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1968 Riot Collection

Identifier: MS-0235

Scope and Contents

The 1968 Riot Collection was a gift of Dr. Joseph Hughey in January 2013. The collection contains the results of a large grant-funded research project on the social history of the civil disturbance in Kansas City after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This includes a complete manuscript of The Social History of a Riot: Kansas City, Missouri, April 9-13, 1968 by Robert Bechtel and Charles Wilkinson and transcripts from 51 of the interviews conducted for that book-length study. In addition, materials include slides, photos, audio recordings of police dispatches, interviews, and radio broadcasts.


  • 1965 - 1973

Conditions Governing Use

Donor has transferred copyright of materials they have created


2 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 2 Manuscript Boxes.)

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LaBudde: Jeff Borowiec, Stuart Hinds (supervising archivist); Reprocessed: Anthony LaBat, Stuart Hinds (supervising archivist).
LaBudde: June 2013; Reprocessed: 2018.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Special Collections and Archives Repository