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African Americans -- Kansas -- Topeka

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Records:

Coordinating Committee of the Black Community scrapbook

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS DK11

The Coordinating Committee of the Black Community scrapbook chronicles the Topeka, Kansas based organization's meetings and activities.

Dates: 1968 - 1974

David Beard photographs

Call Number: RH PH P2217
Overview This collection includes photographs owned by David Beard, a lifelong resident of Topeka, Kansas who worked as a porter at the Jayhawk Hotel in Topeka and later as a dining car employee for the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. The photographs in black and white show various groups of African Americans from local Topeka organizations, including the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World (IBPOEW), St. John's African Methodist Epsicopal Church, and the Iron...
Dates: 1922, 1927, 1957

Funeral service programs from the Topeka, Kansas-based African American community

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P961

This collection contains memorial service programs for individuals of African American descent in the Topeka, Kansas area, some of which contain biographical information. Includes services for Solon W. Patterson (died in 1956); Esther Martha Watts (1964); and Lloyd Gerald Murphy (1962).

Dates: 1956, 1962, 1964

Harry and Bertha Dandridge papers

Call Number: RH MS 625

Harry and Bertha Dandridge were active members of the Topeka (Kansas) African American community. This collection of their papers primarily consists of material related to the service activities of Bertha Dandridge, including her contributions to the Florence Crittenton Home for Colored Girls, Topeka, as well as family records.

Dates: 1908-1989, 2014

"Ho for Kansas! Exodusters, 1984"

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: RH MS P886_1]
Call Number: RH MS P886

The collection consists of a press booklet compiled and sent out by Exodusters Awareness, Inc. prior to the 1984 celebration held in Topeka, Kansas.

Dates: 1984

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

Joe Thompson papers

Call Number: RH MS P871

The Joe Thompson papers are those of a long-time Kansas resident who was highly active in scouting and worked as a social worker at both the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas and the Disciplinary Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.

Dates: 1922 - 1990

John Mercer Wright papers

Call Number: RH MS P790

The John Mercer Wright papers are those of a longtime Kansas resident who worked for Shawnee County for over fifty years, including service as chief deputy county treasurer.

Dates: 1928 - 1945

Kingsley and Regina Frey fiftieth wedding anniversary

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P580
Scope and Contents

Invitation and newspaper article from the Kingsley and Regina Frey Golden Wedding. The newspaper article provides some biographical information on the Topeka, Kan. couple.

Dates: 1978

Papers of Forrest E. Slaughter

Call Number: RH MS 613

The papers of Forrest Slaughter consist of personal and professional records pertaining to his career as an African American jazz musician, music therapist, and school district administrator. Included are minutes of the Topeka Committee for Better Minority Education, which he established.

Dates: 1950 - 1984

Papers of Joe Douglas

Call Number: RH MS 596

The papers of Joe Douglas, an African American Kansan, document his career with the Topeka, Kansas Fire Department and his active civic involvement. It ranges from correspondence to newspaper clippings to certificates that Mr. Douglas has received. Also included are Douglas's many photographs of the Fire Department and of other Topeka organizations and events, as well as photographs of other Douglas family members and the damage from the 1966 tornado in Topeka.

Dates: 1891, 1908-1988, 2002-2005

Papers of the Shinn Family

Call Number: RH MS 595

The papers of the Shinn Family are those of an African American family from Topeka, Kansas. Though the papers are those of the Arthur M. Shinn family, the majority concern his son Michael G. Shinn's time as a University of Kansas athlete, an engineer, and an advocate of academic and professional opportunities for African Americans.

Dates: 1882 - 1991