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Ahmad Alaadeen Collection
Jazz saxophonist, composer and educator from Kansas City, 1934-2010

 

American Composers Collection
Material related to over 80 composers, including manuscript music scores, programs, correspondence, news clippings, and other items

 

Bernard "Step-Buddy" Anderson Collection
Oklahoma City-born writer, photographer and musician (primarily trumpet and piano), who played with Jay McShann and other Kansas City jazz notables, 1919-1997

 

Harold Ashby Collection
Jazz saxophonist from Kansas City, 1925-2003

 

David Basse Collection
Kansas City jazz singer and percussionist, 1954-

 

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

 

Amy Cheney Beach Collection
Foremost American composer of the Romantic period and virtuoso concert pianist, 1867-1944

 

Allan Bell Collection
Kansas City music and theatrical promoter, and owner of booking/management agency America's Best Attractions, 1960s-1970s

 

Priscilla Bowman Collection
Kansas City jazz and rhythm-and-blues singer who had a 1955 #1 R&B hit, "Hands Off," recorded with Jay McShann, 1928-1988

 

Walter Brenner Collection
South African-born composer; studied, composed and worked in Germany and United States, 1906-1969

 

Robert Brookmeyer Collection
Jazz pianist and trombonist, arranger, and composer from Kansas City, 1929-2011

 

Eugene Butler Collection
Kansas City-area composer, conductor, educator and church musician, 20th century-

 

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

 

Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham Collection
Husband and wife musicians and co-leaders of the Sweet Baby Blues Band, 1920s-

 

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

 

Classical Music Manuscripts Collection
Assorted music scores and parts from multiple composers and music educators dating back to the 1700s

 

Wilbur "Buck" Clayton Collection
Kansas-born jazz arranger, composer, trumpeter, band leader, and influential member of Count Basie's band, 1911-1991

 

Composers & Musicians Autograph Collection
Assorted material containing autographs of various famous and significant composers and musicians, 1800s-1900s

 

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

 

Dan Conn Collection
Music aficionado and record collector (emphasis in rock), and longtime employee of Music Exchange record store in Kansas City, 1950-2006

 

David Conn Collection
Music aficionado and record collector (emphasis in classical & reggae), and longtime employee of Music Exchange record store in Kansas City, 1947-2010

 

Paul Creston Collection
Prolific American composer, pianist and organist, 1906-1985

 

Betty Crow Collection
Photographs and other material from Mutual Musicians Foundation board member, documenting Kansas City's jazz scene primarily during the 1990s

 

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

 

Ernest Daniels Collection
Jazz drummer, vibraphonist and percussionist from Kansas City, 1911-1979

 

Katherine K. Davis Collection
St. Joseph, Missouri-born composer, most famous for her composition The Little Drummer Boy, as well as works for girls’ choirs and untrained singers, 1892-1980

 

Dave E. Dexter, Jr. Collection
Writer, editor, music critic and record producer (most notably Capitol Records) from Kansas City, 1915-1990

 

Ed Dix Collection
Jazz tenor saxophonist and bandleader from Kansas City, 1930-

 

Theodore (Ted) Dreher Collection
Composer, musician and writer based in Kansas City, 1912-1996

 

Frank Driggs Jazz Oral History Collection
Audio oral histories (1956-1986) of early jazz musicians (including many associated with the Kansas City style); conducted by noted historian, author and photo collector

 

John Duncan Collection
Alabama-born African American musician, music educator, composer and academic administrator, 1913-1975

 

Florence Anderson DuPage & Richard DuPage Collections
Separate collections highlighting Kansas City-affiliated husband's and wife's careers as individual composers, 1908-2003

 

Warren Durrett Collection
Big band leader, composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Kansas City, 1920-2002

 

GLAMA (Gay & Lesbian Archive of Mid-America) Collections [note: hosted by UMKC/GLAMA website]
Initiative to collect, preserve, and make accessible the materials that reflect the histories of the LGBT communities of the Kansas City region

 

George Geelan Blues And Jazz Festivals Collection
Kansas City documentary photographer of local and regional blues and jazz festivals, 1995-2003

 

Tim Gillesse Collection
Tim "Timbabwe" Gillesse was a long time collector of reggae and Caribbean music and culture

 

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

 

Grand Emporium Collection
Assorted material, rich in poster art and photos, documenting venerable Kansas City nightclub from 1985-2004, plus some of co-owner Roger Naber's other promotional endeavors before and during that time

 

Higginson Collection
Rare documents from Kansas City jazz pianist Jay McShann's first recording dates, supervised by Fred Higginson of radio station KFBI in Wichita, Kansas; contains one of the earliest known autographs of alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, 1940

 

William Henry Humiston Collection
Ohio-born composer, music critic and editor, and early member of the MacDowell Colony, 1869-1923

 

Clete Huske Collection
Scrapbooks of clippings related to a variety (mostly jazz and blues) performers

 

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

 

J.W. Jenkins' Sons (Jenkins Music Company) Collection
Material related to the Kansas City-based Jenkins Music Company, 1878-2000

 

Kansas City Musical Club Collection
Material relating to the organization, especially when Mrs. Spencer A. (Marjorie) Gard was President of the organization, 1890s-1970s

 

Louis Katzman Collection
Noted composer, arranger and bandleader, 1910s-1940s

 

Kathe "Kathleen" Kaul Collection
Popular record surveys from WHB, KUDL and other radio stations (1963-1975) as well as operational files related to the Mutual Musicians Foudation (1990s-2000s); from Kansas City appraiser, auctioneer and local music supporter

 

Gerald Kemner Collection
UMKC music educator and composer from Kansas City, 1932-2007

 

Eunice Lea Kettering Collection
Ohio-born composer and educator, 1906-2000

 

Karl Kratz Collection
German-born dancer, choreographer, and educator, with professional ties to Kansas City

 

Carroll Lewis Collection
Pianist, bandleader, educator, and longtime music coordinator for the Raytown School District in the Kansas City area, 1950s-2000s

 

Mel Lewis Collection
Jazz drummer and band leader from New York, 1929-1990

 

MacDowell Colony Collection
Manuscript scores and other music material related to over 50 composers associated with the New England artist colony, 1800s-1900s

 

Stuart MacKay Collection
Canadian-born bassoonist versatile in jazz, classical and popular music performance, 1909-2008

 

Danny Mayo Collection
Record collector, road manager, and stage/sound/lighting manager (notably for Good Karma Productions) based in Kansas City, 1952-2011

 

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

 

Jay McShann Collection
Pioneering pianist and vocalist who helped shape the unique style of jazz that emerged out of Kansas City in the 1930s and 1940s, 1916-2006

 

"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

 

Steve Miller Collection
New York-born and Kansas City-based society band leader, 1927-2012

 

Bettye Miller - Milt Abel Collection
Wife and husband jazz musicians based in Kansas City, 1927-2006

 

Mutual Musicians Foundation Photograph Collection
History of the Kansas City, Missouri, Musicians Protective Union Local 627, 1917-

 

Julius Osiier Collection
Dannish-born composer and conductor, perhaps best known for originating the "Pop" concerts in Kansas City, 1865-1939

 

Solita Palmer Collection
Kansas City-born composer and wife of producer Emerson Yorke

 

Parody Hall Collection
Concert posters, band photos, event calendars and other material related to the revered live music venue in Kansas City, 1980s

 

A. W. Perry's Sons Collection
Music publishing firm in Sedalia, Missouri, 1870s-1960s

 

Richard Pirodsky Collection
Retired Professor Emeritus in the School of Journalism at the University of Kansas, editorialist and radio producer

 

Pla-Mor Ballroom Photograph Collection
Personnel and structural images related to the storied entertainment complex at Linwood and Main Streets in Kansas City, 1927-1972

 

Evie Quarles Collection
Images of local and national musical acts taken by Kansas City-based blues and jazz photographer, 1980s-2000s

 

Eugene G. Ramey, Sr. Collection
Austin, Texas-born musician and pioneering bassist in the Kansas City jazz tradition, with close ties to pianist Jay McShann and alto saxophonist and modern jazz innovator Charlie Parker, 1913-1984

 

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

 

Ron Rooks Collection
Music aficionado, record collector, and proprietor of Music Exchange record store in Kansas City, 1952-2006

 

Norman Saks Collection
Historical documents, publications, ephemera and memorabilia from preeminent Charlie Parker/jazz collector, 1910s-2010s

 

Cora Davis Sanders Music Collection
Piano-lesson material collected and utilized by Kansas-born educator

 

Raymond Scott Collection
Pianist, band leader and composer of jazz and popular music, and pioneer in electronic music, 1908-1994

 

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

 

George Elliott Simpson Collection
Composer, arranger, performer and music educator, 1876-1958

 

Charles Sanford Skilton Collection
Composer and music educator, who later worked in Lawrence, Kansas, at the University of Kansas and Haskell Institute (now University), the latter at which he became acquainted with Native American tribal melodies, 1868-1941

 

Frank Smith Collection
Jazz pianist from Kansas City, 1932-1999

 

Major N. Clark Smith Collection
Kansas-born composer, music director and educator, including a position from 1915-1922 at Lincoln High School in Kansas City, 1877-1935

 

Leith Stevens Collection
A bandleader and film composer, Stevens scored The Wild One and War of the Worlds

 

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

 

Frederick "Fritz" R. Swischer Collection
Kansas-born musician, composer and artist based in Kansas City, and author of Kansas City, 1923-1937: The Music, an analytical and historical treatise of Kansas City Jazz, 1942-

 

Joe Thomas Collection
Jazz saxophonist and influential member of Jimmie Lunceford's band; and director of the Bruce R. Watkins Funeral Home and choir director at St. Stephen Baptist Church, both in Kansas City, 1909-1986

 

Virgil Thomson Collection
Kansas City-born composer and critic, noted for his development of the "American Sound" in classical music, 1896-1989

 

Brian Thurn Collection
Photographs, posters and other material primarily related to African-American culture during the 20th century, particularly in Kansas City

 

Don Tiff Collection
Pianist, composer, arranger and band leader, as well as musical director of the Orpheum Theatre in Kansas City, 1910-1998

 

Harry Trotman Collection
New Jersey-born band leader and music business owner, 1920-2010

 

Frank Trumbauer Collection
Bandleader, composer and prominent jazz saxophonist of the 1920s and 1930s, most notable for his seminal recordings with cornetist Bix Beiderbecke, 1901-1956

 

William F. Trumbauer Collection
Jazz trumpeter, and UMKC educator (1965-1976) responsible for developing and managing its jazz program, 1923-1978

 

John B. Tumino Collection
Booking agent and manager for notable Kansas City jazz musicians such as Jay McShann, Charlie Parker and Julia Lee, 1911-2001

 

Richard "Colonel" Ware Collection
Retired Air Force Reservist and longtime sales representative for RCA, Capitol and Columbia Records, 1919-2011

 

Thomas Weaver Collection
20th century composer and musician, and son of composer Powell Weaver

 

Claude "Fiddler" Williams Collection
Long-time Kansas City musician noted for peforming jazz on the violin, 1908-2004

 

Dr. Vincent T. Williams Collection
Missouri-born physician, music composer and scholar, 1903-1968

 

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

 

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