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Anthony Scott Family papers

Call Number: RH MS 676

The Anthony Scott Family papers are those of a family that moved to Topeka, Kansas in the 1800s. The papers document the family line of Anthony and Anna Scott, especially focusing on James H. Scott and his family who moved to California in 1919.

Dates: 1815 - 1982

Charles and Julia Dandridge family papers

Call Number: RH MS 1153

The Charles and Julia Dandridge family papers are those of a longtime African American Topeka, Kansas family. The papers specifically focus on the couple's older son, Pearl Milburn Dandridge, and his family.

Dates: 1901 - 1995

Cooper-Sheppard-Cox family papers

Call Number: RH MS 576

The Cooper-Sheppard-Cox Family Papers are those of an African American family whose members resided in Topeka, Kansas from the late 1800s to the 1970s. The papers document the family line of W. D. (William Damascus) and Mary M. (Overton) Brinkley Cooper, and include papers of Sheppard and Cox family members who married descendants of W. D. and Mary Cooper.

Dates: 1878 - 2004

J. B. Anderson papers and photographs

Call Number: RH MS 1230

This collection consists of papers and photographs from J. (Joseph) B. Anderson and his wife Pearl, long-time residents of Topeka, Kansas. J. B. Anderson was a popular photographer in that city from the 1940s through the 1970s.

Dates: 1926, 1944, 1946, 1948-1955, 1959-1968, 1972-1973, 1975-1980, 1982-1999, 2001-2002

John David Barker family papers

Call Number: RH MS 775

The Papers of the John David Barker Family are those of long time Kansas residents who were active in local groups, such as Topeka's St. John A.M.E. Church.

Dates: 1895 - 1983

John W. Temple family papers

Call Number: RH MS 641

The John W. Temple family papers are those of an African American family from Topeka, Kansas. The collection documents the family of John W. and Pearl Temple and the lives of their children, James, Jeanette (Temple) Dandridge, Alberta, and Frederick.

Dates: 1898 - 2012

Josephine Brice papers

Call Number: RH MS P747

The Josephine Brice papers are those of a long time Kansas resident who was active in Topeka organizations, especially St. John A.M.E. Church.

Dates: 1886 - 1950

Nathaniel Sawyer family papers

Call Number: RH MS 1460
Overview This collection includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other legal and personal papers from the Nathaniel Sawyer family, a prominent Topeka, Kansas-based family of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Materials are both originals and photocopies, including copies of materials related to Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas, husband to Alta Sawyer. Most of the collection pertains to Daniel Smith Sawyer II, his children (especially Constance Sawyer), and Aaron Douglas...
Dates: circa 1880-2012 (bulk 1950s-1990s)

O'Dell-Wilson family photographs

Call Number: RH PH 63

This collection contains photographs of the O'Dell-Wilson family and of two grade schools in Topeka, Kansas. Most of the photographs are undated. An O'Dell family member was a schoolteacher, and the Wilson family had been farmers in the La Cygne, Linn County area.

Dates: circa 1890-1930

Sharon Woodson-Bryant Papers

Call Number: RH MS 1151

The Sharon Woodson-Bryant papers are those of a native Kansan who is a journalist and public relations professional. They also relate to Woodson-Bryant's family, especially her father, James E. Woodson, who was a Topeka, Kansas-based attorney.

Dates: 1920 - 2008

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