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James B. Gantt Collection

Identifier: MS-0386

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of materials related to Gantt’s personal and professional life as well as his love of jazz music including newspaper clippings, correspondence, radio transcripts, cue sheets, sheet music, music publications, and photographs related to Kansas City jazz. The collection also contains material related to Gantt’s work as an artist including original sketches, newspaper clippings, Kansas City Art Institute and Midwestern Artists’ Exhibition memorabilia, art exhibition publications, and photographs. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1930s-1940s.


  • 1728 - 2017


Conditions Governing Use

Donor has transferred copyright of materials they have created


9.3 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 5 Boxes, 1 Photograph Box, 1 Map Drawer)

Language of Materials


LaBudde: Beth Stewart, Lindy Smith (supervising archivist).
LaBudde: July 2022 (includes Addenda 1 and 2).
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Repository Details

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