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Women and Gender

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 26 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

American Association of University Women – Kansas City (AAUW-KC) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0173
Scope and Contents The American Association of University Women – Kansas City (AAUW-KC) Collection dates from 1909-1985 and consists of 12 scrapbooks and 11 photographs. The scrapbooks are a gathering of all things AAUW-KC. Included are news clippings, numerous leaflets, newsletters, bulletins and additional photographs. Within the leaves of these gems are chronicled years of civic and social events and significant achievements garnered by the AAUW-KC. They provide insight into the pulse of the organization...
Dates: 1909 - 1985

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

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

Carol Marinovich Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0348
Scope and Contents The Carol Marinovich Collection was donated to the LaBudde Special Collections in July of 2021. The collection, covering Carol Marinovich’s career from 1987 until 2016, consists of speech and presentation transcripts, outlines and notes for speeches, personal and professional calendars, correspondence, ethics commission reports, programs and brochures, and news releases and reports. Transcripts, outlines, and notes for speeches and presentations serve as the largest source of material,...
Dates: 1987 - 2016

Children's Mercy Hospital Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0281
Scope and Contents LaBudde Special Collections became the repository for the Children’s Mercy Hospital Collection in spring 2015. The large assemblage of material is contained in 66 manuscript boxes and 24 photograph boxes. There is much background material, such as personal narratives and booklets, as well as biographical sketches of Dr. Katherine Berry Richardson and Dr. Alice Berry Graham, sisters and co-founders of the hospital. Another person of interest would be Elizabeth Martin, R.N., who came to...
Dates: 1873 - 2016

Dana Suesse Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0280
Scope and Contents Dana Suesse Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections by Peter Mintun in January 2015. Boxes 3-6 were later gifted to LaBudde Special Collections by Mintun in 2021. The collection relates to Suesse’s life and career, and includes promotional and publicity material, original and photocopied music, and scripts for comedies and musicals written by Suesse. Rounding out the collection are two dozen photographs that provide a concise representation of Suesse at different ages of her...
Dates: 1910s - 1980s

Dorothy Green Dreher Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0164
Scope and Contents

The Dorothy Green Dreher Collection dates from 1960 to 1997 and contains primarily material related to her writings, which include short stories, poetry and a novel. A number of her works were published in literary magazines for children and adults. Included are manuscripts, correspondence and various publications. Materials have been divided into seven series.

Dates: 1960 - 2001

Dorothy Johnson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0308
Scope and Contents The Dorothy Johnson Collection was donated to LaBudde Special Collections in February of 2017 by Tara Johnson. It includes newspapers and clippings, memoranda, correspondence, certificates, photographs, research and reference materials, memorabilia, photographs, and other materials related to Johnson’s life, family history, work, research, political and organization involvement, and activism. Of note are materials related to the 1959 protests for desegregation of Kansas City department...
Dates: 1916 - 2004

Dr. Norge Jerome Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0376
Scope and Contents The Dr. Norge Jerome Collection was donated to LaBudde Special Collections by Claude Thau (on behalf of Jerome) in May 2019. The collection consists of Dr. Jerome’s research, publications, personal materials, and grant proposals, as well as other supplemental publications that were not authored by Dr. Jerome. There is extensive research on topics such as Avoidable Mortality from Cancers in Black Populations, Food Preference, and Children’s Television Advertising. The collection also includes...
Dates: 1909 - 2018

Freda Mendez-Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0283
Scope and Contents The Freda Mendez-Smith Collection was donated to LaBudde Special Collections in October 2015 by Mendez-Smith herself. It contains materials dating from the early 1980s to 2010s and covers the inner workings and proceedings of several organizations and events that Mendez-Smith was involved in. The collection is divided into four series: Organizations and Events, both divided into sub-series by name of the organization or event. These documents reveal a great deal about the specific kind of...
Dates: 1971 - 2016

Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0337
Scope and Contents The Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus (GKCWPC) Collection was donated to the LaBudde Special Collections in October 2017 and June 2021 by Rebecca Richardson. The collection, covering the GKCWPC’s internal operations from 1973 through 2019, consists of financial and tax data, campaign materials from endorsed candidates, event documentation, materials on associated organizations, membership documentation, photographs, newspaper articles, and political ephemera. Political campaign...
Dates: 1973 - 2019

Helen Xarhis-DePasco Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0118
Scope and Contents

The Helen Xarhis-DePasco Collection was acquired from Shirley Gipson, niece of Mrs. DePasco. It contains letters and photographs related to World War II. There are other personal items, but the focus remains on the war and the daily lives of family members waiting in Kansas City. It should be noted that during the period of time the correspondence in this collection took place, Helen Xarhis was using the pseudonym Helen Grey, although the reason is unknown.

Dates: 1930s - 1940s

Judge Rueben F. Roy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0025
Scope and Contents The Judge Reuben F. Roy Collection was acquired through purchase from Carmen D. Valentino, Rare Books and Manuscripts. It contains over 400 letters, mostly octavo or quarto, totaling over 1200 pages, many with their original addressed and stamped envelopes. There are manuscript and typed letters, dating from 1863-1922, relating to the personal life and professional career of Judge Reuben F. Roy, of New London, Ralls County, Missouri.The collection contains a wide range of letters...
Dates: 1863 - 1922

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

Kansas City Women's Chorus Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0231
Scope and Contents

The Kansas City Women’s Chorus Collection consists of programs, posters, flyers, director’s notes, fundraising projects, newspaper clippings, and membership information including rehearsal notes and schedules. Materials are dated from the seasons ranging 2000-2016.

Dates: 2000 - 2016

Linda Hood Talbott Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0331
Scope and Contents The Linda Hood Talbott Collection, housed in the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections, was donated in August of 2017 to the University of Missouri-Kansas City by Dr. Linda Hood Talbott. It contains documents from Dr. Talbott’s time working as a philanthropist in the Kansas City area. She worked with a number of organizations, though the bulk of this collection focuses on her work with the Soroptimist Kansas City Foundation (Formerly the Soroptimist Welfare Fund). Included...
Dates: 1799 - 2009

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

MANA de Kansas City Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0183
Scope and Contents The MANA de Kansas City Collection was gifted to the LaBudde Special Collections in November 2010. It holds historical organizational documents pertaining to the local Chapter of the Mexican American Women’s National Association. Inclusive dates of the material are 1977-2008, with the bulk of the material dating from 1990s-2008.The MANA collection has been divided into thirteen series, each one focusing on a different organizational aspect. In most cases the materials are sorted...
Dates: 1980 - 2013

Martha Jane Starr Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0169
Scope and Contents The Martha Jane Starr Collection was gifted to the LaBudde Special Collections by Martha Jane Starr in March of 2010. Due to the nature of Mrs. Starr’s strong connections to the University of Missouri-Kansas City and her deep rooted involvement with the Women’s Council and Family Life Education, the Starr Collection is rich in documentation and showcases the breadth of her devotion to education. Her dedication to the importance of marriage and family enrichment led to the...
Dates: 1901 - 2015

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

Patricia Huyett Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0193
Scope and Contents The Patricia Huyett Collection was gifted to the LaBudde Special Collections in April 2011 by Pat Huyett. Huyett, an alumnus of and English professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, was a Renaissance woman in the truest sense of the word, and this collection reflects those broad identities. Among the jewels of this collection are her personal journals, which range in emotions from whimsical to compelling. As she documents the experience of a young girl’s journey into womanhood,...
Dates: 1953 - 2008

Patricia Stevens Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0204
Scope and Contents The Patricia Stevens Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections in November 2011 by Melissa Stevens, doyenne of the Patricia Stevens Modeling Agency. Inclusive dates are 1940s-2010, with the bulk in the 1975-2000 range. The collection includes correspondence, contracts, promotional material, instructional booklets, audio/visual tapes and an abundance of ephemera. Also included are several scrapbooks and photo books, highlighted by five colossal white scrapbooks documenting the...
Dates: 1948 - 2012

Victorian Studio Portrait Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0033
Scope and Contents Photos in UMKC Digital Special CollectionsThe collection comprises 229 Victorian and vintage original photographic prints dating from the mid 19th Century to the early 20th Century. Formats include Cartes-de-Visite, Cabinet Cards and Tintype. The bulk of the collection represents studios in Missouri and Kansas, while the remaining span throughout the United States with a few in...
Dates: 1850s-1930s

Women’s Committee for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0307
Scope and Contents

The Women’s Committee for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance Collection was gifted by the organization to LaBudde Special Collections in late 2016. The collection includes organizational materials such as officer and board member files, committee papers, and meeting materials; correspondence from various members regarding business; financial documents; scholarship and benefit information; scrapbooks; and photographs from the 1980s to the present.

Dates: 1947 - 2016