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Records of the Topeka Back Home Reunion

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1291

Overview

The Topeka Back Home Reunion originated in 1973 thanks to the efforts of Charles Scott, Carl Williams, and Eugene Johnson. This collection includes club information, newsletters, programs, and other materials, as well as several photo albums documenting the reunion.

Dates

  • 1975 - 2010

Creator

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 Topeka Back Home Reunion

The Topeka Back Home Reunion originated in 1973 thanks to the efforts of Charles Scott, Carl Williams, and Eugene Johnson. The purpose of the Reunion was to bring together those who attended the four elementary schools in Topeka, Kansas designated for African American students (Buchanan, McKinley, Monroe, and Washington) before the 1954 Brown v. Board U.S. Supreme Court decision, and later, African Americans who attended Topeka schools after 1954. The Reunion took place triennially, supplemented by regular meetings and newsletters. The final reunion took place in 2010.

Extent

2.25 Linear Feet (5 boxes + 1 oversize box)

Scope and Contents

The Topeka Back Home Reunion collection dates from 1975 to 2010 and includes club information, meetings, newsletters, and programs. The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder.

Photographs from the collection are located at RH MS-P 1291 and include photo albums from events at the reunion. An oversize folder resides at RH MS R338.

Physical Location

RH MS 1291

Physical Location

RH MS R338

Physical Location

RH MS-P 1291

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, Darlene Wilson Jackson, 2012, 2020.

Related Materials

Scott, Charles, Charles S. Scott Collection, RH MS 1145

"Make a joyful noise", RH MS D8649

"Those were the days", RH MS D8242

"We've been together every triennium", RH MS D8249

Title
Guide to the Topeka Back Home Reunion Collection
Subtitle
Records of the Topeka Back Home Reunion
Author
Finding aid prepared by sda, 2013. Finding aid encoded by sda, 2013. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Support for the processing of this Collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Endowment Fund.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/3344709926
Preferred citation
Topeka Back Home Reunion Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 1291, 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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