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Marciem Bazell Collection

Identifier: MS-0273

Scope and Contents

The Marciem Bazell Collection was gifted by Bazell’s colleagues in the Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri-Kansas City, in Spring 2015 with aditional materials gifted in 2021. The bulk of the collection consists of production books from various operas that Bazell directed during her career. Since dates are unclear on many of the items, the operas have been organized in alphabetical order and content is annotated, having been thoughtfully provided by her Conservatory colleagues.

The pearl of this collection is a memorial tribute scrapbook compiled for Bazell’s eulogy. It has been flawlessly assembled and paints a touching and telling portrait of a remarkable woman who touched the lives and souls of so many, leaving behind a lasting legacy. The Marciem Bazell Collection is an important element of that legacy and a treasure trove for future researchers.


  • 1991 - 2012


Language of Materials

Most materials are in English, but also include items in French, German, and Italian that are noted in the inventory.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status is unknown.


6.8 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 11 manuscript boxes. )

LaBudde: Teresa L. Gipson, Stuart Hinds (supervising archivist); Addendum 1: Ian Chung, Dr. Anthony LaBat (supervising archivist).
LaBudde: May 2015; Addendum 1: April 2023
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Repository Details

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