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Dr. Edward Beasley Collection

Creator: Beasley, Edward

Date: 1965 - 2010

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 442448

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this collection.

Biographical sketch: Dr. Edward Beasley was born June 3, 1932 in Omaha, Nebraska. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lincoln University, Masters of Arts degree from Kansas State Teachers' College, and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He was a lecturer and workshop leader who drew on his extensive educational background and professional experience. He wrote and narrated "Black History" a popular television and radio series presented on 65-plus stations in the United States and on the American Forces Overseas Network. He was executive director and supervisor of training programs for the Black Motivation Training Center, which he organized in 1970 in Kansas City, Kansas. He was a full-time instructor at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City, Missouri, and taught at Rockhurst College. Dr. Beasley was a consultant to General Motors, Kansas City; consultant for the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and council member of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History.

Summary: Box 1

Series 1: Professional Papers

Sub-Series 1: Personal Papers
Resume and Professional Credentials. Folder(s) 1
Arranged thematically from biographical to resumes and credentials. Contains several
versions of Beasley’s resume, reflecting different points in his career. Includes images
and examples of his scholarly and creative output.


General Correspondence. Folder(s) 2-4
Arranged thematically, professional correspondence, personal correspondence, etc. and
chronologically within theme.



Sub-Series 2: Speeches and Outlines

Speeches. Folder(s) 5-8
Items herein rarely bear information such as titles, dates, venues, etc. Materials are
Arranged thematically.

Outlines and Notes. Folder(s) 9-17
Items herein generally appear in outline form. It is unknown to what extent the
information and text for each record is Dr. Beasley’s and what is from another source.
Items often lack titles and dates or their purposes are not specified. Items are foldered
thematically.



Notebooks (6) Folder(s) 18-23
Dr. Beasley’s notebooks contain an array of information including notes and outlines for speeches, general thoughts, lesson plans, etc. Notebooks are foldered individually. Some sections bear descriptive information created by Beasley to identify the purpose of the material.


Sub-series 3: Scholarly Papers
Folder(s) 24-26
Includes published and unpublished scholarly research, rhetorical, and descriptive papers.
Items are arranged alphabetically by given title within folders. Folder 22 contains a single
paper.


Sub-Series 4: Administrative Papers
Folder(s) 27-33

Includes administrative and operational documents from the Association for the Study of
Afro-American Life and History and the Black Motivation Training Center. Materials are
arranged by organizational affiliation, theme/topic, alphabetical, chronological as
necessary.


Series 2: Publications
Materials herein differ from published works foldered in Scholarly Papers in that they
were created outside a solely scholarly context and specifically for purchase,
consumption, or wide distribution.


Subseries 1: Beasley Creator

Folder(s) 34-39

Items encompass Beasley’s Black History and Radio program transcripts, Black Trivia
information and promotional items, and educational materials. Folders arranged
Alphabetically by subject (Black History radio---tv, Black Trivia, educational material,
news articles. Items within folders arranged by air or publication date, or alphabetized by
title of article.

Subseries 2: Publications about Beasley
Folder(s) 40
Arranged Chronologically where possible then arranged alphabetically by title.



Box 2



Series 3: Research Materials
Folder(s) 41-52 Items herein encompass scanned and printed works originally published
in monograph or other form and scholarly materials created or compiled by others.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject. Items within folders are arranged
chronologically.

Series 4: Oral interviews and articles
Folder 53-54 Oral interviews with Dr. Edward Beasley
Folder 55 Information on the Black Trivia game Dr. Beasley developed, including news articles, press release advertisement in Ebony magazine
Folder 56 Dr. Beasley's Resume
Folder 57 Notes and articles from The Call
Folder 58 Assorted articles from Kansas City Kansan, Kansas City Star, and Omaha Star
Folder 59 Articles and columns written by Dr. Beasley and include the following topics: Robert L. Johnson, Tom Joyner and Travis Smiley, Thomas Andrew Dorsey, Muhammad Ali, Robert Sengstacke Abbott, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Richard Allen, Law and Order, A View from the Past, Katherine Dunham and Gordon Parks, Gerald Ford and Blacks, Comparisons with the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., 2007 Black History theme, The Slave Holiday Experience, and Parallelism Between Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama.
Folder 60 Directions, a Publication of the Metropolitan Community Colleges, Vol. 2, No. 3, Spring, 1985, contains an interview with Dr. Beasley.

Space Required/Quantity: 1.50 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Dr. Edward Beasley Collection

Language note: English

Scope and Content

Scope and content: The Edward Beasley collection contains research files, Black History scripts, notes, articles, a reel to reel recording, and newspaper articles. The records in this collection are mainly from Dr. Beasley’s professional career, with few records of his personal life. News articles (Series 3), detail his scholarly and pedagogical accomplishments and his service in the public sphere. Autobiographical information, such as resumes (Folder 1), highlight professional accomplishments and community involvement. General correspondence (Folders 2-4) contains items from members of the public meant to aid Beasley’s scholarly pursuits while the remainder are of a professional nature.


Beasley’s scholarly, oratorical, and pedagogical output is partially represented in Series 1 and 2 (his works are not complete). Many items lack dates, titles, or means of identifying their purpose. Researchers will have to determine their purpose (a speech, paper outline, or personal note) and whether they are written by Beasley. Items within the Publications series have potential for further investigation and identification. Dating, and identifying the purposes, of much of the rest of the collection may be difficult.

Administrative papers (Series 1, sub-series 4) relate to organizations such as the Black Motivation Training Center and the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History and researchers may be able to locate other records retained by these organizations or other repositories.

Much of the Beasley collection contains bibliographic materials (see Associated Materials) that may be accessed on request from the repository’s library. Apart from Beasley’s dissertation, these were not his writings, but were part of his research materials. Series 3, Research Materials, contains similar bibliographic materials; these items include a few scholarly papers, and scanned excerpts from journals and monographs.

Contents: Box 1

Folder 1 - Resumes and Professional Credentials
* Edward Beasley Promotional Brochure, Black Motivation Training Center
* Three (3) brief biographical sketches
* Black History and Edward Beasley informational sketch
* Four (4) resumes of various lengths and description
* Spiral bound resume with biographical sketches and creative output examples included
* “Radio-Television Council of Greater Kansas City - Annual Awards Dinner - May 25, 1971
* Penn Valley Community College Annual Division Chair Evaluation, 1988-1989.
* “Philosophical Approaches & Guidelines,” undated, 2 pages
* Photograph, color, 8x10 [copy, original not in archives’ possession], Dr. Beasley and President Jimmy
Carter shake hands. Signed, “With best wishes to Dr. Edward Beasley, Jimmy Carter.” 1978


Folder 2 - General Correspondence
* Charlene Scroggins, Membership Chairperson, Greater Kansas City Chapter Blacks in Government to Edward
Beasley Ph. D., September 16, 1982.
* C. L. Johnson, Vice-Chairman - Community Development, Procter & Gamble to Mr. Edward Beasley, January
25, 1984. Subject: Improving the Image of Wyandotte County. Invitees list included.
* Charlene Scroggins, Black Employment Program Manager, Equal Employment Opportunity Office to Edward
Beasley, Ph.D., January 30, 1984
* Merrill Andrews, Black Awareness Organization Representative to Black Motivation Training Center,
February 1, 1984. History of the Negro in America film series advertisement included.
* Rose Kemp, Regional Administrator, Office of the Secretary of Women’s Bureau to “Friend” (Beasley),
February 3, 1984. Job Training Partnership Act agenda and conference registration form attached.
* Merrill Andrews Black Awareness Organization Representative to Mr. Beasley, February 9, 1984
* Anne M. Wetta, Administrative Assistant to Judge James B. Beasley to Mr. Edward Beasley, Ph.D.,
February 15, 1984

* Kansas City Chamber of Commerce invitation, “Business After Hours,” to Edward Beasley, Ph.D., February
1984.
* Chuck Johnson, Community Development Vice-Chairman to “Improving the Image of Wyandotte County”
Committee, February 20, 1984. February 9th meeting minutes attached.
* Kem Cowles to Dr. Beasly (sic), February 26, 1984.
* Jerry Toney, Director of College Advancement, Mid-America Education Hall of Fame to Dr. Edward
Beasley, August 7, 2000.


Folder 3 - William Knox, WWI Veteran
* Explanatory note of materials, Beasley
* Clara Reid to Beasley, October 1997, envelope and “William L. Knox” biographical background
* Clara Reid to Beasley, Undated, William Knox materials:
Photograph, Black and White, 8x10, William Knox and Robert Sweeney, January 22,
1988. Pictured in front of In Memoriam mural (c1926) by Jules Guerin at Liberty
Memorial. Kansas City, MO.
“Black World War I veterans still bitter” news clipping, Jean Dubail, unknown paper
“Oral History Interview of 5/23/80 with William Knox,” conducted by “Beveridge,”
undated, 8 pages

* Original mailing envelope


Folder 4 - George Washington Carver
* Etta Dahlgren to Dr. Edward Beasley, May 1, 1988: letter; articles about George Washington Carver and
exhibit, Minneapolis, KS.
* Etta Dahlgren to Helen Gray, 1998: Articles about George Washington Carver and exhibit, Minneapolis,
KS.



Folder 5 - Church speech materials
* Women’s Missionary Union Banquet program, First Baptist Church, Kansas City Kansas. Undated. Speech
outline written on program.
* “Vacation Bible School,” undated. 17 pages
* Speech/Sermon on St. Stephen, undated, 5 pages
* Speech on black youth, undated, pages 2-7
* Speech on the Black Church/Christians, undated, pages 1-14 (2 labeled 14)
* Survival of the Black Family,” undated, first page only.
* “Reach Out, Reclaim, Rebuild and Retain: The Black Church Focusing on the Total Needs of
the Black Community,” undated, 8 pages
* Address to the Bowers Memorial CME Church, undated, 11 pages
* Speech on the black church and education, undated, pages 2-9

Folder 6 - Prejudice and Ethnic Identity Speeches
* Archie Bunker and Fred Sanford, undated, approx 20 pages
* “Exploding the Myths of Prejudice,” undated, 14 pages, contains notations
* “Exploding the Myths of Prejudice,” undated, 14 pages
* “The Language of Prejudice,” undated, 3 pages
* “Roots The Search for Identity,” undated, 6 pages, partial draft, with notes
* “Roots The Search for Identity,” undated, 11 pages
* “Family Tree and Black History,” undated, notes to “Roots,” 4 pages
* Study of descriptive analysis of ethnic relationships between a black instructor’s rationale and
selected curricular and instructional variables in higher education social science courses, undated,
24 pages (possibly a paper not meant as a speech)
* “Understanding Cultural Diversity,” undated, approx 15 pages

Folder 7 - Black Community, The American Dream, Dr. King
* “Education, Blacks and the American Dream,” undated, 15 pages
* Untitled King speech. “I have a dream” intro, undated, 5 pages
* Untitled King speech. Langston Hughes intro, undated, 9 pages
* Presentation on the black community, undated, 14 pages

Folder 8 - Speeches - General
* Class of 1962, possible ten year anniversary speech, (c. 1972), 12 pages.
* Sumner High School Class of 1967 15th Reunion. July, 21, 1982, 3 pages
* Untitled, “Former United States Attorney General Ramsey Clark Jr…,” undated, 7 pages
* Untitled, “My objective in teaching history…,” undated, approx 7 pages
* Untitled, “In 1903, Branch Rickey…,” undated, 11 pages
* “Harry S. Truman and Blacks,” Outline, undated, 4 pages

Folder 9 - KC and Missouri History - General
* “1900-1930,” undated, 20 pages
* “Slavery in Missouri,” undated, 4 pages
* Untitled, lynching of Raymond Gunn, undated, 14 pages
* Untitled, black history 1930s-1950s, undated, 3 pages
* Untitled, black history 1920s-1942, undated, 2 pages
* Untitled, Kansas City Negroes in WWII, undated, 2 pages
* “The Background Story of the 242nd, undated, 2 pages
* Untitled, black education, undated, 11 pages
* Untitled, KC race relations, 1950s-1970s, undated, 2 pages
* Untitled, lingering segregation, undated, 2 pages
* Untitled, 1968 KC race riot context, undated, 8 pages

Folder 10 - Westport
* “The Battle of Westport,” undated, 5 pages
* “Land Set Aside for Slaves,” undated, 1 page
* “Landmarks of Old Westport,” undated, 3 pages
* Untitled, Pioneers, undated, 2 pages



Folder 11 - KC Institutions
* “Schools,” undated, 2 pages
* Untitled, charitable homes, undated, 1 page
* Untitled, Elkdom lodge, undated, 2 pages
* Untitled, YWCA, undated, 2 pages
* Untitled, YMCA, undated, 2 pages
* Untitled, Frank C. Niles Home for orphans, undated, 1 page

Folder 12 - The Call Newspaper
* Untitled, The Call, undated, 18 pages

Folder 13 - Exodusters and the West
* “Negroes and the Exodus Movement,” undated, 2 pages
* Untitled, Kansas City Exodusters, undated, 1 page
* Untitled, Exodus Movement, undated, 1 page
* “The Betrayal of the Negro,” undated, 2 pages
* “The Betrayal of the Negro,” alternate version, undated, 3 pages
* “Black Cowboys,” undated, 2 pages

Folder 14 - Songs
* “Songs,” undated, 2 pages
* “Oh Freedom,” sheet music with notes, undated, 1 page
* “Swing Low,” sheet music with notes, undated, 1 page
* “Deep River,” sheet music with notes, undated, 1 page
* “Go Down Moses,” sheet music with notes, undated, 1 page
* “Steal Away to Jesus!,” sheet music with notes, undated, 1 page
* “Kum Ba Yah,” sheet music with notes, undated, 1 page

Folder 15 - Negro Historical Figures
* “African Pope Victori (Reigned 193-202 A.D.) Fixed Easter Celebration Date,” undated, 2 pages
* “The Reverend Warrior of Japan,” undated, 1 page

* “Samuel Fraunces ‘Black Sam’ George Washington’s Savior,” undated, 3 pages
* “Black Saints,” undated, 10 pages, part or whole adapted from Michigan Catholic,Archdiocese of
Detroit, January, 16, 1974
* “J.J. Jones 1962 Sumner High School Graduate,” biographical notes, 2 pages
* “The Buffalo Soldiers - 9th & 10th (Horse) Cavalry,” J.J. Jones pamphlet

Folder 16 - Interview - E.B. Franks
Dr. Beasley questions the elderly Franks about his parents, his time at Natchez College, his teaching career, his relationship to Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, among other aspects of his long life.
* “Interview with E.B. Franks, 108 years old, Edwardsville, Kansas by Dr. Beasley,” undated, c. 1983, 11
pages
* “Interview with E.B. Franks, 108 years old, Edwardsville, Kansas by Dr. Beasley,” original handwritten
notes of interview, contains errors, undated, c. 1983, 14 pages

Folder 17 - Connections Transcript
* Connections Television Segment, taped 2-1-84, aired 2-4-84, 15 pages (numbered 3-18)


Folder 18 - Notebook
Divided into four (4) sections
* “Teacher’s Wk Shop (sic),” undated, approx 18 pages
* “Lecture on Family,” undated, 6 pages
* “Sociology Family,” undated, 10 pages
* “Bk Women History (sic),” undated, four (4) possible subsections, approx 37 pages

Folder 19 - Notebook
Notebook divided into four (4) sections by dividers.
1st
* “Communication & Terminology,” undated, 17 pages
* “Communications,” undated, approx 5 pages
2nd
* Untitled, address to Cleveland Avenue Baptist Church, undated, 16 pages.
3rd
* “The ‘Crisis’ Impacting the African American Male and Family,” speech notes for the Solutions for the
Crisis of African American Male and Family conference, October 21, 1995, approx 8 pages, conference
agenda included
4th
* Untitled, James Murry Eulogy, undated, 7 pages

Folder 20 - Notebook
Divided into five (5) sections
* “Spirituals,” undated, approx 26 pages
* “Africa and Bible,” undated, approx 20 pages, includes newspaper and book clippings
* “Sunday School - Dev.,” I Samuel 28, 5 pages; Genesis, 4 pages; Numbers, 4 pages. All undated
* “Now is the Time Speech,” undated, approx 15 pages and numerous newspaper clippings
* “Temple Mount,” undated, notes and article clippings

Folder 21 - Notebook
Divided into five (5) sections in same manner as Black Trivia and contains trivia questions and answers.
* “A) Accomplishments”
* “BC. Black Culture”
* “BE. Black Experience”
* “(E) Entertainment”
* “Sports”

Folder 22 - Notebook
* “One America - A Diversity Perspective,” training seminar, undated, c. 1999, approx 17 pages

Folder 23 - Notebook
Divided into four (4) unlabeled sections
1st
* Untitled, ethnic sensitivity training notes, undated, approx 12 pages
2nd
* “Multicultural Education,” undated, 12 pages, includes “Struggle” by Frederick Douglass
3rd
* Untitled, notes and clippings on civil rights, includes loose notes, undated, approx 30 pages
* Untitled, negro history, notes and clippings, undated, approx 15 pages

Folder 24 - “An Outline History of Blacks in Kansas City, 1800-1978”
* “An Outline History of Blacks in Kansas City, 1800-1978,” Prepared by Edward Beasley, Ph.D.
and Enid Mushkin, Ph.D. for Black Cultural Motivation Center, Inc., Black Archives of Mid
America, Inc. under grant from National Endowment of Humanities, PM-27-352-77-477, January
1979

Folder 25 - Scholarly Papers
* “The Black Community.” Published in Abstracts, 27th National Association of Human Rights
Workers, Fall 1972
* “Black and Ethnic Studies,” in New Approaches to Undergraduate Education. Midwest Regional Council of
the American Association of Higher learning, October 1972.
* “Overview of the Mexican-American Community,” Pan-Educational Institute, 1976
* “Economics/Occupation of the Afro-American Family.” A report for the Association for the Study of Afro-
American Life and History, Inc. 1984
* “A Dream Deferred Becomes a Reality in Kansas,” Kansas Humanities Magazine, 1987.
* “The History of the African-American in Kansas City: A critical Evaluation of the Sources, undated
* “Overview of the Black Community in Kansas City,” undated

Folder 26 - “Ethnic Heritage,” “An Ethnic Perspective,” Ethnic Myths
* “Prejudice 1,” Ethnic Heritage, 1976, 1 page
* “Blacks in Early Motion Pictures,” An Ethnic Perspective, undated, 1 page
* “Columbus,” An Ethnic Perspective, undated, 1 page
* “Developing an Ethnic Perspective,” An Ethnic Perspective, undated, 3 pages
* “Ethnic Name-Calling,” An Ethnic Perspective, undated, 1 page
* “Ethnic Name-Calling (alternate),” An Ethnic Perspective, undated, 1 page
* “Ethnicity in Early Radio - Amos ‘n Andy,” An Ethnic Perspective, undated, 1 page
* “A Chittlin’ Test for Black People and Freedom-Bound Whites, undated, 1 page
* “Myths about Blacks,” undated, 2 pages
* “Myths about Mexican-Americans,” undated, 1 page
* “Myths about Jews,” undated, 1 page
* “Myths about Italians,” undated, 1 page
* “Myths about Polish,” undated, 1 page
* “Myths about Orientals,” undated, 1 page

Folder 27 - ASALH Correspondence
* William H. Simons to Edward Beasley, August 14, 1998, “Minutes - Association for the Study of
Afro-American Life and History, Inc. Executive Council Meeting. October 4, 1997, Las Angeles,
CA., 4 pages
* Correspondence, post card, Justine Devan to ASALH National President Dr. Edward Beasley, May
28, 1998.
* Irena L. Webster, Executive Director, ASALH to Dr. H. Patrick Swygert, President, Howard
University, October 14, 1998, one page.

Folder 28 - ASALH Publications
* “1999 Black History Learning Resource Package” Brochure
* “African Heritage in the Catholic Church,” Sister Anthony Scallly, R.S.M, Marilyn Nickels, Ph.D., Elio
Gasperetti, National Afro-American History Kit, 1979
* “Abraham Pearse of the Mayflower,” by Bob Cubie, 1982 Afro-American History Kit
* “The Champion: Cortez Peters, Jr.,” 1982 Afro-American History Kit
* “Pioneers in Preservation of Black Heritage,” 1982 Afro-American History Kit

Folder 29 - ASALH Administrative Rosters
* “ASALH Membership List,” undated, 1 page
* Committees List, undated, 2 pages* “ASALH Branch List,” November, 12, 1998, 10 pages
* “Profiles,” undated, 4 pages

Committee Lists (pages numbered): * “Executive Committee” * “Membership Committee” * “Branch Coordinating Committee” * “Woodson’s ‘Superheroes’ Committee” * “Carter G. Woodson Scholars Medallion Committee” * “Advisory Board”* “Building and Groups Committee” * “Personnel Committee” * “Nominating Committee” * “Constitution Committee” * “Site Selection Committee” * “The Committee on Funding for ASALH” * “Mary McLeod Bethune Service Award Committee” * “Branch Achievement Awards Committee” * “Essay Contest Committee” * “The Auditing Committee” * “Program Committee” * “Executive Council Members of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, 1998-2000” * “Class of 1998” * “Class of 1999” * “Class of 2000” * “Student Council Members 1997-1998”


* “Unaudited Financial Statement, January-October 1998”
* “Expenditures from Franking National Account”
* “Convention Report,” November 13, 1998

Folder 30 - Black Motivation Training Center Administrative
* “Black Motivation Training Center CETA Title II-B, Fiscal Year 1982, 2 pages
* (Document 1) “Final Report - Private Sector Marketing and Needs Assessment Program,” for June
1, 1981 - December 31, 1981, 62 pages.

Folder 31 - Black Motivation Training Center Administrative
* (Document 2) Existing clerical job openings in metropolitan Kansas City, October 1 - December 23,
1982, 1 page
* (Document 3) “Black Motivation Training Center Occupational Skill Training,” 6 pages
* (Document 4) “Business English and Communication,” Instructor: Gillian Nelson, September
1982, 5 pages; “Business Math,” Instructor: Gillian Nelson, September 1982, 3 pages
* (Document 5) “Assignment Outline - General Clerks & Systems Clerk,” 1 page; “Mag-Card
Training,” 1 page; “Assignment Outline for Non-Typist,” 1 page
* (Document 6) “Overview of Training - General Clerks - Systems Clerks,” 1 page; “Course
Outline,” 3 pages; “Rationale - Typing,” 1 page
* (Document 7) “Recordkeeping,” 25 pages

Folder 32 - Black Motivation Training Center Administrative
* Correspondence, Edward Beasley to Beth Brown, JTPA-SDA III, Private Industry Council, January
26, 1984, 2 pages
* “First Week” Itinerary, undated, 1 page
* “Incentive Motivation Communication Component Curriculum,” undated, 1 page
* “BMTC Proposed Budget, 1/1/84 - 6/30/84,” 1 page
* “Private Industry Council - SDA III,” 1/1/84 - 6/30/84, December 9, 1983, 13 pages

* “Program Activities and Services (Adult and Youth),” KSDA III PIC Activity Definitions,
undated, 6 pages
* BMTC enrollment figures, 1970-1983, 1 page
* “Contributions to Black Motivation Training Center,” 3 pages
* “Meeting with Beth Brown, Friday, February 3, 1984, 1:00 pm,” 1 page

Folder 33 - Black Motivation Training Center Information
* “Background and History,” undated, 2 pages
* ‘From Montgomery to Memphis’ film announcement, undated, 2 pages

Folder 34 - Black History Radio Scripts
* “Biography - Edward Beasley,” 1 page
* (Radio #1) Matthew Henson - Explorer - 50 sec, undated; (Radio #2) Lewis Latimer - Scientist - 50 sec, undated; (Radio #3) Emancipation Proclamation and Violence - 50 sec, undated; (Radio #4) Nat Turner’s Insurrection - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #5) Hiram R. Revels - Senator - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #6) George Washington Carver - Scientist - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #7) The “Black Codes” - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #8) Slave-Trade Manifest Destiny - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #9) Marion Anderson - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #10) The “Black Cabinet” - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #11) W.E.B. DuBois - Scholar - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #12) Two Good Reference Books - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #13) The 1793 Philadelphia Epidemic - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #14) Henry Ossawa Turner - Artist - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #15) James Beckworth - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #16) New England Blacks in the American Revolutionary War - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #17) Phillis Wheatley - Poetess - 50 sec., undated; (Radio # 18) Quakers Against Slavery - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #19) John Punch - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #20) Elijah McCoy - Inventor - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #21) Freedom for Slaves in Revolutionary War - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #22) Black Spirituals’ Secret Meanings - 50 sec., undated; (Radio # 23) Jan E. Malzeliger - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #24) Free Blacks before the Civil War - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #25) Mary McCleod Bethune - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #26) The Cato Conspiracy - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #27) Black Exodus from the South - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #28) Norbert Rillieux - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #29) Denmark Vesey - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #30) Isaac Murphy - Jockey - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #31) Deborah Gannett - Soldier - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #32) Detroit Riot - 1863 - 51 sec., undated; (Radio #33) Sarah Roberts vs Boston Schools - 1849 - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #34) Charles Richard Drew - Blood Plasma - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #35) A. Philip Randolph - Civil Rights and Union Leader - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #36) Alexandre Dumas - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #37) The Battle of the Alamo - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #38) Slavery and the State of Texas - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #39) Ancient Egypt - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #40) It Came from Africa (Words) - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #41) David Walker’s Appeal - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #42) Campus Unrest During the Days of Slavery - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #43) Gabriel Prosser - Insurrectionist - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #44) The Black Racial Name - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #45) The War of 1812 - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #46) Jumping the Broomstick - Marriage - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #47) Blacks in the Civil War - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #48) Blacks in the Spanish-American War - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #49) Dr. Daniel Hale Williams - First Heart Surgery - 51 sec., undated; (Radio #50) Frederick Douglas (sic) - Abolitionist - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #51) Blacks in World War I, undated; (Radio #52) Alexander Pushkin - Father of Russian Literature - 51 sec., undated; (Radio #53) Black-White Misunderstanding - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #54) Bishop Richard Allen - AME Church - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #55) Jean Baptiste Du Sable - Settler of Chicago - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #56) Declaration of Independence - 51 sec., undated; (Radio #57) Plessy vs Ferguson - “Separate but Equal” - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #58) Benjamin Banneker - Astronomer, Mathematician - 51 sec., undated; (Radio #59) Granville T. Woods - Inventor - 51 sec., undated; (Radio #60) Slaves Offered Freedom by British in Revolutionary War - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #61) The Black Man’s Dreams - 51 sec., undated; (Radio #62) Black Terminology - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #63) The Healy Brothers - 51 sec., undated; (Radio #64) Black Nationalism - 51 sec., undated; (Radio #65) Olmsted and Slavery - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #66) Why Black History? - 51 sec., undated; (Radio #67) Dred Scott - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #68) Dr. John S. Rock - Doctor, Lawyer, Dentist, Teacher - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #69) Black Muslims - 50 sec., undated; (Radio #70) Stokely Carmichael - Black Power - 50 sec., undated

Folder 35 - Black History Television Scripts 1-63
* TV and radio station Black History carrier list, 1 page
* Black History TV script index, 5 pages
* “Biography - Edward Beasley,” 1 page
*(TV #1) Black History, Part 1 - 3:30, undated; (TV #2) Black History, Part 2 - 3:30, undated; (TV #3) American Revolutionary War - 3:30, undated; (TV #4) War of 1812 -3:30, undated; (TV #5) Jean Baptiste Du Sable - 3:31, undated; (TV #6) Sojourner Truth - 3:30, undated; (TV #7) David Walker’s Appeal - 3:30, undated; (TV #8) Dr. Charles Richard Drew - 3:30, undated; (TV #9) Marcus Garvey - 3:30, undated; (TV #10) Mary McLeod Bethune - 3:27, undated; (TV #11) Manumissions - 3:30, undated; (TV #12) Manumission through Christianity - 3:31, undated; (TV #13) Harriet Tubman Part 1 - 3:29, undated; (TV #14) Harriet Tubman Part 2 - 3:33, undated; (TV #15) Black Muslims - 3:30, undated; (TV #16) John S. Rock, Part 1 - 3:30, undated; (TV #17) John S. Rock, Part 2 - 3:30, undated; (TV #18) Plessy vs. Ferguson - 3:30, undated; (TV #19) Alexandre Dumas - French General - 3:27, undated; (TV #20) Benjamin Bannaker (sic) - 3:30, undated; (TV #21) George Washington Carver - 3:32, undated; (TV #22) Outstanding Black Women - 3:30, undated; (TV #23) Outstanding Black Inventors, undated; (TV #24) Alexandre Dumas - Novelist - 3:28, undated; (TV # 25) President Theodore Roosevelt - 3:33, undated; (TV #26) Quakers & Manumission - 3:31, undated; (TV #27) Manumissions After the Revolutionary War - 3:30, undated; (TV #28) Manumission by Service in Colonial Army - 3:30, undated; (TV #29) Revolutionary War & Insurrections, undated; (TV #30) Insurrections and Manumissions, undated; (TV #31) Isaac Murphy - 3:30; (TV #32) Norbert Rillieux - 3:30, undated; (TV #33) Black History References - 3:30, undated; (TV #34) Jan E. Matzeliger, undated; (TV #35) Primary Sources - 3:32, undated; (TV #36) The Tragedy of Philadelphia - 3:30, undated; (TV #37) Federal and State Slavery Laws - 3:28, undated; (TV #38) The Black Man and History - 3:25, undated; (TV #39) Independence and Freedom - 3:25, undated; (TV #40) Interpretations of the Emancipation Proclamation - 3:33, undated; (TV #41) Josiah Henson at Auction Block - 3:27, undated; (TV #42) Education for Blacks at the Turn of the Century - 3:30, undated; (TV #43) Africans and Black History - 3:30, undated; (TV #44) Lewis Latimer, undated; (TV #45) “Madame C. J. Walker,” undated; (TV #46) Political Problems for Blacks at the Turn of the Century, undated; (TV #47) The Underground Railroad Part 1 3:31, undated; (TV #48) Langston Hughes - 3:25, undated; (TV #49) Ku Klux Klan - 3:30, undated; (TV #50) Interview - Ed Beasley with Hayward Henry - 3:29, undated; (TV #51) Interview - Ed Beasley with Hayward Henry - 3:30, undated; (TV #52) The Biblical Defense of Slavery - 3:29, undated; (TV #53) The Female Slave - 3:28, undated; (TV #54) Black Enslavement - 3:28, undated; (TV #55) Miscegenation and the Black Woman - 3:29, undated; (TV #56) Comparative Studies, undated; (TV #57) Henry Baker and Black Inventors - 3:26, undated; (TV #58) Underground Railroad - 3:27, undated; (TV #59) Black Man’s Struggle - 3:29, undated; (TV #60) Teaching Black History - 3:30, undated; (TV #61) Black Inventors - 3:30, undated; (TV #62) The Negro as a Businessman -3:30, undated; (TV #63) Slavery - Part 1 - 3:30, undated

Folder 36 - Black History Television Scripts 64-126
* (TV #64) Slavery - Part II - 3:30, undated; (TV #65) Blacks in the Spanish-American War 3:30, undated; (TV #66) Jumping the Broomstick - 3:35, undated; (TV #67) Race Riot & Emancipation Proclamation - 3:20, undated; (TV #68) Nat Turner - 3:30, undated; (TV #69) Dreams & Assassins - 3:30, undated; (TV #70) Excerpts from the Life of Frederick Douglas (sic) - 3:30, undated; (TV #71) Egypt - 3:25, undated; (TV #72) Six Famous Black Men, undated; (TV #73) How Slaves Fought Back - 3:30, undated; (TV #74) 1968 - 3:30, undated; (TV #75) Early American Documents and the Black Man - 3:30, undated; (TV #76) Adam Clayton Powell - 3:32, undated; (TV #77) White Attitudes Toward Blacks & Slavery - 3:30, undated; (TV #78) James Weldon Johnson - Lawyer - Diplomat - Writer - 3:35, undated; (TV #79) The Case of Lloyd Gaines - 3:30, undated; (TV #80)Black Reaction to John Brown’s Death - 3:30, undated; (TV #81) Benjamin Bannaker’s (sic) Letter to Thomas Jefferson - 3:30, undated; (TV #82) Educational Values, undated; (TV #83) Gabriel Prosser - Insurrectionist - 3:29, undated; (TV #84) Ed Beasley - Reginald Buckner - 3:30, undated; (TV #85) Myths about Black Slaves - 3:31, undated; (TV #86) World War I - 3:30, undated; (TV #87) Important Dates in Black History - 3:30, undated; (TV #88) Frederick Douglas (sic) - 3:32, undated; (TV #89) Carmichael - Black Power - 3:29, undated; (TV #90) Alexander Pushkin The Father of Russian Literature - 3:27, undated; (TV #91) Peculiar Institution - Kenneth Stampp, undated; (TV #92) Black Writer at the Turn of the Twentieth Century - 3:31, undated; (TV #93) Black America 1916 - 1918 - 3:30, undated; (TV #94) The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 - Interview with Dr. Wm Tuttle - 3:28, undated; (TV #95) African Survivals - 3:30, undated; (TV #96) Civil Rights, 1963-1964 - 3:29, undated; (TV #97) Black Studies The Teaching of Black History - 3:35, undated; (TV #98) Martin Luther King, Jr. (Part 1) - 3:30, undated; (TV #99)Martin Luther King, Jr. (Part II) - 3:32, undated; (TV #100) Martin Luther King, Jr. (Part III) - 3:30, undated; (TV #101) Religion and Marriage in Slavery - 3:30, undated; (TV #102) Winn vs Sam Martin - June 1862 - 3:28, undated; (TV #103) Col. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. - 3:30, undated; (TV #104) Cherokee Bill Part I - 3:30, undated; (TV #105) Cherokee Bill Part 2 - 3:30, undated; (TV #106) The African Heritage - 3:29, undated; (TV #107) Song and Brawn of the Slaves, undated; (TV #108) Slavery in Virginia - 3:29, undated; (TV #109) Baseball in 1947 and the Black Man - 3:30, undated; (TV #110) The Beginning of Slavery - 3:28, undated; (TV #111) Slavery in the North - 3:30, undated; (TV #112) Blessed Martin Deporres - 3:30, undated; (TV #113) Black Movement and Africa - 3:30, undated; (TV #114) W.E.B. DuBois’ Answer to Booker T. Washington - 3:30, undated; (TV #115) Booker T. Washington - 3:30, undated; (TV #116) Myths - 3:30, undated; (TV #117) Blacks in Sports - 3:30, undated; (TV #118) Separate Means Unequal - 3:30, undated; (TV #119) Carl Stokes - 3:30, undated; (TV #120) Shirley Chisholm - 3:30, undated; (TV #121) Understanding African Art - 3:30, undated; (TV #122) Folk Beliefs of the Southern Negro - 3:30, undated; (TV #123) Whitney M. Young - 3:30, undated; (TV #124) Jupiter Hammon, undated; (TV #125) Black Names - 3:30, undated; (TV #126) Matthew Alexander Henson - 3:30, undated

Folder 37- Black Trivia
* “Black History Trivia” information packet, 4 pages
* Draft to previous item, 3 pages (First page of previous)
* “Local Man Creates ‘Black Trivia’ Game,” Kansas City Kansan, July 17, 1985
* Image, color, Black Trivia game box with cards, undated
* Black Trivia advertisement, 1985, Gemini Trivia, Inc
* Scanned copy of previous item
* Black Trivia advertisement and order form, undated, 2 pages
* “Black History Test,” test booklet, undated. (Unknown creator, association with “Black Trivia”
not clear).

Folder 38 - Publications
* “Aframerican Fe Bon’e Matters of Facts,” 1995, Edward Beasley and Bessie C. Beasley
Associates
* “African American Women - February 1-28 - Episodes and Deeds,” Afro-American history kit,
1996. 71st National Celebration of Afro-American History - African American Women: Yesterday,
Today, and Tomorrow, Associated Publishers, Inc.


Folder 39 - Newspaper Articles by Beasley
* “9-11 And Numerologists,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City Call, undated
* “ African American Books for Reading,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “African Americans Customs and Traditions,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call,
undated
* “African Americans Role in the Making of America,” Black History Month Feature, unknown
paper, undated
* “African Biblical References,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “African Sculpture,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Area Remembers Black Poet Langston Hughes with Centennial Birthday Celebration, Black
History Month Feature, unknown paper, undated
* “Arrogance and Humility,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* Title unknown, Kansas City Star article, Saturday, July 3, 1976, concerning the religious roots of
the black experience at the bicentennial.
* “‘Big Mike’ and ‘Little Mike,’” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Black Life in the West,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Black Slave Owners - A History Lesson,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “A Contrast Between Arab and U.S. Slavery,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call,
undated
* “The Declaration of Independence’s Omissions,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call,
undated
* “Dr. King’s Spirit Still Lives On,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Favorite Quotations from Black Giants,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Gestures, Part II,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
(post June 25, 1998)
* “Hagar: Mother of Future Nations,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Historic View of Cannibalism,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “A Holiday Lesson: The Meaning of Kwanzaa,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call,
undated
* “Laura Bush and Afghan Women,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Malcolm’s Stand on Racism,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Media and Race - Television Gets Mixed Reviews for Efforts on Minority Affairs,” The Kansas
City Star, undated
* “Memories, Memories and Memories,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Now is the Time,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Othello’s Aldridge and Robeson,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Pain, Pain and Arthritis,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Queen of Sheba,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Questions Concerning the Baby Jesus,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Questions on the Christmas Story,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Theodore Roosevelt and Black America,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
(c. 1995)
* “Understanding a World of Culture,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated
* “Watch that Thumbs-Up Sign,” Matters of Fact column, Kansas City The Call, undated

Folder 40 - Newspaper Articles about Beasley
* Image, “Edward Beasley...teaching history nearly 30 years,” staff photo by Jan Housewerth, in
Kansas City Star, January 11, 1985, page 1B, scan from Penn Valley Community College Library
* “Ivanhoe gala,” The Kansas City Star, Sunday January 11, 1987, page 7E
* “Dr. Beasley on Point/Counterpoint,” The Call, February 13-19, 1987, page 2. Scan from Penn
Valley Library, Kansas City, Mo.
* “Dr. Edward Beasley Named V.P. of National Black History Group,” The Call, December 9-15,
1988
* “People On,” Kansas City Business Journal, week of September 25, 1989
* “Beyond the Dates and Documents - Black Historians Focus on People, Stories,” The Kansas City
Star, February 6, 1993, by Brian Burnes, pages E1, E7
* “Ethnicity Isn’t Trivial to Him - It’s History,” The Kansas City Star, by Brian Burnes, undated
* “The Negro’s Role in American History,” unknown paper, undated

Box 2

Folder 41 - Slavery
* “Slavery in Missouri 1804-65,” Anthony Harrison Trexler, Dissertation 1914. Johns Hopkins Press.
Lancaster, PA.
* “Slaveholding in Jackson County, Missouri,” Lyle Wesley Dorsett, Paper, March 1962, Native Sons of
Kansas City, Missouri, 1-29
* “Chronology of Notable Events and Statistics,” B. Hollander, Chapter 2 of Slavery in America, 1963,
New York: Barnes and Noble.
* “Slave Row,” Chapter 8 in The Negro in Virginia. Virginia Writer’s Project. Arno Press and the New
York Times, 1969, 67-78
* “Free Blacks in Antebellum Missouri, 1820-1860,” Donnie D. Bellamy, Missouri Historical Review 67,
no. 2 (January 1973): 198-226.
* “Boone County Slaves: Sales, Estate Divisions and Families, 1820-1865, Part II,” James William
McGettigan Jr., Missouri Historical Review, 72 (1978): 271-295.
* Possible Dissertation excerpt, unknown author, undated, 124-144


Folder 42 - Civil Disorder
* “Final Report: Mayor’s Commission on Civil Disorder,” August 15, 1968. Kansas City, Missouri.
* Copy with notations


Folder 43 - Exodusters
* “Old Settlement was Made Up of Negro Refugees from Tennessee, Who Came Up River in 1879 and
Established Town Soon to be No More,” History-Early, Juniper - Negro City, 1927, 3 pages
* “Nicodemus: Negro Haven on the Solomon,” Glen Schwendamann, State Commission on Civil Rights, June 1971
* “Toward the Promised Land: The Exodus to Kansas and Afterward,” Arvarh E. Strickland,
Missouri Historical Review 69, no. 4 (July, 1975), 376-412.
* “Exodusters of 1879: St. Louis and Kansas City Response,” Susanna M. Grenz, Missouri Historical
Review 73, no. 1 (October, 1978), 54-70.


Folder 44 - Kansas City and Missouri History
* “Chained to Ridge-Pole and Burned - Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri,” Arthur Franklin Raper,
Chapter 10, The Tragedy of Lynching. University of North Carolina Press, 1933, 1970
* “Community in Action,” Marian J. Comstock. Teachers College. October 1936
* “Wesport: Gateway to the Early West,” Louis O. Honig, Industrial Press, 1950. Excerpts: 12 -14,
73, 107, 118-119,123-124.
* “Kansas City Blacks, Harry Truman and the Pendergast Machine,” Larry Grothaus, Missouri
Historical Review, volume 69, October 1974, pp. 65-82.
* “K.C. Roots: Many Rich Customs and Traditions Are Blended From Native and Foreign Influences
Embedded Here,” William L. McCorkle, in Kansas City Star, February 5, 1978. Transcript outline
(presumably by Beasley) included.
* “Prospectus for the Production of a Printed History: On the Corner of 18th and Vine: Yesterday in the
Black Community of Kansas City, Missouri - 1919-1954,” Horace Peterson, Executive Director, Black
archives of Mid-America, 2033 Vine Street, Kansas City Missouri, September 10, 1983
* “Hiram Young: Black Entrepreneur on the Santa Fe Trail.” Wagon Tracks 4(1), 6-7, 1989
* “Life, Time, and Events of Past Kansas City,” Elvis Gibson, July 1990.
* Grover G. Hankins speech, petition on behalf of Zetta Means and Jesse F. Hope III for the recognition
of Old Quindaro area of Kansas City, Undated, 5 pages
Attachment I, “Description,” 2 pages
Attachment II, Untitled, 7 pages
Attachment IV (attachment III not present), “Significance” and “Footnotes - Significance,”
6 pages

Folder 45 - Essay Collection - Blacks in Kansas
* “Being Your Own Boss: Blacks in the Free Enterprise System,” undated, unknown author, 5
Pages
* “A Spirited Tradition - Black Newspapers in Kansas,” undated, unknown author, 4 pages
* “‘We Must Educate,’” undated, unknown author, 6 pages
* “Pioneers,” undated, unknown author, 7 pages
* “They Came to Work,” undated, unknown author, 6 pages
* “Organizations,” undated, Brenda Williams, 3 pages
* “Civil Rights,” undated, Brenda Williams, 3 pages
* “The Black Church and its Ministers,” undated, Brenda Williams, 3 pages
* “Musicians and Creative Artists,” undated, Brenda Williams, 3 pages
* “Physicians and Lawyers,” undated, Brenda Williams, 3 pages

Folder 46 - Race and the Negro in Africa and America
* “Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” Martin Luther King Jr., April 16, 1963, Pamphlet produced by American Friends Service Committee, May 1963
* “Early Negro States in Africa,” J. H. Franklin, Chapter 2 in From slavery to freedom: A history of
Negro Americans, 1967, 12-22, New York: Knopf
* “The Negro and American Imperialism,” J. H. Franklin, Chapter 22 in From slavery to freedom: A
history of Negro Americans, 1967, 411-418, New York: Knopf
* “America Enters the Twentieth Century,” W. L. Katz, Chapter 15 in Eyewitness, the Negro in
American History, 1967, excerpt 369-374, Pitman, New York.
* Excerpts from “Teachers’ Guide to American Negro History,” by William Loren Katz, “Preface,”
pages 5-9; “Exploration and Colonization of the New World,” pages 51-54; “The Birth and Growth of
a New Nation, 1776-1815,” pages 58-60, The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, 1968
* “Profiles of Black Americans,” Dexter & Westbrook, Ltd., Rockville Centre, N.Y. 11571
“Martin Luther King, Jr. - 1929-1968”
“A. Philip Randolph - 1889-____”
“Carter Goodwin Woodson - 1875-1950”
* Newsprint, “Black Rage Mounting,” Carl T. Rowan, The Kansas City Times, 15A, Wednesday, June
27, 1979, via Field Newspaper Syndicate, 1979.
* Eighteenth-Century Anthropology, T. F. Gossett, Chapter 3 in Race: The history of an idea in America,
1997, 32 -53, New York: Oxford University Press

Folder 47 - Black Arts
* Photograph, Gwendolyn Brooks, undated, Johnson Publishing Co., Chicago
* “Mari Evans - ‘Vive Noir!,’” Originally from Negro Digest, September/October, 1968.
* “A Further Pioneer,” Gwendolyn Brooks, Introduction to “Don’t Cry, Scream,” 1969, 3 pages
* “Lectures on liberation,” A. Y. Davis, 1971, New York: N.Y. Committee to Free Angela Davis
* LeRoi Jones biographical sketch and “The Dutchman,” in Contemporary Black drama: from "A raisin in
the sun" to "No place to be somebody," Clinton F. Oliver, Stephanie Sills, 209-231, Scribner, 1971
* “Black Movies” Newsweek, October 23, 1972
* “To Be Young, Gifted and Black,” Timothy F. Welsh

Folder 48 - Education
* “Penn School Spirit Reflected Stable Community,” by Sarah Barker, The Kansas City Star, February 18,
1967
* “The American Missionary Association and Black Education in Civil War Missouri,” Joe M. Richardson,
Missouri Historical Review 69, no. 4 (July, 1975): 433-448.
* “Some Aspects of Black Education in Reconstruction Missouri: An Address by Richard B. Foster,"
Antonio Holland, Gary R. Kremer, ed. Missouri Historical Review 70, no. 2 (January 1976): 184-198,
possibly incomplete.

Folder 49 - Catholicism
*“History of Saint Joseph Parish (Formerly Saint Monica Parish) Kansas City, Missouri, 1910-1976,”
Sister Mary Edgar Meyer. Marian College. Indianapolis, Indiana

Folder 50 - Mormonism
* “Bibliographic Essay,” source unknown, undated, pages 238-246, possible page 237.
* Draft materials, Beasley possible author, undated, 7 pages
* Bibliographic resources: “Contemporary Accounts by Non-Mormons,” “General Secondary Works on
Mormonism,” “Latter-Day Saint Newspapers and Serial Publications,” “Manuscripts,” “Mormon
Scriptures,” Mormon Tracts and Pamphlets,” “Published Diaries, Journals, Letters, Memoirs, and
Source Collections,” “Non-Utah or Schismatic Mormon Materials,” undated, Beasley probable
compiler, 9 pages

Folder 51 - Items from Kansas State Historical Society
* Pat Michaelis to Blacks in Kansas Advisory Committee, August 9, 1983. Letter and attached materials
* Item 1, Newspaper article, Lawrence Daily Journal World, January 20, 1938. Experiences of the Harvey
Family
* Item 2, Ninth Annual Report of the Superintendent of Public Education of the State of Kansas, 1869
(1870), 2 pages
* Item 3, Fifteenth Biennial Report of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction of Kansas for the
Years Ending June 30, 1905, and June 30, 1906, 3 pages
* Item 4, N. Sawyer, Constituent, to Governor Henry Allen, January 11, 1918, 4 pages
* Item 5, John R. Shillady, national secretary, NAACP, to Governor Henry Allen, February 18, 1919
* Item 6, Newspaper article, “School Segregation Banned, The Topeka State Journal, May 17, 1954, 1
Page
* Item 7, Everyone Magazine, “Judge Cordell Meeks - 1st Elected Black District Court Judge in the State
of Kansas - Wyandotte County District Court - Kansas City, Kansas,” January 1974
* Item 8, Everyone Magazine, “Why?: Kansas’ Greatest Banking Institution Survived,” April 1967, 1
Page
* Bibliography, 6 pages

Folder 52 - Ku Klux Klan Propaganda and News
* “Gen. Brown is Right: Jews Control Newsmedia,” The New Order of the Ku Klux Klan, P.O. Box
2345 Overland, Mo. 63114, circa 1975, 2 pages
* “Special Rights for Black Savages??,” The New Order of the Ku Klux Klan, P.O. Box 2345 Overland,
Mo. 63114, undated, 1 page
* “Klan, Minus Robes, in Comeback Here,” Chicago Tribune, Sunday, March 16, 1975, 1 page
* “Klan, Minus Robes, Making Comeback Bid,” --- “Kleagle, Rabbi Mix It Up,” unknown source,
undated

Folder 53
* "My Youth", a transcript of an oral interview given to a caregiver in Sun City, Arizona, 2016

Folder 54
* "Oral History Interview with Edward Beasley" Interviewer JoAnn Krekel, May 4, 1996

Folder 55
* Information on the Black Trivia game

Folder 56
* Dr. Edward Beaslery's resume

Folder 57
* Notes and articles from The Call

Folder 58
* Assorted articles from Kansas City Kansan, Kansas City Star, and Omaha Star

Folder 59
* Articles and columns written by Dr. Beasley and include the following topics: Robert L. Johnson, Tom Joyner and Travis Smiley, Thomas Andrew Dorsey, Muhammad Ali, Robert Sengstacke Abbott, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Richard Allen, Law and Order, A View from the Past, Katherine Dunham and Gordon Parks, Gerald Ford and Blacks, Comparisons with the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., 2007 Black History theme, The Slave Holiday Experience, and Parallelism Between Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama.

Folder 60
* Directions, a Publication of the Metropolitan Community Colleges, Vol. 2, No. 3, Spring, 1985, contains an interview with Dr. Beasley.
*

Locators:

Locator Contents
144-03-01-14 to 144-03-01-15   

Related Records or Collections

Associated materials: AV-
1 reel to reel tape "Identity Crisis" by Edward Beasley


Library-
Thesis:
A Study of the Manumission of Negro Slaves to 1832

Dissertation:
A Descriptive Study of Relationships Between Black Teachers' Rationale, and Selected Demographic Curricular and Instructional Variables In Junior or Community College Black Studies Courses


Books:

Pitts, Le Roy, Sr., Up From The Bottoms

Sullivan, Patricia, Lift Every Voice

Kansas City Negro City Directory 1942-1943

The Anti-Slavery History of The John Brown Year

African American History Kansas City Style

Olson, Kevin G. W., Frontier Manhattan

Meeting The Challenge of Change 60 Years History

Symbols of God's Grace Seventy Years History St. Stephen Baptist Church

Metropolitan Baptist Church 1865-1961

The Spirit of Freedom

Reaching For A Dream

Speer, Hugh, The Case of the Century

Beasley, Edward, A Descriptive Study of Relationships Between Black Teachers' Rationale... A Dissertation

Index Terms

Subjects

    Black History (Television program)
    Beasley, Edward
    African Americans -- History
    Black Trivia (game)
    Civil rights
    Race relations -- Kansas -- Kansas City
    Race relations -- Missouri -- Kansas City
    Slavery -- United States

Creators and Contributors


Additional Information for Researchers

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this collection.

Cite as: Dr. Edward Beasley Collection,State Archives, Kansas Historical Society