Oral Histories

The Black Archives of Mid-America maintains an expanding collection of oral histories that can be heard in the reading room. Below you will find descriptions of the oral history collections.

Black Archives / Kansas City Public Library Oral History Collection (AC12)

The Black Archives of Mid-America / Kansas City Public Library Oral History Collection consists of 59 interviews with individuals prominent in the African American community, conducted between 1975 and 1976. The collection provides insight into the history of the African American community in the Kansas City metropolitan area.