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DR VeseyProject Director - Dr Galyn A.Vesey

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Wendell Peete Sr
1947 – 2009
We will truly miss you always…

ROBW Staff & Volunteers
January 12, 2010


Debra Washington Administrative Assistant - Debra Washington

Owner/Operator of Deb's Creative Services, a document design service. 

Specializing in preparing professional documents, promotional items, and personalized greeting cards


Danielle JacskonThomas Danielle Jackson-Thomas - Web Page Designer/Data Entry
Bachelor of Science - Computer Information Systems Friends University, Wichita, KS- May 2012


Paul Oberg Paul Oberg
is a museologist, exhibit preparator and former Supervisor of Museum Programs with Curriculum Services for the Wichita Public Schools.  He served as the first Executive Director of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Museum of History and Culture on the island of Saipan, in the West Pacific, and worked as an historical consultant on the last School Bond Issue.  Paul is presently a substitute teacher with USD 259 and volunteer curator at McCormick School Museum. 


Gerald Norwood Gerald Norwood

BA in Religion and a Minor in Mathematics Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 1974
33 years in Professional Sales-
22 years with Xerox Corp., 7 years with Steelcase, Inc. and 4 with Bell and Howell Corp.
Currently a Major Account Representative for Xerox Corp.

Major areas of interest:
Religious Studies
Collecting African American History - Wichita African American History, Booker T. Washington, and Slavery.

Areas that support hobbies and special interest:
Assembled a collection of historical documents on Booker T. Washington over the past 16 years.
Provide research / expertise to Doctoral Students, Authors, Dealers, and Collectors across USA on B.T.W. and G.W.C.

Presented a 2 month exhibit of my Wichita African American Newspaper Collection at WSU Special Collections Dept. 1996(Subject: “The Wichita African American Press Expresses its Writes in Black and White”)

Compiled the 50th Anniversary Historical Journal for the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church 1996.

Served 6 years on the Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum Board
Served 6 years on the Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County Board
Served 5 years on the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Sedgwick County Board
Served 3 years on the Wellington Place Board for assistant living
Served 8 years on the WSU Alumni Association Board

Past Superintendent of Sunday School for the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church for 30 years.
Member of ARISE (African Americans Renewing Interest In Spirituals Ensemble)
Organizing a 44 year (1927-1971) elementary school reunion of Dunbar Elementary School of Wichita, Ks. with a historical document and historical video to complete the work on this project schedule June 9, 2007.
Presenter two consecutive years on U.S. slavery related subjects at Wichita State University Library Special Collections.


Previous Contributors

Wendell Alfred Peete Sr. - ROBW Technical Consultant
Dr. Jennifer Holvoet



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