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Eugene Anderson papers

Call Number: RH MS 654


The papers of Eugene Anderson are those of a long-time resident of Witchita, Kansas who served in both the State House of Representatives (from the 83rd District) and the State Senate (from the 29th District).


  • Creation: 1971 - 1986


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 Eugene Anderson

Eugene "Gene" Anderson was born 9 March 1944 in Georgia. He moved to Wichita, Kansas in 1951 where he worked as a brakeman for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. In 1972, Anderson was elected to the Kansas State House of Representatives from the 83rd District; he proceeded to serve in that position for two terms (until 1976). He then served as Chairman of the Kansas Civil Rights Commission from 1979-1983. He also worked as district-aide to Congressman Dan Glickman. In 1985, Anderson returned to elected office, serving as State Senator for the 29th District until he resigned from office in November 1991.

Anderson was involved in a number of community organizations including the Northeast Optimists, the Noah Wells Masonic Lodge, and Calvary Baptist Church. As a legislator, he was secretary for the Kansas Black Democratic Caucus. Anderson married Mamie Jewell Sapp; the couple has three children.


.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Scope and Contents

The Papers of Eugene Anderson date from 1971-1986 and are arranged in two series: Legislative Papers and Personal/Political Papers. The Legislative Papers generally contains clippings and materials related to specific House and Senate legislation. Personal/Political Papers include campaign materials, clippings, and letters. Folders arrangement within each series is alphabetical by topic. With few exceptions, the letters in this collection are photocopies of originals sent by Anderson.

Photographs from the Eugene Anderson Collection are located at RH MS-P 654.

Series List

The Papers of Eugene Anderson date from 1971-1986 and are arranged in two series: Legislative Papers and Personal/Political Papers.

Physical Location

RH MS 654

Physical Location

MS-P 654

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Eugene Anderson, 1986, 1987.

Guide to the Eugene Anderson Collection
Eugene Anderson papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2006; Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2006; revised by mrm, 2009.
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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
Eugene Anderson Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 654, 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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