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Marciem Bazell Collection
Opera director for the UMKC Conservatory of Music & Dance, 2007-2014

 

Bookplate Collection
Nearly 600 bookplates, plus promotional catalogs, directories, order forms, correspondence and other material related to bookplates, 1672-1948

 

Blanche & Cecil Carstenson Collection
Small collection of material highlighting Kansas City-based artistic couple, 1907-2002

 

Coterie Theatre Collection
Material related to the Kansas City theatre company/venue, 1978-

 

Dorothy Green Dreher Collection
Writer, poet and educator from Kansas City, Missouri, 1915-2001

 

Engravings & Sketchbooks Collection
Hundreds of engravings, along with other printmaking formats, of portraits known and unknown, as well as Arabian Nights, Napoleonic, Romantic Orientalism, Religious and Egytian subject matter, 1700s-1900s

 

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

 

Patricia Huyett Collection
Writer, poet and educator (including at UMKC) from Lenexa, Kansas, 1951-2011

 

Dan Jaffe Collection
Writer, "jazz-poet", UMKC educator, and co-founder of BkMk Press, 1933-

 

Diana Hearne James Collection
Material related to Kansas City patroness of the arts and her husband, noted artist Frederic James, 1915-1997

 

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Collection
Consisting of materials related to seasonal productions of the theatre since its inception in 1964

 

Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Collection
Director of UMKC Libraries (1950-1985), namesake of Miller Nichols Library's Special Collections Department (dedicated 2002), Professor Emeritus of American Studies, scholar and world traveler, 1920-2000

 

Felicia Londré Collection
Large collection of stage scripts from American, European and Russian playwrights, acquired by distinguished UMKC faculty member, author and dramaturg

 

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

 

McLean Family Collection
Family documents, including correspondence and diaries, as well as material related to the McLean Band Shop in downtown Kansas City, 1800s-1900s

 

Freda Mendez-Smith Collection
Organization and event material related to Richard Cabot Clinic, MANA de Kansas City, Fiesta Hispaña and Ballet Folklorico, from prominent Latina civic leader in Kansas City, 1980s-2010s

 

Baron Missakian Collection
Studio photographic portraits from the Jazz Age, 1922-1938

 

Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) Collection
Business papers of the professional library organization, 1976-2011

 

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

 

B. Blaine Pennington Collection
Librarian and literary scholar whose collection provides insight into the world of children's literature and the publishing process, including material related to prominent author-friends such as Maurice Sendak, 1930-

 

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

 

Sheet Music Collection
Tens of thousands of commercially published titles covering a variety of musical styles, visual artistry, and thematic subjects, 1800s-1900s

 

Dana Suesse Collection
Small collection related to the Kansas City-born pianist, composer, and playwright, 1909-1987

 

Victorian Studio Portrait Photograph Collection
Studio photographic portraits from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s

 

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