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1968 Oral Histories Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0124
Scope and Contents The oral history recordings in this collection are a result of a collaboration between UMKC Libraries and KCUR. The project was intended to preserve the history of unrest in Kansas City in 1968 following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The oral histories were conducted at the Kansas City Public Library’s Southeast Branch, and at the Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch. The recordings are of Kansas City community members and documents their memories and thoughts about...
Dates: 2018

1968 Riot Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0235
Scope and Contents The 1968 Riot Collection was a gift of Dr. Joseph Hughey in January 2013. The collection contains the results of a large grant-funded research project on the social history of the civil disturbance in Kansas City after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This includes a complete manuscript of The Social History of a Riot: Kansas City, Missouri, April 9-13, 1968 by Robert Bechtel and Charles Wilkinson and transcripts from 51 of the interviews conducted for that book-length study. In...
Dates: 1965 - 1973

A. W. Perry’s Sons Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0011
Scope and Contents The A.W. Perry's Sons Collection was donated to the University of Missouri-Kansas City by Cory Helms, great-grandson of A.W. Perry, in 1991. The collection, housed in the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections, consists of material related to A.W. Perry's Sons Publishing, including material of Philip B. Perry (one of A.W.'s sons), who was a composer. Included in the collection are issues of Perry's Musical Magazine, sheet music, manuscript music scores, catalogs,...
Dates: 1880 - 1972

Advertising/Promotional Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0159
Scope and Contents

The Advertising/Promotional Ephemera Collection contains materials which have been collected from miscellaneous donors over a number of years. Included are ads, promotional booklets, postcards, business cards, flyers and ribbons. The collection is divided into four series with the bulk of the collection holding recipe booklets from various food companies. There is material from Kansas City, other Missouri and Kansas towns, as well as national and international locations.

Dates: 1882 - 1946

Ahmad Alaadeen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0205
Scope and Contents The Ahmad Alaadeen Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections and Marr Sound Archives, UMKC Miller Nichols Library, by his widow, Victoria “Fanny” Dunfee, in February 2012. The collection consists of personal and professional material, contracts, correspondence, grants and awards, programs and event ephemera, publications and news clippings, music and teaching material, photographs, audio recordings, videos, and other miscellaneous items. Collection highlights include rare images...
Dates: 1950 - 2011

Alice Carolyn Skelton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0120
Scope and Contents

The collection contains 7 lacquer discs of songs composed by Alice Carolyn Skelton, including "America, We're Proud of You" and "'Tis Springtime" from 1949.

Dates: 1949

Allan Bell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0138
Scope and Contents The Allan Bell Collection was purchased by LaBudde Special Collections from Nancy Rooks in September 2008. The collection originally was acquired from Allan Bell by Ron Rooks, Nancy’s late husband and owner of Music Exchange record store in Kansas City, Missouri. Material chronicles from 1961 to 1976 Bell’s theatrical and music agency America’s Best Attractions (ABA) situated in North Kansas City, with the majority of material concentrated between 1965 and 1973. Divided into five series...
Dates: 1950 - 1998

Alliance Francaise de Kansas City Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0257
Scope and Contents The collection consists of board meeting minutes and financial reports, correspondence, event calendars, guest books, marketing materials, material relating to the national and international Alliances Françaises, material about the chapter’s history, information about the Jeune Alliance, material on French classes and events, material about theater productions, membership lists and information, photographs, publications, and scrapbooks. The collection is particularly strong in board meeting...
Dates: 1937 - 2012

Alpha Music Productions Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0047
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 10 multitrack studio sessions on 1/2 in. open reel tape from Alpha Music Productions, which was operated in Lenexa, Kansas, in the mid-1980s to early-1990s.

Dates: 1985 - 1983

American Association of University Women – Kansas City (AAUW-KC) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0173
Scope and Contents The American Association of University Women – Kansas City (AAUW-KC) Collection dates from 1909-1985 and consists of 12 scrapbooks and 11 photographs. The scrapbooks are a gathering of all things AAUW-KC. Included are news clippings, numerous leaflets, newsletters, bulletins and additional photographs. Within the leaves of these gems are chronicled years of civic and social events and significant achievements garnered by the AAUW-KC. They provide insight into the pulse of the organization...
Dates: 1909 - 1985

American Composers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0078
Scope and Contents

The American Composers Collection includes material related to over 150 composers, including manuscript music scores, programs, correspondence, news clippings, and other items. Material varies with composer, from a single item to several folders. The collection was amassed from various donations to the University of Missouri-Kansas City before being given to the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections. Provenance is noted when known.

Dates: 1894 - 2006

American Dance Band Music Collection

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Identifier: MS-0194
Scope and Contents American Dance Band Music Collection Finding Aid.The collection contains music charts for various instruments for a given song. While several titles contain a complete set of parts, most are incomplete but nonetheless provide insight into the arrangement potential of the composition. After the bulk of the collection was processed alphabetically by title, another group of...
Dates: 1800s - 1900s

Amy Cheney Beach Collection

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Identifier: MS-0089
Scope and Contents The Amy Cheney Beach Collection, housed in the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections, was purchased from the MacDowell Colony by the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the early 1970s. The collection consists of over 30 manuscript scores and over 60 published scores of original compositions by Beach. Also included is a handwritten correspondence from Beach to the Toledo Times Company.The manuscript scores include dated (1872-1933) and undated works. Many of...
Dates: 1872 - 1943

Arthur B. Church – KMBC Radio Collection

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Identifier: MS-0012
Scope and Contents The Arthur B. Church – KMBC Radio Collection was donated to the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1996 by Arthur B. Church, Jr. The collection relates to KMBC radio and television stations in Kansas City and its owner and operator, Arthur B. Church, dating primarily between the 1920s and the early 1950s.The collection is broken down into seven series. A timeline provides day-to-day and year-to-year information about the operation of the station. Business correspondence, ledgers...
Dates: 1914 - 1987

B. Blaine Pennington Collection

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Identifier: MS-0104
Scope and Contents The B. Blaine Pennington Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections by Pennington in 2003.The collection provides insight into the world of children’s literature and examples of the process of publishing such work. Included are original manuscripts by Pennington; correspondence with several authors, publishers and even U.S. Presidents; signed posters, prints and other artwork from authors and illustrators; and miscellaneous ephemera of the literary and publishing world.In addition,...
Dates: 1940 - 1999

Barney Kessel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0295
Scope and Contents The Barney Kessel Collection was donated to LaBudde Special Collections in May 2016 by Phyllis Kessel.The manuscript collection contains a vast array of manuscripts and other materials spanning the length of Kessel’s life and career. Materials contained in the collection range in date from the early 1920s to the mid-2010s. Content includes correspondence, business and personal documents, notes, interview transcripts, posters, promotional material, full scores, parts and...
Dates: 1910 - 2016

Baron Missakian Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0024
Scope and Contents The Missakian Collection was donated by Nadine Missakian, widow of Baron Siroon Missakian. Inclusive dates are circa 1915-1972, with the bulk dates being the 1920s and 1930s. There is some manuscript material and miscellaneous ephemera but the richness of the collection lies within hundreds of magnificent photographs created by Missakian. Some of the photographs are black and white and some are in color, hand tinted by the photographer himself. Included are many famous personalities such as...
Dates: 1922 - 1976

Bary Porter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0207
Scope and Contents The Bary Porter Collection was a gift of Bary Porter on behalf of the Kansas City Heartland Chapter of The NAMES Project Foundation in March 2012. Contained in the collection are documents, publications, programs and articles pertaining to the business workings and events and displays of the Kansas City Chapter, as well as HIV/AIDS awareness issues. Newsletters of the Kansas City Chapter of The NAMES Project Foundation are present, along with meeting minutes, and general Chapter information...
Dates: 1996 - 2000

Bernard G. Farrar Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0101
Scope and Contents The Bernard G. Farrar, Jr. Collection was purchased from Charles Agvent Rare Books and Autographs in 2005. The collection consists of eight letters, all written during the Civil War by Bernard Gaines Farrar, Jr., and addressed to his wife Isabel. Most of the letters were written or appear to have been written during 1864, although they are not all dated completely. One letter in particular, dated July 1 (no year given), could possibly have been written in 1863 during the Siege of Vicksburg....
Dates: 1864

Bernard “Step Buddy” Anderson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0020
Scope and Contents The Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections in 1997 by the Kansas City Jazz Ambassadors. The collection captures Anderson’s life and career from 1944 until his death in 1997, but also includes correspondence dating back to 1930. The collection is particularly strong in Anderson’s literary and musical creative output, most of which was created between 1958 and 1993. Encapsulated is a wide range of writings from jazz compositions to musical stage...
Dates: 1930 - 1996

Betty Crow Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0243
Scope and Contents The Betty Crow Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections by Betty Crow in 2013. The bulk of the collection contains over 2200 photographs from a multitude of musical jam sessions performed at various venues throughout the Kansas City area. There are images of many of the great Kansas City jazz legends such as Jay McShann, Claude “Fiddler” Williams, Milt Abel, Sonny Kenner, Tommy Ruskin, Julie Turner, Jim Mair, Todd Wilkinson, Lonnie and Ronnie McFadden, Paul Smith, Mama Ray and...
Dates: 1929 - 2013

Bettye Miller and Milt Abel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0067
Scope and Contents The Bettye Miller-Milt Abel Collection was gifted to the UMKC Libraries by Linda Abel, wife of the late Milt Abel, in April 2006. The collection focuses on the time that Bettye Miller and Milt Abel spent together as musicians and as husband and wife. The couple was locally and nationally known in the jazz community and performed together in cities all over the country.Housed in LaBudde Special Collections, the manuscript collection includes correspondence, contracts and...
Dates: 1912 - 2006

Bill Fogarty Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0083
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of home recordings and University Sorority/Fraternity Chorus recordings. 2261 vinyl LP recordings have been cataloged and are searchable in UMKC Libraries' catalog.

Dates: 1941 - 1964

Bill Todd and Art Bratt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0202
Scope and Contents Bill Todd and Art Bratt gifted their collection of GLAMA material to LaBudde Special Collections in August 2011. Inclusive dates are 1978-2012, with the bulk of materials in the 1987-1991 range, focusing on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA), an organization to which Todd and Bratt were deeply dedicated. Included are photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, periodicals, news clippings, ephemera, memorabilia, audio and video cassettes. The highlight of this collection lies within the 48...
Dates: 1969 - 2015

Billy G. Asby, Sr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0240
Scope and Contents The Billy G. Asby Collection was gifted to the LaBudde Special Collections in 2013. It contains architectural and engineering drafts and specifications related to building projects in Wyandotte and Johnson County, Kansas. Dates range from the mid-1950s through the mid-1970s. The extent of construction ranges from a small, hamburger drive-in to large industrial level buildings. The collection has been sorted into nine series, so as to differentiate each building project from another....
Dates: 1956 - 1976

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Bell, Allan (Allan Harvey), 1941-2020 1
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Bemberg, H. (Herman), 1859-1931 1
Berkley, Eliot S. (1924-September 17, 2012) 1
Berlin, Ernest Samuel (June 12, 1917-2015) 1
Bezanson, Philip (January 6, 1916-March 11, 1975) 1
Bluford, Lucile H. (Harris) (July 1, 1911-June 13, 2003) 1
Blumenfeld, Harold (October 15, 1923) 1
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Bottje, Will Gay, 1925-2018 1
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Bowman, Priscilla (May 30, 1928-July 24, 1988) 1
Brenner, Walter (January 21, 1906-December 19, 1969) 1
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Brings, Allen (February 24, 1934) 1
Brookmeyer, Bob (Robert Edward), 1929-2011 1
Buck, Dudley, 1839-1909 1
Buebendorf, Francis (1912-1991) 1
Burleigh, Cecil, 1885-1980 1
Burr, C. H. 1
Burt, N. J. 1
Busch, Carl, 1862-1943 1
Bush, Gladys Blakely (December 12, 1898) 1
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Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946 1
Calland, Fred (Calland, Frederick Fremont) (October 25, 1923-October 22, 1999) 1
Carstenson, Blanche Emily Williams (1907-October 2, 2002) 1
Carstenson, Cecil C. (January 3, 1991) 1
Chaikin, Judy 1
Chavez, Gene T. 1
Cheatham, Jeannie (August 4, 1937) 1
Cheatham, Jimmy (Cheatham, James R.) (June 18, 1924-January 12, 2007) 1
Cheever, E. C. 1
Children's Mercy Hospital (Kansas City, Mo.) 1
Clayton, Buck (Wilbur Dorsey), 1911-1991 1
Clough-Leighter, H. (Henry), 1874-1956 1
Coleman, Gehrig (November 15, 1953-January 12, 2018) 1
Collins, Chris 1
Condell, James F. (October 10, 1921-September 4, 1998) 1
Constantin, Diane 1
Conyers, Carolyn (1939) 1
Cook, Michael A. 1
Cookingham, L. Perry (Laurie Perry) (October 23, 1896-July 22, 1992) 1
Coon, Lloyd L. 1
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Crocker, Al 1
Cronenbold, Edward Leon “Tookie” (1909-1981) 1
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Crowley, Olene (November 1917-December 28, 2020) 1
Curtis-Smith, C. (Curtis), 1941-2014 1
Dallam, Helen, 1899- 1
Damon, Victor Leroy (February 20, 1974) 1
Daniels, Ernest J. (1911-August 3, 1979) 1
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