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Katie Armitage research on African Americans in Douglas County, Kansas

Call Number: RH MS 1390


This collection consists of research materials used by Katie Armitage for her publications and presentations on African Americans in Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas.


  • Usage: 1975 - 2010


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 folder)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The collection dates from 1975-2010 (dating references Armitage's research activities, not the original dates for documents and materials compiled within the collection) and are arranged in two series: Papers, 1975-2010; and Oversize Materials, 2002.

The first series contains such items as research notes; black and white and color photocopies (some with notations and other marginalia); color photographs; reprints and journal articles; newspaper and magazine clippings; correspondence and cards; article manuscripts and drafts; and fliers and pamphlets. Folders within the series are divided into two sub-series, subject files and individual/family files, then arranged alphabetically.

Oversize materials are located at RH MS R391 and consist of a poster for the Langston Hughes National Poetry Month.

Please note that Armitage often used inconsistent nomenclature when labeling her subject folders. While the physical folder titles reflect Armitage's original vocabulary choices, the finding aid and alphabetical ordering refect a consistent application of terms (i.e. "African American" in lieu of "black").

Physical Location

RH MS 1390

Physical Location

RH MS R391

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Katie Armitage, 2010


Guide to the Katie Armitage Collection
Katie Armitage research on African Americans in Douglas County, Kansas
Finding aid prepared by het, 2016. Finding aid encoded by het, 2016. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2023.
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
Katie Armitage research on African Americans in Douglas County, Kansas, RH MS 1390, 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