Numerical List of Special Collections

AC1 Niles Home for Children Collection

The Niles Home for Children Collection documents the business activities of the Niles Home for Children in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1923 to 1963.

AC2 First Baptist Church [Kansas City, Kansas] Collection

The First Baptist Church Collection provides insight into the activities of First Baptist Church of Kansas City, Kansas, through meeting minutes, anniversary programs, and other items.

AC3 R. T. Coles Vocational School Collection

The R. T. Coles Vocational School Collection consists of yearbooks, photographs, and artifacts. The collection includes yearbooks for the following years: 1937-1939; 1941; 1951; 1953-1954. The collection also includes photographs of faculty and student activities, a set of math drills on glass slides, and an athletic warm-up top.

AC4 Merrill Street Baptist Church Collection

The Merrill Street Baptist Church Collection documents the activities of Merrill Street Baptist Church in Trenton, Missouri, through meeting minutes. The collection covers the period 1896-1964.

AC5 Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church Collection

The Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church Collection documents the business and financial activities of the Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church in Kansas City, Missouri. The collection covers the period 1945-1981 and includes business meeting minutes, church bulletins, collection lists, bank statements, and cancelled checks.

AC6 Lincoln Junior High School Collection

The Lincoln Junior High School Collection documents the activities of faculty and students at Lincoln Junior High School and its successor organization Lincoln Academy for Accelerated Study in Kansas City, Missouri from 1956 to 1990.

AC7 Sumner High School Collection

The Sumner High School Collection documents the activities of faculty and students at Sumner High School and its successor organization Sumner Academy in Kansas City, Kansas, from 1927 to 1986.

AC8 Queen of the World Hospital Collection

The Queen of the World Hospital Collection provides information regarding students of the School of Practical Nursing at Queen of the World Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. The collection primarily consists of student case files from the Queen of the World School of Practical Nursing, covering the period 1957-1965. The collection also includes correspondence regarding transcript requests; monogram patches; and two photographs.

AC9 Lincoln High School Collection

The Lincoln High School Collection consists of yearbooks, commencement programs, and photographs. The collection includes yearbooks for the following years: 1904; 1915-1918; 1920-1922; 1925; 1927-1930; 1933; 1936-1942; 1944-1964; 1969-1972; 1974; 1982. The collection includes commencement programs for the following years: 1904; 1917; 1935; 1953 (with Lincoln Junior College).

AC10 Allan Gray Family Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey

The Allan Gray Family Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey documents the personal and professional life of twentieth century American choreographer Alvin Ailey through Ailey’s correspondence, notebooks, book library, photographs and personal collection of memorabilia concerning achievements and performances of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

AC11 Mason and Plaster Tenders Local Union 555 Collection

The Mason and Plaster Tenders' Union Local 555 Collection, covering the period 1945-1957, primarily consists of financial records maintained by Robert King, finance secretary for Local 555. These financial records include dues receipts and collection records, bank statements and cancelled checks, and statements of revenue and expenses. The collection also includes work orders and labor publications.

AC12 Black Archives of Mid-America / Kansas City Public Library Oral History Collection

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.

AC13 Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection

The Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection, covering the period 1966-2007, documents the professional and community activities and achievements of Dr. Julia H. Hill, former president of the Kansas City, Missouri, Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and former member of the Board of Education of the Kansas City, Missouri, School District.

AC14 Geneva Price Collection

The Geneva Price Collection contains materials related to the educational outreach activities of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater during its 1984 Kansas City residency.

AC15 Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company Collection

The Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company Collection consists of original photographic prints and reprints showing Kansas City, Missouri, street scenes featuring Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company billboards ca. 1926.

AC16 Vernon J. Brooks Collection

The Vernon J. Brooks Collection contains document, photographs, and plaques related to the employment and community accomplishments of Vernon J. Brooks. The collection covers the period 1969-1981.

AC17 Carl V. Mason Collection

The Carl V. Mason Collection, covering the period 1950-1976, primarily consists of correspondence and photographs documenting the career of FBI agent Carl V. Mason at the FBI's Chicago and Kansas City, Missouri, field offices.

AC18 Green Family Collection

The Green Family Collection, covering the period 1914-1954, consists of correspondence, military service certificates, and other items documenting the lives of Walter and Thelma Green. Walter Green served as an infantry captain in the 368th Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division of the United States Army during World War I.

AC19 George W. Mayfield Collection

The George W. Mayfield Collection, covering the period 1945-2002, contains materials related to the life and career of Pullman porter and barber George W. Mayfield.