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Found in 157 Collections and/or Records:

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0109
Scope and Contents The audio materials in the collection are browsable here: Cataloged Sound Recordings from the Frank Driggs Jazz Oral History 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...
Dates: 1956 - 1986

Frank Smith Collection

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Frederick "Fritz" Swischer Collection

 Collection
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

Gary Shivers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0368
Scope and Contents

The audiovisual materials in this collection contain radio programs produced and recorded by Gary Shivers, including, “Jazz Scene,” “Gary Shivers Show,” and “Gary Shivers on Jazz.” The collection also holds recordings of interviews, music performances, and home recordings.

Dates: 1941 - 2001

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

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

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.Addendum I was gifted to the UMKC Miller Nichols Library in...
Dates: 1953 - 1993

Gordon Spencer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0385
Scope and Contents The Gordon Spencer Collection was a gift of Hannelore Rogers in September 2019. It contains personal card, correspondence, a curriculum vitae with letters of recommendation, notes, planners, other documents, and theater programs. Writings include novels, short stories, radio scripts, sketches, and poems. Of note are Spencer’s interviews in Note Book with Louis Armstrong in the May 1983 issue; his interview with Phillip Glass in the June 1983 issue; an interview with Billie Holiday;...
Dates: 1933 - 2018

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

Gregory Hermon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0409
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of 45 RPM discs and audiocassette tapes of country music collected by Gregory Hermon.

Dates: 1960s-2000

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 Trotman Collection

 Collection
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 Collection was a gift of Rick Fisher, Executive Director of the HMC, in March 2011. The collection is primarily comprised of concert programs and promotional materials. A nearly complete set of Heartland Men’s Chorus concert programs is contained in the collection, from the first concert in 1986 to June 2012. Along with these are invitations and programs for garden parties, and Dinners of Note, which were benefits for the Chorus. Also, a nearly complete set of...
Dates: 1986 - 2020

Helen Werr (Ellen White) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0354
Scope and Contents

The Helen Werr collection was anonymously donated to the Department of Special Collections in May 2017. It is dedicated to Werr’s career as a singer during the 1940s under the pseudonym, Ellen White. There are photos of a young Werr, as well as photos of her on tour in the 1940s. Additionally there are newspaper clippings, contracts, scripts from shows, a scrapbook of her performing career, and recordings.

Dates: 1944 - 1949

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

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

International Association of Square Dance Callers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0416
Scope and Contents

The collection contains recordings of square dance music, mostly on 78 RPM discs.

Dates: 1920-1960

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. W. Jenkins’ Sons Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0142
Scope and Contents The J.W. Jenkins’ Sons Collection primarily consists of instructional booklets published by the Jenkins Music Company, dating from the late 1800s to 1970. The collection is divided into four categories. The first group contains instructional materials for beginning piano. The next group is band and orchestra books for beginning to advanced instruction. The third category consists of catalogs of music materials by Jenkins. The final category contains miscellaneous items related to the...
Dates: 1916 - 1970

Jack Ralston Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0039
Scope and Contents

Recordings from Jack Ralston, graduate of the UMKC Conservatory.

Dates: 1967 - 1973