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Kaw Valley Living Wage Alliance collection

Call Number: RH MS 1602


This collection is made up of papers from the Kaw Valley Living Wage Alliance, including a disassembled scrapbook, newsletters, talking points and fact sheets, newspaper clippings, and a directory of local organizations. Founded in 2000, the informal alliance was a broad coalition of people who in 2003 convinced the City Commission of Lawrence, Kansas to require a living wage from firms receiving tax abatements. After this initial achievement, the organization focused on local housing needs and homelessness.


  • Creation: September 25, 2000 – January 17, 2006


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials



Folders are arranged chronologically. Most folder titles were created by Spencer staff based on their understanding of the contents. "Quotation marks" indicate that the title was taken directly from the materials.

Physical Location

RH MS 1602

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Channette Alexander, 2011.

Related Materials

The Living Wage--Yes! newsletter is also available at Spencer Research Library at call number RH Ser C1276.


Guide to the Kaw Valley Living Wage Alliance collection
Kaw Valley Living Wage Alliance collection
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Preferred citation
Kaw Valley Living Wage Alliance collection, RH MS 1602, 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