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Richard “Colonel” Ware Collection

Identifier: MS-0223

Scope and Contents

The Richard “Colonel” Ware Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections in November 2012 by his son Bradley Ware. Materials date from the late 1940s through the mid-1970s. The collection reflects Ware’s years as a sales and promotion representative for RCA, Capitol and Columbia Records. There is an abundance of marketing ephemera, including, musical programs, promotional booklets, periodicals, album inserts, flyers, photographs, etc. There are also company orientation materials as well as convention programs. The collection includes a multitude of album covers with visual memories of the musical past, containing Classical, Contemporary, Country & Western, Folk and International sounds.


  • 1963 - 1976


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status is unknown


4 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 8 Manuscript Boxes.)

Language of Materials


LaBudde: Teresa L. Gipson, Stuart Hinds (supervising archivist).
LaBudde: January 2013.
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Repository Details

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