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Karl Kratz Collection

Identifier: MS-0227

Scope and Contents

The Karl Kratz Collection contains documents and memorabilia from the life and career of Kratz, who spent time in Kansas City with the Kansas City Civic Ballet Company and at the Conservatory of Music and Dance. Materials from both Germany and America offer a glimpse into dance history both here and overseas. Including documents such as biographical information, correspondence, newspaper clippings and instructional texts, as well as programs, periodicals, photographs, and a scrapbook that includes photos, programs and newspaper clippings, this wide-ranging collection represents Kratz’s long career as a dancer and choreographer.


  • 1923 - 1985


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status is unknown


2 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 3 Manuscript Boxes, 65 Photographs.)

Language of Materials


LaBudde: Jeff Borowiec, Stuart Hinds (supervising archivist).
LaBudde: March 2013.
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Repository Details

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