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Frank Smith Collection

Identifier: MS-0289

Scope and Contents

The Frank Smith Collection was donated to UMKC Libraries by Smith’s wife, Doreen Maronde, in January 2016. The collection contains materials related to the jazz pianist’s personal and professional life. Materials include photographs; awards, newspaper clippings and other publicity; and an array of printed and handwritten music. Much of the music consists of lead sheets of jazz standards arranged by Smith.

Housed in the Marr Sound Archives, the audiovisual materials contain audio and video recordings of live performances of Kansas City jazz pianist, Frank Smith.


  • 1962 - 2010


Conditions Governing Use

Donor has transferred copyright of materials they have created


15 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 18 Manuscript Boxes, 3 Photograph Boxes.)

3 Linear Feet (Marr: 24 Open Reel Audiotapes, 48 Compact Cassettes, 19 Analog Videotapes, 2 Optical Discs, 1 Digital Audiotape.)

Language of Materials


LaBudde: Students from “Advanced Research and Bibliography In Music” class (UMKC CONSVTY 5693, Spring 2016, instructor: Sarah Tyrrell); Finished by Michelle Jurkiewicz, Fall 2016. Marr: Erik Blume, Andrew Hansbrough.
LaBudde: Spring/Fall 2016. Marr: 2012.
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Repository Details

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