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James F. Woodson papers

Call Number: RH MS 861


The Papers of James F. Woodson are those of a native African American Kansan who was an active member of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Hutchinson, Kansas and owned the Armored Car Service.


  • Creation: 1980s


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of James F. Woodson

James F. Woodson was born June 29, 1921 in Hutchinson, Kansas to James and Thelma (Plummer) Woodson. After graduating from Hutchinson High School, he attended City College, San Diego. During World War II, Woodson served in the United States Navy; after the war he returned to Hutchinson where he owned Armored Car Service. An active member of the community, Woodson belonged to D.G. Lett Lodge No. 30, A.F. & A.M. and Bethel AME Church, where he served as a steward and treasurer.

In 1976 Woodson married Flora Sydnor. They had six children: James, Wayne, Shirley, Carolyn, Julie, and Roslyn, and four stepchildren. James F. Woodson died July 27, 2000.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

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Scope and Contents

The James F. Woodson papers date from the 1980s and are arranged in a single series of papers; they consist solely of a personal scrapbook. Photographs from the collection are located at RH MS-P 861. There are two copies of each photo, as well as a copy negative for each.

Physical Location

RH MS 861

Physical Location

RH MS-P 861

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, James F. Woodson, 1988.

Processing Information

Previously shelved at RH MS 528.

Guide to the James F. Woodson Collection
James F. Woodson papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2007. Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2007; revised by mbw, 2010.
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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
<p>James F. Woodson Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 861, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries</p>

Repository Details

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

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