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Ernest Berlin Collection

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Identifier: MS-0343
Scope and Contents The Ernest Berlin Collection is comprised of documents and memorabilia from Berlin’s early life in Kansas City, Missouri. The collection contains posters from productions with The Tophatter club of the University of Kansas City as well as an unfinished manuscript for a play. Materials including campus newspapers, playbills, and personal correspondence offer a glimpse into the history of theater at Kansas City University from 1938 – 1942. After graduation, Berlin went on to become a...
Dates: 1937 - 2016

Ernest Daniels Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0045
Scope and Contents

The Ernest Daniels Collection was purchased by the Department of Special Collections from Brian Thurn Antiques of Kansas City in January 2006. The collection primarily consists of photographs, but also includes postcards, news clippings and other ephemera and memorabilia, related to Ernest Daniels, a Kansas City jazz drummer, vibraphonist and percussionist.

Dates: 1911 - 1979

Eugene Butler Collection

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Identifier: MS-0195
Scope and Contents The Eugene Butler Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections and Marr Sound Archives, UMKC Miller Nichols Library, by Eugene Butler in May 2011. The collection contains hundreds of Butler’s published compositions, manuscripts, and audio recordings, as well as unpublished works and student works. Butler’s compositional output centers mainly around vocal and choral music, both sacred and secular, and is performed often in churches, schools, and concert settings all around the...
Dates: 1955 - 2018

Eugene G. Ramey, Sr. Collection

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Identifier: MS-0096
Scope and Contents The Eugene G. Ramey, Sr. Collection was gifted to the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1991 by his son Eugene G. Ramey, Jr. The manuscript collection is housed in the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections and contains material related to the life and career of Ramey: correspondence, performance contracts, royalty statements, programs, membership and business cards, news clippings and articles(including by Ramey), address and appointment...
Dates: 1913 - 1989

Eunice Lea Kettering Collection

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Identifier: MS-0018
Scope and Contents The Eunice Lea Kettering Collection was donated to the University of Missouri-Kansas City by Eunice Lea Kettering. Housed in LaBudde Special Collections at the Miller Nichols Library, the collection is divided into four series: Manuscript Scores (Photocopy), Published Scores, Documents, and Sound Recordings. The first two series are classified into genre, and each work is listed alphabetically. There are over 80 manuscript score photocopies spanning the majority of Kettering’s professional...
Dates: 1935 - 1975

Evelyn “Evie” Akers Scrapbook

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Identifier: MS-0177
Scope and Contents The Evelyn “Evie” Akers Collection contains material that reflects the history of a variety of lesbian and gay social and amateur sports-oriented organizations. These organizations were active in the 1970s and 1980s, and included such sports as bowling, softball, horseshoes, darts, and shuffleboard. Ms. Akers was instrumental in founding the Kansas City Coed Sports Association in 1982, an effort to formally organize different types of amateur gay and lesbian sports teams. The scrapbook...
Dates: 1970 - 2010

Evie Quarles Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0249
Scope and Contents The Evie Quarles Collection was gifted to the LaBudde Special Collections in May 2013. Inclusive dates are 1990-2008, with the bulk of the material ranging in date from 1997-2002. The collection includes programs, promotional material, miscellaneous ephemera, various blues publications,news clippings,and musical CDs, most of which are housed in the Marr Sound Archives. One jewel of this collection is Quarles’ book manuscript, Journey to the Blues. To illuminate that experience follows an...
Dates: 1988 - 2016

Felicia Londré Manuscripts Collection

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Identifier: MS-0221
Scope and Contents The Felicia Londré Manuscripts Collection was a gift of Felicia Londré in Fall 2012. Contained within is a large collection of scripts, in typed, printed, and published (photocopied) manuscript form, almost all in either English or in English translation. American, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, and Swedish playwrights are represented, offering a wide range of styles and aesthetics. Also contained in the collection is an assortment of...
Dates: 1910 - 2012

Florence and Richard DuPage Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0057
Scope and Contents

Manuscripts from Florence and Richard DuPage. Series notes contain more extensive information.

The audiovisual materials contain recordings of performances of Richard and Florence DuPage's compositions.

Dates: 1928 - 1994

Frank Driggs Jazz Oral History Collection

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Identifier: MS-109
Scope and Contents This collection is searchable in the UMKC Libraries catalog. Cataloged Sound Recordings from the Frank Driggs CollectionThe collection contains 300+ oral histories, conducted from 1956 to 1986, that capture the development of jazz as related by a host of musicians and bandleaders who defined the tradition. All aspects of the...
Dates: 1956 - 1986

Frank Smith Collection

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Identifier: MS-0289
Scope and Contents The Frank Smith Collection was donated to UMKC Libraries by Smith’s wife, Doreen Maronde, in January 2016. The collection contains materials related to the jazz pianist’s personal and professional life. Materials include photographs; awards, newspaper clippings and other publicity; and an array of printed and handwritten music. Much of the music consists of lead sheets of jazz standards arranged by Smith.Housed in the Marr Sound Archives, the audiovisual materials contain audio...
Dates: 1962 - 2010

Frank Trumbauer Collection

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Identifier: MS-0153
Scope and Contents The Trumbauer Collection was donated to the UMKC Libraries in June 2006 by drummer Bill M. Trumbauer, son of trumpeter William (Bill) F. Trumbauer and grandson of jazz saxophonist Frank Trumbauer. Included were materials related to Frank and Bill F. An addendum of material was gifted in September 2010 by Bill M. and Mary Trumbauer, widow of Bill F. At that time the collection was separated into two distinct collections: Frank Trumbauer Collection and William F. Trumbauer Collection....
Dates: 1921 - 2004

Fred Calland Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0074
Scope and Contents The Fred Calland Collection was donated to the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri-Kansas City by Calland’s sister, Ann Calland, in 2000. The manuscript collection is housed in LaBudde Special Collections and holds material related to Calland’s radio career and is divided into seven series: biographical/personal, correspondence, radio material, opera material, opera programs, miscellaneous and photographs. The audiovisual collection is housed in the Marr Sound Archives and...
Dates: 1899 - 1995

Freda Mendez-Smith Collection

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Identifier: MS-0283
Scope and Contents The Freda Mendez-Smith Collection was donated to LaBudde Special Collections in October 2015 by Mendez-Smith herself. It contains materials dating from the early 1980s to 2010s and covers the inner workings and proceedings of several organizations and events that Mendez-Smith was involved in. The collection is divided into four series: Organizations and Events, both divided into sub-series by name of the organization or event. These documents reveal a great deal about the specific kind of...
Dates: 1971 - 2016

Frederick "Fritz" Swischer Collection

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Identifier: MS-0156
Scope and Contents The Frederick “Fritz” R. Swischer Collection was donated to the UMKC Libraries in 2001. The materials had been acquired from Swischer by Chuck Haddix, Kansas City jazz exponent, radio host, and Curator of the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, for use as research material in writing Haddix’s book Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop – A History, co-authored with Frank Driggs (Oxford University Press, 2005).Swischer’s research, culminating in the...
Dates: 1934 - 2004

Gaylord Marr Collection

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Identifier: MS-0198
Scope and Contents The Gaylord Marr Collection was a gift of Olga Marr in the summer of 2011. The expansive nature of this collection is a reflection of Professor Marr’s long and prestigious career in academia. A series of personal documents feature Marr’s private diaries and many manuscripts of his own writings, as well as material from his college years and other items related to his day to day life and career. Marr’s teaching life is represented here by many documents and course materials related to his...
Dates: 1775 - 2006

Gehrig Coleman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0340
Scope and Contents The Gehrig Coleman Collection, housed in the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections, was donated in October of 2012 to the University of Missouri-Kansas City by Gehrig Coleman. It contains an assortment of top record surveys distributed by local radio station WHB. There is also a survey by St. Louis-based radio station KXOK. The surveys range in date from 1965-1967. The “40 Star Survey” was issued weekly. The lyrics to the number one record for the week were written on the...
Dates: 1960s

Gene Chavez Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0079
Scope and Contents

Cassette recordings of the 1986 Tri-National Conference on Bilingualism.

Dates: 1986

George Elliott Simpson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0070
Scope and Contents The George Elliott Simpson Collection was donated to the University of Missouri-Kansas City by representatives of his estate. The collection, housed in the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections, consists of music manuscripts and a few related miscellaneous items. Nearly all the music manuscripts are for orchestral works, including important compositions in full score such asAmerican Symphony for Orchestra,Improvisation (A Pencil Sketch for Orchestra),In the Spirit of...
Dates: undated

George Geelan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0046
Scope and Contents The George Geelan Blues and Jazz Festivals Collection was donated in November 2005 to the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections by Sara Geelan, niece of George Geelan; it was delivered to the library by Cindy Terwilliger. The heart of the collection consists of over 1500 photographs and over 80 sleeves of negatives, dating from 1995 to 2003. These images primarily document area blues and jazz festivals, such as the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival; the Kansas City,...
Dates: 1994 - 2005

George Hatem / Ma Haide Correspondence to Pauline S. Fergusson

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Identifier: KC-19-42
Scope and Contents Ma Haide (George Hatem) wrote to Pauline and George Fergusson as a follow up to meeting them at the Edgar Snow Symposium in 1983. The letter describes Ma Haide attending the Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference and the National Peoples Congress, which focused on public health, shortly after returning from the symposium. He thanks Pauline for telling him about her working with the Chinese nurses when they visited in the United States and for taking an interest in Chinese...
Dates: 1983 July 6

George Hatem / Ma Haide Papers

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Identifier: KC-19-28
Scope and Contents This material includes a film script for "Travels to the West: Edgar Snow and Ma Haide (George Hatem)" that was translated from Chinese to English. The material also contains public speaking addresses by or about Hatem, flyers for fundraising and foundations, and correspondence and articles about Hatem and the leprosy program in China. Hatem was a public health official in China who is credited with helping eliminate leprosy and other venereal diseases in post-war China, for which he...
Dates: 1935-1990

George O. Pratt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: KC-19-17
Scope and Contents This material was donated by George O. Pratt, a longtime friend of Edgar Snow's, to Mary Clark Dimond and was removed from her papers in July 1985.This folder consists of correspondence concerning a proposed U.S. Senate-sponsored trip to China to observe the country's progress in river and power development. Most of the correspondence is between George O. Pratt, an engineer and specialist in underdeveloped countries, and Edgar Snow, who at Pratt's request was attempting to secure...
Dates: 1959-1965

George Stump Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0108
Scope and Contents

The recordings consist of radio broadcasts from Greorge Stump.

Dates: 1949 - 1994

Gerald Kemner Collection

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Identifier: MS-0068
Scope and Contents The Gerald Kemner Collection was gifted to the UMKC Miller Nichols Library in 2003.The collection encompasses the compositional, professional, and personal life of Kemner, who taught Composition at the UMKC Conservatory for many years. In addition to a comprehensive assembly of Kemner’s musical compositions, you will also find Teaching Materials, Programs, Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, and Miscellaneous items.AddendumI was gifted to the UMKC Miller Nichols Library in 2017....
Dates: 1953 - 1993

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Allen, Marjorie Powell, 1929-1992 1
Alley, Rewi (1897-1987) 1
Alliance Francaise de Kansas City (1963-) 1
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American Association of University Women- Kansas City 1
Ames, William (March 20, 1901-1987) 1
Ancel, Judy 1
Anderson, Bernard "Step Buddy" Hartwell, 1919 - 1997 1
Appert, Donald L. 1
Asby, Billy G., Sr. (August 17, 1926-June 1, 2010) 1
Ashby, Harold (March 27, 1925-June 13, 2003) 1
Ayres, Thomas (January 1917-February 22, 1990) 1
Babcock, Eleanor 1
Bachmann, Monica, 1948- 1
Baird, David Olen, 1951- 1
Baley, Virko (1938) 1
Balfour, Carlton (1885-1945) 1
Ballou, Esther Williamson, 1915-1973 1
Barnekov, Kiell V. 1
Basse, David (November 14, 1954) 1
Bazell, Marciem, 1951-2014 1
Beach, Amy (Marcy Cheney), 1867-1944 1
Beale, James, 1924-2010 1
Beauchamp, John A. 1
Beeson, Jack, 1921-2010 1
Behrens, Jack, 1935- 1
Beijing Museum 1
Bell, Allan (Allan Harvey), 1941-2020 1
Below, Robert 1
Bemberg, H. (Herman), 1859-1931 1
Berkley, Eliot S. (1924-September 17, 2012) 1
Berlin, Ernest Samuel (June 12, 1917-2015) 1
Bertram, James M. (1910-1993) 1
Bezanson, Philip (January 6, 1916-March 11, 1975) 1
Blumenfeld, Harold (October 15, 1923) 1
Boatwright, Howard (March 16, 1918-February 20, 1999) 1
Bodine, Walt (Walton Marshall), 1920- 1
Boldridge, Emerson Cornelius (May 23, 1924-July 22, 2007) 1
Bolling, Richard (Walker), 1916-1991 1
Bottje, Will Gay, 1925-2018 1
Bowers, Frederick V., 1874-1961 1
Bowman, Priscilla (May 30, 1928-July 24, 1988) 1
Brenner, Walter (January 21, 1906-December 19, 1969) 1
Brewer, Tim 1
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
Butler, Eugene, 1935 - 1
Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946 1
Calland, Fred (Calland, Frederick Fremont) (October 25, 1923-October 22, 1999) 1
Camble, Alwyne (June 3, 1925-April 21, 1977) 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
Coterie Theatre 1
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