Culturally Speaking is partnering with Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City (WHMC-KC) to collect and secure for posterity records and documents of the early Kansas City Middle Eastern community, who settled in Kansas City, and other regional settlements as early as the 19th century. The contribution of this community to the development of Kansas City’s culture was immense both culturally and financially. Culturally Speaking together with WHMC-KC will make available to the public some of these stories. We will provide secure archival references to students, scholars, and history enthusiasts.