Leon K. Hughes: African American Life in Wichita, Kansas

Collection Statement

Rosie Hughes and unidentified girl surrounded by a variety of camera equipment, n.d.

Rosie Hughes and unidentified friend surrounded by a variety  of camera equipment, n.d.

It Takes a Village to Build a Collection

The University of Kansas Libraries is honored to steward the
Leon K. Hughes Photography Collection and make it accessible to viewers worldwide. As you can see when you browse through the amazing photographs found in this collection, many pieces of information are missing. Names, dates and/or events may not be known; some information may be incorrect or misspelled.

The collection is not static – it is intended to grow and it needs to grow!

We need your help to identify the community represented through this comprehensive and timeless collection. If you have additional information about any of the descriptions related to the collection photos, please fill out the attached form for comments, click “Submit” and your knowledge about the photo will be sent to us here at KU so we can revise the information. All digitized Hughes photographs can be found at http://luna.ku.edu:8180/luna/servlet/kuluna01kui~16~16.



For further information or to set up an appointment, please contact:
Field Archivist and Curator
African American Experience Collections
The Kansas Collection
Kenneth Spencer Research Library, The University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas 66045 (785) 864-4334