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Douglass Hospital history

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P214


This collection consists of a 5-page typed history of Douglass Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas from 1898 to the mid-1950s, written by Eugene H. Kelly.


  • Creation: approximately 1957


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History of Douglass Hospital (Kansas City, Kansas)

Douglass Hospital grew out of a September 1898 meeting between two local doctors and a lawyer who wanted to establish a hospital and nurse training school specifically for the use and education of African Americans and others without regard to race or ethnicity. The hospital and an accompanying training school were chartered in December of the following year; in 1905 the African Methodist Episcopal Church's Fifth District began to sponsor the institution.

In 1924 the institution moved from the original Washington Boulevard location to a new site on Quindaro Boulevard, which allowed the facility to expand. The Hospital remained in this location until its 1978 closure.


1 folder : 5 leaves, typewritten, signed ; 28 cm

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS P214

Related Materials

Additional materials related to the Douglass Hospital are available at the Spencer Research Library:

Douglass Hospital Training School records
RH MS P681
Frances E. Kitchen collection
RH MS 1148
Douglass Hospital Auxiliary records
RH MS P661
Guide to the Rev. Eugene H. Kelly Collection
Douglass Hospital history
Finding aid prepared by kpz, 20 October 1973; revised by mbw, 2010. Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2010. Finding aid revised by mhr, 2016; mwh, 2018.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Support for the processing of this Collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Endowment Fund.
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Preferred citation
Douglass Hospital history, RH MS P214, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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