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 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

B. Blaine Pennington Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0104
Scope and Contents The B. Blaine Pennington Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections by Pennington in 2003.The collection provides insight into the world of children’s literature and examples of the process of publishing such work. Included are original manuscripts by Pennington; correspondence with several authors, publishers and even U.S. Presidents; signed posters, prints and other artwork from authors and illustrators; and miscellaneous ephemera of the literary and publishing world.In addition,...
Dates: 1940 - 1999

Baron Missakian Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0024
Scope and Contents The Missakian Collection was donated by Nadine Missakian, widow of Baron Siroon Missakian. Inclusive dates are circa 1915-1972, with the bulk dates being the 1920s and 1930s. There is some manuscript material and miscellaneous ephemera but the richness of the collection lies within hundreds of magnificent photographs created by Missakian. Some of the photographs are black and white and some are in color, hand tinted by the photographer himself. Included are many famous personalities such as...
Dates: 1922 - 1976

Blanche & Cecil Carstenson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0171
Scope and Contents The Blanche and Cecil Carstenson Collection is a small, yet significant array of ephemera highlighting this artistic couple’s accomplishments. Dates range from the 1941 up to 1998. Included are items relating to art exhibits; special events and other such programs. The “Gnome Gnotebook” contains exhibit dates from 1941-1964, with detailed information. There are multiple photographs of two of Cecil Carstenson’s wood sculptures, but they are not identified. The real jewel of the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1941 - 1998

Coterie Theatre Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0253
Scope and Contents The Coterie Theatre Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections by the theatre in March 2014. The date range of the contents is from 1978 at its inception until 2013. Materials include production scrapbooks, financial data, various publications, posters, photographs and slides.Scrapbooks contain mostly news clippings with scant correspondence. As the theatre evolved from its inception, the productions become more elaborate and dimensional. Local news reviews observe the...
Dates: 1978 - 2013

Dan Jaffe Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0188
Scope and Contents The Dan Jaffe Collection was gifted to the LaBudde Special Collections in March, 2011.Materials date from the 1940’s to 2011, with the bulk of the material ranging 1960 to 1990.Within lies a culmination of literary capital from the inspirational career and a life of creativity by a publisher, scholar, mentor and wordsmith guru. Included are correspondence,published and unpublished manuscripts, plays, operas, graphics, photographs and miscellaneouspublications. In addition to the Jaffe...
Dates: 1914 - 2012

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

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

Diana Hearne James Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0119
Scope and Contents The Diana Hearne James Collection was a gift of her estate, and is housed in LaBudde Special Collections, UMKC Miller Nichols Library. The collection consists of material related to Diana Hearne James and her husband, noted artist Frederic James. It is divided into five series: Biographical Information, Correspondence, Miscellaneous, Photographs and Music Manuscripts. In addition, books from this collection have been cataloged and are listed in the UMKC Library Catalog using the author...
Dates: 1815 - 1987

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. Kenneth J. LaBudde Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0139
Scope and Contents The Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Collection was received in 2000 from his estate. Dates range from 1919 to 1999, a year before his death. The bulk of the collection relates to his travels, much of which was in connection with his association with the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH). The Society would conduct an annual meeting that included historical trips or tours throughout the United States and abroad. Aside from the SAH, Dr. LaBudde took several other international trips with...
Dates: 1848 - 2000

Engravings & Sketchbooks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0110
Scope and Contents Engravings & Sketchbooks Collection Finding Aid.The collection primarily consists of several hundred engravings, although other printmaking formats are represented including etchings, lithographs and photogravures. Subject matter includes: 18th and 19th century editions of the Arabian Nights, which had been collected by Mrs. Jones; portraits of known and...
Dates: 1779 - 1913

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

Houston Gray Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0239
Scope and Contents The Houston Gray Collection was a transfer fromKansas City Kansas Community College in July 2013.The collection is comprised almost entirely of movie memorabilia, including Periodicals, Promotional Materials, Photographs, and a wide array of other film-related items, spanning decades from the 1910s to the 1970s and 1980s. Most of the collection was Gray’s, though some of the items were acquired by Gray from Reed Porter, a columnist for the Hollywood Reporter.The Periodicals...
Dates: 1910-1988

J. David Goldin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0016
Scope and Contents The collection is searchable in the UMKC Libraries catalog. Cataloged Sound Recordings from the J. David Goldin CollectionThe collection includes nearly 15,000 radio programs on lacquer and vinyl transcription discs that were broadcast from the 1930s through the 1950s. The programs include variety shows, radio plays, political...
Dates: 1926 - 1962

Joseph K. Redmond Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0007
Scope and Contents The Joseph K. Redmond, Jr. Collection was donated to the University of Missouri-Kansas City by Redmond's wife, Virginia Redmond, in 1996. Redmond was a theatre manager for the Uptown and Tower theatres in Kansas City, Missouri; he collected material about theatres, both movie and stage, primarily in Kansas City. The collection, housed in the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections, dates from 1875 to 1996, with the majority of the material being concentrated between 1930 and...
Dates: 1935 - 1996

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0233
Scope and Contents The Kansas City Repertory Theatre Collection was transferred to LaBudde Special Collections in March 2013. The collection consists of materials related to seasonal productions of the theatre since its inception in 1964, under the original name of Missouri Repertory Theatre. Included in the substantial holdings are Programs; Play Guides; Promotional Ephemera and Memorabilia; News Clippings; Images; Business & Financial Data; Annual Reports; and Audio and Video. The wide range of...
Dates: 1961 - 2015

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

Marciem Bazell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0273
Scope and Contents The Marciem Bazell Collection was gifted by Bazell’s colleagues in the Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri-Kansas City, in Spring 2015. The bulk of the collection consists of production books from various operas that Bazell directed during her career. Since dates are unclear on many of the items, the operas have been organized in alphabetical order and content is annotated, having been thoughtfully provided by her Conservatory colleagues. The pearl of this...
Dates: 1991 - 2012

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

Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0218
Scope and Contents The Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) Collection was donated in 2012 by the organization. The collection consists of various organizational, financial, and contractual documents pertaining to MLNC, its associated networks,and participating libraries. The collection materials range in date from 1977-2011, with the bulk of the collection from 1983-1989. General operations, board meetings, annual reports, and network affiliations make up the breadthof this collection from the early...
Dates: 1976 - 2011

New Letters on the Air Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0032
Scope and Contents The audiovisual materials contain a vast amount of audio interviews of poets and authors that were created and broadcast on radio by New Letters on the Air. The majority of the collection resides on analog audiotape, created between 1977 and 2006. The poets and authors interviewed by New Letters on the Air were numerous, extensive, and diverse. Some prominent literary figures in the collection include Amiri Baraka, Moshe Dor, Rita Dove, Nuruddin Farah, Betty Friedan, Allen Ginsberg, Nikki...
Dates: 1969 - 2006