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Papers of Clarence Lang

Call Number: RH MS P902


The collection consists of copies of two lectures Clarence Lang presented, one during the spring semester of 2011 at the University of Kansas for the annual Langston Hughes lecture, as well as a newspaper article about Lang.


  • Creation: 2011 - 2016


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 Clarence Lang

Clarence Lang earned at B.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri, an M.A. in History from Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. While in school, Lang was a Davis Putter Scholar and worked as an intern and reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.

Lang taught in the African American Studies Department as well as the History Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign before coming to teach at the University of Kansas in the African and African-American Studies Department.

Dr. Lang's research interests focus on African American working-class and labor history, the Black Freedom Movement, and African American urban communities in the Midwestern United States in the 20th century.


3 folders

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS P902

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, Clarence Lang, 2011, 2016.

Guide to the Clarence Lang Collection
Papers of Clarence Lang
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2011. Finding aid revised by ce, 2016; mwh, 2017.
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
Clarence Lang Collection, RH MS P902, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

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