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Urban League of Wichita, Kansas papers

Call Number: RH MS P725


The Urban League of Wichita, Kansas papers provide some information regarding the League's activities, mostly dating from the 1980s. All newspaper clippings are copies from the originals, with the exception of one press release accompanying the related material. The league was founded to facilitate economic self-reliance and an improved quality of life for its clients.


  • Creation: 1968 - 1986


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No access restrictions.

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

History of the Urban League of Wichita, Kansas

In 1954 a group of Wichita, Kansas citizens formed the Wichita Urban League, an affiliate of the National Urban League. The organization's name changed in 2004 to the Urban League of the MidPlains; it again changed in early 2007 to the Urban League of Kansas. The Wichita-based league was founded to facilitate economic self-reliance and an improveed quality of life for its clients through education, empowerment, and self-respect. The National Urban League was founded in 1910 with a dedication to economic empowerment to elevate the standard of living for historically underserved urban communities, and its headquarters are located in New York City.


3 folders

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS P725

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Otis Milton, 1988.

Related Materials

[Miscellaneous publications about the Wichita Urban League]. Wichita, Kan.: The League, 1954- Located at Kenneth Spencer Research Library at RH P779.

Separated Materials

34th anniversary celebration : working together, making a difference in Kansas. Wichita, Kan.: Urban League of Wichita, 1988. Located at RH P964, Kenneth Spencer Research Library


Guide to the Urban League of Wichita, Kansas Collection
Urban League of Wichita, Kansas papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2007. Finding aid encoded by mwb, 2007. Finding aid revised by awo, mhr, 2015; mwh, 2016.
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
Urban League of Wichita, RH MS P725, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Repository Details

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