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Jesse C. Newman, Jr. family papers

Call Number: RH MS 1478


Jesse C. Newman, Jr. founded Newman Securities Company Inc. and is the president of the Newman Development Company in Overland Park, Kansas. This collection includes administrative papers of development projects and research in Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri and Nassau, Bahamas; materials related to the Japanese Cultural Arts Foundation of the Midwest's creation of an Asian conference center; and family photographs and other personal materials.


  • Creation: approximately 1911, 1945-2018, undated


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 Jesse C. Newman, Jr.

Jesse C. Newman, Jr. graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Japanese History and Cultural Anthropology in Asian Studies. He was a part of the KU football team that won the Blue Bonnet Bowl in 1961.

Newman was the president of Newman Securities Company Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri from 1970 until 1982. He became the president of Newman Development Company in Overland Park, Kansas in 1983 and still holds that position. He has also been the president and chairman of the Japanese Cultural Arts Foundation of the Midwest.


2 Linear Feet (3 boxes + 2 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The papers in this collection consist mostly of administrative papers concerning Newman's work with Newman Security Company Inc., Newman Development, and those companies' projects. These include company by-laws, project correspondence and plans, and development newspaper clippings in the Kansas City area. The floorplan for Newman's work in Crown Center Redevelopment Company is located at RH MS S61.

Also included are papers concerning the Japanese Cultural Arts Foundation of the Midwest. These materials consist largely of their plans, including funding plans, for an Asian Conference Center in Overland Park, KS that would include a Japanese-style hotel, museums, and libraries.

There are also a variety of personal materials included in the collection, including family photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, certificates, and other related items.

Physical Location

RH MS 1478

Physical Location

RH MS Q481

Physical Location

RH MS R484

Physical Location


Physical Location

KC AV 105

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, Jesse Newman, Jr., 2018, 2019; loaned for copying, Jesse Newman, Sr., 1989.

Processing Information

Two photographs and their negatives were formerly located at RH PH P2797.

Guide to the Jesse C. Newman, Jr. Collection
Jesse C. Newman, Jr. family papers
Finding aid prepared by mwh, 2016. Finding aid encoded by awo, 2016. Finding aid revised by bas, 2019; 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.
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Preferred citation
Jesse C. Newman, Jr. family papers, RH MS 1478, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States