Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Brian Thurn Collection
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...
Carol Marinovich Collection
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
Dorothy Johnson Collection
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
Freda Mendez-Smith Collection
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
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
Herman Johnson Collection
Scope and Contents The Herman Johnson Collection was donated to LaBudde Special Collections in February of 2017 by Tara Johnson. It includes documents, correspondence, news clippings, awards, photographs, and other materials related to Johnson’s professional and political careers, including his work with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Tuskegee Airmen, and the Missouri House of Representatives. Of note are the documents related to the Missouri House of...
Dates: 1916 - 2004
Judge Rueben F. Roy Collection
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
Justice Charles Evans Whittaker Supreme Court Papers Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection is comprised of working case files from Whittaker’s tenure on the court, along with some internal “Court Business” files and information about his law clerks and law clerk applicants. Included are Opinions, Bench Memos, and Docket Books. A description of the collection as it was found at the Supreme Court is available upon request.
Dates: 1954 - 1962
Justin McCarthy Papers
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
L. Perry Cookingham Papers
Scope and Contents The L. Perry Cookingham Collection was donated to the University of Missouri-Kansas City during the late 1970s and through the early 1980s by Mr. Cookingham. The collection contains a fairly concise and annotated selection of Cookingham’s personal and professional life. Inclusive dates are circa 1870-1993. Included is correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, cassette tapes, date books and material related to the growth of Kansas City during 1939-1990. The material has been organized...
Dates: 1781 - 1999
Leon M. Jordan Collection
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
MANA de Kansas City Collection
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
Missouri Constitution Collection
Scope and Contents
Materials in this collection pertain to the formation of Missouri’s fourth constitution, adopted in 1945. Inclusive dates in the collection are 1944-1945.
Dates: 1944 - 1945
Richard W. Bolling Papers
Scope and Contents The Richard W. Bolling Collection was gifted to the UMKC Miller Nichols Library in 1992 from Nona Bolling, wife of the late U.S. Congressman from Missouri who served from 1949 to 1983. Housed in LaBudde Special Collections (audio/visual materials are located in the Marr Sound Archives), the collection is an invaluable primary resource in such areas as 20th-century history, political science, and particularly U.S. Congressional history; and has been consulted by a variety of researchers....
Dates: 1931 - 1997
Robert M. Snyder Jr. Collection
Scope and Contents The Snyder Collection began as the private collection of Robert M. Snyder, Jr., a prominent Kansas City businessman in the early part of the 20th century. The collection was purchased by William Volker after the death of Snyder in 1937. That same year, Volker anonymously donated the entire collection, then equaling some 14,000 titles, to the University of Kansas City (now...