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The Murt Hanks, Jr. Papers are those of a native Kansan elected as Manhattan, Kansas' first African American mayor.
The Caldwell family papers are those of an African American family from Salina, Kansas. The majority of the papers concern Robert C. Caldwell, who was a Salina teacher, City Commissioner, and Salina's first African American and first school teacher elected Mayor. He also served as Representative for Salina in the Kansas State Legislature.
- Subject: African American mayors -- United States X
- African American legislators -- Kansas 1
- African Americans -- Kansas 1
- African Americans -- Kansas -- Manhattan 1
- African Americans -- Kansas -- Politics and government 1
- African Methodist Episcopal Church 1
- Caldwell family. 1
- Caldwell, Robert C., 1913-1999 1
- Dunbar School (Salina, Kan.) 1
- Hanks, Murt, 1933-1989 1