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Signed & Autographed Materials, 1965-October 23, 1994

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 20

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This series is contained in folders 11-22 in box 2, box/binder 12a; and oversized box 10, folders 1-4. This series is organized into four sub-series. The first sub-series, folders 11-16, consists of several items from Miller's life before she met Abel. Most material concerns her schooling at Lincoln College/University in Jefferson City, Missouri: papers and assignments, a personal music tablet; school-related correspondence, programs and schedules; and original notes and program from Negroid Evolution, a play Miller produced and directed in 1949. The second sub-series, folders 17-19, consists of musician's union publications that belonged to Miller and Abel. Among them are wage scales, directories, and constitutions and bylaws, ranging in date from 1958-1968. Also included in this series is a small amount of material from the Women's Jazz Festival, for which Abel served as a board member. The third sub-series, folders 20-22, consists of larger miscellaneous items such as inscribed/autographed material, radio scripts, handwritten notes, check stubs, receipts, schedules, flyers and posters, and various publications including an inscribed copy of Soul Calendar, by Carroll Jenkins. The fourth sub-series includes a separate binder labeled "Miscellaneous Ephemera" which consists of musicians' union cards, business cards, ticket stubs, matchbooks, cocktail napkins with inscriptions and sketches, postcards, song request cards, and other small ephemera. Also part of this sub-series is a Miller/Abel scrapbook with photos, clippings and other ephemera.


  • 1965-October 23, 1994



From the Collection: 9 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 16 Manuscript Boxes, 1 Binder, 2 Oversized Drawers.)

From the Collection: 6.5 Linear Feet (Marr: 261 Open Reel Audiotapes, 4 CD-Rs, 18 Lacquer Discs, 2 Vinyl Discs, 102 Audio Cassettes, 23 VHS Tapes.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Special Collections and Archives Repository