MANA de Kansas City Photo Collection

The MANA de Kansas City Collection photo archives are now available as a part of the UMKC Libraries Digital Special Collections. MANA (Mexican American Women’s National Association), a National Latina Organization was founded in 1974 by Mexican-American women in Washington, DC. MANA de Kansas City was chartered in 1981 with the focus of creating community leaders, engaging them in community service and educating and involving the membership on public policy issues important to Latinas and their families. MANA de Kansas City’s Mission is to empower Latinas through leadership development, community service and advocacy. MANA also seeks to increase the opportunities and education of all Latinas. 

The collection features 652 digitized photographs depicting the Mexican-American experience in Kansas City through events, organizations, and the lens of community. Explore this rich part of Kansas City culture through pictures. UMKC Libraries is proud to have this addition to the Digital Special Collections.

Father and child during a MANA de Kansas City event. Image courtesy of LaBudde Special Collections, UMKC University Libraries. Access image.
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