About Us


The mission of the Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City, Inc. is to collect, preserve and make available to the public materials documenting the social, economic, political and cultural histories of persons of African American descent in the central United States, with particular emphasis in the Kansas City, Missouri region. Black Archives of Mid-America is an educational resource and provides access to its collections for research, exhibition and publication to honor our community heritage and to catalyze public awareness.


1722 E. 17th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64108

Hours of Operation

Hours by appointment only
Office Phone: (816) 221-1600
Researchers please contact Michael Sweeney at (816) 221-1640
To request aTour please contact Glenn North (816) 260-1227