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Brydie R. Alsbrook papers

Call Number: RH MS 1132


The Brydie R. Alsbrook papers are those of a native Kansas City, Kansan who worked as an educator for many years and was active in the community, especially at Church of the Ascension.


  • Creation: 1920 - 1988


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Conditions Governing Use

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Biography of Brydie R. Alsbrook

Brydie R. Alsbrook was born about 1914 in Kansas City, Kansas. After graduating from Sumner High School, she entered the Horace Mann Teacher Training Course after which she attended Pittsburg State Teacher's College (Pittsburg, KS), where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree. She went on to earn a Master of Science degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. For over 30 years, Alsbrook worked as an elementary teacher in both Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. She also worked as a Secondary School District Consultant, a Special Reading Teacher, and as Project Director for the Federal Follow-Through Project.

Besides her work as an educator, Alsbrook also worked as one of the first African American Personnel Advisor's at Pratt-Whitney Aircraft Corporation. She was also active in the community, especially the Church of the Ascension in Kansas City, Kansas.

Alsbrook had one son, James Eldridge. Brydie R. Alsbrook died Sept 11, 2007.


.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The Brydie R. Alsbrook papers date from 1920 to 1988 and consist of clippings, letters, church information, certificates, and programs. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order. Photographs from the collection are located at RH MS-P 1132.

Physical Location

RH MS 1132

Physical Location

RH MS-P 1132

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Brydie R. Alsbrook, 1988

Guide to the Brydie R. Alsbrook Collection
Brydie R. Alsbrook papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2008; Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2008; revised by mrm, 2009.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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
Brydie R. Alsbrook Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 1132, 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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