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Music: Classical and Sacred

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0194
Scope and Contents American Dance Band Music Collection Finding Aid (PDF).The American Dance Band Music Collection consists of commercially published stock arrangements and instrument charts for thousands of popular titles, 1800s-1960s. 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...
Dates: 1800s - 1960s

Amy Cheney Beach Collection

 Collection
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

Charles Sanford Skilton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0135
Scope and Contents The Charles Sanford Skilton Collection was donated to the University of Missouri-Kansas City by Skilton’s son and daughter. Housed in the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections, the collection consists of several of Skilton’s major works in manuscript form, including the operas The Day of Gayomair, Kalopin, The Sun Bride, and Ticonderoga; and works for vocal/choral and organ/harmonium as well as instrumental compositions. Also included are published scores by Skilton and by...
Dates: 1890 - 1941

Classical Music Manuscripts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0226
Scope and Contents The Classical Music Manuscript contains a wide array of score and parts, in both manuscript and printed form, from composers and music educators dating back to the Eighteenth Century. Along with recognizable names such as Domenico Scarlatti, there are many far lesser known composers from the time of Mozart and Beethoven that are represented here in this collection, with rare scores and pedagogical manuals. Not only are the items an interesting glimpse into virtually unknown works, they are a...
Dates: 1712 - 1951

Composers and Musicians Autograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0215
Scope and Contents

The Composers and Musicians Autograph Collection contains autographs of famous and significant composers and musicians. The signatures are accompanied by a picture of the signer. Many of the signatures are on letters or notes written by the signer. In the case of both Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Nikoly Rimsky-Korsakov, handwritten music accompanies the signature.

Dates: 1840 - 1978

Dana Suesse Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0280
Scope and Contents Dana Suesse Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections by Peter Mintun in January 2015. Boxes 3-6 were later gifted to LaBudde Special Collections by Mintun in 2021. The collection relates to Suesse’s life and career, and includes promotional and publicity material, original and photocopied music, and scripts for comedies and musicals written by Suesse. Rounding out the collection are two dozen photographs that provide a concise representation of Suesse at different ages of her...
Dates: 1910s - 1980s

David A. Gordon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0299
Scope and Contents The David A. Gordon collection is comprised mostly of original compositions in handwritten and copied manuscripts. David Gordon composed for a wide range of ensembles: this collection contains orchestral and other large ensemble works, chamber and solo instrumental music, large and small ensemble pieces with voice, and a cappella arrangements. The collection has been organized to reflect these categories. In addition to full scores, there are also sets of parts to a number of the pieces in...
Dates: 1963 - 1982

David Dean Conn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0175
Scope and Contents The David Dean Conn Collection was a gift of the David Conn estate in July 2010. The collection contains materials related to Conn’s music profession while working at the Music Exchange record store and Handleman Music Distributors, both located in Kansas City. Included are correspondence, press packets, music catalogs, periodicals and posters. There are also photographs and some limited edition prints by artist Gary Huston. Some of the highlights of the collection are related to Conn’s...
Dates: 1940s - 2009

Dorothy Rosenwald Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0106
Scope and Contents

Consists mostly of recordings of religious Jewish music and synagogue, but also includes several recordings of operas, plays, and inverviews from radio broadcasts.

Dates: 1957 - 1976

Dr. Vincent T. Williams Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0071
Scope and Contents The Dr. Vincent T. Williams Collection was donated to the University of Missouri-Kansas City by the Williams Estate. Housed in the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections, the collection consists of dozens of music manuscripts by Williams, as well as miscellaneous items such as correspondence, programs, news clippings and photographs. Included are signed letters to Williams from Robert Russell Bennett and Virgil Thomson, three printed piano/vocal scores of musical comedies...
Dates: 1950s - 1960s

Ed Roche Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0058
Scope and Contents

The collection contains many unique items recorded in the Kansas City area, including political speeches, musical performances, religious services, and advertisements for businesses and organizations. The Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kansas City Conservatory of Music are strongly represented with numerous recordings of each entity. Finally, the collection also holds some national radio programs, such as "The Guiding Light," "Hymns of All Churches," and "Michael Shayne."

Dates: 1935 - 1967

Eugene Butler Collection

 Collection
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

Eunice Lea Kettering Collection

 Collection
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

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

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

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

Gerald Kemner Collection

 Collection
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

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

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

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

James Mobberley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0339
Scope and Contents The James Mobberley Collection was donated to the UMKC Miller Nichols Library by Mobberley himself in November 2017.The manuscript collection contains a wide array of items from various aspects of the composer and professor’s career. The largest part of the collection is sheet music from Mobberley’s compositional output. There are physical copies of scores and parts for the bulk of the composer’s works from his days as an undergraduate up through the 2010s. This allows one to...
Dates: 1976 - 2019

John Duncan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0182
Scope and Contents The John Duncan Collection was gifted to the LaBudde Special Collections, UMKC Miller Nichols Library, by Stephen and Lanette Shepherd in August 2010. Contained in the collection are many of Duncan’s scores, in both complete and incomplete form, as well as sketches, arrangements and scores from other composers, such as Samuel Coleridge Taylor, William Grant Still, Clarence Cameron White, and others. Duncan’s compositions span all genres, with chamber, vocal, choral and large ensemble pieces...
Dates: 1932-1979

Joseph V. Thomas Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0014
Scope and Contents The Joseph V. Thomas Collection was donated to the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1997 by Theron Johnson, the daughter of Thomas.Housed in LaBudde Special Collections, the manuscript collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, music scores, song books, photographs, material related to the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra and the St. Stephen Baptist Church (Kansas City), and other miscellaneous items. The heart of the collection are the several hundred photographs...
Dates: 1941 - 1991