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Mendez-Smith, Freda



Freda Mendez-Smith is a prominent figure of the Kansas City municipal community, more specifically the Hispanic community. Mendez-Smith has contributed to the city in a number of different arenas, including healthcare (Richard Cabot Clinic), women’s issues (MANA de Kansas City), and the arts (Fiesta Hispaña, Ballet Folklorico). Among the many non-profit organizations and associations she has given her time to are the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the UMKC Alumni Association. She has also served as President and Treasurer of MANA de Kansas City. This collection represents Freda Mendez-Smith’s strong commitment to community development in Kansas City from the 1980s through the early 2000s.

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Freda Mendez-Smith Collection

Identifier: MS-0283
Scope and Contents The Freda Mendez-Smith Collection was donated to LaBudde Special Collections in October 2015 by Mendez-Smith herself. It contains materials dating from the early 1980s to 2010s and covers the inner workings and proceedings of several organizations and events that Mendez-Smith was involved in. The collection is divided into four series: Organizations and Events, both divided into sub-series by name of the organization or event. These documents reveal a great deal about the specific kind of...
Dates: 1971 - 2016