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Priscilla Bowman Collection

Identifier: MS-0211

Scope and Contents

The Priscilla Bowman Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections in May 2012 by her daughter, Marcia Bowman Hunt. Additional material was gifted in October 2012. The collection, broken down into four series, consists of material related to the Kansas City-born jazz and rhythm-and-blues singer. The first series, Print Music, contains manuscript and published sheet music, a songbook, and lyrics sheets and notebooks compiled by Bowman. The Publicity series houses event programs and flyers, certificates and awards, news clippings and publications related to Bowman’s life and career. The Miscellaneous series comprises a small assortment of professional and personal items, including two business contracts from the 1950s. The Photograph series includes publicity, performance and personal shots of Bowman, music colleagues and family in Kansas City and elsewhere, spanning the 1940s to the 1980s.


  • 1948 - 2003


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status is unknown.


1 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 3 Manuscript Boxes, 1 Oversized Drawer.)

0.1 Linear Feet (Marr: 1 VHS, 1 CD-R.)

Language of Materials


LaBudde: Kelly McEniry, Stuart Hinds (supervising archivist). Marr: Andrew Hansbrough.
LaBudde: Summer 2012 and February 2013. Marr: ?
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Repository Details

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