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American Composers Collection

Identifier: MS-0078

Scope and Contents

The American Composers Collection includes material related to over 150 composers, including manuscript music scores, programs, correspondence, news clippings, and other items. Material varies with composer, from a single item to several folders. The collection was amassed from various donations to the University of Missouri-Kansas City before being given to the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections. Provenance is noted when known.


  • 1813 - 2006


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status is unknown


38.2 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 27 containers.)

Language of Materials


LaBudde: Patricia Altamirano, Teresa Gipson (supervising archivist); Reprocessed / Addendum 1: Jeff Borowiec, Stuart Hinds (supervising archivist); Addendum 2: Anthony J. LaBat, Hinds (supervising archivist); Addendum 3: Lydia Bechtel-Edmonson, Hinds (supervising archivist); Addendum 4: Sarah-lynn Bennett, Hinds (supervising archivist); Addendum 5: Mariah Goulet, Lindy Smith (supervising archivist).
LaBudde: April 2008; Reprocessed / Addendum1: February 2013; Addendum 2: April 2016; Addendum 3: May 2018; Addendum 4: September 2018; Addendum 5: Fall 2021.
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Repository Details

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