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Allabelle O. Napue papers

Call Number: RH MS 723
Overview The papers of Allabelle O. Napue are those of a Topeka, Kansas resident who owned and operated a beauty shop there in the mid-20th century and who was a prominent member of the Topeka African American community.
Dates: 1929 - 1986

Charles Vaughn family papers

Call Number: RH MS P791
Overview The Charles Vaughn family papers are those of the longtime Hutchinson, Kansas family. Charles Vaughn worked as a shoemaker for 62 years.
Dates: 1940 - 1987

Ernst L. Gayden, Sr. papers

Call Number: RH MS 754
Overview The Ernst L. Gayden, Sr. papers are those of a native Kansas City, Kansan who was a former Sumner High School teacher and small business owner.
Dates: 1966 - 1992

James F. Woodson papers

Call Number: RH MS 861
Overview The Papers of James F. Woodson are those of a native African American Kansan who was an active member of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Hutchinson, Kansas and owned the Armored Car Service.
Dates: 1980s

Jesse C. Newman, Jr. collection

Call Number: RH MS 1478
Overview Jesse C. Newman, Jr. founded Newman Securities Company Inc. and is the president of the Newman Development Company in Overland Park, Kansas. This collection includes administrative papers of development projects and research in Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri and Nassau, Bahamas; materials related to the Japanese Cultural Arts Foundation of the Midwest's creation of an Asian conference center; and some family photographs.
Dates: approximately 1911, 1970-2009

John Turner Miles collection

Call Number: RH MS 588
Overview John Turner Miles owned and operated the Miles Funeral Home in Atchison, Kansas from 1927 until his death in 1971. His papers consist chiefly of diaries, dating from 1922 to 1958, which document Miles' personal life and business affairs as a mortician.
Dates: 1922 - 1976

Leonard Garrett papers

Call Number: RH MS 689
Overview The Papers of Leonard Garrett are those of a native Kansan who began the News Hawk newspaper in Wichita, Kansas; Garrett was also a prominant historian and civil rights advocate.
Dates: 1963 - 1988

Lloyd Kerford papers

Call Number: RH MS P584
Overview The Lloyd Kerford Papers are those of a lifelong Kansan who was a partner in the Atchison, Kansas Kerford Quarry Company.
Dates: 1916 - 1968

Minute Book of the Negro Business League of Topeka and Shawnee County (Kan.)

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS C86
Overview The Minute Book of the Negro Business League of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas, provides meeting and membership information for a chapter of the National Negro Business League, a former name of the National Business League.
Dates: 1911 - 1914

Papers of Hazel F. Anderson

Call Number: RH MS P634
Overview The Papers of Hazel F. Anderson are those of an African American woman from Kansas City, Kansas. The majority of the papers concern various organizations, especially business related groups.
Dates: 1949 - 1986

Reverend Thomas Knapper family papers

Call Number: RH MS 688
Overview The Reverend Thomas Knapper family papers are those of a long time Kansas City, Kansas family. Thomas Knapper was a police patrolman, Baptist minister, and businessman. His wife, Tillie, was a teacher, as was his daughter Barbara.
Dates: 1920 - 1983

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