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Hutchinson, Kansas NAACP collection

Call Number: RH MS 1457


The Hutchinson, Kansas NAACP collection contains correspondence, whether addressed to the Hutchinson branch or sent by the Hutchinson branch (and by extension by Darrell Pope, the branch's president for several decades), as well as correspondence between other NAACP branches within the state of Kansas. The collection also contains materials regarding finances, meeting objectives and minutes, event calendars, banquets, and newspaper clippings about the NAACP. For the miscellaneous items, it contains noteworthy individuals from the city of Hutchinson, events being held by the city, and political flyers.


  • Creation: 1982 - 2017


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Hutchinson, Kansas chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (commonly abbreviated to NAACP) was founded February 12, 1909. Considered one of the oldest, largest, and most widely recognized civil rights organization, the NAACP has stood by its principles of equal rights and equal treatment, regardless of race or nationality. The Hutchinson branch, started around 1942 and one of the longest continuously-running branches in Kansas, is an extension of those ideals, meant to protect the civil rights of those in the city of Hutchinson, Kansas and any neighboring area who may not have their own NAACP chapter.


.5 linear foot (1 document case + 1 oversize folder (S-size))

Language of Materials



The Hutchinson NAACP collection ranges in date from 1982 through 2017 and is organized alphabetically by topic (folder names are derived from their contents). Materials inside the folders are arranged chronologically if dates were provided.

Physical Location

RH MS 1457

Physical Location

RH MS-P 1457(ff)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Darrell Pope, 2017.


Guide to the Hutchinson, Kansas National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Collection
Hutchinson, Kansas NAACP collection
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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
Hutchinson, Kansas NAACP Collection, RH MS 1457, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States