LaBudde & Marr | Archival Collections - Music: Jazz & Big Band

ALL - CULTURE - GOVERNMENT - HISTORY - HUMANITIES - KANSAS CITY - MEDIA - SCIENCE - URBAN PLANNING - WOMEN & GENDER
MUSIC: KC JAZZ - JAZZ & BIG BAND - R&B, COUNTRY, POP - CLASSICAL & SACRED - MUSIC INDUSTRY/BUSINESS

= Collection has print material (housed in LaBudde Special Collections)    = Collection has audio material (housed in Marr Sound Archives)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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of psychology, music scholar and performer, radio broadcaster/producer, and co-author of jazz pianist Jay McShann's unpublished autobiography, 1921-1998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

 

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

 

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

 

Vince Giordano Collection
Charts for over 2000 dance band arrangements from noted New York bandleader and film/TV consultant specializing in 1920s and 1930s music

 

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-

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Historical documents, publications, ephemera and memorabilia from preeminent Charlie Parker/jazz collector, 1910s-2010s

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Return to top of page

 

Contact | Hours/Directions | Donations | About | Requests/Services | LaBudde | Marr
LaBudde Special Collections | Stuart Hinds, Asst. Dean for Special Collections & Archives
Marr Sound Archives | Chuck Haddix, Director of Marr Sound Archives

chat loading...