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Frank Trumbauer Collection

Identifier: MS-0153

Scope and Contents

The Trumbauer Collection was donated to the UMKC Libraries in June 2006 by drummer Bill M. Trumbauer, son of trumpeter William (Bill) F. Trumbauer and grandson of jazz saxophonist Frank Trumbauer. Included were materials related to Frank and Bill F. An addendum of material was gifted in September 2010 by Bill M. and Mary Trumbauer, widow of Bill F. At that time the collection was separated into two distinct collections: Frank Trumbauer Collection and William F. Trumbauer Collection.

Housed in LaBudde Special Collections, the manuscript materials in the Frank Trumbauer Collection consists of photocopies of Frank’s typed memoirs, book drafts, correspondence, news clippings and photographs. The bulk of the collection dates 1989-1993 and relates to the construction of his biography, Tram: The Frank Trumbauer Story, published in 1994.

Housed in the Marr Sound Archives, the audiovisual materials consist of live recordings, studio recordings, radio broadcasts, and interviews of jazz saxophonist Frank Trumbauer.


  • 1921 - 2004


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status is unknown


3 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 3 Manuscript Boxes.)

1.5 Linear Feet (Marr: 57 Grooved Discs, 7 Open Reel Audiotapes, 8 Compact Cassettes, 2 CD-Rs, 1 VHS Tape, 1 8mm Film.)

Language of Materials


LaBudde: Kelly McEniry, Stuart Hinds (supervising archivist); Addendum 1: Teresa L. Gipson, Hinds (supervising archivist). Marr: Andrew Hansbrough, Derek Long.
LaBudde: July 2009; Addendum 1: September 2010. Marr: 2022.
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Repository Details

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