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Beveridge, Mary I
African American Artists in Greater Kansas City
File contains a publication entitled "Exhibit of Outstanding Negro Americans" which is dated May 7-June 1, 1947. This exhibit contained 32 oil portraits done by Betsy Graves Reyneau and Laura Wheeler Waring...
African American Bibliographies
File contains various bibliographies dealing with numerous African American topics. Includes several done by the Kansas City Public Library including those done by the Film Department, Literature Department,...
African American Clubs
File contains the yearbooks for the following African American clubs: Book Lovers Club, 1923-24 to 1956-57; Junior Book Lovers Club, 1932-33, 1939-40, 1940-41; Alexander Dumas Reading Club, 1924-25; and...
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 Music and Musicians
File contains photocopied newspaper clippings which include: a 1927 article on American Negro spirituals; Musicians Local No. 627 officers in 1952; and the Metro-tones singing group. Also in the file is...
African American Small Businesses
File contains two copies of a brochure entitled "Clinic for Small Business" held at St. Stephens Baptist Church at Paseo at 15th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. It is dated April 17 and 18, 1946. The...
African Americans in Kansas City
Folder contains three unpublished papers relating to the history of African Americans in Kansas City. (1) "Assets and Liabilities of the Negro Community in K.C.", a radio talk by E.S. Lewis, Oct. 1, 1931;...
Biography of Lucile H. Bluford (1911-2003), Journalist and Former Owner/Publisher of "The Call" Newspaper
Black Archives Oral History Project
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...
Black Studies Research Center
File contains a general statement and goals and objectives for a Kansas City Public Library sponsored Black Studies Research Center. The core of this center would be the library's Ramos Collection.
Douglass State Bank
File contains a booklet titled: "The Historical Background and Development of the Douglass State Bank". Appears to have been published ca1951. Contains photographs of bank employees and of Spears Crest...
Lafayette A. Tillman
The Ramos Lincoln Collection vertical files have two files for Lafayette Tillman. One contains correspondence from Tillman to his wife, Portia, daughter June, and to his attorney, concerning his pension....
Folder contains a small brochure which briefly details the pertinent information about the home. Cover includes a photograph of the building. The vertical files in this collection were formerly a part...
Prominent Local African Americans
Photos, illustrations, and information on prominent African Americans of the Kansas City area.
File contains print of a study by The Kansas City Commission on Human Relations, Sub-Committee on Education, entitled "Intercultural Education in the Urban Public Schools of the United States". The survey...
Ramos Vertical File List
A list of the file names in the Ramos collection. This collection includes books, pamphlets, newspaper articles, and vertical files relating to the African American experience. Begun around 1920 by librarians...
St. Augustine's Episcopal Church
May 9, 1905
File contains a booklet publication of the St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Missouri which is entitled: "Forward for Christ, Our Church and Our Children". It appears to have been published...
St. James Baptist Church History
File contains a photocopy of a four page handwritten historical sketch of the St. James Baptist Church. Appears to have been written by Nettie B. Cannon or Nettie B. Smith (1874-1954). Includes the ministers...
St. Stephen Baptist Church Program
May 27, 1905
File contains a printed program for the "St. Stephen Baptist Church Seventy-Year History Book Dedication" service, held on Feb. 17, 1974, at St. Stephen Baptist Church, 1414 Truman Road, Kansas City, Missouri....
Western Dental College
Folder contains a reprint of an article giving a historical sketch of dental schools and the Kansas City Western Dental College which appeared in the "Xi Psi Phi Quarterly" for May, 1935. Also included...
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