LaBudde | Sheet Music Collection

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- Sheet Music (All Imprints)
- American Dance Band Music

Digital Collections

- Kansas City Imprints
- World War I Imprints
- World War II Imprints
- All Three Imprint Collections

 

Related Collections By Name

- Vince Giordano
- J.W. Jenkins' Sons (Jenkins Music Co.)
- A.W. Perry's Sons

Related Collections By Topic

- Culture
- Humanities
- Music
- Music: Classical & Sacred
- Music: Industry & Business
- Music: Jazz & Big Band
- Music: Kansas City Jazz
- Music: R&B, Country, Pop

Scope and Content of Collection

The Sheet Music Collection consists of tens of thousands of commercially published titles broken down into six imprint types: Popular American, Kansas City, World War I, World War II, Missouri/Kansas, and Classical/Sacred. Additionally, a separate but related collection - the American Dance Band Music Collection - contains stock arrangements and instrument charts to thousands of popular titles.

Popular American Imprints

The bulk of the sheet music collection - tens of thousands of titles covering a variety of styles such as vaudeville, ragtime, big band, jazz, blues, and popular vocal, published in the United States, 1800s-1900s

Kansas City Imprints

Hundreds of titles published in Kansas City, 1870s-1960s

World War I Imprints

Hundreds of titles related to WWI, published primarily from 1914 to 1919

World War II Imprints

Hundreds of titles related to WWII, published primarily from 1939 to 1945

Missouri & Kansas Imprints

Hundreds of titles published in Missouri and Kansas (excluding Kansas City), 1840s-1970s

Classical & Sacred Imprints

Hundreds of titles covering classical and sacred styles as well as international publishers and some popular forms such as polkas, waltzes, and marches, published primarily before 1900

American Dance Band Music Collection

Stock arrangements and instrument charts to thousands of popular titles, 1800s-1960s

 

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Stuart Hinds, Asst. Dean for Special Collections & Archives
Chuck Haddix, Director of Marr Sound Archives

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