LaBudde & Marr | Online Exhibits


Walt Bodine: Kansas City's Master Broadcaster
Vintage broadcasts of Walt Bodine, a Kansas City institution heard across the airwaves for over seven decades; available are programs focusing on events of historic importance in the history of Kansas City, including the 1951 flood, the 1957 tornado, and the 1968 riots, as well as interviews with notable figures from the worlds of politics, music, literature, and science.


Brush Creek Follies
For nearly 20 years in Kansas City and across the Midwest, Saturday nights meant a date with KMBC's Brush Creek Follies, a show that held the #2 spot in the nation among rural music radio programs for 14 years.


Capitol Records & The Beatles
Internal memos in the Dave E. Dexter, Jr. Collection provide a glimpse into Capitol before, during and after the company signed the Beatles.


Chant Book (Medieval Latin)
Bound volume of liturgical music compiled from multiple sources and scribes.


Church - KMBC Radio Collection Highlights
As part of the NEH grant project that funded cataloging of transcription discs from radio station KMBC, this multimedia web exhibit showcases highlights from the Arthur B. Church - KMBC Radio Collection, housed in LaBudde Special Collections and its audio division, Marr Sound Archives.


Nancy Holmes Corse Diary
Vermont native's diary from 1858-1859, consisting of scans of original diary pages alongside typed transcriptions.


Musicians Local No. 627 and the Mutual Musicians Foundation
Website on the history of Kansas City's Local 627, the African-American Musicians Union founded in 1917 and now known as the Mutual Musicians Foundation; features photographs, sound recordings and other historic information documenting union functions, social events and the bands and members of Local 627 who created the internationally recognized Kansas City style of jazz.


The Pitch: Celebrating 30 Years
The Pitch was first published in July 1980 as the Penny Pitch, a music sheet handed out by Penny Lane, the erstwhile Westport record store at 4128 Broadway. The first 13 issues were printed under the early banner before undergoing a series of name changes - including KC Pitch and Pitch Weekly - beginning in January 1982. July 2010 marks the 30th Anniversary of The Pitch.


Shawnee Sun Newspaper (Siwinowe Kesibwi)
Baptist minister, Indian missionary, and printer Jotham Meeker issued the first newspaper printed in what is now the state of Kansas - and the first in the country printed entirely in a Native American language.


UMKC Digital Special Collections
Search thousands of digitized items in our online archive - including photos, posters and more


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