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Collection Details


Collection Name: Black Archives Oral History Collection
Repository Name: Kansas City Public Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
URL: http://www.kclibrary.org/localhistory/collections.cfm?collID=78
Description: The collection is comprised of 97 audiocassettes, housed in five boxes, containing interviews of 56 people, largely from Kansas City's African American community. Subjects interviewed include political, business, religious, and community leaders. The interviews center on the history of the African American community in the Kansas City metropolitan area, and focus on the individual's role in and perception of that history. The collection also includes the paperwork that accompanied the project, such as interviewer evaluations, contracts for both staff and interviewees, and indexes to the collection of tapes.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 56
Broad Subjects: Ethnic groups
ASP Subjects: African American leadership; African Americans; Community; Kansas City, MO; Missouri; Oral history; United States
Collection Code: OHC0002138