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Gordon Spencer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0385
Scope and Contents Consists of audio recordings of Spencer's unpublished interviews and oral histories of prominent jazz and contemporary classical artists. The interviewees include Ravi Shankar, Leopold Stokowski, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billy Holiday, Moondog, Philip Glass, Tony Scott, and many others, reflecting upon music, life experiences, relationships, and societal issues. They will prove useful to the fields of history, musical performance, music education, musicology,...
Dates: 1955 - 2004

Grand Emporium Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0038
Scope and Contents The Grand Emporium Collection was donated to Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City, in Summer 2004 by Roger Naber and C. Herb Palmer, co-owners of the Grand Emporium (along with George Myers).Housed in LaBudde Special Collections, the manuscript collection primarily chronicles from 1985-2004 the venerable Kansas City nightclub at 3832 Main Street and consists of approximately 15,000 flyers, handbills, and posters; 4,000 photographs, negatives, and slides;...
Dates: 1969 - 2007

Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0337
Scope and Contents The Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus (GKCWPC) Collection was donated to the LaBudde Special Collections in October 2017 and June 2021 by Rebecca Richardson. The collection, covering the GKCWPC’s internal operations from 1973 through 2019, consists of financial and tax data, campaign materials from endorsed candidates, event documentation, materials on associated organizations, membership documentation, photographs, newspaper articles, and political ephemera. Political campaign...
Dates: 1973 - 2019

Hans Christian Feil Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0122
Scope and Contents

Recordings of Hans Christian Feil, a Kansas City composer, director, and organists.

Dates: 1942 - 1951

Harold Ashby Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0055
Scope and Contents The Harold Ashby Collection was acquired in December 2005 by the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections and the Marr Sound Archives through Gary White and his sister Margaret. The collection consists of personal and professional documents, awards and certificates, correspondence, promotional/publicity material, audio recordings, videos, and other miscellanea related to Harold Ashby’s life and career. Also in the collection are roughly 200 photographs and dozens of...
Dates: 1937 - 2003

Harry and Betty Price Papers

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Identifier: KC-19-20
Scope and Contents

This material was donated by Harry and Betty Price and was removed from the Mary Clark Dimond papers in July 1985. E. Grey Dimond donated an addition from Harry Price in April 1990.

These papers consist of a letter from Edgar Snow to Harry and Betty Price concerning the political climate in Japan in 1938. They also contain a page from Betty Price's diary from 1935, when the Prices visited Edgar and Helen "Peg" Snow in Beijing.

Dates: 1935-1938

Harry Trotman Collection

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Identifier: MS-0206
Scope and Contents The Harry Trotman Collection was gifted to the UMKC Libraries in February 2012 by Beth (daughter) and Bob Behrens.Housed in LaBudde Special Collections, the manuscript collection contains for the most part handwritten scores and parts of jazz combo and jazz big band tunes, presumably for performance by the Harry Trotman Orchestra. The music manuscripts represent various stages of completion in the arranging process, and are a valuable insight into what sort of thought goes into...
Dates: 1926 - 2016

Heartland Men’s Chorus Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0191
Scope and Contents The Heartland Men’s Chorus was founded in 1986, with the goals of “Provid[ing] excellence in performance while advancing men’s choral music, building community, and reaching out to diverse audiences.” The Chorus was first led by Father Ambrose Karels, and performed for the first time on December 14, 1986, with only 30 members, and under co-directors Randell Stewart and Stephen Johnson. Gina Scaggs Epifano, the first woman to ever conduct a men’s chorus as a GALA Choruses director, was also...
Dates: 1986 - 2013

Helen Xarhis-DePasco Collection

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Identifier: MS-0118
Scope and Contents

The Helen Xarhis-DePasco Collection was acquired from Shirley Gipson, niece of Mrs. DePasco. It contains letters and photographs related to World War II. There are other personal items, but the focus remains on the war and the daily lives of family members waiting in Kansas City. It should be noted that during the period of time the correspondence in this collection took place, Helen Xarhis was using the pseudonym Helen Grey, although the reason is unknown.

Dates: 1930s - 1940s

Henry Mitchell Collection of Edgar Snow Papers

 Collection
Identifier: KC-19-5
Scope and Contents This collection contains research material on international journalist Edgar Snow compiled by University of Missouri-Kansas City Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and International Affairs Henry Mitchell. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, transcripts, books, and records created by or about Edgar Snow. Of note are four folders containing reproduced material from Edgar Snow's official Federal Bureau of Investigation file. Senstitive and classified information had been...
Dates: 1911-1985

Higginson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0155
Scope and Contents The Higginson Collection was gifted to the LaBudde Special Collections Department in August 2009 by Marcia Higginson and Charles Higginson, daughter and son of Fred Higginson. The collection consists of two handwritten documents of great value and historic significance. These one-of-a-kind documents survived from the first recording dates for Kansas City jazz pianist Jay McShann and his band, which included alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, then only 20 years old. The recording session...
Dates: 1940

Houston Gray Collection

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Identifier: MS-0239
Scope and Contents The Houston Gray Collection was a transfer fromKansas City Kansas Community College in July 2013.The collection is comprised almost entirely of movie memorabilia, including Periodicals, Promotional Materials, Photographs, and a wide array of other film-related items, spanning decades from the 1910s to the 1970s and 1980s. Most of the collection was Gray’s, though some of the items were acquired by Gray from Reed Porter, a columnist for the Hollywood Reporter.The Periodicals...
Dates: 1910-1988

Howard Rittmaster Collection

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Identifier: MS-0105
Scope and Contents

Recordings from the Reno Club and of comedian Lenny Bruce.

Dates: 1967

Howard Snow Papers

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Identifier: KC-19-3
Scope and Contents

This material was donated by Howard Snow, brother of Edgar Snow, in August 1984. This material consists of correspondence, magazines, printed material, newsclips and photos. It includes correspondence from Lois Snow, Mildred Mackey, Mary Clark Dimond, and copies of letters from Howard Snow to various editors and discusses family matters, Edgar Snow's illness, trip to China in 1970 and disposition of his papers.

Dates: 1954-1972

Howard W. Walrath Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0064
Scope and Contents

Recordings of US Armed Forces radio in Rome, recorded to lacquer disc.

Dates: 1947

Hugh Deane Collection of Edgar Snow Papers

 Collection
Identifier: KC-19-40
Scope and Contents This collection was donated by Hugh Deane in March 1988. He was a contemporary of Edgar Snow, having first visited China in 1936 as a student and later returning as a freelance writer and correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and the Springfield (Mass.) Union and Republic newspapers in 1940, 1944-1946. He was an officer for the U.S.-China People's Friendship Association. The collection consists of reviews of Edgar Snow's Red Star Over China, two letters between Edgar Snow and Peg...
Dates: 1938-1992

Institute for Studies in American Music Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0277
Scope and Contents Institute for Studies in American Music Collection contains correspondence from various prominent personalities in the field of American Music & Musicians. Dates range from 1967 to 1977 with the bulk of the dates in the year 1967 during the inception of the institute. The majority of the letters are address to Dr. Archie N. Jones at the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri. One letter from Aaron Copeland, Composer is addressed to Jack L, Ralston, October, 1971 who followed Dr....
Dates: 1967-1977

Israel Epstein and Elsie Fairfax-Cholmeley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: KC-19-11
Scope and Contents

This material was donated by Dr. Henry Mitchell, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and International Affairs at UMKC. He secured the material from the Epsteins via UMKC professor Dr. Robert Farnsworth in China in November 1984.

This collection contains one folder of copies of letters sent by Edgar Snow to Chinese journalist and author Israel Epstein and his wife Elsie Fairfax-Cholmeley. The letters discuss publications as well as Chinese and world affairs.

Dates: 1939, 1948, 1958, 1962-1968

J. A. Beauchamp Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0216

J. C. Nichols Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0099
Scope and Contents

Recordings of Kansas City Real Estate Developer J.C. Nichols. They include "Dramatic Story of the Country Club District," "Fireside Show," Man of the Month dedication, a speech by J.C. Nichols, and others.

Dates: 1938 - 1948

J. David Goldin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0016
Scope and Contents The collection is searchable in the UMKC Libraries catalog. Cataloged Sound Recordings from the J. David Goldin CollectionThe collection includes nearly 15,000 radio programs on lacquer and vinyl transcription discs that were broadcast from the 1930s through the 1950s. The programs include variety shows, radio plays, political...
Dates: 1926 - 1962

J. E. Lynn Railroad Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0098
Scope and Contents The J.E. Lynn Railroad Memorabilia Collection contains material related to railroading, and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy (CB&Q) line in particular. Inclusive dates are 1896 to 1960; however, the bulk of the material is concentrated during the period of 1930 to 1954, a time when the streamlining of railroad transportation was on the rise. In addition to promotional packets, there are postcards, photographs, tickets and railroad timetables. Much emphasis is placed on the newly...
Dates: 1867 - 1969

Jack Ralston Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0039
Scope and Contents

Recordings from Jack Ralston, graduate of the UMKC Conservatory.

Dates: 1967 - 1973

James B. Gantt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0386
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials related to Gantt’s personal and professional life as well as his love of jazz music including newspaper clippings, correspondence, radio transcripts, cue sheets, sheet music, music publications, and photographs related to Kansas City jazz. The collection also contains material related to Gantt’s work as an artist including original sketches, newspaper clippings, Kansas City Art Institute and Midwestern Artists’ Exhibition memorabilia, art exhibition...
Dates: 1728 - 2017

James Bertram Papers

 Collection
Identifier: KC-19-39
Scope and Contents This material was donated by James Bertram through Robert Farnsworth in November 1987.The first folder consists of correspondence between James Bertram and Edgar Snow, and correspondence between Edgar and Lois Snow and Bertram, discussing Snow's immediate family; current and future publications; Chinese, U.S., and world issues; travel to China; and Snow's BBC film. The correspondence includes a leaflet for the film. The second folder consists of correspondence between Bertram and...
Dates: 1952-1975, 1988

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Roche, Edward 2
Simpson, George Elliott, 1876-1958 2
Thurn, Brian 2
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Trumbauer, William F. (William (Bill) Francis Trumbauer) (April 9, 1923-October 21, 1978) 2
A.W. Perry's Sons 1
Abel, Milt (Milton Addison Abel), 1928-2006 1
Alaadeen, Ahmad, 1934 - 2010 1
Albright, William (October 20, 1944-September 9, 1998) 1
Aldridge, Robert Livingston, 1954- 1
Allen, Marjorie Powell, 1929-1992 1
Alley, Rewi (1897-1987) 1
Alliance Francaise de Kansas City (1963-) 1
Alpha Music Productions 1
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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