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Afrikan Culture Society records

Call Number: RH MS 881


The Afrikan Culture Society records are those of a Leavenworth Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas based group attempting to raise awareness of African American history and cultural, social, and political problems.


  • Creation: 1987 - 1988


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 Afrikan Culture Society

In 1973, a group of African Americans at Leavenworth Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas helped to form a "Black Culture/Black Studies Workshop." Out of that workshop grew the Afrikan Culture Society (A.C.S.). A.C.S.'s stated aim was "the examination, analysis and the creating of solutions to the critical problems effecting Afrikan people," particularly in the United Stated. To that end, A.C.S. sponsored a number of programs and events, such as classes, seminars, Kwanzaa celebrations, and Black History month activities.


.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The Afrikan Culture Society records date from 1987 to 1988. They consist mainly of brochures, meeting minutes, booklets, and programs. Folder arrangement is alphabetical by subject.

Physical Location

RH MS 881

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Afrikan Culture Society, 1989

Guide to the Afrikan Culture Society Collection
Afrikan Culture Society records
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2007; Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2007
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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
Afrikan Culture Society Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 881, 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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