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Latinos in Kansas City: A Westside Scrapbook

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Latinos In Kansas City: A Westside Scrapbook

The Kansas City Public Library presents its first online exhibit, which highlights the services and activities of Hispanic Americans living in the west side of Kansas City in the first half of the 20th century. Photos and other materials are drawn from the extensive Guadalupe Center Collection in the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections.

Informational sources include a 1938 thesis, Service Rendered to Mexican Groups in Kansas City, Missouri, Through Guadalupe Center, by Dorothy Elizabeth Hoffman and the 1972 book Guadalupe Center: 50 Years of Service by John T. Duncan and Severiano Alonzo – both available from the Missouri Valley Special Collections for research.

The exhibit is part of the Library’s participation in the Missouri Humanities Council’s Missouri Latinos initiative, a months-long celebration of Latino history and culture in the state and part of a nationwide observance, Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.

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Revisit this site for future online exhibits drawing from other MVSC collections.