LaBudde | Z Collection
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Scope and Content of Collection
The Z Collection was initially curated by Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde - Director of Libraries from 1950 to 1985 and namesake of LaBudde Special Collections - and covers fine printing and the book arts, literature, architecture, and landscape design. The Z Collection name continues to serve as a designation for the department's growing library of cataloged material in this subject area, as documented in the UMKC Library Catalog (MERLIN). To date, the collection comprises roughly 9,000 titles, including rare and limited-edition books, fine-press imprints, artists' books, literary classics, and other works in the humanities.
For Z Collection titles related to music, see: Music Z Collection.