Located in the Horace Peterson III Building at 1722 E. 17th Terrace in Kansas City, Missouri, the Black Archives of Mid-America serves as a repository of materials centered upon Blacks in America, especially of Kansas. 

Founded by Horace Peterson III in 1974, it houses everything from detailed oral histories and school yearbooks to personal papers of persons significant in Black culture and historical photographs.  Among its most priceless possessions is the original document that emancipated enslaved persons of African descent in Missouri.