Records of the Topeka Back Home Reunion
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.
- 1975 - 2010
- Topeka Back Home Reunion (Organization)
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.
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.
RH MS 1291
RH MS R338
RH MS-P 1291
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gifts, Darlene Wilson Jackson, 2012, 2020.
- Guide to the Topeka Back Home Reunion Collection
- Records of the Topeka Back Home Reunion
- Finding aid prepared by sda, 2013. Finding aid encoded by sda, 2013. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
- 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.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Topeka Back Home Reunion Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 1291, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries