kansas City YWCA and an original member of the Panel of American Women, a national civil rights group founded in Kansas...
Fine Arts Institute
Interior view of gallery with paintings; located in the YWCA Building at 1020 McGee.
File contains several documents pertaining to African American housing in Kansas City. These include a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report on housing availability for "Negro World War II veterans" in...
Kansas City Council of Churches Publications
File contains four publications associated with the Kansas City Council of Churches. All appear to come from the 1930s time period. Two are programs having to do with inter-racial activities, both held...
Marketing and Advertising: Over the Airwaves
Photo and article about David Baerg, "general manager and president of Prizm Productions Inc., the corporate subsidiary of Day Dreamer Productions," an advertising agency winning an award for "the KC 150...
Miss Elsie M. Mountain to Head Council
January 27, 1939
File containing an article about Miss Elsie Mountain, "executive secretary of the Paseo branch Y.W.C.A." being elected "president of the Kansas City council of the National Negro congress." Other officers...
Mrs. V. Hardee Middlebrooks, "Y" Director, Chosen Woman of the Week
March 25, 1949
File containing an article and photo about Mrs. Velma Hardee Middlebrooks, or Velma Middlebrooks, "executive director of the Yates branch Y.M.C.A." in Kansas City, Kansas. Middlebrooks came to Kansas City...
Myrtes Marie Plummer Jones
Folder contains: "Poet's Quarterly Bulletin", June  which contains a poem by and picture of the author, some of her short stories and poems,a mailing list for her Bridger book, talks she gave, the...
Olive L. Hoggins Papers (Centenary History of the Churches) Finding Aid
This collection of the personal files of Olive Hoggins contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, edited versions of congregational histories, ephemera, etc. Most of the denominational...
Paseo YMCA and YWCA
Chapter on the YMCA and YWCA near 19th and Paseo and their importance to African Americans in Kansas City. The Paseo YMCA was seen as "the largest single enterprise" in the community. Its meeting rooms...
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