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Minute Book of the Negro Business League of Topeka and Shawnee County (Kan.)

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS C86

Overview

The Minute Book of the Negro Business League of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas, provides meeting and membership information for a chapter of the National Negro Business League, a former name of the National Business League.

Dates

  • 1911 - 1914

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of Negro Business League of Topeka and Shawnee County [Kansas]

The Negro Business League Topeka and Shawnee County was formed in August 1911. As stated in the League's Constitution, the organization's purpose was "to stimulate greater activity and growth in business enterprises" among area African Americans. The organization provided support for those already in business and encouraged others to begin businesses. The Topeka and Shawnee County branch was part of the larger National Negro Business League, founded by Booker T. Washington in 1900 and now called the National Business League.

Extent

1 volume ; 21 x 13.5 cm

Scope and Contents

The Negro Business League of Topeka and Shawnee County Minute Book dates from 1911 to 1914. The book includes the League's Constitution, Charter, Meeting Minutes, and, at the back, Roster and Dues Collected listings. The book is somewhat fragile.

Physical Location

RH MS C86

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Flossie Holland, 1992

Related Materials

Souvenir programme of the seventeenth annual session, National Negro Business League. [Kansas City, MO.?: The League?, 1916]., At RH C8187, Spencer Library (Kansas Collection).

National Negro Business League. Bristow Branch., Certificate of C.R. Williams, Nov. 19, 1923. Bristow, [Okla.?]: The Branch, [19--]., At RH P752, Spencer Library (Kansas Collection).
Title
Guide to the Negro Business League of Topeka and Shawnee County Collection
Subtitle
Minute Book of the Negro Business League of Topeka and Shawnee County (Kan.)
Author
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2006 Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2006
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Sponsor
Support for the processing of this Collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Endowment Fund.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/0477815709
Preferred citation
Negro Business League of Topeka and Shawnee County Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS C86, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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