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Media and Broadcasting

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

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

Arthur B. Church – KMBC Radio Collection

 Collection
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

Blevins Davis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0113
Scope and Contents

Includes recordings of the radio drama program The Free Company, radio drama program Elizabeth the Queen, and performances by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Dates: 1941 - 1944

Bob Wills Tiffany Transcriptions Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0056
Scope and Contents The Bob Wills Tiffany Transcriptions Collection was gifted to the UMKC Libraries in 1999. The collection consists of Bob Wills Tiffany Transcription audio discs as well as related promotional print material. Bob Pinson of the Country Music Foundation recommended and directed to UMKC an extant set in the possession of a producer’s wife.Print material is housed in LaBudde Special Collections and includes a leasing contract for radio stations, cued radio scripts, sheet music and a...
Dates: 1942 - 1948

"Cactus" Charlie Menees Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0013
Scope and Contents The “Cactus” Charlie Menees Collection was donated to the UMKC Miller Nichols Library by his family in 1994. The collection, focusing on big band and traditional jazz between 1917 and 1980, consists of personal and professional material, awards, news clippings, books, periodicals, sheet music, posters and graphics, memorabilia, several hundred photographs, over 25,000 sound recordings on LP, 78 and 45 formats, as well as additional audio/visual material. The manuscript collection is housed...
Dates: 1934 - 1994

Calder Pickett Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0203
Scope and Contents The Calder Pickett Collection was gifted by Pickett to the Miller Nichols Library at the Universityof Missouri-Kansas City. Spanning the 1960s-2000s, the collection consists of hundreds of scripts primarily for the award-winning radio series The American Past, hosted by Pickett and produced by Kansas Public Radio at the University of Kansas from 1973-2000s.Also included are scripts for NBC’s radio series Image Americaand the 26-part Canadian television documentary Vietnam War: The Ten...
Dates: 1960 - 2004

David Morantz – Jewish Studies Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0031
Scope and Contents The David Morantz Collection contains items relating to Judaic Studies. It has been organized into six series contained in three boxes. Inclusive dates range from 1907 to 1959, with bulk dates being 1934 to 1943. Included are some correspondence, primarily relating to Morantz’s syndicated column, Talmudic Tales. There is much focus on religious studies and Morantz’s involvement with Sunday school education in local synagogues. Of particular interest are the local church newsletters which...
Dates: 1906 - 1957

E.C. Boldridge Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0075
Scope and Contents

The collection consists mostly of recordings of radio broadcast programming from Kansas City that specialized in the jazz genre.

Dates: 1940 - 1997

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

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

Gaylord Marr Collection

 Collection
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

George Stump Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0108
Scope and Contents

The recordings consist of radio broadcasts from Greorge Stump.

Dates: 1949 - 1994

Houston Gray Collection

 Collection
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 W. Walrath Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0064
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1947

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

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 F. Condell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0048
Scope and Contents The James F. Condell Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections and Marr Sound Archives by Dr. Yvonne C. Condell, wife of the late Dr. James F. Condell. The collection focuses on Condell’s longtime interest and scholarly pursuits in the field of jazz from 1980-1998, although some items date back to his time in Spain in the early 1970s.Included in the manuscript collection is information on his radio programs, A Little Jazz Music and Condell’s Corner, which aired on KCCM...
Dates: 1930s - 2014

Jerry Heaster Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0232
Scope and Contents

The Jerry Heaster Collection was a gift of Hope Heaster in March 2013. The collection contains business columns written by Heaster for the Kansas City Starfrom 1979 to 2005.

Dates: 1965 - 2005

Joseph K. Redmond Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0007
Scope and Contents The Joseph K. Redmond, Jr. Collection was donated to the University of Missouri-Kansas City by Redmond's wife, Virginia Redmond, in 1996. Redmond was a theatre manager for the Uptown and Tower theatres in Kansas City, Missouri; he collected material about theatres, both movie and stage, primarily in Kansas City. The collection, housed in the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections, dates from 1875 to 1996, with the majority of the material being concentrated between 1930 and...
Dates: 1935 - 1996

Judy Chaikin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0312
Scope and Contents The Judy Chaikin Collection was gifted to the UMKC University Libraries by Chaikin in October 2017. The collection contains materials related to the creation and production of Chaikin’s 2011 documentary film, The Girls in the Band. The film tells the story of female jazz musicians, from the genre’s inception to contemporary times, detailing prominent figures and the struggles they faced competing in a male-dominated world.Among the collection, there are biographical notes on...
Dates: 1935 - 2014

KCUR Radio Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0027
Scope and Contents The collection consists of KCUR radio broadcast on analog and digital tapes, dating from 1953 to 2005, as well as CD-Rs and digital files, dating from 2002 to 2017. The materials document the social, cultural, and political history of Kansas City and the Midwest, providing researchers with context and insights into midwesterners’ viewpoints on national issues. The broadcasts contain interviews, recorded events, and news coverage on issues of race, abortion, education standards, crime,...
Dates: 1953 - 2017

Lucile H. Bluford Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0219
Scope and Contents The Lucile H. Bluford Collection was transferred from a local regional historical society in 2010. Although only two linear feet in volume, it is rich in potential for anyone researching not only Lucile Bluford herself, but subjects such as Kansas City social issues, as well as Civil Rights. Bluford’s numerous community activities are documented in several studies and reports. Utilizing her status as owner and editor of the Kansas City Call, she reached out to fight social injustice for the...
Dates: 1940 - 1982

Michael Davenport Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0006
Scope and Contents

The collection consists mostly of radio advertisments, many of which are for the Crown Center, located in Kansas City, MO. There are also recordings of the radio show "Shameless Chef Radio."

Dates: 1974 - 1988