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Luyben Music Collection

Identifier: MS-0287

Scope and Contents

The Luyben Music Collection was donated by Annette Luyben to LaBudde Special Collections in summer 2020. The collection consists of business records, correspondence, publications, events, organizations, resources, awards, memorabilia, and photos relating to Luyben Music, Luyben clarinet ligatures, and members of the family who ran the business. Materials include official documentation on the building for the store, records on interaction with customers, products or merchandise, letters, news clippings and magazine article, programs, pamphlets, advertisements, pictures, and more dating from 1930-2022. An Abstract of Title for the Luyben Music store at the Main Street location contains records dating as far back as March 8, 1834. In addition to information on the store, this collection contains information about the history of the Luyben family, including their friends, business colleagues, membership in various organizations, scholarship programs, and participation at conferences and other events or concerts.


  • 1834 - 2022


Conditions Governing Use

Donor has retained copyright


4.1 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 3 manuscript boxes, 1 scrapbook box, 2 photo boxes)

Language of Materials


LaBudde: Advanced Research and Bibliography students (Spring Semester 2022), Lindy Smith (supervising archivist).
LaBudde: May 2022.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

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