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Kaw Valley Medical Society records

Call Number: RH MS 526


The Kaw Valley Medical Society records are those of a Kansas City, Kansas- based organization of medical professionals.


  • Creation: 1967 - 1987


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Administrative History of The Kaw Valley Medical Society

The Kaw Valley Medical Society began with a meeting on March 23, 1967 held by six Kansas City, Kansas African-American physicians. Originally called the Interim Committee for Pan-Kansas Medical Society, the group hoped to create a local affiliate of the National Medical Association which could be used as a springboard for creation of a state level chapter. The name Kaw Valley Medical Society was chosen at the second meeting, April 27, 1967, and the boundaries of the organization were established as those of Wyandotte County. The Society has been active as a professional organization for African-American physicians, as a provider of health care to the poor and elderly, and as a sponsor of a health careers project which encourages disadvantaged youth to enter the medical profession.


.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The Kaw Valley Medical Society records date from 1967 to 1987 and are arranged in a single series. Documents include corporation and financial records, Health Careers Program information, correspondence, and minutes/agendas. Folder arrangement is alphabetical and document arrangement within folders is chronological.

Physical Location

RH MS 526

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Dr. Leslie E. Becker, 1986.

Guide to the Kaw Valley Medical Society Collection
Kaw Valley Medical Society records
Finding aid prepared by kdo, 1989, mbw, 2008; Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004
2004, 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in<language> English.</language>
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
Kaw Valley Medical Society Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 526, 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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