LaBudde | Sheet Music Collection


Digital Collections

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


Related Collections By Name

- 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, housed in the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections, consists of tens of thousands of commercially published titles broken down into smaller themed collections. The overall collection has been put together from various donations over the years, and new titles are added occasionally.


Popular American Collection

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 Imprint Collection

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


World War I Collection

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


World War II Collection

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


Missouri/Kansas Imprints Collection

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


Classical/Sacred Collection

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

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


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