The Black Archives of Mid-America serves to collect and preserve the history of African Americans in the Midwest. Our collections, educational programs, research services and special projects facilitate both scholarly inquiry and public understanding of African American history.
1722 E. 17th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64108
Hours of Operation
Tuesday through Thursday 10am-4pm
Monday and Friday by Appointment
Researchers please call ahead. Office Phone: (816) 221-1600
The mission of the Black Archives of Mid-America is to collect, preserve and make available to the public materials documenting the social, economic, political and cultural histories of persons of African descent in the central United States, with particular emphasis in the Kansas City, Missouri region. Black Archives of Mid-America is an educational resource and provides access to its collections for research, exhibition and publication to honor our community heritage and to catalyze public awareness.