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U.S.O. Dinner and Dance photographs

Call Number: RH PH 505(f)


The Kansas U.S.O. Event Photographs depict a dinner and a dance in approximately the 1940s in two black and white silver gelatin photographic prints.


  • Creation: approximately 1940s


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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


1.67 Linear Feet (1 oversize box)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The Kansas U.S.O. Event Photographs date from around the 1940s and consist of two black and white images. Both measure approximately 16 inches by 7 3/8 inches and have "Wolfe Topeka" in white on the front and "Wolfe Commercial Photo Service, 631 Jackson St, Topeka, Kan." stamped in black on the reverse. It is unclear whether the photos were both taken on the same day/at the same event; however there is evidence that this is the case. A man in a white suit stands in approximately the center foreground of the dance picture and in the background of the dinner picture; he is wearing the same outfit in both images, which would seem to point to both being taken on the same day.

Physical Location

RH PH 505(f)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Wilma's Books (Kansas City, MO), 2002.

Guide to the Kansas U.S.O. Event Photographs Collection
U.S.O. Dinner and Dance photographs
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2010. Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2010. Finding aid revised by 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
U.S.O. Dinner and Dance photographs, Kansas Collection, RH PH 505(f), Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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