Music: R&B, Country, Pop
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Richard “Colonel” Ware Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections in November 2012 by his son Bradley Ware. Materials date from the late 1940s through the mid-1970s. The collection reflects Ware’s years as a sales and promotion representative for RCA, Capitol and Columbia Records. There is an abundance of marketing ephemera, including, musical programs, promotional booklets, periodicals, album inserts, flyers, photographs, etc. There are also company orientation materials as...
Dates: 1963 - 1976
Scope and Contents The Richard and Mary Jane Miller (KWKI Radio) Collection was transferred in May 2015 to the UMKC Miller Nichols Library from Frank Absher, executive director of the St. Louis Media History Foundation. The bulk of the collection consists of company memos related to KWKI 93.3 FM Kansas City during its stint as a soul music radio station from 1971-73. Most of the memos originate from Richard J. Miller, president of the St. Louis-based parent company Communications Fund Inc. (CFI), which at the...
Dates: 1971 - 1974
Scope and Contents The Ron Rooks Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections in September 2008 by Nancy Rooks, wife of the late Ron Rooks. The collection contains items from the Music Exchange, a large and popular record store in Kansas City that Rooks owned and ran from 1979 until his death in 2006. The collection has a strong focus on popular music culture from the 1970s to early 2000s, reflected in the wide range of materials from artist write-ups, magazines and articles, concert and album posters,...
Dates: 1942 - 2005
Scope and Contents Sheet Music Collection Finding Aid (PDF).Sheet music from the Kansas City, World War I and World War II imprint collections is temporarily unavailable through Digital Special Collections. If you'd like to request any titles, please contact SpecialCollections@umkc.edu. The Sheet Music...
Dates: 1790s - 2000s
Scope and Contents The Solita Palmer Collection is archived at the UMKC Miller Nichols Library.Housed in LaBudde Special Collections, the manuscript materials contain correspondence, biographies, band music, manuscript scores, miscellaneous, published music, newspaper clippings, and photographs related to the composer.Housed in the Marr Sound Archives, the audiovisual materials consist of test pressings and demos of songs written by Solita Palmer and Emerson Yorke. Included are several...
Dates: 1892 - 1988
Scope and Contents The Stephen R. Johnson Collection was gifted to the UMKC University Libraries by Debra F. Johnson and Russell Johnson in March 2016.Housed in LaBudde Special Collections, the manuscript collection contains a diverse assortment of materials from the music video and television director, animator, painter, and writer’s personal and professional life. There are awards and accolades, storyboards and screenplays, and newspaper clippings about Johnson’s work. There are photographs of...
Dates: 1890 - 2012
Scope and Contents The Vic Damon Collection was donated to LaBudde Special Collections by his son, George Damon, in the 1990s.The manuscripts collection consists of the handwritten logbook kept by Damon documenting recording sessions produced by his Kansas City studio; related correspondence and notes; 17 photographs; and a trophy awarded by Cash Box for the success of the 1948 song My Happiness, produced by Damon. Mounted captions used for a Vic Damon exhibit previously on display in the UMKC Miller...
Dates: 1939 - mid 1990s