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Music: Industry

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 34 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

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

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

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

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

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

Danny “Dan” Conn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0176
Scope and Contents The Dan Conn Collection was a gift from the Dan Conn estate in June 2010. Conn was in the music industry and the collection strongly reflects his occupation. Included are magazines, album covers, promotional material and much memorabilia. The highlight of the collection lies within the plethora of posters, primarily related to musical artists and events, and a rare 12” LP promotional copy of Bruce Springsteen’s album Born to Run, featuring the original cover that used a graffiti-style font...
Dates: 1936 - 2005

Dave E. Dexter Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0021
Scope and Contents The Dave E. Dexter, Jr. Collection was gifted to the UMKC Libraries by Dave Dexter prior to his death in 1990.Housed in LaBudde Special Collections, the manuscripts collection includes correspondence, writings and photographs. Dexter's correspondence with Capitol Record executives and other individuals provide pertinent information concerning the recording industry. His prolific writings are reflected in numerous formats from record liner notes to typed drafts and published works,...
Dates: 1926 - 1988

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

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

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

John B. Tumino Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0034
Scope and Contents The John B. Tumino Collection was donated to the UMKC Libraries by Robert Tumino in 2005. The collection is small in size but rich in content, especially information related to Kansas City Jazz history.Housed in LaBudde Special Collections, the manuscript materials are contained in 12 folders located in one box and spans 1940-2005. Included are personal correspondence, royalty statements, promotional material, ephemera and news clippings. Of particular interest are the various...
Dates: 1940 - 2005

John Garrity Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0317
Scope and Contents

The John Garrity Collection contains correspondences, legal and business documents, handwritten and typed music, promotional material, newspaper clippings, and photographs related to Garrity and his publishing company Wyandotte Music. Emphasis is on materials from the 1970s.

Collection also includes recordings from journalist, John Garrity, music from Kansas City and folk music from San Francisco in which Garrity was involved.

Dates: 1936 - 2016

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

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

Kansas City Musical Club Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0143
Scope and Contents

The Kansas City Musical Club Collection contains material relating mostly to a period when Mrs. Spencer A. (Marjorie) Gard, a church organist, was President of the organization.

Dates: 1939 - 1977

Kathe (Kathleen) Kaul Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0250
Scope and Contents The Kathe “Kathleen” Kaul Collection was gifted to the UMKC Libraries in January 2014 by Kathe Kaul.Housed in LaBudde Special Collections, the manuscript collection is divided into two series: Radio Broadcasting and Mutual Musicians Foundation (MMF). The first series consists of popular record surveys distributed by local radio stations, including WHB, KUDL, KBEQ, KCMO and KCKN. There are also surveys by Oklahoma-based radio stations KOMA, KWHP and WKY. Also included is various...
Dates: 1963 - 2010

Luyben Music Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0287
Scope and Contents The Luyben Music Collection was donated by Annette Luyben to LaBudde Special Collections in summer 2020. The collection consists of business records, correspondence, publications, events, organizations, resources, awards, memorabilia, and photos relating to Luyben Music, Luyben clarinet ligatures, and members of the family who ran the business. Materials include official documentation on the building for the store, records on interaction with customers, products or merchandise, letters, news...
Dates: 1834-2022

McLean Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0151
Scope and Contents The McLean Family Collection was acquired in April 2009 as a gift from Martha McLean Simpson, daughter of Minnie and Lawrence McLean. The collection contains both personal information about the McLean Family as well as material relating to the McLean Band Shop in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The band shop was patronized by many local and well-known visiting musicians. There are photographs of such celebrities as Benny Goodman, Tex Beneke and Sammy Kaye. Hal McLean, Lawrence McLean’s older...
Dates: 1855 - 1949

Music Library Association Midwest Chapter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0288
Scope and Contents

The Music Library Association-Midwest Chapter Collection was gifted by the organization to LaBudde Special Collections in early 2016. Thecollection includes organizational materials such as officer and board member files, committee papers, and meeting materials; correspondence from various members on MLA business; issues of MLA’snewsletter The Notebook; miscellaneous resources, guides and publicity; anda small amount of photographs from two MLA meetings in 2006 and 2007.

Dates: 1940 - 2013

Norman Saks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0255
Scope and Contents The Norman Saks Collection was donated by Saks to LaBudde Special Collections in the summer of 2014. The expansive nature of this collection is a reflection of Mr. Saks’ dedication to all aspects of Jazz music. A series of personal documents feature Saks ’correspondences as well as research materialsspecifically related to jazz artists, including: newspaper clippings, interviews, and artist contracts. Includedwith this series is a copy of The Charlie Parker Discography, completed by Saks,...
Dates: 1904 - 2013

Parody Hall Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0190
Scope and Contents The Parody Hall Collection was a gift of David Sanger in February 2011. Contained in the collection is a wide assortment of promotional materials for events and concerts at Parody Hall, including flyers, posters and photographs of bands and other musical artists. A financial ledger chronicling the profits of Parody Hall concerts from 1982-1985 offers an interesting glimpse into the daily business of a performance venue. Posters and calendars, ranging from 1981-1988, paint a representative...
Dates: 1981 - 1988

Paul Creston Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0003
Scope and Contents The Paul Creston Collection was donated to the University of Missouri-Kansas City by his wife, Louise Creston, in 1987. Organized into 18 series that occupy nearly 100 boxes, the manuscript collection is housed in LaBudde Special Collections and consists of published and unpublished scores; music and non-music related writings, including correspondence, diaries, and notebooks; reviews and concert programs; awards and honors; scrapbooks, photographs and other miscellaneous items. The earliest...
Dates: 1943 - 1986

Pla-Mor Ballroom Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0065
Scope and Contents Photos in UMKC Digital Special CollectionsThe collection consists of 65 black-and-white photographs related to the entertainment complex formerly at Linwood and Main in Kansas City, Missouri. Included are architectural renderings of the proposed development; interior and exterior shots; bandleaders and musicians, most notably Pla-Mor band director Chic Scoggin and his orchestra;...
Dates: 1920s-1930s