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Sumner High School (Kansas City, Kan.)


Found in 9 Records:

Dr. Melvin E. Jenkins papers

Call Number: RH MS 1285

The Dr. Melvin E. Jenkins papers are those of a long time pediatrician and educator.

Dates: 1925 - 2010

Geraldine Mowbray-Arnett collection

Call Number: RH MS 1489
Overview Dr. Geraldine Mowbray-Arnett was the first known African American woman to attend the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1937. She went on to have a succesful career and eventually become the director for the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York. This collection includes newspaper clippings, yearbooks, correspondence, several photographs, a dissertation including an interview with her, and items from her time in the Sumner High School Alumni Association, as well as a few papers...
Dates: 1908 - 2012

Gladys M. Burks papers

Call Number: RH MS 1376
Overview The Gladys M. Burks papers are those of a lifelong Kansas City, Kansas resident whose father worked for the City Ice Company and who was, herself, a social worker and an active Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) member. The collection includes documents related to Mrs. Burks' employment with the Kansas City School District and Kansas Civil Service, her mentorship activities, newspaper clippings collected by Mrs. Burks, as well as various civic and church handouts and flyers, and...
Dates: 1900 - 1990

Greene B. Buster papers

Call Number: RH MS 512

The Greene B. Buster papers are those of a longtime Kansas resident and career historian. For forty years, Buster taught history and was vice principal at Kansas City, Kansas' Sumner High School.

Dates: 1902 - 1974

Papers of Dorothy Hodge Johnson, Dowdal Davis, Jr, and John A. Hodge

Call Number: RH MS 549
Overview The Dorothy Hodge Johnson Collections consists of the papers of Dorothy Hodge Johnson, a lifelong Kansas Citian and African American social activist, as well as the papers of her first husband, Dowdal Davis, who was not only a leader in African American publishing, but also in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Smaller portions of the collection contain papers of John A. Hodge, Hodge Johnson's father and longtime principal of Sumner High School in Kansas City, Kansas, and Herman Johnson,...
Dates: 1900 - 2009

Papers of Nicholas Gerren

Call Number: RH MS 409

Nicholas L. Gerren, a Kansas City, Kansas native, was the first African American member of the symphony orchestra at the University of Kansas. As a professional musician and professor of music, he became a leader in music education, as well as an advocate for civic and arts programs. This collection consists of material relating to his personal and professional development, including education records.

Dates: 1929 - 1984

S.H. Thompson family papers

Call Number: RH MS 510

Dr. S.H. Thompson, Sr. was a founder of Douglass Hospital, a facility in Kansas City, Kansas that practiced equal access and care to all patients and hired medical personnel without regard to race or ethnicity. His son, S.H. Thompson, Jr., served as principal of Sumner High School (Kansas City, Kansas) from 1951-1972. The collection includes papers and photographs of both S.H. Thompson, Jr. and Sr., as well as material from other family members.

Dates: 1900 - 1979

Sumner High School records

Call Number: RH MS 1137

The Sumner High School records are those of the historically African American high school in Kansas City, Kansas. The records reflect both the school and the school's alumni.

Dates: 1906 - 2001

Thatcher Family papers

Call Number: RH MS 1250

The Thatcher Family Papers are those of a Kansas City, Kansas family who, beginning in 1912, owned and operated the Thatcher Funeral Home.

Dates: 1926 - 2006