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Music

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 137 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Bob Cowan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0296
Scope and Contents The Robert Cowan Collection was donated to the LaBudde Special Collections at UMKC Miller Nichols Library by Cowan himself in June of 2016. Cowan was an avid performer of the jazz trombone, and this collection chiefly consists of scores and parts to arrangements of jazz standards. There are twenty five pencil manuscript full scores in the collection, and sets of parts (although some are incomplete) to around sixty pieces. The works are not Cowan’s own, but included in the collection are,...
Dates: c. 1940s

Bob Foster Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0084
Scope and Contents

Bob Foster was a Kansas City record collector. Recordings include radio programs, classical music performances, and recordings of church choirs, high school bands and choirs, and college bands and choirs in the Kansas City area.

Dates: 1940 - 1971

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

Brian Thurn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0050
Scope and Contents The Brian Thurn Collection was formed by various purchases from Brian Thurn Antiques of Kansas City, beginning with the initial acquisition in January 2006. The collection consists of photographs, posters and miscellaneous material that primarily reflect aspects of the African-American cultural experience during the 20th century, particularly in and around Kansas City. Some material has been removed from this collection to form discrete collections: Ernest Daniels Collection (jazz...
Dates: Undated

"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

Carolyn Wood Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0115
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of audio recordings of musician Carolyn Wood from the 1950s.

Dates: 1953 - 1954

Carroll Lewis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0272
Scope and Contents The Carroll Lewis Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections by Paul Smith in April 2015.The bulk of the collection consists of handwritten music manuscripts composed and/or arranged by Lewis. Rounding out the collection are miscellaneous items such as photographs, awards, publications and scrapbooks.Addendum I was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections by Paul Smith. This addendum contains miscellaneous photocopies of various materials pertaining to Carroll Lewis’...
Dates: 1959 - 2006

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

Claude "Fiddler" Williams Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0147
Scope and Contents The Claude “Fiddler” Williams Collection was gifted to UMKC Libraries in January 2009 by Blanche Fouse Williams, widow of Claude Williams. Inclusive dates are circa 1960s-2008, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1989-2004, the year of his death.The manuscript materials include correspondence; contracts; numerous awards; event programs; posters; news clippings; photographs; and miscellaneous ephemera and memorabilia. In particular, the correspondence, awards and various...
Dates: 1960 - 2019

Clete Huske Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0267
Scope and Contents

The Clete Huske Collection was a gift of Michael J. Fagras, who donated a selection of his personal record collection to the Marr Sound Archives in December 2014. As part of that donation are scrapbooks housed in LaBudde Special Collections containing clippings of a multitude of musical artists taken from various jazz and blues publications.

Dates: undated

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