LaBudde & Marr | Archival Collections - Media & Broadcasting

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Advertising/Promotional Ephemera Collection
Assorted material related to various companies, products, and services, covering subject areas such as food, medicine and domestic life, 1800s-1900s

 

Lucile H. Bluford Collection
Kansas City-based journalist, owner and editor of the Kansas City Call, and crusader of African-American and women's rights, 1911-2003

 

Walt Bodine Collection
Kansas City reporter, broadcaster and talk show host on KMBZ, WDAF and KCUR, who covered the 1951 Kansas City flood and the 1957 Ruskin Heights tornado, and conducted interviews with celebrities and historic figures, 1920-2013

 

Fred Calland Collection
Ohio-born radio broadcaster/producer, record collector, educator, and noted opera expert, 1923-1999

 

Arthur B. Church KMBC Radio Collection
Owner/operator of KMBC radio and television stations in Kansas City, and creative force behind several syndicated radio shows, 1920s-1950s

 

James F. Condell Collection
College professor of psychology, music scholar and performer, radio broadcaster/producer, and co-author of jazz pianist Jay McShann's unpublished autobiography, 1921-1998

 

Vic Damon Collection
Recording engineer and owner of Damon Recording Studios in Kansas City, 1933-1973

 

J. David Goldin Collection
Goldin is an internationally recognized authority on the history of radio

 

Houston Gray Collection
Material related to film and theater collector from Kansas City, Kansas, 1913-1989

 

Richard Gray Film Studies Collection
Film-related material, including photographic publicity stills from various films, 1920s-1960s

 

Jerry Heaster Collection
Longtime business columnist and editor for the Kansas City Star, 1938-2012

 

Ted Malone Collection
Colorado-born radio and television personality, war reporter, storyteller, poetry reader and early broadcast “interpretationist,” working at one time for KMBC in Kansas City, 1908-1989

 

Gaylord Marr Collection
Expansive collection of writings, teaching material, theatre production, periodicals, images and personal effects related to UMKC Associate Professor of Communication Studies and namesake of the Marr Sound Archives, 1923-2006

 

Matchbook Cover Collection
Hundreds of matchbook covers advertising a variety of businesses, services and products in the Kansas City area and elsewhere, 1900s

 

"Cactus" Charlie Menees Collection
Radio broadcaster/producer, critic and jazz educator from St. Louis, 1916-1993

 

Richard & Mary Jane Miller (KWKI Radio) Collection
Mentor, pioneer and raconteur of radio, and owner of several stations including KWKI Kansas City, 1971-1974

 

David Morantz Collection
Columnist/educator on Judaic Studies and community activist from Kansas City, 1893-1959

 

Calder Pickett Collection
Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the University of Kansas and host of The American Past, a radio program (1970s-2000s) on KANU in Lawrence, Kansas, 1921-

 

Joseph K. Redmond, Jr. Collection
Manager of the Uptown and Tower Theaters in Kansas City, and collector of photographs and other theater-related ephemera, 1875-1996

 

Ed Roche Collection
Long-time engineer in Kansas City, responsible for recording the local jazz festivals, 1964-1972

 

Bob Wills Tiffany Transcriptions Collection
Famed recordings on 16" disc format, as well as promotional print material, documenting live performances of western swing band Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys intended for distribution to radio stations for syndication, 1946-1947

 

Wilder Wylie Collection
North Dakota-born radio and television producer and copywriter, 1922-1958

 

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