William R. Tillmon, Sr. collection
The William R. Tillmon, Sr. papers are those of a lifelong Kansas City, Missouri resident. Mr. Tillmon was a teacher, school administrator, activist, youth baseball organizer, and an active member of the Presbyterian Church. The collection includes documents related to Mr. Tillmon's mentoring and civic leadership activities, awards and citations earned by Mr. Tillmon over his lifetime of service to the community, and materials collected by Mr. Tillmon that relate to the African American experience.
- 1922 - 1993
- Tillmon, William R., 1909-1993 (Compiler, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
2 Linear Feet (2 boxes + 1 oversize box)
Language of Materials
Scope and Contents
The William R. Tillmon, Sr. collection dates from 1922-1993 and consists of wall plaques and other awards, diplomas and certificates of achievement, flyers and brochures, hand written papers, photocopies, photographs, newspaper clippings, books collected by Mr. Tillmon, and the contents of a scrapbook. The papers located at RH MS 1377 are arranged by material type (with the plaques and awards removed to a separate box), then thematically and chronologically. Printed volumes are arranged by author's last name. The oversize photographs and newspapers are located at RH MS R384.
RH MS 1377
RH MS R384
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Lillian W. Tillmon, 1994.
Biography of William R. Tillmon, Sr.
- Tillmon, Lillian W. (Donor, Person)
- Guide to the William R. Tillmon, Sr. collection
- William R. Tillmon, Sr. collection
- Finding aid prepared by het, 2015.
- 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
William R. Tillmon collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 1377, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries
Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States