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Ted Malone Collection

Identifier: MS-0187

Scope and Contents

The Ted Malone Collection was gifted to UMKC Libraries in November 2010, with addendum material gifted in April 2012. It contains materials related to his extensive career as a radio and television personality.

Housed in LaBudde Special Collections, the manuscript materials contain over 4,000 program scripts for various radio venues he hosted. Also included are personal and business correspondence, promotional material, periodicals, travel literature, and a daunting selection of over 20,000 entries of poetry solicited from his many devoted fans. There are over 450 photographs in the collection that represent a vast array of historical images associated with subject matter addressed in Malone’s various radio programs, including American Pilgrimage and Pilgrimage of Poetry. Of special note are several shots of Manhattan and Coney Island, New York, during the 1940s and 1950s.

Housed in the Marr Sound Archives, the audiovisual materials contain radio broadcast recordings of Ted Malone's extensive career as a radio personality, including news broadcasts, entertainment programming, and his program "Between the Bookends". The collection holds recordings of Ted Malone broadcasts by CBS and KMBC, Kansas City.


  • 1864 - 2003


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status is unknown


48 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 21 Manuscript Boxes, 6 Photograph Boxes, 13 Poetry Boxes. )

30 Linear Feet (Marr: 918 Open Reel Audiotapes, 80 Compact Cassettes, 5 DATs, 65 Grooved Discs.)

Language of Materials


LaBudde: Teresa L. Gipson, Stuart Hinds (supervising archivist). Marr: Helena Collins-Gravitt.
LaBudde: 2011. Marr: 2018.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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