Sources for Winter 2015 Jackson County Historical Society Journal
Lincoln High School
The author wishes to thank Margie Carr, Marceline Cooley, and Joe Louis Mattox for their thoughtful comments on drafts of this essay.
The author consulted a number of primary and secondary resources in writing this article. The Missouri Valley Special Collections department of the Kansas City Public Library houses the Kansas City, Missouri, School District Records (SC23). The collection includes Board of Education meeting minutes and annual reports, which the author used in writing this essay. The author also examined the district’s Policies for Transition from System of Separate School to a Desegregated School System, released in 1955.
Lincoln High School publications, including yearbooks and issues of the school newspaper, were also used in writing this essay. The most extensive collection of Lincoln High School yearbooks can be found in the Lincoln High School Collection (AC9) at the Black Archives of Mid-America. Many yearbooks not found there can be located in the Missouri Valley Special Collections department of the Kansas City Public Library. The department also maintains, to this author’s knowledge, the only collection of Lincoln High School newspapers.
Newspapers, including the Kansas City Sun, The Call, and the Kansas City Star, provided the author additional information concerning the activities of faculty, staff, and students at Lincoln High School, R. T. Coles Vocational and Junior High School, and Lincoln Junior College and the community’s engagement with these institutions.
Finally, the author consulted the following secondary resources:
Arron, Marvin Ray. “The Higher Education of African Americans in Kansas City, Missouri: a History of Lincoln Junior College, 1936-1954.” PhD diss., University of Missouri – Kansas City, 1999.
Coulter, Charles E. Take Up the Black Man’s Burden: Kansas City’s African American Communities, 1865-1939. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2006.
Moran, Peter William. Race, Law, and Desegregation of the Public Schools. New York: LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2005.
Savage, W. Sherman. “The Legal Provisions for Negro Schools in Missouri from 1865 to 1890.” Journal of Negro History vol. 16, no. 3 (July 1931): 309-321.
Williams, Henry Sullivan. “The Development of the Negro Public School System in Missouri.” Journal of Negro History vol. 5, no.2 (April 1920): 137-165.
Kansas City Daily Drovers Telegram
This journal article relies on the following which are recommended as source works for additional information and reading:
Callen, Cathy. Running out of Footprints. Lawrence, KS: Mennonite Press, 2013.
Collett, George R. “Public Affairs address.” Kansas Citian 3:5(May 1914): 106-110.
Daily Drovers Telegram. 50th Anniversary edition (Mar 9, 1931): Sections A,B,C.
Denslow, William R. 10,000 Famous Freemasons. Vol III, K-P. Richmond VA: Macoy Publishing and Masonry Supply Co, 1957.
Neff, Walter. “Kernels and Cobs.” Daily Drovers Telegram, Sept 11, 1929.
Neff, Walter. “Kernels and Cobs.” Daily Drovers Telegram, Sept 7, 1930.
Neff, Walter. “Kernels and Cobs.” Daily Drovers Telegram, Nov 22, 1949.
Neff, Walter. “Kernels and Cobs.” Daily Drovers Telegram, Feb 13, 1950.
N.W. Ayer & Son’s American Newspaper Annual and Directory (Philadelphia, 1915 pt1), 519.
Powell, Cuthbert. History of Jackson County Missouri. Kansas City: Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, 1881.
Powell, Cuthbert. Twenty Years of Kansas City’s Live Stock Trade and Traders. Kansas City, Missouri: Pearl Printing Company, 1893.
“Vance Publishing Corporation.” International Directory of Company Histories. Ed. Tina Grant. Vol. 64. Gale Group, Inc., 2005.2008<http.enotes.com/company.histories/31 Mar.