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Danny “Dan” Conn Collection

Identifier: MS-0176

Scope and Contents

The Dan Conn Collection was a gift from the Dan Conn estate in June 2010. Conn was in the music industry and the collection strongly reflects his occupation. Included are magazines, album covers, promotional material and much memorabilia. The highlight of the collection lies within the plethora of posters, primarily related to musical artists and events, and a rare 12” LP promotional copy of Bruce Springsteen’s album Born to Run, featuring the original cover that used a graffiti-style font for the titling.

In Spring 2011, additional material was received from his brother David Conn’s estate that included items pertaining to Dan, which were incorporated into the original collection. The addendum material dates mostly from his school days, beginning in kindergarten and following through college.

The audiovisual materials consist of audio cassettes of Kansas City music, including Blue Riddim Band, Sin City Disciples, and Black Crack Review. Vinyl LPs from the collection are searchable in the UMKC Libraries catalog. Cataloged Sound Recordings from the Dan Conn Collection

Related collection: David Conn Collection (brother).


  • 1936 - 2005


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status is unknown.


8 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 7 manuscript boxes, 30 photographs.)

0.5 Linear Feet (Marr: 26 compact cassettes.)

Language of Materials


LaBudde: Teresa L. Gipson, Stuart Hinds (supervising archivist). Marr: Helena Collins-Gravitt, Andrew Hansbrough.
LaBudde: June 2010; Addendum: Spring 2011. Marr: November 2019.
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Repository Details

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