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Culture

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

1968 Riot Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0235
Scope and Contents The 1968 Riot Collection was a gift of Dr. Joseph Hughey in January 2013. The collection contains the results of a large grant-funded research project on the social history of the civil disturbance in Kansas City after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This includes a complete manuscript of The Social History of a Riot: Kansas City, Missouri, April 9-13, 1968 by Robert Bechtel and Charles Wilkinson and transcripts from 51 of the interviews conducted for that book-length study. In...
Dates: 1965 - 1973

Alliance Francaise de Kansas City Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0257
Scope and Contents The collection consists of board meeting minutes and financial reports, correspondence, event calendars, guest books, marketing materials, material relating to the national and international Alliances Françaises, material about the chapter’s history, information about the Jeune Alliance, material on French classes and events, material about theater productions, membership lists and information, photographs, publications, and scrapbooks. The collection is particularly strong in board meeting...
Dates: 1937 - 2012

Alwyne Camble Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0260
Scope and Contents

The Alwyne Camble Collection consists of a scrapbook circa 1950s. Inside the scrapbook are photographs, newspaper clippings, advertisements, autographs, and illustrations related to fashion and design.

Dates: c. 1905s

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

Calder Pickett Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0203
Scope and Contents The Calder Pickett Collection was gifted by Pickett to the Miller Nichols Library at the Universityof Missouri-Kansas City. Spanning the 1960s-2000s, the collection consists of hundreds of scripts primarily for the award-winning radio series The American Past, hosted by Pickett and produced by Kansas Public Radio at the University of Kansas from 1973-2000s.Also included are scripts for NBC’s radio series Image Americaand the 26-part Canadian television documentary Vietnam War: The Ten...
Dates: 1960 - 2004

David Morantz – Jewish Studies Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0031
Scope and Contents The David Morantz Collection contains items relating to Judaic Studies. It has been organized into six series contained in three boxes. Inclusive dates range from 1907 to 1959, with bulk dates being 1934 to 1943. Included are some correspondence, primarily relating to Morantz’s syndicated column, Talmudic Tales. There is much focus on religious studies and Morantz’s involvement with Sunday school education in local synagogues. Of particular interest are the local church newsletters which...
Dates: 1906 - 1957

Dolores Hobley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0271
Scope and Contents The Dolores Hobley Collection was formed by various purchases from her business at Waldo Antiques of Kansas City, beginning in the early 2010s, with the bulk acquisitions made in March 2015. The collection consists of photographs and other material that primarily reflect aspects of the African-American cultural experience during the late 19th century and into the 20th century, including in and around Kansas City. The photographs make up the bulk of the collection and are largely...
Dates: 1890 - 2003

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. Milton C. Lewis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0043
Scope and Contents The Dr. Milton C. Lewis Collection was purchased by the Department of Special Collections from Brian Thurn Antiques of Kansas City in January 2006. The collection, dating from 1913-1967, is small but rich inlocal history as experiencedthrough the life of Dr. Lewis, a local African-American physician. There are materials related to his medical practice, including patient reports, correspondence, a logbook and a journal with patient care information. Also included are materials related to...
Dates: 1912 - 1950

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

Eliot S. Berkley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0259
Scope and Contents

The Eliot S. Berkley Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections in December 2014 by his son, Eliot A. Berkley, and daughter, Emily D. Berkley. The collection holds a varied selection of historical documents, including handwritten journals, indentures, lithographs, publications, and maps.

Dates: 1662 - 1981

Ernest Berlin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0343
Scope and Contents The Ernest Berlin Collection is comprised of documents and memorabilia from Berlin’s early life in Kansas City, Missouri. The collection contains posters from productions with The Tophatter club of the University of Kansas City as well as an unfinished manuscript for a play. Materials including campus newspapers, playbills, and personal correspondence offer a glimpse into the history of theater at Kansas City University from 1938 – 1942. After graduation, Berlin went on to become a...
Dates: 1937 - 2016

Felicia Londré Manuscripts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0221
Scope and Contents The Felicia Londré Manuscripts Collection was a gift of Felicia Londré in Fall 2012. Contained within is a large collection of scripts, in typed, printed, and published (photocopied) manuscript form, almost all in either English or in English translation. American, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, and Swedish playwrights are represented, offering a wide range of styles and aesthetics. Also contained in the collection is an assortment of...
Dates: 1910 - 2012

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

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

Gene Chavez Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0079
Scope and Contents

Cassette recordings of the 1986 Tri-National Conference on Bilingualism.

Dates: 1986

Justin McCarthy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0005
Scope and Contents The Justin McCarthy Collection was part of the original private collection of Robert M. Snyder, Jr. donated to the University of Kansas City (now University of Missouri-Kansas City) in 1937. Housed in the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections, the collection offers valuable insight into McCarthy’s publishing career with his primary publishers Chatto and Windus; however, it lacks information about his political career as a member of British Parliament. There are roughly 250...
Dates: 1877 - 1995

KCUR Radio Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0027
Scope and Contents The collection consists of KCUR radio broadcast on analog and digital tapes, dating from 1953 to 2005, as well as CD-Rs and digital files, dating from 2002 to 2017. The materials document the social, cultural, and political history of Kansas City and the Midwest, providing researchers with context and insights into midwesterners’ viewpoints on national issues. The broadcasts contain interviews, recorded events, and news coverage on issues of race, abortion, education standards, crime,...
Dates: 1953 - 2017

Leon M. Jordan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0042
Scope and Contents The Leon M. Jordan Collection was purchased by LaBudde Special Collections from Brian Thurn Antiques of Kansas City, who acquired the material from Phillip Banks. The collection consists of material belonging to Kansas City police detective and political leader Leon Mercer Jordan and his wife, Orchid Irene Ramsey Jordan; and ranges in date from the 1910s to the 1980s. Much of the collection focuses on their experiences in Liberia, Africa, where Mr. Jordan spent time training the national...
Dates: 1910s - 2015

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

Matchbook Cover Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0150
Scope and Contents The Matchbook Cover Collection was an anonymous gift to LaBudde Special Collections in Spring 2009. The collection consists of matchbook covers related to businesses, products and services; and divided into six series: Missouri – Kansas City; Kansas – Kansas City; Missouri – Other Cities and Towns; Kansas – Other Cities and Towns; Other States; and Miscellaneous. The Miscellaneous and both Kansas City series are categorized by topic, while the remaining series are arranged by geographic...
Dates: undated

Michael C. O'Laughlin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0132
Scope and Contents The collection consists of book reviews, correspondence, presentation notes and research, Irish Roots Café website and podcast viewership statistics, summaries and outlines of future podcast episodes, song lyrics, publications, O’Lochlainns Personal Journal of Irish Families, photographs, sheet music, and audio and video that O’Laughlin created and collected related to Irish music, genealogy, and Kansas City and Midwest cultural life. The collection is particularly strong in sheet music,...
Dates: 1881 - 2020

Michael Herzmark and Melissa Wayne Video Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0116
Scope and Contents Contains original video recordings used for the documentary film 45 Years Across the Bridge: The Battles of Selma, produced by Herzmark and Wayne. The tapes hold hundreds of hours of interview footage of Civil Rights activists, politicians, scholars, and Selma residents speaking on the Civil Rights Movement, the Selma to Montgomery march, and their views of Selma at the time the footage was captured in 2009. The collection includes interviews with Alston Fitts, Carl Galmon, Rutha Harris,...
Dates: 1965 - 2009